New theses and dissertations available

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

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics


Christopher DeDene
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Zhanping You
Thesis title: Investigation of Using Waste Engine Oil Blended with Reclaimed Asphalt Materials to Improve Pavement Recyclability

Kyle Earnshaw
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Blair D Orr
Thesis title: The Effects of Soil Moisture, Field-Scale Toposequential Position, and Slope on Yields in Irrigated Upland Rice Fields in Flores, Comayagua, Honduras

Michael Hochscheidt
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Stanley J Vitton
Thesis title: Cut Slope Design for the Access to an Underground Copper Mine

Nicholas Johnson
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Paul George Sanders
Thesis title: Processing and Mechanical Properties of Cast Aluminum Containing Scandium, Zirconium, and Ytterbium

Abdul Koroma
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Ralph J Hodek
Dissertation title: An Evaluation of the Performance and Cost-Effectiveness of Pavement Sections Containing Open-Graded Base Courses

Chee Huei Lee
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
Advisor: Yoke Khin Yap
Dissertation title: Boron Nitride Nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization, Functionalization, and Potential Applications

Tyler LeRoy
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Jason R Blough
Thesis title: Muffler Characterization with Implementation of the Finite Element Method and Experimental Techniques

Aashish Poudel
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Daniel Robert Fuhrmann
Thesis title: Adaptive Sensing for Target Tracking Applications

Wen Nee Yeo
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Co-Advisors: Tony Neal Rogers and Bahne C Cornilsen
Dissertation title: Development and Testing of an Asymmetric Capacitor with a Nickel-Carbon Foam Positive Electrode


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