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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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

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A broadly protective thermostable next generation HPV vaccine based on a concatemer peptide and a consensus peptide of L2 displayed on bacteriophage virus-like particles, Lukai Zhai

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Bayesian analysis for the intraclass model and for the quantile semiparametric mixed-effects double regression models, Duo Zhang

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Light-matter interactions in plasmonic arrays, two dimensional materials and their hybrid nanostructures, Jinlin Zhang

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ON DILUTE PLUME AND IMPINGEMENT FLOWS IN SPACE ENGINEERING, Kai Zhang

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DEPHOSPHORIZATION OF GOETHITE ORE, Long Zhang

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Physics and applications of exceptional points, Qi Zhong

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HIGH INJECTION PRESSURE DME IGNITION AND COMBUSTION PROCESSES: EXPERIMENT AND SIMULATION, Xiucheng Zhu

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PADDLE MIXER-EXTRUSION REACTOR FOR TORREFACTION AND PYROLYSIS, Stas Zinchik

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Application of Agent-Based Modeling to Complex Systems, Robert J. Zupko II

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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PROBABILISTIC REGIONAL LANDSLIDE HAZARD ASSESSMENT FOR THE ENGURI DAM (JIVARI, GEORGIA), MARIA DILETTA ACCIARO

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Application of remote sensing and machine learning modeling to post-wildfire debris flow risks, Priscilla Addison

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INVESTIGATING MIDAIR VIRTUAL KEYBOARD INPUT USING A HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY, Jiban Krishna Adhikary

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Digitization of the World: A Phenomenology of Digitization, Thomas C. Adolphs

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HIGH ACCURACY METHODS AND REGULARIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID FLOWS AND FLUID-FLUID INTERACTION, Mustafa Aggul

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System Architecture Optimization Using Hidden Genes Genetic Algorithms with Applications in Space Trajectory Optimization, Shadi Ahmadi Darani

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF IMPINGED DROPLET DYNAMICS, Nitisha Ahuja

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STAGNATION REDUCTION IN DRINKING WATER STORAGE TANKS THROUGH INTERNAL PIPING, Mohammad Alizadeh Fard

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OIL SPILLS DETECTION BY MEANS OF UAS AND INEXPENSIVE AIRBORNE THERMAL SENSORS, Ausama Al Shammari

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TWO PUMPS, ONE VOLCANO: AN EPANET FEASBILITY STUDY OF CONNECTING TWO GROUNDWATER PUMPS IN RURAL COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN WEST AMBAE, VANUATU, Helen Amiri

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mHEALTH FOR SELF-MANAGEMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND CLINICAL COMORBIDITY: IMPROVING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND COORDINATED CARE, Shruti Amre

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A LITERATURE REVIEW ON THE CURRENT STATE OF SECURITY AND PRIVACY OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND SENSORS WITH BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY, Todd O. Arney

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CONTEXTUALIZING “CHANGE”: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE “CHANGE” SLOGAN IN NIGERIAN POLITICAL DISCOURSE (2014 TO PRESENT), Olayemi Benjamin Awotayo

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VIDEO FRAME REDUCTION IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, Gaurav R. Bagwe

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Optimization of an EHR and Workflow Redesign at a Small Cancer Center in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, Sharefa Bajabir-Geddes

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MODELING CANOPY EFFECT IN THE GREAT LAKES CLADOPHORA MODEL, Ankita Bakshi

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UNDERSTANDING LARGE-SCALE NATURAL MINE WATER-GEOLOGIC FORMATION SYSTEMS FOR GEOTHERMAL APPLICATIONS, Ting Bao

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ADDRESSING POLICY CHALLENGES TO WOODY BIOPOWER PRODUCTION: SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE, BIOMASS CERTIFICATION AND LIMITED POLICY SUPPORT, John B. Barnett

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Quantitative Genetics of Populus, Roba Bdeir

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Development and Implementation of a Municipal Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in Rural Kyrgyzstan, Cole Bedford

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ELEVATED L-LACTATE DRIVES MAJOR CELLULAR PATHOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH NEURODEGENERATION, Jessica Behnke

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A New Technique to Determine Accommodation Coefficients of Cryogenic Propellants, Kishan Bellur

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MORPHOLOGY AND MIXING STATE OF SOOT AND TAR BALLS: IMPLICATIONS FOR OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND CLIMATE, Janarjan Bhandari

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Synthesis and Applications of One and Two-Dimensional Boron Nitride Based Nanomaterials, Shiva Bhandari

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FROM TRADE-OFFS TO EQUIVALENT SOLUTIONS: A LIFE CYCLE THINKING INFORMED APPROACH TO DESIGN DECISION MAKING, Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat

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MAPPING COASTAL WETLAND AND PHRAGMITES ON THE HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST USING UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM (UAS) IMAGERY: PROOF OF CONCEPTS, Parth Bhatt

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DEVELOPMENT OF NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR MONITORING LYSOSOMAL pH CHANGES, Jianheng Bi

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Novel Faraday Rotation Effects Observed In Ultra-Thin Iron Garnet Films, Brandon Blasiola

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CHANGES IN PARTICIPATION AND THE DEVEOLOPMENT OF A LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS IN A VIDEO CLUB IN ALBANIA, Zachary S. Blehm

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COMBUSTION DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH EFFICIENCY DIESEL MICRO PILOT NATURAL GAS ENGINE, Vinicius Bonfochi Vinhaes

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COLD START ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF A DIRECT-INJECTION GASOLINE ENGINE, Yash Borghate

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ANALYZING THE LIFE-CYCLE OF UNSTABLE SLOPES USING APPLIED REMOTE SENSING WITHIN AN ASSET MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK, El Hachemi Y. Bouali

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INVESTIGATING WATER AND ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGIES WITH RESPECT TO CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS AND WATER CONSUMPTION, Terrianna Bradley

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DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC RAILGUN, Nihar S. Brahmbhatt

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Development and Characterization of Biodegradable Zinc Vascular Ligation Clips, Jeffrey Michael Brookins

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION AND HIGH CYCLE FATIGUE ANALYSIS AND OF A DIFFERENTIAL CASE, Praveen Bulusu Surya Naga

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MICROBIAL COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO LIGHT AND HEAVY CRUDE OIL IN FRESHWATER SYSTEMS, Timothy M. Butler

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mPart: Miss Ratio Curve Guided Partitioning in Key-Value Stores, Daniel Byrne