Category: New in the Library

New theses and dissertations available in the Library

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:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Andrew Baker
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Stephen L Kampe
Thesis title: A Technique to Measure Heats of Reaction of Ti-B, Al-Ti-B, and Al-Ti-B4C Powder Blends

Mehmet Bicak
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Mohan D Rao
Dissertation title: Analytical Investigation of Squeeze Film Dampers

Lijun Chen
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Brian D Barkdoll
Thesis title: Sediment Yield Reduction in an Agricultural Watershed

Pankaj Jagadale
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Fernando Luis Ponta
Thesis title: Effect of High Order Interpolation in the Stability and Efficiency of the Time-Integration Process in Vorticity-Velocity CFD Algorithms

Heather Jordan
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Robert R Johnson
Dissertation title: Portfolios and Pedagogy: An Examination of Ideology and Use

Ethan Jordan
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Nancy M Grimm
Dissertation title: A Place for Video Games: A Theoretical and Pedagogical Framework for Multiliteracies Learning in English Studies

Laurence Jose
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Co-Advisors: Nancy M Grimm and Robert R Johnson
Dissertation title: Technical Communication in the Global Context: A Heuristic Approach to Disciplinary Identity and Pedagogical Practices

Yu Liu
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Zhanping You
Dissertation title: Discrete Element Methods for Asphalt Concrete: Development and Application of User-defined Microstructural Models and a Viscoelastic Micromechanical Model

Michael Norconk
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Seong-Young Lee
Thesis title: A Comprehensive Review and Application of Particle Image Velocimetry

Yinghong Qin
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Jacob Eskel Hiller
Dissertation title: Numerical Study on the Curling and Warping of Hardened Rigid Pavement Slabs

Brandon Sexton
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Larry D Lankton
Thesis title: “Brethren Upon The Same Level”: Membership and Class in Calumet’s Masonic Lodge

Yohannes Tafesse
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Zhi Tian
Thesis title: Compressed Sensing Based Cyclic Feature Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios

Claudia Toro Vergara
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Science
Advisor: Paul Vincent Doskey
Thesis title: Nitrogen Oxides in the Firn Air at Summit, Greenland

Eddy Trinklein
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Gordon G Parker
Thesis title: Post Processing of Multiple GPS Receivers to Enhance Baseline Accuracy

Joseph Wlodyka
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Gregory M Odegard
Thesis title: Finite Element Analysis on Titan STL3 OTR Tires

Weiming Zhao
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
Advisor: Zhenlin Wang
Dissertation title: Memory Resource Balancing for Virtualized Computing


New theses and dissertations available in the Library

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
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Alejandro Avendano Cecena
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Bruce Mork
Dissertation title: Transformer Modeling in ATP: Internal Faults & High-Frequency Discretization

Renee Blackburn
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Susan R Martin
Thesis title: Preserving and Interpreting the Mining Company Office: Landscape, Space and Technological Change in the Management of the Copper Industry

Matthew Chye
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Tony Neal Rogers
Dissertation title: Development and Characterization of a Rechargeable Carbon Foam Electrode Containing Nickel Oxyhydroxide Active Mass

Darrin Evans
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Theresa Marie Ahlborn
Thesis title: Determining Bridge Deck Deterioration Through the Use of3D Photogrammetry

Rasika Kishor Gawde
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Martin T Auer
Thesis title: Modeling Particulate Organic Matter Diagenesis withSED2K

Lisa Gillis
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Samuel R Sweitz
Thesis title: Lighthouses as an Overlapping Boundary Between Maritime and Terrestrial Landscapes: How Lighthouses Served to Connect the Growing Industries of the Keweenaw Peninsula with the World Market

Nayyer Islam
Master of Science in Geological Engineering
Advisor: Wayne D Pennington
Thesis title: Sonic Log Prediction in Carbonates

Rajni Kalavendi
Master of Science in Chemistry
Advisor: Sarah A Green
Thesis title: Metal Accumulation in the Flora of Houghton County

Paul Koning
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Theresa Marie Ahlborn
Thesis title: A Comparative Study of Anchorage Strengths of Epoxy Coated Hooked Bars

Melanie Laffin
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
Co-Advisors: Melissa Sue Keranen and Sibel Ozkan
Thesis title: Fixed Block Configuration GDDs with Block Size 6and (3,r)-Regular Graphs

Nicole McMahon
Master of Science in Geophysics
Advisor: Gregory Phillip Waite
Thesis title: Automation of Shear-Wave Splitting Parameter Determination of Local Earthquakes at Yellowstone: Application as Indicator of Crustal Stress and Temporal Variation

Margus Paesalu
Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management
Co-Advisors: Thomas Grant Pypker and Eric Agestam
Thesis title: Tracing the Source of Groundwater for Three Different Coastal Peatlands Along Lake Superior

Anand Puranik
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Gordon G Parker
Dissertation title: Dynamic Modeling, Simulation and Control Design of a Parafoil-Payload System for Ship Launched Aerial Delivery System (SLADS)

Scott Robinson
Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management
Advisor: Martin F Jurgensen
Thesis title: Assessing Visual Disturbance Conditions on the Custer National Forest

Jesse Silverman
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: William I Rose
Thesis title: “The Need Obliged Us”: Culture as Capacity During the Hurricane Stan Emergency Response. A Case Study from Tectitan, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Helen Thomas
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Co-Advisors: Iain Matthew Watson and Simon Anthony Carn
Dissertation title: Observations of Volcanic Emissions Using Satellite Remote Sensing

Samantha Wojda
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Seth W Donahue
Thesis title: The Effects of Hibernation on Bone in Yellow-Bellied Marmots


New theses and dissertations available in the Library

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:

  • Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Callie Bertsch
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Blair D Orr
Thesis title: An Ethnobotanical Survey of the Economic and Cultural Significance of Non-Timber Forest Products in the Southwest Rhodope Mountain Region of Bulgaria

Marcella Campione
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Linda Marie Nagel
Thesis title: The Effects of Forest Management and Time on Herbaceous Species Dynamics in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Paige Cox
Master of Science in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology
Co-Advisors: Victor B Busov and Hannele Tuominen
Thesis title: Characterisation of the Metacaspase Gene Family in Arabidopsis thaliana

Randall Fish
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: John S Gierke
Thesis title: Using Water Balance Models to Approximate the Effects of Climate Change on Spring Catchment Discharge: Mt. Hanang, Tanzania

David Kamin
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
Co-Advisors: Melissa Sue Keranen and Sibel Ozkan
Thesis title: The Hamilton-Waterloo Problem with Triangle and C9 Factors

Petri Latva-Kayra
Master of Science in Forestry
Co-Advisors: Michael J Falkowski and Markus Holopainen
Thesis title: Estimation of Scots Pine Defoliation by the Common Pine Sawfly (Diprion pini L.) Using Multi-Temporal Radar Data

Fangming Liu
Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics
Advisor: William S Breffle
Thesis title: The Public Preferences of the Great Lakes Environment: A Lake Michigan Pilot Study

Kevin Mears
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Devin K Harris
Thesis title: Structural Capacity of Steel Tubular Cast-in-Place Piling

Nils Stenvig
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Bruce Mork
Thesis title: Time Domain Modeling of High-Frequency Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, Overhead Wires, and Earth

Diego Villegas-Bermudez
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Tammy Lynn Haut Donahue
Dissertation title: Biomechanics of Meniscal Horn Attachments

Thomas Vosecky
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Robert R Johnson
Dissertation title: Uncovering Poiesis: The Role of Production in Education, Work, and Public Life


New Theses and Dissertations Available in Library

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:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Policy
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering


Jodhbir Singh
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Zhi Tian
Thesis title: A Compressed Sensing Approach to Ultra-Wideband Receiver Design

Kristina Denison
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Blair D Orr
Thesis title: Farmer Land Allocation for Maize, Groundnut and Cotton Production in Chipata District, Eastern Province, Zambia

Courtney Goss
Master of Science in Environmental Policy
Advisor: Barry D Solomon
Thesis title: U.S. Utilities’ Experiences with the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Programs

Julie Herrick
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: William I Rose
Thesis title: Recurrent Voluminous Sector Collapses at Volcán Barú, Panama

Ronald Kemker
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Michael C Roggemann
Thesis title: The Plenoptic Camera: Theory and Experimental Results

Cho Hui Lim
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Michael E Mullins
Dissertation title: Production of Liquid Core-Polymer Shell Microcapsules

Munsif Ahmed Madni
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Gopal Jayaraman
Thesis title: A Finite Element Study on Fracture Patterns in Human Scaphoid Wrist Bone Due to Free Fall

Andrew Morello
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Jason R Blough
Thesis title: Remote Combustion Sensing of a 9-Liter Diesel

Jillian Schubert
Master of Science in Environmental Policy
Advisor: Audrey Lorraine Mayer
Thesis title: Peer Influence in NIPF Landowner Decision Making in the Western Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Suryabh Sharma
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Zhi Tian
Thesis title: Resource Management in Location Aware Cognitive Radio Networks

Ee Lim Tan
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Keat Ghee Ong
Dissertation title: A Wireless and Passive Pressure Sensor System Based on the Magnetic Higher-Order Harmonic Field

Shawna Welsh
Master of Science in Applied Ecology
Co-Advisors: Thomas Grant Pypker and Harri Tapani Vasander
Thesis title: Hydrological and Ecological Assessment of the Impacts of the Walsh Ditch Drainage Plugs


New theses and dissertations available in the Library

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:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Jill Blecke
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Gordon G Parker
Dissertation title: Control Design and Genetic Algorithm Optimization for Electrostatic MEMS

Linsheng Feng
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Advisor: Rudy L Luck
Dissertation title: Syntheses and Structures of Molybdenum and Tungsten Complexes Capable of Epoxidation and Copper Coordination Polymers and Dendrimers

Chunming Gao
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
Co-Advisors: Jindong Tan and Robert Louis Pastel
Dissertation title: Study of Accelerometer Assisted Single Key Positioning User Input Systems

Christopher Morgan
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Co-Advisors: Jeffrey Donald Naber and Seong-Young Lee
Thesis title: Spray Characterization of E00 and E85 Direct Injection in an Optical Combustion Vessel under Starting Conditions


New theses and dissertations available in the Library

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:

  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Forest Science
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Colina Dutta
Master of Science in Chemistry
Co-advisors: Dario J Stacchiola and Gerard T Caneba
Thesis title: Ultrasonic Dispersion of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Cellulose

Yinfei Fu
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Zhi Tian
Dissertation title: Multi-Target Tracking and Localization in Distributed Wireless Sensor Networks

Nicholas Mastricola
Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Ossama Omar Abdelkhalik
Thesis title: Quantification of Relativistic Perturbation Forces on Spacecraft Trajectories

Sara Robinson
Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science
Advisor: Peter E Laks
Dissertation title: The Scientific, Artistic, and Practical Implications of Sub-lethal Fungicide Levels in Wood Exposed to Fungi

Cynthia Weber
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Jennifer Daryl Slack
Dissertation title: In Defense of a Liberal Education: The Language and Politics of Academic Freedom


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:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Policy
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Tayloria Adams
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Co-advisors: Julia Ann King and Tamara R Olson
Thesis title: In-Plane Thermal Conductivity Modeling of Carbon Filled Liquid Crystal Polymer Based Resins

Mathkar Alawi A Alharthi
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Gerard T Caneba
Thesis title: Dynamic Thermal Behavior of the Free-Radical Retrograde-Precipitation Polymerization (FRRPP) and Related Processes

Drew Ballantyne
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Rodney A Chimner
Thesis title: The Effects of Long-Term Water Table Manipulations on Carbon Cycling in Great Lakes Peatland

Matthew Barron
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Co-advisors: Seth W Donahue and Jeremy Goldman
Dissertation title: The Use of a 3D Perfusion Bioreactor with Osteoblasts and Osteoblast/Endothelial Cell Co-Cultures to Improve Tissue-Engineered Bone

Rungroj Benjakul
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: John S Gierke
Thesis title: Simulating Dioxane Transport in a Heterogeneous Glacial Aquifer System (Washtenaw County, Michigan) Using Publicly Available Models and Data

Daniel Hoffman
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Jaroslaw Wieslaw Drelich
Thesis title: Measuring the Elastic Modulus of Polymers Using the Atomic Force Microscope

Hans Lechner
Master of Science in Geology
Co-advisors: William I Rose and Charles DeMets
Thesis title: Differential GPS as a Monitoring Tool on Volcano Santa Ana and the Coatepeque Caldera, El Salvador

Karl Makinen
Master of Science in Environmental Policy
Advisor: Kathleen E Halvorsen
Thesis title: Balancing Wildlife and Bioenergy Values on Private Forestlands in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Torsten Mayrberger
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Ralph J Hodek
Dissertation title: The Small Strain Characterization of Unbound Highway Base Course Materials

Tolou Shokuhfar
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Craig R Friedrich
Dissertation title: Structural and Surface Property Characterization of Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes for Orthopedic Implants

Matthew Swanson
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Peter Dane Moran
Dissertation title: Investigation Into the Impact of Grain Boundaries, Film Interface, and Crystallographic Orientation on the Ionic Conductivity of Gadolinium Doped Ceria

Maura Taaffe
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: M Ann Brady
Dissertation title: Online and Unruly: Rhetorical and Representational Identity Work in Two Disability-Related Websites

Vidur (Parkash, Vidur)
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Ashok K Goel
Dissertation title: Modeling and Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Interconnects

David Wiegand
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Tony Neal Rogers
Dissertation title: Extraction of Trace Organic Chemicals from Aqueous Solutions Using a Hydrophobic Ionic Liquid Solvent

Olumide Winjobi
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Wenzhen Li
Thesis title: Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Supported Pt and Pd Alloy Nanoparticles for Formic Acid Oxidation Reaction (FAOR)


New Theses and Dissertations in the Library

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:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Rajat Arora
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Seong-Young Lee
Thesis title: Spray Characterization under Flash Boiling Conditions of a DI Multi-Hole Injector at High Injection Pressures in a Combustion Vessel

Seth DeLand
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Gordon G Parker
Thesis title: Development and Parameter Identification of an Iron-Zeolite SCR Catalyst Model Using Reactor Data

Christopher Hutton
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Co-Advisors: Jeffrey Donald Naber and John H Johnson
Thesis title: An Experimental Investigation into the Passive Oxidation of Particulate Matter in a Catalyzed Particulate Filter

Rebecca Karnosky
Master of Science in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Diane L Shoos
Thesis title: “I DIED the DAY I SAID I DO:” The Post Secret Project and Cultural Myths of Identity and Gender

Ghous Narejo
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Co-Advisors: Paul L Bergstrom and Warren F Perger
Dissertation title: Spin-Strain Coupling in 3-D Transition Metal Oxides

Jaspreet Nayyar
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Anand K Kulkarni
Thesis title: A Theoretical Estimation of Optical Absorption and Photoluminescence in Nanostructured Silicon; An Approach to Improve Efficiency in Nanostructured Solar Cells

Zhonghai Wang
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Seyed Alireza Zekavat
Dissertation title: Multi-Node TOA-DOA Cooperative LOS-NLOS Localization: Enabling High Accuracy and Reliability

Chienyu Wen
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Jiann-Yang Hwang
Thesis title: Enhancement of Hydrogen Adsorption with Titanium Dioxide Coated Carbon

Yeliana
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Jeffrey Donald Naber
Dissertation title: Parametric Combustion Modeling for Ethanol-Gasoline Fuelled Spark Ignition Engines


New Theses and Dissertations Available in the Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the following programs have new theses and dissertations available in the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Atakan Altinkaynak
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Mahesh Gupta
Dissertation title: Three Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of Polymer Melting and Flow in a Single-Screw Extruder: Optimization of Screw Channel Geometry

John Asplund
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Melissa Sue Keranen
Thesis title: Edge Coloring BIBDs and Constructing MOELRs

Rachel Bradford
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Seth W Donahue
Dissertation title: Exploration of the Role of Serum Factors in Maintaining Bone Mass During Hibernation in Back Bears

Timothy Colling
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Advisor: William James Sproule
Dissertation title: Assessing the Impact of Local Agency Traffic Safety Training Using Ethnographic Techniques

Jill Hodges
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Advisor: Marilyn M Cooper
Dissertation title: Being-In-Relation-To: Personal Writing in Nontraditional Scholarship

Megan Killian
Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Tammy Lynn Haut Donahue
Dissertation title: The Influence of Traumatic Impaction and Pathological Loading on Knee Menisci

Rajalakshmi Krishna
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Peter Dane Moran
Dissertation title: Analysis of Transport Properties of Mechanically Alloyed Pb(1-x)Sn(x)Te

Aaron LaLonde
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Peter Dane Moran
Dissertation title: Processing and Characterization of PbSnTe-based Thermoelectric Materials Made by Mechanical Alloying

Agustin Robles Morua
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Co-Advisors: Alex S Mayer and Kathleen E Halvorsen
Dissertation title: Integrated Water and Sanitation Risk Assessment and Modeling in the Upper Sonora River Basin(Northwest, Mexico)

Mark Rowe
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Judith A Perlinger
Dissertation title: Development of Measurement and Modeling Techniques to Quantify Atmospheric Deposition of Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic Chemicals in the Great Lakes

Craig Wilson
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Larry D Lankton
Thesis title: From Ruin to Museum: Preserving and Interpreting the Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad Engine House

Zijun Xu
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences
Advisor: Ramakrishna Wusirika
Dissertation title: Gene Regulation and Evolution Mediated by Retrotransposons Associated with Rice Genes


New theses and dissertations available in the Library

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the following programs have new theses and dissertations available in the J.R. Van Pelt and Opie Library:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

See below for a detailed listing of the new documents available.

Xiaoqi Cui
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Huann-Sheng Chen
Dissertation title: Identifying Gene-Gene Interactions and Transcription Regulators via Dimension Reduction Methods

Shantanu Kulkarni
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Advisor: Amitabh Narain
Dissertation title: Computational Study of Internal and External Condensing Flows and Experimental Synthesis to Investigate their Attainability and Stability in Ground-Based and Space-Based Environments

Cory McDonald
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Noel R Urban
Dissertation title: Improving the Reliability of Aquatic Biogeochemical Models: Integrating Information and Optimizing Complexity

Jennifer Mwangi
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Co-Advisors: Noel R Urban and Judith A Perlinger
Thesis title: Determination of CO2 Fluxes and Concentrations Above Lake Superior

Eric Winder
Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences
Co-Advisors: John H Adler and Craig R Friedrich
Dissertation title: Bacteriorhodopsin Protein Hybrids for Chemical and Biological Sensing

Zhuoyuan Wu
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Physics
Advisor: Miguel Levy
Dissertation title: Planar Magneto-Photonic and Gradient-Photonic Structures: Crystals and Metamaterials