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 2019

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HOG WITH LINEAR SVM AND SSD ALGORITHMS FOR REAL-TIME PEDESTRIAN DETECTION, Kalpesh Kuber

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COMPARISON BETWEEN A* BASED SPLINES AND STATE LATTICE PATH PLANNING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, Om Kukunuru

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WEIGHT REDUCTION OF A DIFFERENTIAL CASE AND ITS STATIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, Konark Dhananjay Kumbhalkar

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TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CLINICAL RELEVANCE OF NITRIC OXIDE (NO) MEASUREMENTS IN IN VITRO CELL CULTURE STUDIES, Maria Paula Kwesiga

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USING SHORT-TERM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO INCREASE SCIENCE TEACHER CONFIDENCE FOR INTEGRATING THE NGSS ENGINEERING STANDARDS, Janet Lalonde

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INTERACTIVE SONIFICATION STRATEGIES FOR THE MOTION AND EMOTION OF DANCE PERFORMANCES, Steven Landry

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STORIES FEEDING HISTORY IN THE RÍO DE LA PLATA: NEOLIBERAL CULTURAL APPROPRIATION IN ESPINOSA’S CARLOTA PODRIDA (2009) AND COHN AND DUPRAT’S EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE (2016), Matias Larramendi Salvat

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ASSESSING BENTHIC RECOVERY IN THE TORCH LAKE AOC, Anya Clare Leach

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A STUDY ON THE CHALLENGES TO BOYS' EDUCATION IN SABIE, MOZAMBIQUE, Rachel Ledebuhr

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METHOD CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMPOUND IDENTIFICATION IN COMPLEX MIXTURES USING ELECTROSPRAY IONIZATION ULTRAHIGH RESOLUTION MASS SPECTROMETRY, Tyler Leverton

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A Hybrid-Powered Wireless System for Multiple Biopotential Monitoring, Shawn Li

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THEORETICAL MODELING AND POWER OPTIMIZATION FOR THE CONTACT-SEPARATE TRIBOELECTRIC ENERGY GENERATOR (CS-TEG), Si Liu

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THE IMPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR CHINESE WOMEN: A CULTURAL STUDY OF THE CHINESE ERA OF REFORMS, Wenjing Liu

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR MIXED FREQUENCY DATA SAMPLING MODELS, Yun Liu

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR JOINT ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR PHEWAS, Xueling Li

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OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL OF ARRAYS OF WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS, Jianyang Lyu

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HOMETRACKER: A HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR FOOD/ENERGY/WATER METABOLISM, Nichole Mackey

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OPTIMIZATION OF DIESEL ENGINE AND AFTER-TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR SERIES HYBRID FORKLIFT APPLICATION, Roman Maharjan

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OPTICAL VORTEX AND POINCARÉ ANALYSIS FOR BIOPHYSICAL DYNAMICS, Anindya Majumdar

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Emotional Affect in Mathematics, Eric Marshall

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NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR SENSITIVE DETERMINATION OF LYSOSOMAL & MITOCHONDRIAL pH IN LIVE CELLS, Wafa Mazi

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Quit Doing the Lesson and Start Doing Physics, Katelyn McCarthy

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Remotely controlled industrial robotic arm and simulation of automated thermal furnace, Prince Mehandi Ratta

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CLOSED LOOP ENERGY MAXIMIZING CONTROL OF A WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER USING AN ESTIMATED LINEAR MODEL THAT APPROXIMATES THE NONLINEAR FROUDE-KRYLOV FORCE, Yaqzan Mohd Yaqzan

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HOG AND YOLO FOR TRAFFIC SIGN DETECTION SYSTEMS, Sphurti More

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Ecotourism and Women's Empowerment: A Case Study in Quintana Roo Mexico, Mayra Sanchez Morgan

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Fortune and Failure - Gold and Silver Smelting in the Colorado Rockies 1861 to 1900, Andrew Mueller

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APPLICATION OF SENSOR FUSION FOR SI ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS AND COMBUSTION FEEDBACK, FNU Muralidhar Nischal

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A Smart Implantable Bone Fixation Plate Providing Actuation and Load Monitoring for Orthopedic Fracture Healing, Brad Nelson

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Some results on partial difference sets and partial geometries, Eric J. Neubert Jr

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Mining the Evidence: Public Comments, Evidence-Based Policymaking, and a Controversial Mine, Sun V. Nguyen

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Attitudes about Acceptable Risk in the Context of the Biodiversity Crisis, Thomas Offer-Westort

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INVESTIGATION OF LIGHT TRANSPORT AND SCATTERING IN TURBULENT CLOUDS: SIMULATIONS AND LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS, Corey D. Packard

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DATA SET GENERATION USING DEEP LEARNING ALGORITHMS AND VISUAL FEATURE TRACKING, Kusuma Pallapotu

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SPATIOTEMPORAL VARIABILITY IN WINTER SEVERITY: CONSEQUENCES FOR WHITE-TAILED DEER POPULATIONS AND HABITAT SUSTAINABILITY, Grace Parikh

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EFFECTS OF VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION ON EXHAUST ENTHALPY AND ENGINE OUT EMISSIONS, Zakarie Parker

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ACOUSTIC LOCALIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR APPLICATION IN NEAR-SHORE ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTS, Miles B. Penhale

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APPLICATION OF A DISTRIBUTED HYDROLOGIC MODEL FOR THE ANALYSIS OF LAND USE CHANGE IN KEDOUGOU, SENEGAL, Francisco Perez

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THE ORIGIN OF AN ARCHEAN BATHOLITH IN MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA, Brandi Petryk

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The Influence of Temperature on Neuromuscular Fatigue and Prefrontal Cortex Activation during Upper Extremity Exercise, Kevin Phillips

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Spread of Emerging Contaminants in Water Distribution Systems, Danielle Pilarski

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Molecular Dynamics Modeling of PEEK, Cyanate Esters, and Carbon Nanotubes for Aerospace Applications, Will Pisani

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Determination of Reduced Salt Dome Hydrocarbon Accumulation Using Full-Azimuth 3D Seismic Data: A Case Study, Ben Pletcher

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COMMUNITY SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAMS: A BRIGHT SPOT FOR JUST ENERGY POLICY?, Emily Prehoda

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DIGITAL IN-LINE HOLOGRAM ENHANCEMENT USING FILTERING AND PADDING FOR PARTICLE CHARACTERIZATION, Ashfiq Rahman

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ASSESSING SOIL COMPACTION FOLLOWING A WINTER TIMBER HARVEST IN THE WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN, Rafia Rahman

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Route-optimized Energy Management of Connected and Automated Multi-mode Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle using Reduced-order Powertrain Modeling and Dynamic Programming, Neeraj Rama

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Reexamining the Utility of Existing Climate Adaptation Frameworks Through Application on a Northern Forest, Alexander Rice

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HARVEST INTENSITY AND DELINEATION OF OUTWASH SOILS IN WISCONSIN, Robert Richard

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GROUND VEHICLE DRIVING AIDS: ASSESSING DRIVER WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE IN DEGRADED VISUAL ENVIRONMENTS, Kayla Riegner

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Magnetic Characterization of Iron Formations from drill cores near Iron Mountain, Michigan, Adren Rigdon

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Approximation of the Generalized Singular Value Expansion, Matthew Jacob Roberts

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LIGHT PROPAGATION THROUGH A TURBULENT CLOUD: COMPARISON OF MEASURED AND COMPUTED EXTINCTION, Eduardo Rodriguez-feo Bermudez

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AN INVESTIGATION OF UNCERTAINTY IN ULTRASONIC ELASTOGRAPHY: A CONTINUUM BIOMECHANICS PERSPECTIVE, David P. Rosen

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BIOGEOCHEMICAL RESPONSE TO VEGETATION AND HYDROLOGIC CHANGE IN AN ALASKAN BOREAL FEN ECOSYSTEM, Danielle L. Rupp

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INVESTIGATION OF LONG TERM PILLAR STABILITY IN AN ABANDONED GYPSUM MINE BASED ON DISSOLUTION MODELS, Mohammadhossein Sadeghiamirshahidi

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CHARACTERIZING FRESHWATER PHYTOPLANKTON DYNAMICS WITH ELECTRO-OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING, Michael Sayers

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A GLOBAL COMPARISON OF THE BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES OF BILGE WATER, BOAT SURFACES, AND EXTERNAL PORT WATER, Laura G. Schaerer

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE POST INJECTION BEHAVIOR OF GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION FUEL INJECTORS, Robert A. Schroeter

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MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF FREE TROPOSPHERIC ORGANIC AEROSOL AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR MOLECULAR FORMULA ASSIGNMENT, Simeon Schum

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ARE THE EFFECTS OF ECOSYSTEM NITROGEN SATURATION, INDUCED BY CHRONIC SIMULATED N DEPOSITION, RAPIDLY REVERSIBLE?, Jeffrey M. Selan

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INFLUENCE OF MICRO-NUCLEATE BOILING ON ANNULAR FLOW REGIME HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT VALUES AND FLOW PARAMETERS – FOR HIGH HEAT-FLUX FLOW BOILING OF WATER, Soroush Sepahyar

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Synthesis of Oligodeoxynucleotides Containing Sensitive Electrophiles, Shahien Shahsavari

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The Solvation Energy of Ions in a Stockmayer Fluid, Cameron John Shock

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CHARACTERIZATION AND MECHANICAL AND SHRINKAGE PERFORMANCE OF GLASS POWDER/CALCIUM MODIFIED METAKAOLIN-BASED GEOPOLYMER, Ruizhe Si

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Cathode Coupling in a Low Power Hall Effect Thruster, Tristan Slabaugh

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Digital Rhetoric of Cosmopolitanism: A Case Study of Thai Students at Michigan Technological University, Aranya Srijongjai

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Investigating Microalloying Elements to Accelerate Zirconium Trialuminide Precipitation in Aluminum Alloys, Philip D. Staublin

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Online Learning of the Spatial-Temporal Channel Variation in Underwater Acoustic Communication Networks, Wensheng Sun

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Development of a Fused Deposition 3D Printed Buoy and Method for Quantifying Wave Tank Reflections, Samantha G. Swartzmiller

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LOCATION, ORBIT AND ENERGY OF A METEOROID IMPACTING THE MOON DURING THE LUNAR ECLIPSE OF JANUARY 21, 2019 & TESTING THE WEAK EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE WITH COSMOLOGICAL GAMMA RAY BURSTS, Matipon Tangmatitham

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CREDIT RISK ANALYSIS USING MACHINE LEARNING AND NEURAL NETWORKS, Dhruv Dhanesh Thanawala

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Magnetic Domain Structures in Fe-Ga Alloys, Matthew N. Tianen

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LINKING HISTORICAL, FIELD, AND SATELLITE DATA TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GAS EMISSIONS AND VEGETATION CHANGE IN THE PUHIMAU GEOTHERMAL AREA EAST RIFT ZONE KILAUEA, HAWAII, Christie Torres Rosa

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PALEOMAGNETIC INVESTIGATION OF IGNEOUS ROCKS DEFORMED BY THE KEWEENAW FAULT IN THE NORTHWESTERN KEWEENAW PENINSULA., Daniel Trekas

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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE POSTINDUSTRIAL: SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES FOR STUDYING THE PAST IN THE PRESENT, Daniel Trepal

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OPTIMAL POWER FLOW CONTROL OF NETWORKED DC MICROGRIDS, Eddy H. Trinklein

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KEWEENAW FAULT GEOMETRY AND SLIP KINEMATICS - BÊTE GRISE BAY, KEWEENAW PENINSULA, MICHIGAN, Colin Tyrrell

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EFFECTS OF INVASIVE WATERMILFOIL AND SEASONAL DYNAMICS ON PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN LITTORAL ZONES OF NORTH-TEMPERATE LAKES, Ryan R. Van Goethem

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CHARACTERIZATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER (DOM) IN ENGINEERED ULTRAVIOLET (UV) PHOTOLYSIS AND UV-BASED ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES, Padmalathika Varanasi

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ADVANCEMENTS IN TIME-DOMAIN MODELING OF POWER SYSTEM DISTURBANCES, Hemanth Kumar Vemprala

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MULTIMODAL COMPOSITION AND PEDAGOGY: AN APPROACH FROM THE INSTRUCTOR'S POINT OF VIEW, Laura Vidal Chiesa

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Laser Induced Phase Transformations and Fluorescence Measurements from Nanodiamond Particles, Nick Videtich

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MEASUREMENT OF CATALYST LAYER WETTABILITY IN PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL, Saleel Visal

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PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OF A SINGLE CYLINDER, AIR-COOLED, SPARK-IGNITED ENGINE UTILIZING 1-D CYCLE SIMULATION, Chun Wang

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LIQUEFACTION OF RECYCLED CREOSOTE-TREATED RAILROAD TIES AND THE CHARACTERIZATION AND DECAY RESISTANCE OF THE LIGNIN-CREOSOTE FRACTION (LIGNISOTE™), Lucy Wang

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ACCESSIBLE ACCESS CONTROL: A VISUALIZATION SYSTEM FOR ACCESS CONTROL POLICY MANAGEMENT, Man Wang

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Total Variation Bounded Flux Limiters For High Order Finite Difference Schemes Solving Scalar Conservation Laws, Sulin Wang

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FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING FOR HURON CREEK, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, Sarah Washko

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TECHNOLOGY FOR INTEGRATED GROYNE-VETIVER EROSION REDUCTION (TIGER): CASE STUDY IN A WEST AFRICAN RIVER, Chase M. West

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EFFECT OF DEVELOPMENT OF SCANDIUM TRIALUMINIDE PRECIPITATES ON CORROSION AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR IN ALUMINUM-MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, Carson Williams

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDRAULIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TORQUE CONVERTER AND TRANSMISSION DURING TRANSIENT EVENTS, Mark Woodland

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HIGH ORDER BOUND-PRESERVING DISCONTINUOUS GALERKIN METHODS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING, Ziyao Xu

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OPTIMIZATION AND COMPARISON OF OVER-EXPANDED AND OTHER HIGH EFFICIENCY FOUR-STROKE SPARK-IGNITED BOOSTED ENGINES, Zhuyong Yang

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SMALL MOLECULE-BASED FLUORESCENT MOLECULAR PROBES FOR FACILITATING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH: RATIONAL DESIGN AND BIOIMAGING APPLICATIONS, Xin Yan

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COMMUNITY DETECTION IN COMPLEX NETWORKS AND APPLICATION TO DENSE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS LOCALIZATION, Sakineh Yazdanparast

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IEC 61850 BASED GOOSE AND SV SERVICES FOR WIDE-AREA PROTECTION AND AUTOMATION, Jaya Raghavendra Arun Kumar Yellajosula

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THE GREAT LAKES CLIMATE ANALYSIS USING A TWO-WAY COUPLED 3-D GREAT LAKES -ATMOSPHERE REGIONAL MODEL WITH DATA ASSIMILATION METHODOLOGY, Xinyu Ye

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EVALUATION OF RHEOLOGICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FOAMED AND EMULSIFIED ASPHALT MATERIALS, Lingyun You

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Assessing the spatial and temporal variability of the Detroit River and harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie, Angela W. Yu