This growing collection consists of dissertations, master's theses and master's reports from 1998-present submitted with their authors' permission for either open access or Michigan Tech only access.

This collection is not comprehensive prior to 2012 and represents a subset of available material. Works not found within this repository may be located by searching the Van Pelt and Opie Library catalog.

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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2022

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Fracture Mechanics of Chemically Strengthened Glass: Experiment and Modelling, Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi

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NON-CHROMATOGRAPHIC OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PURIFICATION AND AUTOMATED POLYETHYLENEGLYCOL SYNTHESIS, Dhananjani N. A. M. Eriyagama

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AVIAN HAEMOSPORIDIAN BLOOD PARASITE DIVERSITY, PREVALENCE, AND DISTRIBUTION IN MICHIGAN’S WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA, Maria M. Ferrer

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Display site selection by male ruffed grouse in the upper Great Lakes region, Seth Finkel

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TOWARDS UNDERWATER PROPULSION SYSTEM USING STRUCTURE BORNE TRAVELING WAVES, Shreyas suhas Gadekar

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Machine Learning-Driven Surrogate Models for Electrolytes, Tong Gao

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Perspectives on New Wilderness Area Designations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Olivia Joy D. Ghormley

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BUILDING INTEREST AND KNOWLEDGE IN GEOSCIENCES THROUGH PLACE- & FIELD-BASED TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMS: A COMPARATIVE MULTI-CASE STUDY, Emily Gochis

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Maximum likelihood estimator method to estimate flaw parameters for different glass types, Nabhajit Goswami

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Wireless Power Transfer In Autonomous Mobile Microgrids, Carl Greene

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APPLICATION OF ARGON PRESSURE BROADENED RUBIDIUM VAPOR CELLS AS ULTRA-NARROW NOTCH FILTERS, Sam Groetsch

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EFFECTS OF DISSIMILAR SILVICULTURAL TECHNIQUES ON SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES IN MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA, Breanna R. Gusick

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SYNTHETIC AUGMENTATION METHODS FOR OBJECT DETECTION IN OVERHEAD IMAGERY, Nicholas R. Hamilton

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A Combined Spectral and Energy Morphology Analysis of Gamma Ray Source HAWC J2031+415 in the Cygnus Constellation, Ian Herzog

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A SURROGATE MODEL OF MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS FOR POLAR FLUIDS: SUPERVISED LEARNING METHODS FOR MOLECULAR POLARIZATION AND UNSUPERVISED METHODS FOR PHASE CLASSIFICATION, Zackerie W. Hjorth

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Water Woes Worsen: Middle Rio Grande Reservoir Modeling Projects Declining Water Availability Under Climate Change Simulations, Robyn Holmes

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EVALUATION OF PRODUCTION-WELL PERFORMANCE IN RESPONSE TO FORMATION CLOGGING AND REHABILITATION FOR THE KEWEENAW BAY TRIBAL FISH HATCHERY, Brock O. Howell

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ISOLATION AND CHROMATOGRAPHIC SEPARATION OF CYTOTOXIC PLANT COMPOUNDS, Michael C. Hromada

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Passivity-Based Numerical Modeling and Grid Integration Strategies For Wave Energy Converter Arrays, Salman Husain

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Protecting the Fire: A Community-Focused Approach to Reduce Vulnerability and Risk to Industrial Heritage in a Historic Clay District, Talva Jacobson

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TIME-DOMAIN SIMULATION OF GEOMAGNETICALLY INDUCED CURRENTS IN POWER SYSTEMS, Madhur Jagtap

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GROUND TIRE RUBBER ASPHALT FOR DURABLE PAVEMENTS ON HEAVY TRAFFIC ROADS IN MICHIGAN'S WET-FREEZE ENVIRONMENT, Dongzhao Jin

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ANTHROPOGENIC INFLUENCES ON THE DECLINE, RESTORATION, AND ECO-EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS OF LAKE SUPERIOR’S COASTER BROOK TROUT, Austin Johnson

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CALORIMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF LUNAR REGOLITH SIMULANT AND WATER. AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY CORRELATING WEIGHT PERCENT WATER AND TEMPERATURE CHANGE THROUGH PERIODS OF PHASE CHANGE., George B. Johnson

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CONCEPT EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL APPROACH FOR INTEGRATION OF TURBOGENERATION, ELECTRIFICATION AND SUPERCHARGING ON HEAVY DUTY ENGINES, Satyum Joshi

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INJURY SEVERITY MODELING IN MINING INDUSTRY USING WORKERS' COMPENSATION DATA AND DATA ANALYTICS, Poorva Kadrolli

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Eager Scheduling of Dependent Instructions, Kurush Kasad

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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF FUNCTIONAL POLYMER COMPOSITES, Masoud Kasraie

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TOWARD DEEP LEARNING EMULATORS FOR MODELING THE LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE, Neerav Kaushal

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The Decline of Lake Superior's Woodland Caribou: A Historical GIS Analysis, Jordan W. Kelley

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WORD GAMES FOR EDUCATION: INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ADDING ELABORATION TASKS TO CROSSWORDS FOR LEARNING TECHNICAL VOCABULARY, Warat Khaewratana

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RHETORIC OF SURROGACY: RE-CONSIDERING AGENCY THROUGH EMBODIED PERFORMANCE, Ann Kitalong-Will

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COMPARATIVE TRANSCRIPTOMIC ANALYSIS OF CANCER TESTIS GENES IN OVARIAN CANCER, Zayne Knuth

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Oxidative aging and fracture behavior of polymers and composites: theory, modeling and experiments, Shabnam Konica

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ISOLATION, PURIFICATION, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEW MANNOSE-BINDING PLANT LECTIN THAT RECOGNIZES FUNGAL ANTIGENS, Jessica C. Krycia

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TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: LIQUID-FED FAST PYROLYSIS OF WASTE POLYOLEFIN PLASTICS, Daniel G. Kulas

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Autonomous Perception in Unstructured Environments, Akhil M. Kurup

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Common garden study reveals frost-tolerant, generalist northern seed sources are best suited to expand range of Quercus rubra, Emily Lindback

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PROCESS DEVELOPMENT, PHYSICAL, AND ELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF LANGMUIR BLODGETT TROUGH DEPOSITED POLYANILINE, Mehdi Malekrah

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LENGTH-SCALE-DEPENDENT STRESS RELIEF MECHANISMS IN HIGH PURITY INDIUM, Fereshteh Mallakpour

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STABILITY APPROXIMATION METHOD FOR PULSE LOADS IN POWER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, Eduardo A. Marmol D

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VIRTUAL MACHINE INTROSPECTION TOOL DESIGN ANALYSIS, Justin Martin

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PROPERTIES OF CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER PANEL WITH LOW-VALUE LUMBER AND PERFORMANCE OF CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER WALL SYSTEM SUBJECTED TO SEISMIC AND SEQUENTIAL SEISMIC-WIND LOADINGS, Yunxiang Ma

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EFFECT OF EXERCISE ON HYPOTHALAMIC PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS SK CHANNEL FUNCTION IN NORMAL AND HIGH SALT CONDITIONS, Gregory J. Miodonski

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PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF BACKGROUND REJECTION CAPABILITIES FOR THE SOUTHERN WIDE−FIELD GAMMA−RAY OBSERVATORY, Sonali Mohan

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THE PHOTO-TRANSFORMATION OF FREE METHIONINE IN THE PRESENCE OF SURROGATE AND STANDARD ISOLATE DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER UNDER SUNLIT IRRADIATION, Benjamin J. Mohrhardt

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INVESTIGATION OF A CARBON MONOXIDE DEHYDROGENASE FROM AN UNCULTURED ARCHAEON, Luke Moore

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POOR MAN’S TRACE CACHE: A VARIABLE DELAY SLOT ARCHITECTURE, Tino C. Moore

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OPTICAL AND SINGLE PARTICLE PROPERTIES OF NORTH ATLANTIC FREE TROPOSPHERIC AEROSOLS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR AEROSOL DIRECT RADIATIVE FORCING, Megan Morgenstern

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ORTHOGONAL RANGE SKYLINE QUERIES, Saano Murembya

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Hardware In The Loop Implementation and Simulations of a Wave Energy Converter using Typhoon HIL and Speedgoat, Pranav Nair

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Optimal Control of Nonlinear Wave Energy Converters In Heave for Maximum Power Extraction, Kevin Nelson

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TROPHIC ECOLOGY AND MERCURY BIOACCUMULATION AMONG LAKE SUPERIOR LAKE TROUT ECOTYPES, Dalton C. Norris

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USING SENTINEL-1 SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR TO DETECT BURN AREA AND BURN SEVERITY IN COASTAL AREAS, CALIFORNIA, Kassidy O'Connor

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THE LANGUAGE OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE RHETORIC OF LIBERIAN PRESIDENTS, Tolulope Aina Odebunmi

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ADVANCED THIN-FILM SORPTION THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR THERMAL LOAD SHEDDING/SHIFTING, Ikechukwu E. Okoh

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Conservation value of working landscapes in Mesoamerica for Nearctic-neotropical migratory birds, Samuel L. Oliveira

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BECOMING POSTHUMAN LITERATE SUBJECTS: CODING LITERACY AMONG MISSING PEOPLE AT MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, Alfred L. Owusu-Ansah

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Collective Hydrodynamics of Robotic Fish, Rohit S. Pandhare

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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Mitigation From Contaminated Groundwater Using Halophyte and Cow Bone Biochars, Bailey Papes

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDRAULIC FLOW NOISE INDUCED BY SPOOL VALVES, Carter A. Paprocki

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EXPLORING INTERPRETATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES OF MICHIGAN’S EXPUNGEMENT STATUTE THROUGH FORMAL MODELING AND ANALYSIS, Jonathan C. Parks

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REVERSE CATIONIC FLOTATION OF HEMATITE, Natalia Parra Alvarez

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Molecular Modeling of High-performance Polymers, Sagar Umesh Patil

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IMPROVING ENERGY STEWARDSHIP AT MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY’S ATHLETIC COMPLEXES, Cynthia L. Pindral

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SEARCHING FOR ANOMALOUS EXTENSIVE AIR SHOWERS USING THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY FLUORESCENCE DETECTOR, Andrew Puyleart

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RECOVERING AND UPGRADING KRAFT LIGNIN FOR APPLICATION IN FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM, Peng Quan

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SIMULATING GROUNDWATER POLLUTANT TRANSPORT FOR REMEDIATION DESIGN, ANTRIM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, Abilynn Raetz

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NUMERICAL DEVELOPMENT OF A SIX-STROKE GASOLINE COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE, Oudumbar Rajput

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CHARACTERIZING DROUGHT ADAPTATIONS, PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY, AND FIXED GENE EXPRESSION PATTERNS WITHIN QUERCUS, James K. Rauschendorfer

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR HEAT AND POWER APPLICATIONS, Chethan Ramakrishna Reddy

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DESIGN AND REAL-TIME IMPLEMENTATION OF OPTIMAL MODEL-BASED TORQUE SHAPING AUTOMOTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, G. V. Prithvi Reddy

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SELF-OSCILLATING INDUCTION HEATER, Patrick Rice

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EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER SIMULATION OF A LABORATORY-SCALE INTERMITTENT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, Brian Rivers

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A GLOBAL SURVEY OF VOLCANIC SO2 EMISSIONS AND HEAT FLUX MEASURED FROM SPACE, Nelmary Rodríguez-Sepúlveda

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CANCER AND QUIESCENCE: INVESTIGATING HOW THE DREAM COMPLEX AND RETINOBLASTOMA REGULATE THE CELL CYCLE, Lydia Rotman

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DEFINING THE ENDMEMBER SYSTEM OF US SOILS AND QUANTIFYING RELATIONSHIPS, AND A HYPERSPECTRAL APPROACH TO THE ALTERATION STRENGTH INDEX, Rachel Rulison

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THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION ON OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF 2D MATERIALS AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMER COMPOSITES AT MOLECULAR LEVEL, Geeta Sachdeva

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NUMERICAL DESIGN OF STEERABLE GUIDEWIRES, Onkar Prakash Salunkhe

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A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION AND VISUALIZATION USING UAS, Reihaneh Samsami

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HOW POLICY INNOVATION LABS COMMUNICATE USING TWITTER, Kei Schmidt

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Engineering Mechanically-Stable Zinc-Based Alloys for Medical Implants, Morteza Shaker Ardakani

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BORON NITRIDE NANOSTRUCTURES: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATION IN PHOTOVOLTAICS AND BIOMEDICINE, Sambhawana Sharma

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Rebuilding fish-human relationships by quantifying combined toxicity and evaluating policy related to legacy contamination, Emily Shaw

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SALT WATER INTRUSION IN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS: ANALYSIS, SOLUTION, AND ECO-EFFICIENCY, Darud E Sheefa

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UTILITY SCALE AGRIVOLTAICS DEVELOPMENT PROXIMATE TO MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES WITH 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS, Kabanda Herve Christian Sheja

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SYNTHESIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FLUORESCENT CARBON DOTS FOR SENSING AND BIOIMAGING APPLICATIONS, Parya Siahcheshm

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AN ANTIMICROBIAL POLYDOPAMINE SURFACE COATING TO REDUCE BIOFOULING ON TELEMETRY TAGS USED IN MARINE CONSERVATION PRACTICES, Ariana Smies

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EVOLUTIONARY CONSERVATION OF THE DREAM SUBCOMPLEX MUVB, Spencer Snider

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Off Road Autonomous Vehicle Modeling and Repeatability Using Real World Telemetry via Simulation, Matthew Paul Spencer

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DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES, Chelsey Spitzner

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF FUEL SELECTION FOR A GASOLINE MULTI-MODE, SPARK IGNITED – COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE, Zachary J. Stanchina

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The Impact of Food Deprivation on Cardiovascular Physiology, Steven Philip Stelly

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DEEP MAPPING THE DAILY SPACES AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN IN THE HISTORIC INDUSTRIAL CITY, Timothy Josiah Stone

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Design and analysis of Marangoni-driven robotic surfers, Mitchel L. Timm

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THE ENERGY TRANSITION THROUGH AN ENERGY JUSTICE APPROACH: A PUMPED UNDERGROUND STORAGE HYDRO STUDY THROUGH SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND TECHNICAL LENS, Shardul Tiwari

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DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF GEODATABASE: PREDICTING BIODIVERSITY IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA, AFRICA, Nicholas Treusch

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF WATER INJECTION ON THE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS OF A NATURAL GAS – DIESEL PILOT ENGINE, Nic Tuma

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DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED MODELS FOR PRE-IGNITION PREDICTION IN GAS ENGINES AND ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR WALLFILM EVAPORATION, Ankith Ullal

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EFFECTS OF MINDFULNESS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT ON NEUROCARDIOVASCULAR AND PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOMES, Aditi P. Vyas