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May 2020

Dissertations

  1. Social Media and Self-Evaluation: The Examination of Social Media Use on Identity, Social Comparison, and Self-Esteem in Young Female Adults
    Solomon, Michelle, William James College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  2. Content Analysis of the Theory Base Used in the Conference Proceedings of the Association of Educational Communications and Technologies
    Flynt, Peggy R., Nova Southeastern University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  3. Why Did You Stay?: A Case Study of Male Student Persistence in Technical College
    Froehlich-Mueller, Kerry, Northcentral University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
  4. How High School Students' Perceptions of Their Teacher-Student Relationships Relate to Their Academic Achievement
    Short, Lori A., Northcentral University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Secondary education
  5. Stabilization and Dynamic Performance Enhancement of DC Distributed Power Systems
    Aldhaheri, Ahmed, The George Washington University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  6. Multi-Scale Simulation Methods of Crosslinked Polymer Networks and Degradation
    Feickert, Aaron Feickert, North Dakota State University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Physics
  7. Exposure Assessment of Citizens to Traffic Related Air Pollutants in a Long-range Transportation Plan
    Poorfakhraei, Amir, The University of New Mexico, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study
    Palmer, Ryan Tyler, Portland State University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Health education
  8. Scalable Stochastic Reachability: Theory, Computation, and Control
    Puthuvana Vinod, Abraham, The University of New Mexico, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  9. Tunable Electronic and Optical Properties of Layered 2D Materials
    Rubin, Daniel, Northeastern University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Condensed matter physics
    Media for media literacy: Discourses of the media literacy education movement in "Media&Values" magazine, 1977-1993
    RobbGrieco, Michael, Temple University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  10. Factors Affecting the Critical Flowback Velocity of Fracturing Fluids and the Long-Term Productivity of Shale Gas Wells
    Zhang, Zheng, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Petroleum engineering
  11. Recycling Valuable Materials from Crystalline-Si Solar Modules
    Huang, Wen-Hsi, Arizona State University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  12. Optimization of Al2O3/TiO2/Al 2O3 Multilayer Antireflection Coating With X-Ray Scattering Techniques
    Li, Chao, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  13. Human Capital Theory and Supervisor Training: A Stepwise Regression Analysis
    Glass, Brad G., Northcentral University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business administration
  14. Vulnerability of Coal- and Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants to Climate Change
    Henry, Candise L., Duke University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Energy
  15. Towards Prediction Optimality in Video Compression and Networking
    Li, Shunyao, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  16. Multiscale Modeling of Oxygen Impurity Effects on Macroscopic Deformation and Fatigue Behavior of Commercially Pure Titanium
    Gholami Bazehhour, Benyamin, Arizona State University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  17. Multiperiod Optimization Models in Operations Management
    Li, Kevin Bozhe, University of California, Berkeley, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Operations research
    Leading Change Together: Reducing Organizational Structural Conflict through a Dialogic OD Approach using Liberating Structures
    Allen, Barbara, Nova Southeastern University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
    Investigation of Failure and Gassing in Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Systems with Electrolyte Optimization as a Solution
    Hoffmann, Jennifer, University of Rhode Island, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Analytical chemistry
    Oscillation Analysis in Power Systems Using Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) Data
    Ghorbaniparvar, Mohammadreza, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Synthesis and Study of Inflammation Responsive Polymeric Particles
    Lee, Sangeun, University of California, San Diego, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
    Ecohydrology of Natural and Restored Wetlands in a Glacial Plain
    Hwang, Kyotaek, Syracuse University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Hydrologic sciences
  18. Understanding Confined Fluids in Shale Gas Systems
    Thomas, Edward Alan, University of Rhode Island, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
  19. A Correlational Study on Interactive Technology Use and Student Persistence In eLearning Classes at an Online University
    Edwards, Carol T., Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  20. Security, Privacy, Confidentiality and Integrity of Emerging Healthcare Technologies: A Framework for Quality of Life Technologies to be HIPAA/HITECH Compliant, with Emphasis on Health Kiosk Design
    Takyi, Harold Kwabena, University of Pittsburgh, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Health care management
    Directory Storage Efficiency Improvement for Chip-Multiprocessors
    Shu, Wei, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering
  21. Nucleation and Growth of Atomic Layer Deposition: Effect of Substrate and Precursor Chemistry
    Gao, Zhengning, Washington University in St. Louis, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  22. Do No Harm: A Case Study of Interprofessional Healthcare Team Adaptation in Response to Adverse Events
    Gronow, Thomas M., The George Washington University, 2018, Ed.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  23. Cognitive effects on the neurophysiology and biomechanics of stroke recovery
    Diamond, Solomon Gilbert, Harvard University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biomedical engineering
    Prediction of Slipping Accidents Using Biomechanical and Traction Analysis of Footwear Outsole Design
    Iraqi, Arian, University of Pittsburgh, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biomedical engineering
  24. Implantable Neural Recording Front-Ends for Closed-Loop Neuromodulation Systems
    Chandrakumar, Hariprasad, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Battery Energy Storage for Maturing Markets: Performance, Cost, Perceptions, and Environmental Impacts
    Ciez, Rebecca E., Carnegie Mellon University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Energy
    Photovoltaic Energy Performance in Relation to Roofing Types: An Investigation of the Thermal Interaction Between Building Roof Surface and PV Panels
    Alshayeb, Mohammed Jawad H., University of Kansas, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Architecture
    Blended Technology Rich Instruction Verses Blended Computer Managed Instruction in 8th Grade Digital Literacy Instruction
    Puccetti, Gregory Peter, Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational technology
    Activist Leadership: A Grounded Theory Study of Leadership and Effective Public-Sector Performance in a Young Democracy
    Oke, Akinwumi Oladapo, Andrews University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public administration
    Fault Ride-Through Control Paradigms for DFIG-Based Wind Turbines
    Morshed, Mohammad Javad, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Development and Application of Quantitative Metrics for Computed Tomography Image Quality Assessment
    Khobragade, Parag, Marquette University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biomedical engineering
    Model Predictive Control Implementations for Management of Lithium-ion Battery Cells and Packs Using Reduced-order Electrochemical Models
    Florentino, Gustavo Henrique, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  25. A Platform-Based Approach to Verification and Synthesis of Linear Temporal Logic Specifications
    Iannopollo, Antonio, University of California, Berkeley, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer science
    Assessment of Technology Adoption Potential of Medical Devices: Case of Wearable Sensor Products for Pervasive Care in Neurosurgery and Orthopedics
    Hogaboam, Liliya Stepanivna, Portland State University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. Development of High-Performance Impact Resistant Concrete Mixtures with Locally Accessible Materials
    Baral, Kamal, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering
  2. Impact of Budgeting Process on Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Companies in Kwara State
    Salaudeen, Asiat Bisola, Kwara State University (Nigeria), 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Accounting
  3. Peak Detection to Count Gold Nanoparticles Translocations in Nanopipette
    Cheng, Jie, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  4. An Efficient and Reconfigurable Hardware Architecture for Narrow Bandwidth Low-pass and Polyphase Recursive Filters
    Shah, Harshil Kalpeshbhai, San Diego State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Decouple and Control Strategy for Variable Speed Variable Pitch Wind Energy Conversion System
    Modugula, Shanmukha Reddy, University of Minnesota, 2018, M.S.E.E.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  5. Identifying Essential Components of Effective HIV Teen Clubs in Namibia
    Kirk, Mary, University of Washington, 2018, Master's
    Subject: Health care management
  6. Planar Target Utilizing Absolute Return Intensity as a 3 rd Dimension to be Control Aand Validation for a 3-D Point Cloud
    Ahmed, Ayad Hamza Q., California State University, Fresno, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  7. Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulation of Nanoparticles Reinforced Polymer Composites
    Xiao, Xiaoguang, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  8. Metamaterial Enhanced Broadband Dipole Antenna with Selective Directivity and Enhanced Gain
    Naik, Ajay, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electromagnetics
  9. Durability Properties of Nanomodified FRP-Concrete Adhesive Joints
    Morshed, Syed Ahnaf, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering
    Uncertainty Aware Mapping of Embedded Systems for Reliability, Performance, and Energy
    Guan, Wenkai, Marquette University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Computer engineering
  10. Robust Spectral Classification
    Tucker, Andrew, University of Rhode Island, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  11. A Real Time Power Update Scheme for the Smart Grid Using TV White Space
    Deshpande, Apoorva Ketan, San Diego State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    The Formation of Electrets by Ion Beam Induced Defects for Application in MEMS Devices
    Coutee, Kyle L., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Physics
  12. Motion Planning and Control of Fixed-Direction Skating Maneuvers for a Quadruped Robot With Passive Wheels
    Seifi, Sepehr, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Robotics
  13. Compressive Sensing: Performance of Sparse Channel Estimation in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    Shenoy, Dinesh Nandakumar, California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Explosive Hazard Detection Using Synthetic Aperture Acoustic and High Resolution Voxel Radar
    Dowdy, Joshua L., Mississippi State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Computer engineering
    Spatial-Temporal Routing for Supporting End to End Hard Deadlines in Multi-hop Networks
    Wang, Weichang, Arizona State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    CFD-URANS Analysis of the Water Flow in an Algae Magnetic Separator
    Joshi, Shreyas Sahadev, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  14. Modifying Proppant Surface with Superhydrophobic Coating to Enhance Fracture Conductivity
    Shrey, Shubhankar, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Petroleum engineering
    Electrostatic Levitation Control System Development via Image Processing Supported by Finite Element Simulation
    Raman, Srikrishna, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Pulsed Laser Deposition and Electrical Properties of Zinc Selenide Based Thin Film Structures for Integration with Mid-infrared Applications
    Rhoades, Matthew W., The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Physics
    A Novel Brace Design for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
    Wilzman, Andrew, Mercer University, 2018, M.Sc.Eng.
    Subject: Biomedical engineering
  15. Blind Source Separation of Speech Signals: Exploiting Second Order Statistics
    Madanagopal, Vishaal, University of California, Riverside, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    A Passive Pediatric Exoskeleton to Improve the Walking Ability of Children with Neuromuscular Disorders
    Zistatsis, Jessica, University of Washington, 2018, Master's
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Adsorption of Lead(II) onto Phosphate Modified Ordered Mesoporous Carbon: Kinetics, Isotherm, Mechanism, Thermodynamic and Diffusion-Controlled Study
    Lian, Qiyu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Environmental engineering
  16. Removal of Barium (II), Iron (II), and Strontium (II) from Fracking Wastewater Using Pecan Shell-Based Activated Carbon: Modelling of Adsorption Kinetics, Isotherms, and Thermodynamic Analysis
    Kaveeshwar, Aditya Rajeev, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
    Concurrent Design of Path Planning Methods and Input Shaping for Flexible Mobile Robots
    Eaglin, Gerald, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    The Survival of the Neolithic Goddess in Polish Folklore, Myth, and Tradition
    Muniz, Alanna, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Spirituality
    A Truly In-shoe Force Measurement System
    Badarinath, Abhishek, Arizona State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering
  17. Modeling Effects of Rainwater Harvesting Systems on Water Yield Increase and Non-beneficial Evaporation Reduction to Sustain Agriculture in a Water-scarce Region of China
    Wade, Tennille, Old Dominion University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering
  18. Association of Reported Non-fatal Injuries Due to Violence Before and After Implementation of OSHA State Plan Standards in Healthcare
    Urtz, Kathleen Quest, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Occupational safety
    Development of a Material Extrusion Desktop 3D Printer with Wire Embedding Capabilities
    Motta, Jose Francisco, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Reducing Adverse Events in the Intensive Care Unit: An Intensivist-led Multidisciplinary Approach
    Leaton, Kevin A., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
    Temperature Effects on Pullout of Woven Geotextiles from Unsaturated Silt
    Ambriz, Bernardo, University of California, San Diego, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    Child Life Education: The Impact on Patient Care When Child Life Specialists and Medical Students Intersect
    Lee, Mackenzi, Mills College, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Health care management
  19. Experimental Investigation and Data Analytics of Annular Cutting Velocity in Inclined and Horizontal Pipes
    Salazar, Brandon, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Petroleum engineering
    Quantitative Analysis of Distribution of Proppant between Hydraulic Fracture & Natural Fracture
    Agarwal, Anant, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Petroleum engineering
  20. Applications of Phase and Amplitude Spatial Light Modulators
    Chen, Guanghao, The University of Arizona, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Optics
    Buy24x7.com: An Online Pharmacy
    Khan, Mohammed Akbar, California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  21. Point Cloud Compression and Low Latency Streaming
    Ainala, Karthik, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  22. A Strategic Communication Plan for the City of Superior Building Inspection Division
    Sandok Baker, Lee Kathryn, The College of St. Scholastica, 2018, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  23. Pamper Partum, LLC: A Postnatal Facility
    Doan, Daniel, California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
    Statistical Analysis of WCET Estimation on DNNs
    Kumar, Ankith Jain Rakesh, University of California, Riverside, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  24. Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States
    Gilbert, Christine, University of Rhode Island, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Localized Application for Video Capture for a Multimedia Sensor Node with Name- Based Segment Streaming
    Khan, Zarah, Arizona State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Computer engineering
    Permian Basin Reservoir Quantitative Interpretation Applying the Multi-Scale Boxcar Transform Spectral Decomposition
    Locci-Lopez, Daniel Eduardo, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Geophysics
    A Scientific Approach to Understanding the Head Trauma Endured by a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
    Sorbello, John William Michael, Old Dominion University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  25. Design Optimization for a CNC Machine
    Resiga, Alin, Portland State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Visualizing Load Path in Perforated Shear Walls
    Chen, Ying Chih, University of South Florida, 2018, M.S.C.E.
    Subject: Engineering
    Micro-photoluminescence Study of Bandgap Engineered GaAsSb Nanowires Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy
    Ayanbajo, Olubukola, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Nanotechnology
    Association between Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use Attestation and Medicare Spending per Beneficiary among US Hospitals
    Gai, Cong, Yale University, 2018, M.P.H.
    Subject: Public health
    An Investigation into Secondary Migration of Hydrocarbons in the San Joaquin Basin Near Fresno, California
    Gaiennie, Edward Wilson, Jr., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Petroleum geology