New Theses and Dissertations Available in the Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the following programs have new theses and dissertations available in the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Atakan Altinkaynak
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Mahesh Gupta
Dissertation title: Three Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of Polymer Melting and Flow in a Single-Screw Extruder: Optimization of Screw Channel Geometry

John Asplund
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Melissa Sue Keranen
Thesis title: Edge Coloring BIBDs and Constructing MOELRs

Rachel Bradford
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Seth W Donahue
Dissertation title: Exploration of the Role of Serum Factors in Maintaining Bone Mass During Hibernation in Back Bears

Timothy Colling
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: William James Sproule
Dissertation title: Assessing the Impact of Local Agency Traffic Safety Training Using Ethnographic Techniques

Jill Hodges
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Marilyn M Cooper
Dissertation title: Being-In-Relation-To: Personal Writing in Nontraditional Scholarship

Megan Killian
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Tammy Lynn Haut Donahue
Dissertation title: The Influence of Traumatic Impaction and Pathological Loading on Knee Menisci

Rajalakshmi Krishna
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Peter Dane Moran
Dissertation title: Analysis of Transport Properties of Mechanically Alloyed Pb(1-x)Sn(x)Te

Aaron LaLonde
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Peter Dane Moran
Dissertation title: Processing and Characterization of PbSnTe-based Thermoelectric Materials Made by Mechanical Alloying

Agustin Robles Morua
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Co-Advisors: Alex S Mayer and Kathleen E Halvorsen
Dissertation title: Integrated Water and Sanitation Risk Assessment and Modeling in the Upper Sonora River Basin(Northwest, Mexico)

Mark Rowe
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Judith A Perlinger
Dissertation title: Development of Measurement and Modeling Techniques to Quantify Atmospheric Deposition of Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic Chemicals in the Great Lakes

Craig Wilson
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Larry D Lankton
Thesis title: From Ruin to Museum: Preserving and Interpreting the Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad Engine House

Zijun Xu
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences
Advisor: Ramakrishna Wusirika
Dissertation title: Gene Regulation and Evolution Mediated by Retrotransposons Associated with Rice Genes


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