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 2023

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IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING TO CREATE ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION DURING FALL PREVENTION TRAINING, Michael A. Abosede

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EFFECT OF SC ON RECRYSTALLIZATION RESISTANCE OF AA7050, Keaton Schmidt

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STAMP SAND ALONG THE KEWEENAW SHORELINE: SOLID AND DISSOLVED COPPER & EFFECTS ON BIOTA, Gary Swain

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EXPLORING PH GRADIENT PHENOMENA IN NON-LINEAR ELECTROKINETIC MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES, Azade Tahmasebi

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2022

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Intelligent Techniques to Accelerate Everyday Text Communication, Jiban Krishna Adhikary

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SORPTION-BASED DEHYDRATION SYSTEMS: THEORY-TO-DEMONSTRATION, Masoud Ahmadi

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Examining Cognitive Empathy Elements within AI Chatbots for Healthcare Systems, Lamia Alam

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PERMEABILITY, STRUCTURAL CHANGES, FLOW REGIME TRANSITIONS IN FUEL CELL CATALYST LAYERS AND A MODEL FOR PREDICTING TRAPPED SATURATION FOR TWO-PHASE FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA, Karrar Takleef Alofari

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TARGETING CYSTEINE METABOLISM TO ERADICATE TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER, Tahiyat Abdulaziz Alothaim

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INVESTIGATING CYSTEINE DEPENDENCE IN PANCREATIC CANCER AND DETERMINING THE REGULATORY ROLE OF SELENOPROTEIN SEPP1 IN FERROPTOSIS, Arslan Amer

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THE VARIABILITY OF THE SATURATION RATIO IN CLOUDS, Jesse C. Anderson

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INDIVIDUAL TREE PARAMETERS DELINEATION FROM TERRESTRIAL LIDAR POINT CLOUDS, Zhongming An

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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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MEASURING THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF VIRAL VECTORS TO ENHANCE GENE THERAPY PRODUCTION, Oluwatoyin Areo

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Image-data-driven deep learning for slope stability analysis, Behnam Azmoon

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Senescence related pathologies in moose (Alces alces) bones: why do some moose wear out their teeth faster or slower given their age?, Olivia Marie Bailey

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Kinematics and Preliminary FEMA P-695 Evaluation of the NewZ-BREAKSS Steel Boundary Frame with Buckling Restrained Brace Structural Fuses, Alexander M. Baker

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3D-PRINTED CERAMIC VOLUMETRIC RECEIVERS: FROM HIERARCHICALLY-ORDERED TO NATURE-INSPIRED HIGH-FLUX SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS, Rasoul Bayaniahangar

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FINE SCALE MAPPING OF LAURENTIAN MIXED FOREST NATURAL HABITAT COMMUNITIES USING MULTISPECTRAL NAIP AND UAV DATASETS COMBINED WITH MACHINE LEARNING METHODS, Parth P. Bhatt

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ELECTROCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO CONTROL CATECHOL-BASED ADHESION, Md Saleh Akram Bhuiyan

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FROM THERMAL SPRINGS TO SUBWAY BENCHES: EXPLORING THE DIVERSITY OF CARBON MONOXIDE DEHYDROGENASES THROUGH METAGENOMES, PHYLOGENETICS, AND MACHINE LEARNING, Isaac Bigcraft

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INTELLIGENT GEOSYSTEM ENABLED BY REINFORCEMENT LEARNING (RL), Aynaz Biniyaz

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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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DECADAL REEVALUATION OF SUGAR MAPLE DIEBACK ETIOLOGY ACROSS THE UPPER GREAT LAKES REGION, Mattison E. Brady

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A Novel Pulsed-Plasma Catalytic Reactor for Dry Reforming of Methane, Benjamin F. Caithamer

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MULTILEVEL COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE DYNAMICS AND REACTION MECHANISMS OF NON-HEME IRON AND 2-OXOGLUTARATE DEPENDENT ENZYMES, Shobhit Sanjeev Chaturvedi

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Articulating Nationalism Through the "Problem of Immigration:" The Case of Foreign Unaccompanied Minors in France, Marina Choy

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UNDERSTANDING STRENGTH OF DRIED IRON ORE PELLETS, Victor Claremboux

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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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DEVELOPMENT OF STEADY-STATE AND NON-STEADY-STATE KINETIC MODELS TO UNDERSTAND AND PREDICT THE DEGRADATION OF PFOA IN THE UV/PERSULFATE ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESS., Rose Daily

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PROPERTIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITES OF CARBONIZED PULP FIBERS AND RECYCLED POLYAMIDE 12, Chinmoyee Das

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INTERFACIAL OXIDATION REACTIONS AND FILM NUCLEATION ON IRON SURFACES IN COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS USING SPECTROSCOPY AT THE LIQUID/SOLID AND GAS/SOLID INTERFACE, Adambarage Chathura de Alwis

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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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MOLECULAR MODELING OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE THERMOSET POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, Prathamesh P. Deshpande

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

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STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF A NEW CYTOLYSIN, Jared L. Edwards

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Fracture Mechanics of Chemically Strengthened Glass: Experiment and Modelling, Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi

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

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AVIAN HAEMOSPORIDIAN BLOOD PARASITE DIVERSITY, PREVALENCE, AND DISTRIBUTION IN MICHIGAN’S WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA, Maria M. Ferrer

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

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TOWARDS UNDERWATER PROPULSION SYSTEM USING STRUCTURE BORNE TRAVELING WAVES, Shreyas suhas Gadekar

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Machine Learning-Driven Surrogate Models for Electrolytes, Tong Gao

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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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Maximum likelihood estimator method to estimate flaw parameters for different glass types, Nabhajit Goswami

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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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EFFECTS OF DISSIMILAR SILVICULTURAL TECHNIQUES ON SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES IN MICHIGAN'S UPPER PENINSULA, Breanna R. Gusick

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SYNTHETIC AUGMENTATION METHODS FOR OBJECT DETECTION IN OVERHEAD IMAGERY, Nicholas R. Hamilton

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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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EVALUATION OF PRODUCTION-WELL PERFORMANCE IN RESPONSE TO FORMATION CLOGGING AND REHABILITATION FOR THE KEWEENAW BAY TRIBAL FISH HATCHERY, Brock O. Howell

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ISOLATION AND CHROMATOGRAPHIC SEPARATION OF CYTOTOXIC PLANT COMPOUNDS, Michael C. Hromada

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

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Protecting the Fire: A Community-Focused Approach to Reduce Vulnerability and Risk to Industrial Heritage in a Historic Clay District, Talva Jacobson

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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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CALORIMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF LUNAR REGOLITH SIMULANT AND WATER. AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY CORRELATING WEIGHT PERCENT WATER AND TEMPERATURE CHANGE THROUGH PERIODS OF PHASE CHANGE., George B. Johnson

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CONCEPT EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL APPROACH FOR INTEGRATION OF TURBOGENERATION, ELECTRIFICATION AND SUPERCHARGING ON HEAVY DUTY ENGINES, Satyum Joshi

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INJURY SEVERITY MODELING IN MINING INDUSTRY USING WORKERS' COMPENSATION DATA AND DATA ANALYTICS, Poorva Kadrolli

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Eager Scheduling of Dependent Instructions, Kurush Kasad

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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF FUNCTIONAL POLYMER COMPOSITES, Masoud Kasraie

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TOWARD DEEP LEARNING EMULATORS FOR MODELING THE LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE, Neerav Kaushal

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The Decline of Lake Superior's Woodland Caribou: A Historical GIS Analysis, Jordan W. Kelley

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WORD GAMES FOR EDUCATION: INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ADDING ELABORATION TASKS TO CROSSWORDS FOR LEARNING TECHNICAL VOCABULARY, Warat Khaewratana

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RHETORIC OF SURROGACY: RE-CONSIDERING AGENCY THROUGH EMBODIED PERFORMANCE, Ann Kitalong-Will

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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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ISOLATION, PURIFICATION, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEW MANNOSE-BINDING PLANT LECTIN THAT RECOGNIZES FUNGAL ANTIGENS, Jessica C. Krycia

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TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: LIQUID-FED FAST PYROLYSIS OF WASTE POLYOLEFIN PLASTICS, Daniel G. Kulas

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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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LENGTH-SCALE-DEPENDENT STRESS RELIEF MECHANISMS IN HIGH PURITY INDIUM, Fereshteh Mallakpour

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STABILITY APPROXIMATION METHOD FOR PULSE LOADS IN POWER ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, Eduardo A. Marmol D

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VIRTUAL MACHINE INTROSPECTION TOOL DESIGN ANALYSIS, Justin Martin

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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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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