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 2024

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APPLICATIONS OF INDEPENDENT AND IDENTICALLY DISTRIBUTED (IID) RANDOM PROCESSES IN POLARIMETRY AND CLIMATOLOGY, Dan Kestner

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THE ADOPTION AND IMPACT OF CLEAN ENERGY POLICIES, Dong Min Kim

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SEA LEVEL RISE DRIVEN GROUNDWATER INUNDATION: EFFECTS OF ISLAND HYDROGEOLOGY ON FRESHWATER LENS DYNAMICS, Lauren K. Mancewicz

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NICKEL SUPERALLOY COMPOSITION AND PROCESS OPTIMIZATION FOR WELDABILITY, COST, AND STRENGTH, Sophie A. Mehl

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2023

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Dissecting the Role of Selenoprotein P and Thioredoxin Reductase in Pancreatic Cancer Metabolism, Alyssa A. Abbas

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

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BENCHMARKING MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL AND REINFORCEMENT LEARNING FOR LEGGED ROBOT LOCOMOTION, Shivayogi Akki

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TYPES OF QUESTIONS TEACHERS ASK TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN MAKING SENSE OF A STUDENT CONTRIBUTION, Nishat B. Alam

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CAPTURING MICROSTRUCTURAL HETEROGENEITY AND PREDICTING LOCAL TRANSPORT PHENOMENA IN PEMFC CATALYST LAYERS: A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK MODELING APPROACH, Shahriar Alam

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EFFECT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND LAND ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AFRICA, Wasiu Olawale Amobi

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Two Research Perspectives on Sugar Maple Canopy Dieback in the Upper Great Lakes: A Decade of Herbaceous Community Responses and a Survey of Michigan Forest Managers, Manuel Eduardo Anderson

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Feeding Our Local Communities-The Benefits of Food Assistance Programs at Local Farmers Markets, Courtney A. Archambeau

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CHANGES IN POPLAR DIGESTIBILITY DUE TO OVEREXPRESSION OF LACCASE GENES, Fnu Arunima

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MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION AND MULTIPHYSICS MODELING OF CARBON NANOTUBE THERMOACOUSTIC LOUDSPEAKERS, Mahsa Asgarisabet

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Nanomaterials for Cardiovascular Engineering, Roya Bagheri

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MOLECULAR DYNAMICS MODELING OF POLYMERS FOR AEROSPACE COMPOSITES, Swapnil Sambhaji Bamane

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TOWARD A LONGITUDINAL PROGRAM OF IN SITU SOCIAL ROBOTICS RESEARCH AND INFORMAL STEAM EDUCATION, Jaclyn A. Barnes

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PREDICTING THE REACTIVITIES AND REACTION MECHANISMS OF PHOTOCHEMICALLY PRODUCED REACTIVE INTERMEDIATES, Benjamin Barrios Cerda

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Information use and decision-making for evacuation at Fuego volcano, Guatemala, Beth A. Bartel

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AGE AND CHEMISTRY OF BELL CREEK BATHOLITH, Elana G. Barth

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SILVICULTURE, SEEDS, AND DEER: ASSESSING GROUND-LAYER DIVERSITY ALONG EXPERIMENTAL DISTURBANCE GRADIENTS IN A MANAGED NORTHERN HARDWOOD FOREST, Claudia I. Bartlick

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On The Gaussian-Core Vortex Lattice Model for The Analysis of Wind Farm Flow Dynamics, Apurva Baruah

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Chemical Decomposition of Flexible Polyurethane Foam to Generate a Media for Microbial Upcycling, Kaushik Baruah

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Dynamic Modeling and Predictive Control of a Multi-Mode Combustion Engine, Sadaf Batool

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HIGHER ACCURACY MODELS AND VALIDATION OF LES-C TURBULENCE MODELS, Yasasya Batugedara Mohottalalage

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NEAR-SURFACE SOIL NITROGEN AND VEGETATION RESPONSE TO INVASIVE EMERALD ASH BORER IN FORESTED BLACK ASH WETLANDS OF THE WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA, MICHIGAN, USA, Daniel A. Beyer

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STUDY OF ECO-DRIVING AND CHARGING PLANNING IN CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES ENVIRONMENT, Pradeep Bhat

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NOVEL APPROACHES TO COMPUTE MANIFOLD OPERATORS WITH THE RADIAL BASIS FUNCTIONS METHOD, Jacob James Blazejewski

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BIOACCUMULATION OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL COMPOUNDS AND MERCURY IN A MINING IMPACTED AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM, Michelle Bollini

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ESTABLISHING DEGRADATION OF THE C. ELEGANS DREAM COMPLEX IN THE GERMLINE, Christina M. Boody

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Fabrication and Optical Properties of Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Manpreet Boora

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Lifestyle Choices, The Microbiome and Chronic Disease, Jessica Rae Bruning

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SEQUENCING ANTISENSE TRANSCRIPTOME OF POPULUS THROUGH ANTISENSE/SENSE TRANSCRIPT PAIR ENRICHMENT, Emma V. Burke

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Establishing the impact of GLUT5 targeting specific probes on cytotoxicity of cisplatin in cancer cells, Vedant Buwa

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DESALINATION SYSTEM WITH SORPTION-BASED ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE TECHNOLOGY, Shiying Cai

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Enhancing Lithium-Ion Battery Equivalent Circuit Models: Innovations in Parameter Derivation and Simulation, Logan R. Canull

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Statistical methods for gene selection and genetic association studies, Xuewei Cao

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DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF A LOW MASS VIBRATORY LUNAR COMPACTOR, Charles Carey

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SUPPORTING TEAM INNOVATION WITH DESIGN THINKING COGNITIVE STRATEGIES, Lisa M. Casper

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Developing a regional scale landslide early warning system in a data-sparse region using remote sensing, geostatistics, and Google Earth Engine, Vishnu Chakrapani Lekha

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MICROSCOPIC AND LABORATORY SCALE CHARACTERIZATION METHODS TO EVALUATE BIOMASS DECONSTRUCTION, Meenaa Chandrasekar

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PROGRAMMING THE BISTABLE DYNAMIC VIBRATION ABSORBERS OF A 1D-METASTRUCTURE FOR ADAPTIVE BROADBAND VIBRATION ABSORPTION, Shantanu H. Chavan

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DYNAMIC MODE DECOMPOSITION APPROACH FOR ESTIMATING THE SHAPE OF A CABLE, Yash Manik Chavan

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Ensuring Data Confidentiality in Computing Devices via Plausibly Deniable Encryption and Secure Deletion, Niusen Chen

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STUDYING EFFECT OF DROUGHT ON SWITCHGRASS AND IDENTIFYING ASSOCIATED MICROBIAL INHIBITORS, Sarvada Hemant Chipkar

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RAIN-INDUCED HAZARDS IN REMOTE, LOW-RESOURCE COMMUNITIES: A CASE STUDY OF FLASH FLOODING IN THE USULUTÁN DEPARTMENT, EL SALVADOR, Natalea Cohen

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COMPARING THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF LETHAL AND NON-LETHAL CONTROL OF WOLF DEPREDATION ON SHEEP IN SOUTHERN IDAHO, Nathan M. Coleman

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Under Ice Photosynthetic Primary Production and Dark Carbon Fixation in a Temperate Freshwater System, Vanessa Cubillos Tellez

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FINDING UTILITY IN HISTORIC MAPS: HOW GEORECTIFICATION CAN ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF LONG-TERM LANDCOVER CHANGES, Olivia Czajka

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TREATING CONTAMINATED WATER: PREDICTING REACTIVITIES OF AQUEOUS ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS WITH HYDRATED ELECTRONS, AND DEVELOPMENT OF A BIOGARDEN TO MANAGE GREYWATER DISCHARGE IN MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA, Rose C. Daily

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SURFACE RECONSTRUCTION IN IRON GARNETS, Sushree Dash

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COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF SEISMIC SIGNALS FROM PACAYA VOLCANO USING DEEP LEARNING EVENT DETECTION, Jessica L. DeVlieg

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THE HIDDEN ROLE OF THE “CO-” PARADIGM IN THE CONCEPTUALIZATION AND APPLICATION OF LIVING LABS, Madelina E. DiLisi

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UHPLC/FT-MS NON-TARGETED SCREENING APPROACH FOR BIOMASS BURNING ORGANIC AEROSOL AND LIQUID SMOKE AS BIOMASS BURNING ORGANIC AEROSOL SURROGATE, D.M.R. Thusitha Dinusha Kumarihami Divisekara

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF USING WASTE GLASS POWDER AND FLY ASH IN ALKALI-ACTIVATED SLAG BINDER AND MORTAR SAMPLES AS PARTIAL PRECURSORS, Sunday A. Eniola

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REMOTE SENSING APPROACH FOR TERRAMECHANICS APPLICATIONS UTILIZING MACHINE AND DEEP LEARNING, Jordan J. Ewing

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ADAPTIVE MODULATION FOR UNDERWATER ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION BASED ON REINFORCEMENT LEARNING, Cheng Fan

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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL HYDROGENATED GRAPHENE, Yuhuan Fei

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AN EXPLORATION OF THE NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL AND COGNITIVE CONTRIBUTORS TO MOVEMENT CORRECTION BEHAVIOR IN YOUNGER AND OLDER ADULTS, Isaac R. Flint

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Direct Recycling of Lithium-ion Battery Materials Using Physical Separation Methods., Tinuade Ololade Folayan

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IMPROVED DUCTILITY IN AN ARTIFICIALLY AGED AL-ZN-MG ALLOY WITH MN ADDITIONS, Daniel S. Freiberg

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Study of nanocomposite materials using molecular dynamics, Prashik Sunil Gaikwad

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An Ambiguous Technique for Nonvisual Text Entry, Dylan C. Gaines

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DEFORMATION ALONG THE KEWEENAW FAULT SYSTEM FROM LAKE LINDEN TO MOHAWK, MICHIGAN, Nolan G. Gamet

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INTEGRATING LIDAR, AEROMAGNETIC, AND GEOLOGICAL FIELD DATA TO IDENTIFY STRUCTURAL-LITHOLOGIC ELEMENTS WITHIN THE ARCHEAN CARNEY LAKE GNEISS COMPLEX, Ian M. Gannon

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MACHINE LEARNING METHODS FOR PREDICTION OF HUMAN INFECTIOUS VIRUS AND IMPUTATION OF HLA ALLELES, Xiaoqing Gao

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ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR LOW FREQUENCY IMPACT SOUND MEASUREMENT FOR BUILDING FIELD TESTS, Sunit Girdhar

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Small Molecules Targeting Fructose Transport, Nazar Gora

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IMPACT OF GRID-CONNECTED IBRs ON AC TRANSMISSION LINE PROTECTION, Subhradeep Gupta

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MICROSCOPIC DYNAMICS OF THE BUBBLE MOTION AND THIN LIQUID FILM DURING BUBBLE IMPACT ON HORIZONTAL AND INCLINED SURFACES, Fatemeh Hamidzadeh

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OPTIMIZING THE EXTRUDABILITY OF 6082 ALUMINUM BY VARYING THE MAGNESIUM AND SILICON CONCENTRATION, Eli A. Harma

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Knowledge discovery on the integrative analysis of electrical and mechanical dyssynchrony to improve cardiac resynchronization therapy, Zhuo He

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Joint Probability Analysis of Extreme Precipitation and Water Level for Chicago, Illinois, Anna Li Holey

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A CASE STUDY ON THE PRACTICE OF CARBON OFFSET PROJECTS IN MICHIGAN: FOREST PRACTITIONERS’ PERSPECTIVES, Zachary B. Hough Solomon

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Tracing the Most Powerful Galactic Cosmic-ray Accelerators with the HAWC Observatory, Dezhi Huang

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Neuroevolution and Machine Learning Research Applied to Connected Automated Vehicle and Powertrain Control, Frédéric F. Jacquelin

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Wavelet-Based Real-Time Harmonic Phasor Estimation in Complex Signals with Inter-harmonics and Transient Events, M A Aziz Jahan

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QUANTIFYING THE EVOLUTION OF STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS FOR COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED NIOBIUM AND TITANIUM HSLA STEEL SHEET, Isabella M.W. Jaszczak

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EVALUATION OF LIDAR UNCERTAINTY AND APPLICATIONS TOWARDS SLAM IN OFF-ROAD ENVIRONMENTS, Zachary D. Jeffries

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Discrete element method-based chip seal application in asphalt pavement maintenance, Dongzhao Jin

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DETECTION AND MUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF A HUMAN PROTEIN ASSOCIATED WITH CANCER AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, Priyanka Dipak Kadav

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DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND TESTING OF AN INVERTED PENDULUM THRUST STAND FOR LOW POWER HALL-EFFECT THRUSTERS, Joshua M. Kalkman

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EXPLORING GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR RESPONSES TO BASALTIC TERRAIN FOR UPCOMING LUNAR EXPEDITIONS, Caleb J. Kaminski

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Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Eye Banking, Ranit Karmakar

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ACCEPTING CHANGE: FACETS OF ACCEPTANCE & SUSTAINABLE REDEVELOPMENT, Zoe L. Ketola

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ORIGINS OF OPTICAL PROPERTIES IN NATURAL ORGANIC MATTER AND FLUORESCENT ANIMALS, Nastaran Khademimoshgenani

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HYDRO CYCLONIC SEPARATION OF POLYESTER MICROFIBERS FROM WASHING MACHINE WASTEWATER, Joe Kulkarni

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An exploration of cloud droplet growth by condensation and collision-coalescence in a convection-cloud chamber, Jacob T. Kuntzleman

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CHARACTERIZATION OF VERNAL POOLS ACROSS NATIONAL PARKS IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION, Samantha R. Kurkowski

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IMPACTS OF INTRODUCED EARTHWORMS ON SUGAR MAPLE SAP CHEMISTRY AND THE DISCOURSE OF INVASION ECOLOGY, Shelby Nicole Lane-Clark

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EUTROPHICATION ON TWIN LAKES: APPLYING A PHOSPHORUS BUDGET AND SHORELINE SURVEYS TO ASSESS CURRENT & HISTORICAL LAKE HEALTH, Tyler K. LeMahieu

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EXERCISE IS MEDICINE® ON CAMPUS: A NATIONAL ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNITY IMPACT, Isaac M. Lennox

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CEREMONY AND STORYWORK: DECOLONIZING STRATEGIES IN CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS DOCUMENTARY FILM, April E. Lindala

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ADDITIVE P-VALUE COMBINATION TEST, Xing Ling

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EXPLICIT RULE LEARNING: A COGNITIVE TUTORIAL METHOD TO TRAIN USERS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE/MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEMS, Anne Linja

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND SLIP KINEMATICS OF THE KEWEENAW FAULT SYSTEM BETWEEN BÊTE GRISE BAY AND GRATIOT LAKE, KEWEENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, Daniel J. Lizzadro-McPherson

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Finer details of language modeling: text segmentation, working within resource limits, and watermarking, Evan Gordon Lucas

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MEMORY OPTIMIZATIONS FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT COMPUTER SYSTEMS, Zhiyuan Lu

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INVASIVE BUCKTHORN MAPPING: A UAV-BASED APPROACH UTILIZING MACHINE LEARNING, GIS, AND REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN, Vikranth Madeppa

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INVESTIGATING COLLABORATIVE EXPLAINABLE AI (CXAI)/SOCIAL FORUM AS AN EXPLAINABLE AI (XAI) METHOD IN AUTONOMOUS DRIVING (AD), Tauseef Ibne Mamun