New theses and dissertations available in the Library

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

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Forest Science
  • Forestry
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Yilin Dai
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Co-advisors: Jianping Dong and Renfang Jiang
Dissertation title: Statistical Methods for Multi-Marker Testing in Genetic Association Studies

Shu Wei Goh
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Zhanping You
Dissertation title: Development and Improvement of Warm-Mix Asphalt Technology

Sheng Hu
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering
Advisor: Jindong Tan
Dissertation title: A Body Sensor Network for In-home Personal Healthcare

Rocio Jimenez Vazquez
Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management
Co-advisors: Linda Marie Nagel and Rodney A Chimner
Thesis title: Assessing Success of Forest Restoration Efforts in Degraded Montane Cloud Forests in Southern Mexico

Raymond Molzon
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Iosif Pinelis
Dissertation title: Berry-Esseen Bounds for Nonlinear Statistics, and Asymptotic Relative Efficiency Between Correlation Statistics

Anne Pond
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Advisor: Robert Edgar Froese
Dissertation title: Evaluating Northern Hardwood Management Using Retrospective Analysis and Diameter Distributions

Katie Preston
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Thomas Grant Pypker
Thesis title: Fuelwood Collection and Consumption: A Case Study in Lupeta, Tanzania

Andrew Rice
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Amitabh Narain
Thesis title: Assessments and Computational Simulations in Support of a Time-Varying Mass Flow Rate Measurement Technique for Pulsatile Gas Flow

James Sevik
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Scott Andrew Miers
Thesis title: Exhaust Emissions of Low Level Blend Alcohol Fuels from Two-Stroke and Four-Stroke Marine Engines

Shangzhao Shi
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Jiann-Yang Hwang
Dissertation title: Microwave-Assisted Wet Chemical (MAWC) Synthesis of Lithium Iron Phosphate

Alessia Uboni
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Advisor: John Andrew Vucetich
Dissertation title: Wolf Habitat Selection at the Territory Level: Seasonal and Interannual Variation and Influence on Reproductive Success

Robert Washeleski
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Lyon Bradley King
Dissertation title: Laser Thomson Scattering Measurements of Electron Temperature and Density in a Hall-Effect Plasma


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