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 2016

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AN ANALYSIS OF STAKEHOLDERS COMMUNICATION IN COLLABORATIVE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, Wei Zhang

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS ON HYBRID DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL AND SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL USING WATER ELECTROLYSIS: THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDIES, Khalid Zouhri

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Dust Susceptibility at Mine Tailings Impoundments: Thermal Remote Sensing for Dust Susceptibility Characterization and Biological Soil Crusts for Dust Susceptibility Reduction, Bonnie Zwissler

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2015

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RELATIVISTIC CONFIGURATION INTERACTION CALCULATIONS OF THE ATOMIC PROPERTIES OF SELECTED TRANSITION METAL POSITIVE IONS; NI II, V II AND W II, Marwa Hefny Abdalmoneam

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DEALING WITH ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES EVOLVING FROM DECLINING OIL PRODUCTION IN SAUDI ARABIA, Mazen Aboudah

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CHARACTERIZING RAIL EMBANKMENT STABILIZATION NEEDS ON THE HUDSON BAY RAILWAY, Priscilla Addison

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BUILDING A DISCOURSE: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN NEW MEDIA'S CONVERGENCE AND RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION'S MULTIMODALITY, Katherine G. Aho

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A MARKET-BASED APPROACH TO 3D PRINTING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA, Wade Aitken-Palmer

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MICROWAVE ASSISTED COMMUNITION OF SULFIDE ORE, Matthew D. Andriese

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ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN MICROFLUIDICS SYSTEMS UNDER AC ELECTRIC FIELDS, Ran An

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LENSES OF INDUSTRY: THE RISE OF INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAKE SUPERIOR MINING DISTRICT, 1880-1933, Robert Anthony

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THE USE OF JATROPHA CURCAS TO ACHIEVE A SELF SUFFICIENT WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY IN RURAL SENEGAL, Alexandra Archer

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HOUSEHOLD BIOSAND WATER FILTERS: MATERIALS, CAPACITY, AND TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON PERFORMANCE, Nathan B. Arnold

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Investigating the role of polyploidy in the response of Chamerion angustifolium to increased soil nitrogen availability and insect herbivory, Alex Bales

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DYNAMIC MESHING AROUND FLUID-FLUID INTERFACES WITH APPLICATIONS TO DROPLET TRACKING IN CONTRACTION GEOMETRIES, Ahmad Baniabedalruhman

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MULTISCALE EXAMINATION AND MODELING OF ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN NANOSCALE MATERIALS AND DEVICES, Douglas R. Banyai

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED ROBOTIC STACKER, Shashank Barkur Lakshmikanth

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THE ROUTINE DISASTER: A CASE STUDY IN EL SALVADOR, Tyler M. Barton

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UNDERSTANDING FARMERS’ PERCEPTIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF SHEA TREE Vitellaria paradoxa DISTRIBUTION IN AGROFORESTRY PARKLANDS OF THE UPPER WEST REGION, GHANA, Fahimeh Baziari

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PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES, GENE DOSAGE EFFECT AND SELECTION IN MEMBERS OF THE LATERAL BOUNDARY DOMAIN (LBD) GENES TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR FAMILY, Roba Bdeir

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NET ASSET VALUATION OF WHITING PETROLEUM’S ACQUISITION OF KODIAK OIL AND GAS, Alexander M. Beeker

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RESTORATION OF HEADWATER AND COASTAL FENS IN THE LAKE SUPERIOR BASIN OF UPPER MICHIGAN, James A. Bess

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ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF SMART WIND-TURBINE BLADES, Sanket Seetaram Bhogle

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OBJECT-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION OPTICAL IMAGERY USING MACHINE LEARNING, James Bialas

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PHYSICS-BASED MODELING AND CONTROL OF POWERTRAIN SYSTEMS INTEGRATED WITH LOW TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION ENGINES, Mehran Bidarvatan

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BLOOD TYPING DEVICE WITHOUT REAGENTS: SENSING ELECTRODES TO REPLACE OPTICS, Nupur Bihari

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BIOCORROSION RATE AND MECHANISM OF METALLIC MAGNESIUM IN MODEL ARTERIAL ENVIRONMENTS, Patrick Bowen

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THE 2009 AND 2011 HAZARD EVENTS AT SAN VICENTE VOLCANO, EL SALVADOR: VULNERABILITY, RESETTLEMENT, AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, Luke Bowman

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STABILIZATION OF IRON MINE TAILINGS THROUGH MICROBIALLY INDUCED CALCITE PRECIPITATION, Noah D. Buikema

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CYBER-BASED CONTINGENCY ANALYSIS FOR POWER GRIDS, Rashiduzzaman Bulbul

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Do the fossil bubbles trapped in ash, lapilli and bomb provide the same information about fragmentation? Answers from Fuego volcano, Guatemala, Josep Cabre Brullas

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LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT OF LAMÚD, PERÚ: A STUDY OF HYDROLOGY, COSTS AND MAINTENANCE OF APPROPRIATE STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMPs), Olga M. Cano

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A QUANTITATIVE INVESTIGATION OF THE WATER CONDENSATION INSIDE TUBES OF COMPACT CHARGE AIR COOLER, Robin Cash

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GEOMETRY INDUCED MAGNETO-OPTIC EFFECTS IN LPE GROWN MAGNETIC GARNET FILMS, Ashim Chakravarty

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MICROFLUIDIC DIODE PUMPING (PART I) AND RAPID DETECTION OF STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION USING INDIUM TIN OXIDE OPTO-ELECTRIC SENSING (PART II), Jen-Yung Chang

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1D SIMULATION OF DIRECT WATER INJECTION IN A SPARK IGNITED ENGINE, Prathamesh B. Chendvankar

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Materials for Energy, Drug, and Information Storage, Peifu Cheng

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MICRORNAS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLORECTAL CANCER, Li Chen

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Impact of Spark Ignition Duration, Energy and Phasing on Combustion and Performance in a Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection Engine near the Dilute Limit, Wei Chen

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HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE: THE CASE OF CAMEROON TEA ESTATE (CTE), A RISK COMMUNICATION APPROACH, Belekeh Chowaing Chagra

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FINITE VOLUME METHODS FOR LINEAR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH DELTA-SINGULARITIES, Nattaporn Chuenjarern

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Investigating within-canopy variation of functional traits and cellular structure of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) leaves, Adam P. Coble

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BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLING IN LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBUTARIES: SEASONALITY, QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF EXPORT, Ashley Anne Coble

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INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SHORT- AND LONG-TERM CLIMATIC VARIATION ON THE WATER USE OF THREE NORTHERN HARDWOOD TREE SPECIES, Alex R. Collins

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SPRAY AND COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF DIMETHYL ETHER UNDER VARIOUS AMBIENT CONDITIONS: AN EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING STUDY, Khanh D. Cung

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DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF A MOBILE TEST FACILITY FOR EDUCATION, Christopher Davis

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ASSESSMENT OF LAND COVER AND RIPARIAN ZONES FOR THE FORD RESEARCH FOREST - HICKEY CREEK/STURGEON RIVER AND FALLS RIVER SUBWATERSHEDS, Fay Dearing

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ENVISIONING QUEER THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA: DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY-BASED WORKSHOP IN MEDIA ANALYSIS FOR LGBTQIA+ YOUTH, Cynthia Delaney

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COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE AEROELASTIC DYNAMICS OF A WIND TURBINE BLADE WITH VARIABLE-SPEED STALL CONTROL, Nimish Deshpande

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF INTEGRATION OF A NON-CYLINDRICAL CNG FUEL TANK, Prathamesh Prashant Deshpande

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SEARCH FOR LONG-LIVED WEAKLY INTERACTING PARTICLES USING THE PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY, Niraj Dhital

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UNDERSTANDING ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES IN NANOSCALE JUNCTIONS, Kamal B. Dhungana

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GUIDING TEACHERS TO USE INQUIRY TEACHING IN THE CLASSROOM, Danielle DiFalco

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CLIMATE ANOMALIES AND PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN LAKE SUPERIOR, Marcel L. Dijkstra

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MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN A SMART GRID ENVIRONMENT, Jeremy Dobbs

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IMPROVING FLOW DISTRIBUTION IN SMALL-SCALE WATER-SUPPLY SYSTEMS THROUGH THE USE OF FLOW-REDUCING DISCS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOLAR POWERED PUMPING FOR A DRINKING WATER SUPPLY IN RURAL PANAMA, Briana I. Drake

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PETROPHYSICAL ANALYSIS AND ROCK-PHYSICS BASED PREDICTION OF SONIC VELOCITIES IN CARBONATES, Yeliz Egemen

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IMPROVING UNDERSTANDING OF HOME HIV TEST RESULTS: CAUSES, BENEFITS, AND DECISION AIDS, Katrina M. Ellis

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ANALYSIS OF NO2 AND HCHO VERTICAL COLUMN DENSITIES IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION USING THE OZONE MONITORING INSTRUMENT, David J. Faber

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EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL FOR PASSIVE GREYWATER IRRIGATION IN NORTHERN GHANA, Chelsea L. Fagan

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ANTHROPOMORPHIC ROBOTIC ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS WITH ACTIVE DORSIFLEXION- PLANTARFLEXION AND INVERSION-EVERSION, Evandro Ficanha

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Synergistic time-series analysis of satellite data: applications to volcano monitoring, Verity Flower

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NON-PULSITILE SHEAR DRIVEN ANNULAR FLOW-BOILING INVESTIGATIONS, Timothy M. Frasier

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IDENTITY AND RITUAL: THE AMERICAN CONSUMPTION OF TRUE CRIME, Rebecca Frost

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SYNTHETIC OLIGODEOXYNUCLEOTIDE PURIFICATION VIA CATCHING BY POLYMERIZATION, Suntara Fueangfung

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APPLICATION OF HYDRODYNAMIC MODELS IN SIMULATING THE THERMAL REGIME OF LAKE SUPERIOR, Rasika K. Gawde

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MULTITASKING GRASSES: PHYTOSTABILIZATION AND BIOETHANOL PRODUCTION ON METAL-CONTAMINATED MARGINAL LAND, Emily Geiger

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Sorghum Yield and Zai Holes in Goundi, Burkina Faso, Justin Gelb

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STRUCTURES, PROPERTIES AND FUNCTIONALITIES OF MAGNETIC DOMAIN WALLS IN THIN FILMS, NANOWIRES AND ATOMIC CHAINS: MICROMAGNETIC AND AB INITIO STUDIES, Liwei D. Geng

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AN ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLICATIVE REGULARIZATION, Elaheh Gorgin

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FOSSIL PLANTS AND PALYNOMORPHS FROM THE LATE PALEOZOIC CUTLER FORMATION, EASTERN PARADOX BASIN, Kendall R. Grazul

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CYBERDEFENSE FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION GRID, Yonghe Guo

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MOLECULAR MODELING OF EPON 862-DETDA / CARBON COMPOSITES, Cameron Hadden

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A RADTHERM MODEL TO PREDICT EXHAUST SYSTEM BEHAVIOR FOR A HYBRID XM1124 HMMWV, Souman Haldar

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A FIELD INVESTIGATION OF COMPOSITE MUD BRICK COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, Kevin D. Hale

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RATE OF CONVERGENCE OF MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATORS UNDER RELAXED SMOOTHNESS CONDITIONS ON THE LIKELIHOOD FUNCTION, Brent Halonen

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THE INFLUENCE OF PASSIVE ANKLE JOINT POWER ON BALANCE RECOVERY, Stephanie E. Hamilton

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PERFORMANCE-BASED ENGINEERING FOR EVALUATION AND RETROFITTING NON-DUCTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS INCORPORATING AFTERSHOCK HAZARD, Ruilong Han

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FUNCTIONALIZED BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBES FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS, Boyi Hao

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Investigating the role of objective and subjective task complexity on retirement investment plan earnings judgments, Natasha Hardy

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THE DISPERSION AND SELECTIVE FLOCCULATION OF HEMATITE ORE, Howard James Haselhuhn III

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ON THE PROTECTIVE PROPERTIES OF GLYCINE BASED OSMOLYTES IN A THIOL REDUCING ENVIRONMENT, John Michael Hausman

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INVESTIGATION OF METHODS OF MITIGATING NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES OF FOSSIL FUEL COMBUSTION IN NORTHERN AREAS, Negin Heidari

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SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF THE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF NITRIC OXIDE (NO) USING INNOVATIVE NO MEASUREMENT AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS, Weilue He

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EVALUATION OF MAGNESIUM AS A HALL THRUSTER PROPELLANT, Mark A. Hopkins

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DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH CAPACITY HYPERBRANCHED NITRIC OXIDE DONORS FOR CONTROLLING SUBCUTANEOUS INFLAMMATION, Sean Hopkins

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CHARACTERIZATION OF SEISMICITY AT VOLCÁN BARÚ, PANAMA: MAY 2013 THROUGH APRIL 2014, Chet J. Hopp

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CHANGES IN CARBON POOLS INFLUENCED BY CHANGES IN SOIL TEXTURE, SLOPE, AND ASPECT A DECADE FOLLOWING WILDFIRE IN BLACK SPRUCE FORESTS OF INTERIOR ALASKA, Gregory Houle

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STATE OF CHARGE BALANCING DROOP CONTROL, Rui Hu

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ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF SUGAR MAPLE ROOTS TO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, Mickey Philip Jarvi

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MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE OF ANKLE AS A FUNCTION OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SIGNALS OF LOWER LEG MUSCLES USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK, Chen JIA

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MOWER : A NEW DESIGN FOR NON-BLOCKING MISPREDICTION RECOVERY, Zhaoxiang Jin

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APPLICATION OF A HAZARD RATING SYSTEM FOR ROCK SLOPES ALONG A TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR USING REMOTE SENSING, Samantha M. Justice

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF STRUCTURAL RESPONSES OF RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS UNDER HEAVY VEHICLES’ LOADING, Rezwana Kabir

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Bayesian change-point analysis in linear regression model with scale mixtures of normal distributions, Shuaimin Kang

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Blind area target aiming system and preference selection training system design, Zhine Kang

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Wolf depredation on domestic animals in Europe and the United States: Characteristics and explanatory factors, and a case study of wolf-dog conflicts, Linda Kartano

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Can Community Connection Be Learned? A Case Study, Carrie L. Karvakko

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THE FANNED FLAMES OF DISCONTENT: A SOLIDARITY-INSPIRED HISTORY OF THE IDENTITY/IDEOLOGY, CULTURAL HISTORY, AND RHETORICAL STRATEGIES OF THE WOBBLIES DURING THE 1916 MINNESOTA IRON ORE STRIKE, Gary Kaunonen

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CHANGE FOR GOOD? AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DISCONNECT BETWEEN PERCEIVED BENEFITS BY ENGOS AND USER SATISFACTION OF SOLAR BOTTLE LIGHTS IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS OF DHAKA CITY, BANGLADESH, Naima Khan