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 Natural Resource Economics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Policy
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Forestry
  • Mechanical Engineering


Evan Anderson
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Blair D Orr
Thesis title: The Impact of Balsamo (Myroxylon balsamum L. Harms) on Coffee Yield and Household Income in El Balsamar, El Salvador

Gerald Anzalone
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Lawrence L Sutter
Thesis title: Expansion of Mortar Bars in the Presence of Potassium Acetate Deicer

Ellen Brenna
Master of Science in Environmental Policy
Advisor: Kathleen E Halvorsen
Thesis title: Perceptions of Water Conditions and Management in the Sonora River Basin, Sonora, Mexico

Claire Doskey
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Co-Advisors: Rupali Datta and Ramakrishna Wusirika
Thesis title: Uptake and Fate of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine by Chrysopogonzizanioides

Ryan Duman
Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics
Advisor: Mark C Roberts
Thesis title: Economic Viability of Shale Gas Production in the Marcellus Shale; Indicated by Production Rates, Costs and Current Natural Gas Prices

Casey Fritsch
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Veronica Webster Griffis
Thesis title: Evaluation of Flood Risk in Response to Climate Variability

Ryan Hoensheid
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Theresa Marie Ahlborn
Thesis title: An Evaluation of Surface Defect Detection in Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks Using Terrestrial LiDAR

Renn Lambert
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Martin T Auer
Thesis title: Great Lakes Tributary Phosphorus Bioavailability

Zhihao Li
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Tomas B Co
Thesis title: The Control of Recycle Processes using Neural Networks Combined with PID Controller

Edwin Maleche
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: David R Shonnard
Thesis title: Carbon Foot Print Life Cycle Assessment Analysis of the New IH2 Biofuel Production Process for Diverse Feedstocks

John Moyer
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Co-Advisors: Tammy Lynn Haut Donahue and Gregory M Odegard
Thesis title: Regional Comparisons of Nano-Mechanical Properties of the Human Meniscus; Structure and Function

Sarah Shann
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Devin K Harris
Thesis title: Application of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) as a Thin-Bonded Overlay for Concrete Bridge Decks

Kenneth Shiel
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Co-Advisors: John H Johnson and Jeffrey Donald Naber
Thesis title: A Study of the Effect of Biodiesel Fuel on Passive Oxidation in a Catalyzed Particulate Filter

Elizabeth Tahtinen
Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management
Advisor: Catherine Sophia Tarasoff
Thesis title: Influence of White-Tailed Deer on Nitrogen Cycling and Vegetative Community Change in Canopy Gaps in a Hemlock-Northern Hardwood Forest

Kara Vogel
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Advisor: Kenneth Michael Gibson
Thesis title: Inhibition of L-Type Amino Acid Transport with Non-Physiological Amino Acids in the Pahenu2 Mouse Model of Phenylketonuria

Jinjin Wang
Master of Science in Chemistry
Advisor: Bahne C Cornilsen
Thesis title: Performance Evaluation and Characterization of Symmetric Capacitors with Carbon Black, and Asymmetric Capacitors Using a Carbon Foam Supported Nickel Electrode

James Weber
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Scott Andrew Miers
Thesis title: Impact of E22 on Two-Stroke and Four-Stroke Snowmobiles


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