Tag: Environmental Engineering Science

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:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Science
  • Forestry
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Carla Alonso Contes
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: John S Gierke
Thesis title: Lineament Mapping for Groundwater Exploration Using Remotely Sensed Imagery in a Karst Terrain: Rio Tanami and Rio de Arecibo Basins in the Northern Karst of Puerto Rico

Ryan Banas
Master of Science in Geophysics
Advisor: Wayne D Pennington
Thesis title: A Geophysical and Geological Analysis of the Collingwood Member of the Trenton Formation

Miguel Angel Carbonell Munoz
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor: Devin K Harris
Thesis title: Compatibility of Ultra High Performance Concrete as Repair Material: Bond Characterization with Concrete Under Different Loading Scenarios

Aaron Dayton
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Science
Advisor: Martin T Auer
Thesis title: Cladophora, Mass Transport, and the Nearshore Phosphorus Shunt

Zekeriya Dereli
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Wayne W Weaver
Thesis title: Optimal Current Control for Sub-Unity Power Factor Correction

Jonathan Ebel
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Advisor: Amy Marie Marcarelli
Thesis title: Biofilm Responses to Salmon Carcass Analog Addition in Central Idaho Streams

Paul Francis
Master of Science in Forestry
Advisor: Blair D Orr
Thesis title: Small-Scale Timber Stand Management Techniques: A Case Study of Woodlots in Isangati, Tanzania

Meghan Haycock
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Paul George Sanders
Thesis title: Effects of Silicon Content and Cooling Rate on Mechanical Properties of Heavy Section Ductile Cast Iron

Nathan Kelley-Hoskins
Master of Science in Physics
Advisor: Petra Heike Huentemeyer
Thesis title: Calibration of the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory

Susan Larson
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Science
Advisor: Martin T Auer
Thesis title: Development of a Conceptual Model and Parameterization of a Mathematical Model for Sediment Phosphorus Diagenesis, Sorption and Release from Onondaga Lake Syracuse, New York

Jeffrey LeClair
Master of Science in Chemistry
Advisor: Lynn Rebecca Mazzoleni
Thesis title: Structural Characterization of Water-Soluble Atmospheric Organic Matter by Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Celine Mandon
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: Simon Anthony Carn
Thesis title: Comparing Satellite and Ground-Based Observations of Paroxysmal Degassing Events at Etna Volcano, Italy

Natiffany Mathews
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Susan R Martin
Thesis title: Public Values and Perceptions of Industrial Heritage in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan

Anieri Morales Rivera
Master of Science in Geology
Advisor: Simon Anthony Carn
Thesis title: Comparisons Between OMI SO2 Data and Ground-BasedSO2 Measurements at Turrialba Volcano

Poowanart Poramapojana
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Bo Chen
Thesis title: Predictive Control of Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain for Intelligent Energy Management

James Rudkin
Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology
Advisor: Susan R Martin
Thesis title: ‘A Cold Blizzard was Raging, but the Light Shone Brightly’: Social Networks Presented in Stained Glassan Industrial Community

Puneet Soman
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Gregory M Odegard
Thesis title: Mechanical Modeling of Intraneural Ganglion Cyst

Brett Spigarelli
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Surendra K Kawatra
Thesis title: An Approach to Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage at Ambient Conditions

Jordan Stank
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Scott Andrew Miers
Thesis title: Analysis of In-Cylinder Pressure Transducer Data Quality Utilizing a SIDI Turbocharged Engine

Katelyn Watson
Master of Science in Geological Engineering
Advisor: Alex S Mayer
Thesis title: A Regional Assessment of Groundwater Availability as Constrained by Local Hydrogeology and Environmental Limits to Streamflow Depletion

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Student Veterans Honored at Midyear Commencement

For the first time at Michigan Tech, graduating student veterans will be honored at commencement with red, white and blue cords in recognition of their service to the country.

Three graduates will wear the cords this fall and be recognized by President Glenn Mroz during commencement on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the SDC Wood Gym. The students are:

  • Mike Geiersbach of Wheeler (Marine Corps/Military Police), who served more than four years and is graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Sue Larson of Waupaca, Wisc. (Air Force), who served six years and is receiving an MS in Environmental Engineering Science.
  • Matt Smith of Hancock (Air Force/Security Forces), who served two years and is receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Larson, a graduate student, said: “I think it’s great that Michigan Tech is so supportive of the student veteran population and has chosen to distinguish us in this way. It will be an honor to be among the first veterans to wear the new red, white and blue cords.”

The presentation of the cords reflects the growing number of activities and services on campus that focus on students who are veterans or children of veterans. This initiative is being coordinated by Veterans’ Services/Registrar’s Office and the Vice President for Student Affairs Office.

Submitted by Kathy Pintar, veteran school certifying official, registrar’s office
Published in Tech Today

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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

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World Water Day: Michigan Tech Helps Make a Difference

World Water Day was recently observed at Michigan Tech with a variety of events including a poster session.  Several graduate students were honored with awards including:

  • Ellis Adams, Environmental Policy
  • Jessica Billings, Environmental Engineering Science
  • Aleta Daniels, Forest Ecology and Managements
  • Jonathan Ebel, Biological Sciences
  • Danielle Haak, Biological Sciences
  • Laura Kangas, Applied Ecology
  • Mariah Maggio, Environmental Policy

Read more about the events and see photographs of the award recipients online.

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