New Theses and Dissertations Available in the Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new theses and dissertations from the following programs:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Policy
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Forest Science
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library.

Gregory Austin
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisors: Jeffrey Donald Naber and John H Johnson
Thesis title: Effects of Biodiesel Blends on Particulate Matter Oxidation in a Catalyzed Particulate Filter during Active Regeneration

Phillip DePetro
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Martin T Auer
Thesis title: Characterization of Legacy Organic Carbon in a Culturally Eutrophic Lake: The Role of the Historic Carbon Deposition in the Time Course and Extent of Lake Recovery

Brandon Ellefson
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Martin T Auer
Thesis title: Characterizing the Effects of Turbulence on Sediment Oxygen and Sediment Nitrate Demand Using Flow-Through Reactors

Margot Hutchins
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisors: John W Sutherland and John S Gierke
Dissertation title: Framework, Indicators, and Techniques to Support Decision Making Related to Societal Sustainability

Curtis Kvamme
Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management
Advisor: Martin F Jurgensen
Thesis title: A Comparison of Ground Cover and Frequency Estimation Methods for Post-Harvest Soil Monitoring

Jason Makela
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Lyon Bradley King
Dissertation title: Re-generable Field Emission Cathodes for Electric Propulsion

Jessica Montcalm
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Timothy James Scarlett
Thesis title: A Burning Question: Archaeology at the Davenport Pottery and Technological Adaptation in the Mormon Domain

Michael Oisten
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Paul L Bergstrom
Thesis title: The Use of Porous Silicon Technology Towards the Development of a MEMS Based Chemical Vapor Sensor

Laura Pavlot
Master of Science in Environmental Policy
Advisor: Hugh S Gorman
Thesis title: Silver Spring as a Case Example of Implementing Smart Growth Policies

Jayeeta Sarkar
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Devin K Harris
Thesis title: Characterization of the Bond Strength between Ultra High Performance Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays and Concrete Substrates

Harsha Surenahalli
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisors: John H Johnson and Gordon G Parker
Thesis title: A Modeling Study of a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst and Catalyzed Particulate Filter During Loading and Active Regeneration

Erik Westlund
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Donald L Kreher
Dissertation title: Hamilton Decompositions of 6-Regular Abelian Cayley Graphs

Jill Witt
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Advisor: Christopher Raymond Webster
Dissertation title: Patch Selection by Wintering White-Tailed Deer: Consequences for Eastern Hemlock Regeneration at Local and Landscape Scales


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