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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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

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INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF GENOMIC MATERIAL COSTS IN ECOLOGICAL, EVOLUTIONARY, AND INVASION DYNAMICS USING THE SOLIDAGO GIGANTEA (GIANT GOLDENROD) POLYPLOID COMPLEX, Angela M. Walczyk

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MULTIPLE TESTING CORRECTION IN TIME SERIES ROLLING WINDOW ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATION OF GWAS METHODS, Siyu Wang

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MICRORNA-483 PROTECTS PANCREATIC ΒETA-CELLS BY TARGETING ALDH1A3, Zhihong Wang

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Evaluating soil Arsenic toxicity using an in vitro cell culture model and exploring the Pteris vittata microbiome in Arsenic mitigation using phytotechnology, Manas Warke

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An Analysis of Compressive Convolutional Autoencoders for Image Archiving In Medical Informatics, Charles Warren

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Assessing the validity of an online assessment of motor learning, Alexandra Watral

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Adapting Deep Learning for Underwater Acoustic Communication Channel Modeling, Li Wei

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Forested Wetland Mitigation: Developing Techniques to Restore Northern White-Cedar on Clay Settling Areas in Northern Michigan, Sean R. Westley

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ON-ICE DETECTION, CLASSIFICATION, LOCALIZATION AND TRACKING OF ANTHROPOGENIC ACOUSTIC SOURCES WITH MACHINE LEARNING, Steven J. Whitaker

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A COUPLED VISCOPLASTIC-DAMAGE CONSTITUTIVE MODEL FOR SEMICRYSTALLINE POLYMERS, Jeffrey Wiersma

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IMPACT OF SHADECLOTH PRESENCE, STAKE DIAMETER, AND STAKE LENGTH ON SURVIVAL RATE OF SALIX BEBBIANA AND SALIX PETIOLARIS LIVE STAKES AT A WETLAND RESTORATION SITE, Rachael Wilber

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Study of Electric Vehicle Smart Charging and Energy Management for Vehicle-Grid Integration Systems, Zhouquan Wu

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STATISTICAL METHOD of GENETIC ASSOCIATION STUDIES, Hongjing Xie

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ATOMISTIC-CONTINUUM MEMBRANE AND MACHINE LEARNING MODELS FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS, Upenda Yadav

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR CONTROLLING POPULATION STRATIFICATION AND GENE-BASED ASSOCIATION STUDIES, Shijia Yan

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Discourse, Materiality, and the Users of Mobile Health Technologies: A Nigerian Case Study, Modupe Omolara Yusuf

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MICROSCALE TRANSVERSE COMPRESSION MODELING: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ANALYTICAL MAC/GMC METHODS TO EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS, Emily Zeitunian

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PARTIALLY STRATIFIED COMBUSTION OF NATURAL GAS FOR SPARK IGNITION ENGINES, Philip S. Zoldak

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2021

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Van der Waals Quantum Dots: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, Amit Acharya

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A TRANSDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS OF JUST TRANSITION PATHWAYS TO 100% RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY, Adewale Aremu Adesanya

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Spatial Technologies, (Geo)Epistemology, & the Global South: Addressing the Discursive Materiality of GhanaPostGPS through Technical Communication, G. Edzordzi Agbozo

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MULTISCALE INVESTIGATION OF DROPWISE CONDENSATION ON A SMOOTH HYDROPHILIC SURFACE, Shahab Bayani Ahangar

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NATURAL RESOURCE CURSE, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: CASE OF AFRICA, Oluwatomisin Shalom Akinbo

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EXPATRIATE MIDDLE EASTERN MUSLIM MOTHERS’ STORIES ABOUT SEX EDUCATION IN U.S. SCHOOLS: COMMUNICATION PRIVACY CHALLENGES AND NARRATIVE TYPOLOGIES, Nada Alfeir

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BIOCIDES AND NANOPARTICLES ON BACTERIAL MICROORGANISMS, Rehab Alhajjar

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Anterior cruciate ligament injury incidence across sex, sport, and level: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Dana Anderson

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Major Index over Descent Distributions of Standard Young Tableaux, Emily Anible

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‘OWING TO THE BACKWARDNESS OF THE SEASON’: ASSESSING THE EXPLORATORY MINING PROCESS ON ISLE ROYALE REDACTED VERSION, Andrew Anklam

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DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR SERVICE RESTORATION, Diego A. Aponte Roa

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New Horizons for Processing and Utilizing Red Mud, M. Archambo

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A COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF PROPERTIES OF CORE-SHELL NANOWIRE HETEROSTRUCTURES USING DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY, Sandip Aryal

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INVESTIGATION OF A MACHINE-PLANT INTERFACE FOR EXTRACTING ROOTED INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS, Brad Baas

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Trailer Articulation Angle Detection and Tracking For Trailer Backup Assistant Systems, Mojtaba Bahramgiri

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DYNAMICS OF THE TOBA MAGMATIC SYSTEM AS RECORDED BY CRYSTALS, Olivia Barbee

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Estimating red wolf ancestry in a population of canids on Galveston Island, Texas, Tanner Barnes

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Saturation Behaviors in Deep Turbulence, Jeffrey R. R. Beck

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CORRELATED SIMULATION OF PSEUDO TRANSIENT TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT USING COUPLED FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION, Aniket Vilas Beldar

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The Power of the Panel: How American Comic Book Media Utilizes the Panel to Alter Audience Interaction, Austin Biese

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Multi-level analysis of atomic layer deposition barrier coatings on additively manufactured plastics for high vacuum applications, Nupur Bihari

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Development of the Carbon Nanotube Thermoacoustic Loudspeaker, Troy Bouman

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UTILIZATION OF PAENIBACILLUS POLYMYXA IN THE RECOVERY OF LITHIUM BEARING MINERALS, Diana Bullen

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HYDROCARBON BIODEGRADATION AND MICROBIAL COMMUNITY COMPOSITION IN FRESHWATER SYSTEMS AND ENRICHMENT CULTURES, Emma Byrne

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UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF WATER VAPOR AND TEMPERATURE ON AEROSOL USING NOVEL MEASUREMENT METHODS, Tyler Jacob Capek