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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

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ESTIMATION OF MULTI-DIRECTIONAL ANKLE IMPEDANCE AS A FUNCTION OF LOWER EXTREMITY MUSCLE ACTIVATION, Lauren Knop

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EXAMINING ASPEN EXPANSION FROM BEFORE AND AFTER PRESCRIBED BURNING IN A NATIVE FESCUE GRASSLAND THROUGH GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUES, Christopher Anderson

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EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF SPLIT HOPKINSON PRESSURE BAR TEST ON BOROSILICATE GLASS, Mayank K. Bagaria

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Experimental Characterization of Hydraulic System Sound, Ben Kolb

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EXPLORING THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF MICROSCALE PHENOMENA ON ELECTRODE, MICRODEVICE, AND CELLULAR FUNCTION, Sanaz Habibi

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EXTREME MOLECULAR DIVERSITY IN BIOMASS BURNING ATMOSPHERIC ORGANIC AEROSOL OBSERVED THROUGH ULTRAHIGH RESOLUTION MASS SPECTROMETRY, M. Brege

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FLOOD INUNDATION MAPPING FOR HURON CREEK, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, Sarah Washko

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Formative Interests and Pathways to Natural Resources Careers Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Laura Burmann

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Fortune and Failure - Gold and Silver Smelting in the Colorado Rockies 1861 to 1900, Andrew Mueller

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Gendered Recreational Fisheries Management and North American Natural Resource Policy, Erin Burkett

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GOLD MINING AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN AFRICA AND THE CASE OF GHANA, Josephine Amponsem

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GROUND VEHICLE DRIVING AIDS: ASSESSING DRIVER WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE IN DEGRADED VISUAL ENVIRONMENTS, Kayla Riegner

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HARVEST INTENSITY AND DELINEATION OF OUTWASH SOILS IN WISCONSIN, Robert Richard

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HIGH INJECTION PRESSURE DME IGNITION AND COMBUSTION PROCESSES: EXPERIMENT AND SIMULATION, Xiucheng Zhu

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HIGH ORDER BOUND-PRESERVING DISCONTINUOUS GALERKIN METHODS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING, Ziyao Xu

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HOMETRACKER: A HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR FOOD/ENERGY/WATER METABOLISM, Nichole Mackey

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HYDROLOGIC IMPACTS AND TRADE-OFFS ASSOCIATED WITH FOREST-BASED BIOENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE AMERICAS, Azad Heidari

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Impact of Industrial Biocides on Bacterial Isolates from Hydraulic Fracturing Produced Water, Waad Ahmed Aljohani

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IMPACT OF PRACTICAL EDUCATION NETWORK ON STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN THE GHANAIAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM, Jake Babb

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IMPROVED LOW-FREQUENCY IMPACT INSULATION CLASS MEASUREMENTS BASED ON COMPARISON TECHNIQUES, Sunit Girdhar

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IMPROVED METHODS FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF VIABLE ASCARIS SUUM AND APPLICATION TO BIOSOLIDS, Tanner Keyzers

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INFLUENCE OF MICRO-NUCLEATE BOILING ON ANNULAR FLOW REGIME HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT VALUES AND FLOW PARAMETERS – FOR HIGH HEAT-FLUX FLOW BOILING OF WATER, Soroush Sepahyar

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INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS ENGINEERING (ICME) INVESTIGATION OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY AND THERMODYNAMIC STABILITY FOR PRECIPITATION STRENGTHENED Al-Zn-Zr AND Al-Zn-Ni TERNARY ALLOYS, Oladeji Fadayomi

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INTEMPERATE MEN: ALCOHOL AND AUTONOMY WITHIN THE LUMBER CAMPS OF MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA, Tyler D. Allen

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INTERACTIVE SONIFICATION STRATEGIES FOR THE MOTION AND EMOTION OF DANCE PERFORMANCES, Steven Landry

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Investigating Microalloying Elements to Accelerate Zirconium Trialuminide Precipitation in Aluminum Alloys, Philip D. Staublin

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INVESTIGATION OF LIGHT TRANSPORT AND SCATTERING IN TURBULENT CLOUDS: SIMULATIONS AND LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS, Corey D. Packard

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INVESTIGATION OF LONG TERM PILLAR STABILITY IN AN ABANDONED GYPSUM MINE BASED ON DISSOLUTION MODELS, Mohammadhossein Sadeghiamirshahidi

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KEWEENAW FAULT GEOMETRY AND SLIP KINEMATICS - BÊTE GRISE BAY, KEWEENAW PENINSULA, MICHIGAN, Colin Tyrrell

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Laser Induced Phase Transformations and Fluorescence Measurements from Nanodiamond Particles, Nick Videtich

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LIGHT PROPAGATION THROUGH A TURBULENT CLOUD: COMPARISON OF MEASURED AND COMPUTED EXTINCTION, Eduardo Rodriguez-feo Bermudez

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LINKING HISTORICAL, FIELD, AND SATELLITE DATA TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GAS EMISSIONS AND VEGETATION CHANGE IN THE PUHIMAU GEOTHERMAL AREA EAST RIFT ZONE KILAUEA, HAWAII, Christie Torres Rosa

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LITHIUM-ION BATTERY DEGRADATION EVALUATION THROUGH BAYESIAN NETWORK METHOD FOR RESIDENTIAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, Khalid Khan

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LOCATION, ORBIT AND ENERGY OF A METEOROID IMPACTING THE MOON DURING THE LUNAR ECLIPSE OF JANUARY 21, 2019 & TESTING THE WEAK EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE WITH COSMOLOGICAL GAMMA RAY BURSTS, Matipon Tangmatitham

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Magnetic Characterization of Iron Formations from drill cores near Iron Mountain, Michigan, Adren Rigdon

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METHOD CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMPOUND IDENTIFICATION IN COMPLEX MIXTURES USING ELECTROSPRAY IONIZATION ULTRAHIGH RESOLUTION MASS SPECTROMETRY, Tyler Leverton

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Mining the Evidence: Public Comments, Evidence-Based Policymaking, and a Controversial Mine, Sun V. Nguyen

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MISEXPRESSION OF CANCER/TESTIS (CT) GENES IN TUMOR CELLS AND THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF DREAM COMPLEX AND THE RETINOBLASTOMA PROTEIN RB IN SOMA-TO-GERMLINE TRANSFORMATION, SABHA M. ALHEWAT

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Modeling and Control of Maximum Pressure Rise Rate in RCCI Engines, Aditya Basina

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MODELING CHEVY VOLT GEN II SUPERVISORY CONTROLLER IN CHARGE SUSTAINING OPERATION, Saurabh Bhasme

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MODELING OF THERMAL DYNAMICS IN CHEVROLET VOLT GEN II HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE FOR INTEGRATED POWERTRAIN AND HVAC OPTIMAL OPERATION THROUGH CONNECTIVITY, Nehal Doshi

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MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF FREE TROPOSPHERIC ORGANIC AEROSOL AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS FOR MOLECULAR FORMULA ASSIGNMENT, Simeon Schum