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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TIMBER, TAXES, AND FIRE: A STORY OF THE HISTORY, ECOLOGY, AND POLICY LEADING TO THE ADOPTION OF PUBLIC ACT 94 OF 1925, Jessica E. Applin

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THERMOMECHANICAL EVOLUTION OF A MAGMATIC SYSTEM DURING A CALDERA CYCLE: OKATAINA VOLCANIC CENTER, NEW ZEALAND, Jacob Bonessi

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

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A Micro-Environmental System for Fast Propagation of Blueberries, Tristan Bonifield

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A FORCE MEASURING DEVICE FOR A LABORATORY WAVE TANK, Jacob K. Colling

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Comparative Study of Low-Range LiDAR, Mid-Range LiDAR, and Depth Camera for Autonomous Rut Depth Measurement, Dhruv Dahiya

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CALIBRATION AND INJECTION RATE SHAPING APPROACHES USING 1D HYDRAULIC DIESEL INJECTOR MODELING FOR GASOLINE COMPRESSION IGNITION APPLICATIONS, Atharva Desai

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SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY OF NITROGEN CYCLING WITHIN AND ACROSS FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS, Erin K. Eberhard

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

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

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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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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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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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PASSIVITY-BASED NUMERICAL MODELING AND GRID INTEGRATION STRATEGIES FOR WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER ARRAYS, Salman Husain

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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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Eager Scheduling of Dependent Instructions, Kurush Kasad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NUMERICAL DESIGN OF STEERABLE GUIDEWIRES, Onkar Prakash Salunkhe

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HOW POLICY INNOVATION LABS COMMUNICATE USING TWITTER, Kei Schmidt

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

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

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

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

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“Not to Sound like a Conspiracy Theorist, but…”: A Rhetorical Cultural Analysis of the Conspiracy Theory Pejorative, Joshua Chase

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AUXIN-INDUCED DEGRADATION OF DREAM PROTEINS, LIN-9 AND LIN-54, IN CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS, Karli E. Chosa

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UNDERSTANDING GIIZHIK COMMUNITIES AND ANISHINAABE FOREST RELATIONS IN THE EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN, Robin Michigiizhigookwe Clark

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Landscape Ecology of North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Stacy Cotey

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MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MODELING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AT INTERSECTIONS OF THE FOOD-ENERGY-WATER NEXUS, Jessica Daignault

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AGE, GROWTH, AND OTOLITH MICROCHEMISTRY OF GOLDEN TILEFISH (LOPHOLATILUS CHAMAELEONTICEPS) IN THE NW ATLANTIC, Katy Dawson

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MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF HEAT TRANSFER FROM ISOLATED OBJECTS, Esmaeil Dehdashti

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Modeling Human Visual Detection Using Deep Networks, Zach DeKraker

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Sliding Mode Control of a Nonlinear Wave Energy Converter Model, Tania Demonte Gonzalez

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Defect Detection using Dynamic Analysis for Additive Manufactured Metals, Gita Deonarain

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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL COMPARISON OF PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN THE BOARDMAN RIVER, Collin Diedrich

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Assessing the Utility of a Native Wood-Decomposing Fungus as a Biocontrol Alternative to Herbicides on Invasive Buckthorns in Forests of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan, Lindsey Dolinski

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EVALUATING LONG-TERM GROWTH AND YIELD IN UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION NORTHERN HARDWOODS CUTTING TRIALS, Maeve Draper

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Sensing Methods for Two-Target and Four-Target Detection in Time-Constrained Vector Poisson and Gaussian Channels, Muhammad Fahad

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Towards Location-Independent Eyes-Free Text Entry, Dylan C. Gaines

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THE EXTRACTION OF WAXES AND LIPIDS FROM SORGHUM USING GREEN AND RENEWABLE SOLVENTS FOLLOWED BY CONVERSION TO BIOFUELS USING GAMMA-VALEROLACTONE PRETREATMENT, Marissa Gallmeyer

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STATISTICAL METHODS IN GENETIC STUDIES, CHENG GAO

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APPLICATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING IN MICROBIAL FORENSICS, Ryan B. Ghannam

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EXPLORING GLUT5 TARGETING FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY, Avik Ghosh

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Superresolution Enhancement with Active Convolved Illumination, Anindya Ghoshroy