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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2018

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A BAYESIAN NETWORK APPROACH TO BATTERY AGING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION AND GRID INTEGRATION, Mehdi Jafari

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A Bluetooth Low-Energy Wireless Sensor Platform for Continuous Monitoring of a Bioreactor Environment during Cell Manufacturing, Brad Nelson

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ABOVE-GROUND BIOMASS AND CARBON ESTIMATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FORESTS IN TURKEY, Cuma Uykun

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Accessing Library Space: Spatial Rhetorics From the U.S. to France and Back Again, Emily Simmons

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A COMBINED HIGH SALT PLUS FRUCTOSE DIET MEDIATES HYPERTENSION, Taija Marie Hahka

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Active and Reactive Power Control of Flexible Loads for Distribution-Level Grid Services, Jingyuan Wang

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ACUTE AND CHRONIC RESPONSES TO EXERCISE WITH BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION, Matthew A. Kilgas

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ACUTE CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES TO NOVEL COMBINATIONS OF RESISTANCE AND AEROBIC EXERCISE, Travis Wakeham

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ADDRESSING POLICY CHALLENGES TO WOODY BIOPOWER PRODUCTION: SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE, BIOMASS CERTIFICATION AND LIMITED POLICY SUPPORT, John B. Barnett

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AGILE–STAGE GATE MANAGEMENT (ASGM): NPD IMPLEMENTATION PRACTICES FROM GLOBAL FIRMS DEVELOPING COMPLEX, PHYSICAL PRODUCTS, John J. Salvato

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A JOURNEY TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING BIOLOGY HOLISTICALLY AT THE NANOSCALE, Trevor Moser

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ALGORITHMS FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF GENE REGULATORY NETWORKS FROM HIGH -THROUGHPUT GENE EXPRESSION DATA, Wenping Deng

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A LITERATURE REVIEW ON THE CURRENT STATE OF SECURITY AND PRIVACY OF MEDICAL DEVICES AND SENSORS WITH BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY, Todd O. Arney

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A model to predict concentrations and uncertainty for mercury species in lakes, Ashley Hendricks

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ANALYSIS OF INJECTION PARAMETERS INFLUENCING GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION COMPRESSION IGNITION (GDICI) ENGINE OPERATION IN LTC USING NAPHTHA, Devyani Patil

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Analysis of the Shock Response Spectrum and Resonant Plate Testing Methods, William Larsen

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ANALYZING THE LIFE-CYCLE OF UNSTABLE SLOPES USING APPLIED REMOTE SENSING WITHIN AN ASSET MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK, El Hachemi Y. Bouali

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A New Technique to Determine Accommodation Coefficients of Cryogenic Propellants, Kishan Bellur

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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF FUEL SPRAY INTERACTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND ENGINE APPLICATIONS, Le Zhao

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AN INJECTABLE THERMOSENSITIVE BIODEGRADABLE HYDROGEL EMBEDDED WITH SNAP CONTAINING PLLA MICROPARTICLES FOR SUSTAINED NITRIC OXIDE (NO) DELIVERY FOR WOUND HEALING, Nikhil Mittal

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ANOMALY INFERENCE BASED ON HETEROGENEOUS DATA SOURCES IN AN ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, Yachen Tang

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Application of remote sensing and machine learning modeling to post-wildfire debris flow risks, Priscilla Addison

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APPLICATION OF SEISMIC RADIAL ANISOTROPY FOR NEAR-SURFACE FRACTURES IDENTIFICATION, Jer-Yu Jeng

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APPLICATIONS OF ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM (ROS) TO MOBILE MICROGRID FORMATION OUTDOORS, John Naglak

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Articulating Digital Archival Practice Within Writing Program Administration: A Theoretical Framework, Amanda Girard

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Automatic Selection of MapReduce Machine Learning Algorithms: A Model Building Approach, Fraggle Franklin

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Bridging the Gap Between Micro- and Macrocognition: Testing the Multifunction Mental Model Hypothesis, Brittany Nelson

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CAPILLARY-ASSISTED ENHANCED CONDENSATION HEAT TRANSFER FOR LOW SURFACE TENSION LIQUIDS, Gnana Vishnu Durgam

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CHANGES IN PARTICIPATION AND THE DEVEOLOPMENT OF A LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS IN A VIDEO CLUB IN ALBANIA, Zachary S. Blehm

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CHARACTERIZING CDOM SPECTRAL VARIABILITY FROM SEAS TO SPACE, Brice Grunert

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COLD START ANALYSIS AND MODELING OF A DIRECT-INJECTION GASOLINE ENGINE, Yash Borghate

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Commercialization of the Carbon Nanotube Thermophone for Active Noise Control Applications, Steven A. Senczyszyn

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Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change: from Conviction to Persuasion, Emma Lozon

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COMPARISON OF KARSTIFICATION METHODS AND ISOSTATIC REBOUND IN THE SUWANNEE RIVER BASIN, FLORIDA, Toni Larche

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CONTEXTUALIZING “CHANGE”: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE “CHANGE” SLOGAN IN NIGERIAN POLITICAL DISCOURSE (2014 TO PRESENT), Olayemi Benjamin Awotayo

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Controlling light with metadevices, Xu Zhang

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Control Oriented Modeling of an Automotive Drivetrain for Anti-Jerk Control, Gurijala Venkat Prithvi Reddy

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Cyber-Based Contingency Analysis and Insurance Implications of Power Grid, Zhiyuan Yang

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DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF AUDITORY-SUPPORTED AIR GESTURE CONTROLS IN VEHICLES, Jason Sterkenburg

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DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC RAILGUN, Nihar S. Brahmbhatt

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DESIGN OPTIMIZATION AND HIGH CYCLE FATIGUE ANALYSIS AND OF A DIFFERENTIAL CASE, Praveen Bulusu Surya Naga

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED SERVICE MODEL TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL HEALTH LIBRARIES FOR CONSUMERS, Nathan Gauss

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DEVELOPMENT OF BOSCH RATE OF INJECTION MEASUREMENT PROCEDURE AND RESULTS, Tyler Menucci

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Development of Open Source Software and Hardware Tool-Chains for Novel Electronics, Shane Oberloier

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Digitization of the World: A Phenomenology of Digitization, Thomas C. Adolphs

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DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF RUPTURE FORCE OF SINGLE TRIAZOLE MOLECULE BY ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE AND SOLID PHASE SYNTHESIS OF MONODISPERSE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS, Ashok Khanal

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DISASTER RISK IN THE LAKE NYOS AREA, CAMEROON: EFFECTS OF THE GAS HAZARD AND SOCIALLY PRODUCED VULNERABILITY, Mary Witucki

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ECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF FORAGING AND LIFE-HISTORY IN THREE COLD-ADAPTED SPECIES, Andrew Von Duyke

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ECOLOGIES OF SPONSORSHIP: WHAT FITBIT USERS CAN TEACH US ABOUT DIGITAL LITERACY, Kimberly Tweedale

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Effect of Hierarchical Structure and Orientation on Water-Repellent Legs of Water-Walking Insects, Georgia Hurchalla

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EFFECTS AND LIMITATIONS OF RESIDUAL ALLOYING ELEMENTS IN SILICON SOLID SOLUTION STRENGTHENED FERRITIC DUCTILE IRON, Julia Scruton

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EFFECTS OF APPLYING STUDENT-CENTERED TECHNIQUES IN MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT: A CAMEROON CASE STUDY, Jomara Alexandra Laboy Rivera

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EFFECTS OF CO-PRODUCT USES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF HYDROCARBON BIOFUEL FROM ONE- AND TWO-STEP PYROLYSIS OF POPLAR, Daniel G. Kulas

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EFFECTS OF MASS AND DISTANCE UNCERTAINTIES ON CALCULATIONS OF FLUX FROM GIANT MOLECULAR CLOUDS, Matt Coel

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ELECTRO-MECHANICAL-THERMAL MODELING AND STABILITY OF PULSED POWER LOADS ON A DC NETWORK, Joshua Allen Dillon

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ELEVATED L-LACTATE DRIVES MAJOR CELLULAR PATHOLOGIES ASSOCIATED WITH NEURODEGENERATION, Jessica Behnke

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EMPLOYING DIELECTRIC-BASED MEDIA FOR CONTROLLING FIELD PATTERNS AND WAVE PROPAGATION IN ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICES, Navid Pourramzan Gandji

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Energy Storage Control and Requirements For Inverter-Based Microgrids, Mehrzad Mohammadi Bijaieh

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ESTIMATION OF DBH USING TREE VARIABLES DERIVED FROM AERIAL LiDAR FOR FORD FOREST, BARAGA, MICHIGAN, Tugay Demiraslan

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current Atmospheric Refraction Models in Predicting Sunrise and Sunset Times, Teresa Wilson

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EVALUATING THE INTERACTIVE ROLES OF SOIL NUTRIENTS AND POLYPLOIDY ON COMPETITIVE OUTCOMES OF CHAMERION ANGUSTIFOLIUM, Angela Walczyk

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EVALUATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND APPLICATION OF MODELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND TRANSPORT OF ATMOSPHERE-SURFACE EXCHANGEABLE POLLUTANTS (ASEPs), Tanvir Khan

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EVALUATION OF DRIVER BEHAVIOR AT HIGHWAY-RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND DRIVER DEMOGRAPHICS, Alawudin Salim

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Evaporation of a sessile droplet on a slope, Mitch Timm

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EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION OF DUAL FUEL DIESEL- NATURAL GAS RCCI COMBUSTION IN A HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL ENGINE, Mufaddel Dahodwala

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EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING STUDY OF PARTICULATE MATTER OXIDATION UNDER LOADING CONDITIONS FOR A SCR CATALYST ON A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER, Abhishek Jadav

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF IMPINGED DROPLET DYNAMICS, Nitisha Ahuja

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Exploring how Reflective Exercises affect First-Year Engineering Epistemological and Intelligence Beliefs, Amber J. Kemppainen

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Extending Maneuverability of Internally Actuated Underwater Gliders, An Attempt to Develop an Open Platform For Research and Education, Saeedeh Ziaeefard

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Factors Contributing to Elevated Concentrations of Mercury and PCBs in Fish in the Inland Lakes of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior, Mugdha Priyadarshini

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FIRST-PRINCIPLES INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERFACIAL PROPERTIES OF BORON NITRIDE, Kevin Waters

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GENERALIZABLE MODELING OF CHARGE TRANSPORT IN SINGLE ELECTRON TRANSISTOR DEVICES: APPLICATION TO THERMAL SENSITIVITY IN SEMICONDUCTING ISLAND SYSTEMS, Paniz Khanmohammadi Hazaveh

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GROUND DEFORMATION STUDIES AND EVACUATION BEHAVIOR DURING ERUPTIONS AT GUATEMALAN VOLCANOES, Hans Lechner

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HIGH ACCURACY METHODS AND REGULARIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR FLUID FLOWS AND FLUID-FLUID INTERACTION, Mustafa Aggul

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HOW DO ANGRY DRIVERS RESPOND TO EMOTIONAL MUSIC? A COMPREHENSIVE PERSPECTIVE ON ASSESSING EMOTION, Seyedeh Maryam Fakhr Hosseini

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IMPACT OF INRUSH CURRENTS AND GEOMAGNETICALLY INDUCED CURRENTS ON TRANSFORMER BEHAVIOR, Nishchal Sharma

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Implementing Write Compression in Flash Memory Using Zeckendorf Two-Round Rewriting Codes, Vincent T. Druschke

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Intelligent and Secure Underwater Acoustic Communication Networks, Chaofeng Wang

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INTERPLAY OF IONIC TRANSPORT AND CRYSTAL FACETS IN LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CATHODES, Wentao Yao

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INTRASPECIFIC GENETIC VARIATION, POPULATION STRUCTURE, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE INVASIVE AQUATIC MACROPHYTE EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL (Myriophyllum spicatum) IN WATERBODIES WITH AND WITHOUT HISTORIES OF CHEMICAL HERBICIDE TREATMENT ACROSS MICHIGAN, Taylor Zallek

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INVESTIGATING MIDAIR VIRTUAL KEYBOARD INPUT USING A HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY, Jiban Krishna Adhikary

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INVESTIGATION OF MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF PARTICULATE/FIBER/POLYMER COMPOSITES, Julie Tomasi

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Investigation of microphysical properties of laboratory and atmospheric clouds using digital in-line holography, Neel Desai

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INVESTIGATION ON THE POTENTIAL OF A CO2 CAPTURE SYSTEM, DOWNSTREAM OF THE AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM FOR A HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE APPLICATION, Murchana Pathak

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INVITATIONAL RHETORIC: AN ENGAGED PEDAGOGY FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, Linford Odartey Lamptey

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Joint Analysis for Multiple Traits, Zhenchuan Wang

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JOINT ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE PHENOTYPES IN ASSOCIATION STUDIES, Xiaoyu Liang

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KINESTHETIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE SIMULATION USING AN ONLINE INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE HANDS-ON ABILITY, David Leach

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Kinetic Landscape and Unalloyed Potential: Rethinking the Extractive Landscape of Michigan's Native Mass Copper Mining Industry, Sean Gohman

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LINEAR RING RESONATOR MODULATOR FOR MICROWAVE PHOTONIC LINKS, Arash Hosseinzadeh

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Long-term Changes in Extreme Air Pollution Meteorology and Implications for Air Quality, Pei Hou

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MAGNETLESS AND TOPOLOGICAL EDGE MODE-BASED ON-CHIP ISOLATORS AND SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING IN MAGNETO-OPTIC MEDIA, Dolendra Karki

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Manipulation of Genes Involved in Secondary Cell Wall Development During Wood Formation in Poplar, Kavitha Satish Kumar

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MEASUREMENT OF PLANAR FAULT PROBABILITIES IN AUSTEMPERED DUCTILE IRON AND 304L STAINLESS STEEL, Nathan Peterson

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Meniscus Modeling and Emission Studies of an Ionic Liquid Ferrofluid Electrospray Source Emitting from a Magneto-Electric Instability, Brandon Jackson

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MICROBIAL COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO LIGHT AND HEAVY CRUDE OIL IN FRESHWATER SYSTEMS, Timothy M. Butler

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Mitigating the Effect of Misspeculations in Superscalar Processors, Zhaoxiang Jin

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MODELING AND ANALYSIS FOR DRIVELINE JERK CONTROL, Prince Lakhani

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MODELING CANOPY EFFECT IN THE GREAT LAKES CLADOPHORA MODEL, Ankita Bakshi

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Modeling Data Center Co-Tenancy Performance Interference, Wei Kuang