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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2019

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

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

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

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

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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

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MPC-BASED AUTONOMOUS DRIVING CONTROL WITH LOCALIZED PATH PLANNING FOR OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE AND NAVIGATING SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS, Sai Rajeev Devaragudi

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MULTI-SCALE, CAPILLARY ASSISTED COPPER SURFACES FOR ENHANCED POOL BOILING HEAT TRANSFER PROCESSES, Chetan Agarwal

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NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENT PROBES FOR SENSITIVE DETERMINATION OF LYSOSOMAL & MITOCHONDRIAL pH IN LIVE CELLS, Wafa Mazi

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NETWORKED MICROGRID OPTIMIZATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT, Robert S. Jane

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Northern Hardwood Silviculture: Preferences among Family Forest Owners in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Alexander C. Helman

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OPTICAL VORTEX AND POINCARÉ ANALYSIS FOR BIOPHYSICAL DYNAMICS, Anindya Majumdar

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OPTIMAL POWER FLOW CONTROL OF NETWORKED DC MICROGRIDS, Eddy H. Trinklein

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PADDLE MIXER-EXTRUSION REACTOR FOR TORREFACTION AND PYROLYSIS, Stas Zinchik

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Pathogen and Indicator Organism Inactivation and Quantification for Low-Cost Low-Tech Biosolids Treatment, Karina Eyre

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Perceptions of Forest Change in the Governmental Region of Kaffrine, Senegal, Rhiley E. Allbee

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PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OF A SINGLE CYLINDER, AIR-COOLED, SPARK-IGNITED ENGINE UTILIZING 1-D CYCLE SIMULATION, Chun Wang

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Quit Doing the Lesson and Start Doing Physics, Katelyn McCarthy

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Reexamining the Utility of Existing Climate Adaptation Frameworks Through Application on a Northern Forest, Alexander Rice

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Remotely controlled industrial robotic arm and simulation of automated thermal furnace, Prince Mehandi Ratta

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SEISMIC SIGNALS AND SOURCES AT FUEGO VOLCANO, GUATEMALA DURING JANUARY 2012, Kyle Brill

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Some results on partial difference sets and partial geometries, Eric J. Neubert Jr

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SPATIOTEMPORAL VARIABILITY IN WINTER SEVERITY: CONSEQUENCES FOR WHITE-TAILED DEER POPULATIONS AND HABITAT SUSTAINABILITY, Grace Parikh

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Spread of Emerging Contaminants in Water Distribution Systems, Danielle Pilarski

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR JOINT ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR PHEWAS, Xueling Li

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR MIXED FREQUENCY DATA SAMPLING MODELS, Yun Liu

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Synthesis of Oligodeoxynucleotides Containing Sensitive Electrophiles, Shahien Shahsavari

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TECHNOLOGY FOR INTEGRATED GROYNE-VETIVER EROSION REDUCTION (TIGER): CASE STUDY IN A WEST AFRICAN RIVER, Chase M. West

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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE POSTINDUSTRIAL: SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURES FOR STUDYING THE PAST IN THE PRESENT, Daniel Trepal

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The Impact of Household Biocides and Antibiotics on Aquatic Microbial Community Composition, Abdulaziz Saud M Alrashdi

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THE OREXIN SYSTEM IN DOCA-SALT HYPERTENSION: REGULATION OF VASOPRESSIN, Jeremy Bigalke

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THE ROLE OF EPHEMERAL STRATIFICATION, ANOXIA, AND ENTRAINMENT IN MEDIATING SPATIOTEMPORAL TROPHIC STATE DYNAMICS IN A LAKE MICHIGAN DROWNED RIVER MOUTH SYSTEM (MONA LAKE, MI), Hayden Henderson

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The Solvation Energy of Ions in a Stockmayer Fluid, Cameron John Shock

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TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION OF CHEMICALS AND FUELS FROM THE FAST PYROLYSIS OF WASTE POLYOLEFIN PLASTICS, Ulises Gracida Alvarez

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TOWARDS THE DISCOVERY OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDE CROSS-LINKING AGENTS, Bhaskar Halami

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UNDERSTANDING THE VERY HIGH ENERGY γ-RAY EMISSION FROM A FAST SPINNING NEUTRON STAR ENVIRONMENT, Chad A. Brisbois