New dissertations 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:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication


Muhammad Ali
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Co-Advisors: Bruce Mork and Leonard J Bohmann
Dissertation title: Development of System Separation Strategy Using Synchrophasor Data

Mohammad Al-Jamal
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Mark S Gockenbach
Dissertation title: Numerical Solutions of Elliptic Inverse Problems via the Equation Error Method

Ning Chen
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Advisor: Patricia A Heiden
Dissertation title: Biological Materials: Part A. Tuning LCST of RAFT Copolymers and Gold/Copolymer Hybrid Nanoparticles and Part B. Biobased Nanomaterials

Aly Farahat
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
Advisor: Ali Ebnenasir
Dissertation title: Automated Design of Self-Stabilization

Nathaniel Gbessagee
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: R Craig Waddell
Dissertation title: Adapting Health-Risk Communication to the Specific Cultural Contexts of Diverse Populations: An Assessment of Malaria-Treatment Programs in Liberia

Kevin Hodur
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: M Ann Brady
Dissertation title: Life-Patterns on the Periphery: A Humanities Base for Development Imperatives and their Application in the Chicago City-Region

Rui Liao
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Zhijun Zhao
Dissertation title: Fading pdf of Free-Space Optical Communication System with Pointing Error

Michael Via
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Julia Ann King
Dissertation title: Investigation into the Enhancement of Polycarbonate with Conductive Nanomaterials

Zheng Zhang
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Jiann-Yang Hwang
Dissertation title: Effect of External Electric Field on Hydrogen Adsorption over Activated Carbon Separated by Dielectric Materials

Xinying Zheng
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Co-Advisors: Jindong Tan and Yu Cai
Dissertation title: Managing Server Energy and Reducing Operational Cost for Online Service Providers


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