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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2020

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3D PRINTING OF IRON OXIDE INCORPORATED POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE SOFT MAGNETIC ACTUATOR, Rasoul Bayaniahangar

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A CLUSTER ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL MEDIA USE IN THE ANGLOPHONE CRISIS IN CAMEROON: A CASE STUDY OF FACEBOOK POSTS., Neh Claudia Soh

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Acute physiological responses to arm-cranking with blood flow restriction, Benjamin Cockfield

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Aperture-Level Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (STAR) with Digital Phased Arrays, Ian Cummings

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Assessing the Accuracy of a UAV Snow Depth Survey: Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska CALM Grid, Ian Nichols

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Cosmic-Ray Acceleration in the Cygnus OB2 Stellar Association, Binita Hona

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DEMAND-DRIVEN EXECUTION USING FUTURE GATED SINGLE ASSIGNMENT FORM, Omkar Javeri

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Detection and thermal stabilization of virus based on surface properties, Xue Mi

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Development of a Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Communication System, Zijian Zhu

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DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER MOVEMENT ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR’S TERRESTRIAL-STREAM-COASTAL INTERFACE, Karl M. Meingast

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DYNAMIC TESTING: AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO DEFECT IDENTIFICATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED PARTS, Aimee Allen

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ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBER SCAFFOLDS AS A PLATFORM FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH, Carolynn Que

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ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SAVINGS ANALYSIS OF A PHEV IN REAL WORLD DRIVING THROUGH VEHICLE CONNECTIVITY USING VEHICLE PLATOONING, BLENDED MODE OPERATION AND ENGINE START-STOP OPTIMIZERS, Pruthwiraj Santhosh

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FLUID INCLUSION STUDY OF SELECTED CALCITE ASSOCIATED WITH NATIVE COPPER, QUINCY MINE, KEWEENAW PENINSULA, MICHIGAN, David Kelly

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Generative Design in Energy Efficient Buildings, Johanna Thill

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GIS-BASED TRENDING ANALYSIS OF CROPLAND ASSOCIATED WITH RIPARIAN FROM 2008 TO 2018 IN WISCONSIN, Yanyun Li

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE ZERO LIQUID DISCHARGE (ZLD) TREATMENT OF HIGH-SALINITY BRINES USING A MULTIPLE-EFFECT ABSORPTION DISTILLATION CONCEPT, Sunil Pinnu

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INCREASING ACCESS TO PV TECHNOLOGY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE RACKING: A REVIEW OF EXISTING LITERATURE AND GROUND MOUNTED FIXED TILT DESIGNS, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE NEXT, Parijata Prabhakara

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JOINT SIMULATION OF CONTINUOUS AND CATEGORICAL VARIABLES FOR MINERAL RESOURCE MODELING AND RECOVERABLE RESERVES CALCULATION, Sentle Augustinus Hlajoane

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Life History Variation in Migratory Salmonid Populations, Christopher Adams

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LIVESTOCK-WILDLIFE DYNAMICS AND SUBSEQUENT HUMAN RESPONSES IN MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES WITHIN MEXICO’S NATIONALLY PROTECTED AREAS, Deanna Seil

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MatlabTA: A Style Critiquer For Novice Engineering Students, Marissa L. Walther

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Measurement of current distribution in the land channel direction of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, Chinmay Kulkarni

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Mechanisms of Pathogen Inactivation in Wastewater and Pharmaceutical Applications, Christa L. Meingast

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MODELING THE EFFECTS OF WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS ON WATER QUALITY IN GREATER CLEVELAND, OHIO, Mike Foster

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MULTISCALE MODELING OF CARBON FIBERS/GRAPHENE NANOPLATELETS/EPOXY HYBRID COMPOSITES FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, Hashim Al Mahmud

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Nanofiber Scaffolds as 3D Culture Platforms, Stephanie Bule

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Optimal Mission Planning of Autonomous Mobile Agents for Applications in Microgrids, Sensor Networks, and Military Reconnaissance, Casey D. Majhor

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OPTIMIZATION OF SHAPE AND CONTROL OF LINEAR AND NONLINEAR WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS, Jiajun Song

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Phase Resolved Analysis of Pulsar PSR J2032.2+4126, Aishwarya Satyawan Dahiwale

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RATIOMETRIC NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR THE SENSITIVE DETECTION OF INTRACELLULAR pH AND BIO-THIOLS IN LIVE CELLS, Shuai Xia

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Reconstruction of the 2018 Anak Krakatau collapse using PlanetScope imaging and numerical modeling, Davide Saviano

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Role of microRNA-483 in Pancreatic β-Cells, Jackson Waugh

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Sensor Fusion and Non-linear MPC controller development studies for Intelligent Autonomous vehicular systems, Ahammad Basha Dudekula

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SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF THE INFRASTRUCTURAL DEMANDS OF INTEGRATING 5G TECHNOLOGY: A CASE STUDY IN THE CITY OF DETROIT, Gregory Putman

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Sub-Sampled Matrix Approximations, Joy Azzam

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLEX ABDOMINAL SPOT PATTERNS IN THREE DROSOPHILA SPECIES, William A. Dion

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THE INFLUENCE OF LANDFORMS AND SAMPLING APPROACHES ON RIPARIAN BUFFER AREA AND COMPLEXITY, Houjun Ding

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The singular value expansion for compact and non-compact operators, Daniel Crane

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TOWARDS EFFICIENT WATER TREATMENT: MECHANISM OF COLLOIDAL FOULING OF ULTRAFILTRATION MEMBRANES, Ikenna Henry Ozofor

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UNIFORM THREE-CLASS REGULAR PARTIAL STEINER TRIPLE SYSTEMS WITH UNIFORM DEGREES, Prangya Rani Parida

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“YOU DON’T NEED PEOPLE’S OPINIONS ON A FACT!”: SATIRICAL COMEDY CORRECTS CLIMATE CHANGE DISINFORMATION, Shelly A. Galliah

Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2019

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3D PRINTING IN LOW RESOURCE HEALTHCARE SETTINGS: ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL IMPLEMENTATIONS, Alenna Beroza

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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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ACCESSIBLE ACCESS CONTROL: A VISUALIZATION SYSTEM FOR ACCESS CONTROL POLICY MANAGEMENT, Man Wang

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A Characterization of Colorectal Carcinoma In Patients From The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Cathy Bammert

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ACOUSTIC LOCALIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR APPLICATION IN NEAR-SHORE ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTS, Miles B. Penhale

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A CRITICAL REVIEW OF CURRENT APPROACHES AND PRACTICES IN COMPUTING ETHICS EDUCATION, Sophia Farquhar

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Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in Turbulent Clouds: A Combined Cloud Chamber and Theoretical Study, Kamal Kant Chandrakar

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A Hybrid-Powered Wireless System for Multiple Biopotential Monitoring, Shawn Li

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ALGORITHMS AND OPTIMAL CONTROL FOR SPACECRAFT MAGNETIC ATTITUDE MANEUVERS, Mohammed Desouky

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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF A PASSIVE NOx ADSORBER (PNA) FOR THE REDUCTION OF COLD START DIESEL EMISSIONS, Conor Berndt

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APPLICATION OF A DISTRIBUTED HYDROLOGIC MODEL FOR THE ANALYSIS OF LAND USE CHANGE IN KEDOUGOU, SENEGAL, Francisco Perez

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

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APPLICATION OF SENSOR FUSION FOR SI ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS AND COMBUSTION FEEDBACK, FNU Muralidhar Nischal

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APPLICATION OF SHORT TANDEM TARGET MIMIC (STTM) TECHNIQUE FOR FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF MICRO-RNA396 IN TRANSGENIC POPLAR TREES, Surattana Boonsai

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Approximation of the Generalized Singular Value Expansion, Matthew Jacob Roberts

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A Preliminary Sustainability Analysis of Producing Class A Biosolids with Conventional and Low-Cost, Low-Tech Processes, Janna Brown

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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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A Smart Implantable Bone Fixation Plate Providing Actuation and Load Monitoring for Orthopedic Fracture Healing, Brad Nelson

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ASSESSING BENTHIC RECOVERY IN THE TORCH LAKE AOC, Anya Clare Leach

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ASSESSING SOIL COMPACTION FOLLOWING A WINTER TIMBER HARVEST IN THE WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN, Rafia Rahman

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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 STUDY ON THE CHALLENGES TO BOYS' EDUCATION IN SABIE, MOZAMBIQUE, Rachel Ledebuhr

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Attitudes about Acceptable Risk in the Context of the Biodiversity Crisis, Thomas Offer-Westort

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Automotive Driveline Backlash State and Size Estimator Design for Anti-Jerk Control, Kaushal Kumar Darokar

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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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“BECAUSE WE HAVE CHOSEN A LIFE OF PEACE”: A QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE STUDY OF VEGAN FOOD NARRATIVES, Silke H. Feltz

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BIOGEOCHEMICAL RESPONSE TO VEGETATION AND HYDROLOGIC CHANGE IN AN ALASKAN BOREAL FEN ECOSYSTEM, Danielle L. Rupp

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDRAULIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TORQUE CONVERTER AND TRANSMISSION DURING TRANSIENT EVENTS, Mark Woodland

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CHARACTERIZING FRESHWATER PHYTOPLANKTON DYNAMICS WITH ELECTRO-OPTICAL REMOTE SENSING, Michael Sayers

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Characterizing the physicochemical properties of TDP-43 protein and Acetylated Amyloid β peptides to discern its role in neurodegenerative diseases, Rashmi Adhikari

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CLOSED LOOP ENERGY MAXIMIZING CONTROL OF A WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER USING AN ESTIMATED LINEAR MODEL THAT APPROXIMATES THE NONLINEAR FROUDE-KRYLOV FORCE, Yaqzan Mohd Yaqzan

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COMMUNITY DETECTION IN COMPLEX NETWORKS AND APPLICATION TO DENSE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS LOCALIZATION, Sakineh Yazdanparast

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COMMUNITY SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAMS: A BRIGHT SPOT FOR JUST ENERGY POLICY?, Emily Prehoda

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Comparative Study and Design of Economical Sound Intensity Probe, Karan Gundre

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Contextual Bandit Modeling for Dynamic Runtime Control in Computer Systems, Jason Hiebel

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CRACK PATTERN SIMULATION OF PRESSURIZED BOROSILICATE GLASS TUBE UNDER PELLET IMPACT USING ALE METHOD, Omkar Bhumkar

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CREDIT RISK ANALYSIS USING MACHINE LEARNING AND NEURAL NETWORKS, Dhruv Dhanesh Thanawala

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DATA SET GENERATION USING DEEP LEARNING ALGORITHMS AND VISUAL FEATURE TRACKING, Kusuma Pallapotu

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DEGRADABLE ZINC MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON BIOCOMPATIBILITY IN AN IN-VIVO MURINE MODEL, Roger J. Guillory II

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS TO REDUCE THE IMPACTS OF MACHETE INJURIES FOR INDIGENOUS NGÄBE SUBSISTENCE FARMERS IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA, Micah Koller

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Design of a Viability Test for Freshwater Prawn Aquaculture of Two Different Macrobrachium Species in Aneityum, Vanuatu, Cameron Koizumi

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Development of a 2D SCR Catalyst on a Diesel Particulate Filter Model for Design and Control Applications to a Ultra Low NOx Aftertreatment System, Venkata Chundru

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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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DEVELOPMENT OF THE COIL VOLUME METHOD FOR TIME-DOMAIN SIMULATION OF INTERNAL FAULTS IN TRANSFORMERS, Elizaveta Egorova

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Digital Rhetoric of Cosmopolitanism: A Case Study of Thai Students at Michigan Technological University, Aranya Srijongjai

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Discontinuous Galerkin methods for convection-diffusion equations and applications in petroleum engineering, Nattaporn Chuenjarern

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ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF TROPICAL WOODY SPECIES TO AMBIENT AND ELEVATED TEMPERATURES, Kelsey R. Carter

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Ecotourism and Women's Empowerment: A Case Study in Quintana Roo Mexico, Mayra Sanchez Morgan

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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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EFFECT OF SENSOR ERRORS ON AUTONOMOUS STEERING CONTROL AND APPLICATION OF SENSOR FUSION FOR ROBUST NAVIGATION, Shuvodeep Bhattacharjya

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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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EFFECTS OF VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION ON EXHAUST ENTHALPY AND ENGINE OUT EMISSIONS, Zakarie Parker

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ELECTRO-OPTIC ANTENNA ELEMENTS FOR PASSIVE PHASED ARRAY RADAR, Evan Gawron

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Emotional Affect in Mathematics, Eric Marshall

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Energy Transfer Between Eu2+ and Mn2+ for Na(Sr,Ba)PO4 and Ba2Mg(BO3)2, Kevin Bertschinger

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Enhancing the Resolution of Imaging Systems by Spatial Spectrum Manipulation, Wyatt Adams

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ESTABLISHMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ERASTIN-RESISTANT TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER CELL MODELS, Morgan Charbonneau

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ESTIMATION AND PREDICTION OF THE HUMAN GAIT DYNAMICS FOR THE CONTROL OF AN ANKLE-FOOT PROSTHESIS, Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro