New theses available in the Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce new theses are now available in the J.R. van Pelt and Opie Library from the following programs:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Policy
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Geology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Ellis Adams
Master of Science in Environmental Policy
Advisor: Kathleen E Halvorsen
Thesis title: Nongovernmental Organization Staff Views of Global Water Privatization

Neelima Addanki
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Ossama Omar Abdelkhalik
Thesis title: Orbits Design for LEO Space Based Solar Power Satellite System

Aljaste Arvo
Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management
Co-Advisors: Rodney A Chimner and Eric Agestam
Thesis title: Warming Alters Photosynthetic Rates of Sub-Boreal Peatland Vegetation

Benjamin Betterly
Master of Science in Applied Ecology
Advisor: John Andrew Vucetich
Thesis title: Compensatory Growth in Moose and its Relationship to Sex, Longevity, Intraspecific Competition, and Senescence

Nawaf Blaisi
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Christopher L Wojick
Thesis title: Life Cycle Assessment of Trayless Dining

Suresh Bommineni
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Joseph H Holles
Thesis title: Characterizations of Partially Reduced Polyoxometalate Catalysts Using Ammonia Adsorption Microcalorimetry and Methanol Oxidation Studies

Kyle Brill
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: Gregory Phillip Waite
Thesis title: Characterization of Harmonic Tremor at Santiaguito Volcano and its Implications for Eruption Mechanisms

Darrell Cass
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Amlan Mukherjee
Thesis title: Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Highway Construction and Rehabilitation to Support Pavement LifeCycle Assessment

Justin Clark
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Paul George Sanders
Thesis title: High Temperature, Low Cycle Fatigue of a Hybrid Particulate/Fiber Aluminum Metal-Matrix Composite

Jason Flietstra
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Theresa Marie Ahlborn
Thesis title: Creep and Shrinkage Behavior of Ultra High Performance Concrete Under Compressive Loading with Varying Curing Regimes

Valoree Gagnon
Master of Science in Environmental Policy
Advisor: Carol A MacLennan
Thesis title: Fish Contaminants through the Tribal Perspective: An Ethnography of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Fish Harvest

Pubodee Ratana-arsanarom
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Yun Hang Hu
Thesis title: Structure and Properties of Graphene Nano Disks (GND)With and Without Edge-Dopants

Brandon Swartz
Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics
Advisor: Gary A Campbell
Thesis title: The Afghanistan Connection: Heroin Production, Distribution, and Consumption


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