Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Toward an Improved Understanding of Intraplate Uplift and Volcanism: Geochronology and Geochemistry of Intraplate Volcanic Rocks and Lower-Crustal Xenoliths, Leonard Daniel Ancuta, Dissertation

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Regulation of Gap Junction Internalization and Degradation, Rachael Kells Andrews, Dissertation

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Developing Equity Literacy: A Collaborative Approach, Emily Aragona-Young, Dissertation

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Evaluating Models for Metallic Honeycomb Structures, Ziv Arzt, Thesis

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Effects of Strip Thickness and Damping on Flow-Induced Motions of a Circular Cylinder, Andrew John Auvil, Thesis

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Bystanders’ Motivation to Intervene in Bullying Situations in Urban Schools, Elizabeth Ayad, Dissertation

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Essays on risk management in portfolio optimization and gas supply networks, Onur Babat, Dissertation

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Optimization of Surgery Scheduling in Multiple Operating Rooms with Post Anesthesia Care Unit Capacity Constraints, Miao Bai, Dissertation

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The regenerating fin as a model to examine the skeletal defects of Roberts Syndrome, Rajeswari Banerji, Dissertation

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New Tools for Storytelling: Flexible Ethnicity and Adaptation in Comics & Television, Abby E. Barlok, Thesis

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“Better Than Seeing Fairy Tales:” Contextualizing Curation in the Iberian Atlantic, Tim Betz, Thesis

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Entrepreneurially Minded Engineering Design and Development of a Novel Snake-like Robot, Matthew Jason Bilsky, Dissertation

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Galois Groups of CM Fields in Degrees 24, 28, and 30, Alexander P . Borselli, Dissertation

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Chloride Migration Variability in Reinforced Concrete Highway Structures in Pennsylvania, Connor Kane Bradley, Thesis

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Electrically Conductive Multiphase Polymer Blend Carbon-Based Composites, Paul James Brigandi, Dissertation

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The contribution of additive genetic variance and maternal energetic stress during gestation to variability in ingestive behaviors, body weight, and adiposity in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus)., Jeremy Michael Brozek, Dissertation

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Aspect Identification and Sentiment Analysis in Text-Based Reviews, Sean Byrne, Thesis

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Educational Leadership Practiced As Both Art And Science: A Narrative And Evocative Autoethnographic Analysis, Kelly Card, Dissertation

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Voices of Bethlehem Steel, Matthew Richard Carolan, Thesis

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Investigation of Indoor Air Pollution and Volatile Organic Compounds Present in Hospitals and Their Treatment via Photocatalytic Oxidation, Michael John Celente, Thesis

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Elastocapillary Phenomena in Soft Elastic Solids, Aditi Chakrabarti, Dissertation

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Optimizing Quadratic Functions over the Set of Permutations, Yutong Chang, Thesis

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The Role of Additive and Solvent Coordination in Sm(II) Reactions, Tesia Valeska Chciuk, Dissertation

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Associated effects of temperature and soil moisture on summer forest carbon fluxes in the contiguous US, Rui Cheng, Thesis

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Morphological and Geochemical Characteristics of Volcanic Ash: Insights into Eruption Energetics, Megan Grace Clark, Thesis

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Cambodian Student Council Member Traits: Emotional Intelligence and the Three Goods, Chelsea Elise Cooper, Thesis

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Self Monitoring Goal Driven Autonomy Agents, Dustin Dannenhauer, Dissertation

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Analyzing the Impact of Concurrency on Scaling Machine Learning Programs Using TensorFlow, Sheyn Denizov, Thesis

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Mechanical Functions of the Endothelial Glycocalyx, Matthew A. Dragovich, Dissertation

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Teacher Leadership in the Context of International Schools: They Key Attributes and Development of Teacher Leaders, James Paul Duval, Dissertation

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“We Must Fight to Exist, To Be the Future That Happens”: Overcoming Contemporary Resistance to Feminist Utopian Visions in Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time and Joanna Russ’s The Female Man, Ashley Marie Evans, Thesis

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Enhancing Provider-Parent Collaborations: Understanding Home Visitors' Awareness of their Families' Beliefs About Play and Child Development, Jacqueline D . Faison, Dissertation

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Analysis of Newtonian Viscous Flows Through Tubes of Arbitrary Varying Cross Sections, Edgardo Daniel Fernandez, Thesis

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“The Boy Who Lived”: Harry Potter and the Practice of Moral Literacy, Laura Marie Fitzpatrick, Thesis

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Coarse-Grained and Analytical Models for Vesicle-to-Membrane Adhesion Mechanisms, Nicole Fortoul, Dissertation

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Real Time Quantification of Activated Carbon Adsorption of Butanol and Evaluation of Influencing Adsorbent Characteristics, Dylan Friedgen-Veitch, Thesis

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Development of an Immunomodulation Strategy to Combat Pathogenic Bacteria, Jonathan Michael Fura, Dissertation

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Hendry’s Conjecture on Chordal Graph Subclasses, Aydin Gerek, Dissertation

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Hybrid anion exchange nanotechnology (HAIX-Nano) for concurrent trace contaminant removal with partial desalination: laboratory and field-scale investigations, Michael Scott German, Dissertation

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Uncertainty Analysis of a Multifunctional Tribometer, Michael Andrew Goldstein, Thesis

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Matrix-Isolation Studies of Ionic CO2 Clusters and Improvements on the Counter Ion Co-Deposition Technique, Michael Edward Goodrich, Dissertation

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Learning Hierarchical Task Networks Using Semantic Word Embeddings, Sriram Gopalakrishnan, Thesis

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Duality and a Closer Look at Implementation of Linear Optimization Algorithms, Naga Venkata Chaitanya Gudapati, Thesis

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Implicit Bias in School Disciplinary Decisions, Gina Laura Gullo, Dissertation

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Limited Memory Steepest Descent Methods for Nonlinear Optimization, Wei Guo, Dissertation

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Three Essays in Applied Microeconomics, Xiaohui Guo, Dissertation

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Numerical Simulation of Gas Separation by Hollow Fiber Membrane, Alaa K. Hakim, Thesis

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Numerical Assessment Approach for Flange to Flange Double Tee Connections Subject to Vehicular Loading, Robin Hendricks, Thesis

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CNC Milling of Complex Aluminum Parts, Longfu Hu, Thesis

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Design of a Controllable Weather Balloon to fly on Mars, Benjamin Ivie, Thesis

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Static and Dynamic Analysis of Manually Post-Tensioned Timber Rocking Frames with Conical Disc Springs, Safwan Waheed Jaafar Al-Subaihawi, Thesis

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Deformation-Enhanced Fluid and Mass Transfer Along Central and Western Alps Paleo-Subduction Interfaces: Significance for Carbon Cycling Models, Kathleen Patricia Jaeckel, Thesis

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Behavior of thin colloidal films and fundamental studies of convective deposition, Kedar Joshi, Dissertation

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Vibration-Assisted Convective Deposition of Binary Suspensions for Structured Coatings, Thitiporn Kaewpetch, Thesis

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Caption Aided Action Recognition Using Single Images, Adam Kafka, Thesis

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Metal-Based Approaches for the Fluoroalkylation of Aryl Halides, Peter Thomas Kaplan, Dissertation

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Multi-Scale Methodologies for Probabilistic Resilience Assessment and Enhancement of Bridges and Transportation Systems, Aman Karamlou, Dissertation

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Quantum Cascade Lasers for Terahertz Applications, Sudeep Khanal, Dissertation

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Optimization Procedure to Identify Blockages in Pipeline Networks via non-invasive Technique based on Genetic Algorithms, Mohanad Abdulzahra Ani Khazaali, Thesis

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Morality, Cheating and the Purpose of Public Education, Joshua Trent Kline, Dissertation

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Roadway Marking Optics for Autonomous Vehicle Guidance and Other Machine Vision Applications, Anthony Thomas Konopka, Thesis

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Experimental and Computational Investigation of Composite Beam Response to Fire, Amy Kordosky, Thesis

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Cell-bioactive glass scaffold interactions: Biological response to chemistry and topology, Tia Kowal, Dissertation

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Attitude Estimation of Quadcopter through Extended Kalman Filter, Wenjing Liang, Thesis

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Manufacturing and Preliminary Testing of a Subscale Suspension Boat, Chao Li, Thesis

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Robust Mobile Visual Recognition System: From Bag of Visual Words to Deep Learning, Dawei Li, Dissertation

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An Investigation of the Native and Manipulated Effects of Shear Imbalanced Melt Flows during Molding Processes, Qi Li, Dissertation

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Algorithmic Methods for Concave Optimization Problems with Binary Variables, Tao Li, Thesis

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Nanoporous materials chemistry: From gas separation to high pressure chemistry, Cong Liu, Dissertation

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Efficient Transmission Techniques in Cooperative Networks: Forwarding Strategies and Distributed Coding Schemes, Xuanxuan Lu, Dissertation

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Indium-Gallium-Zinc Oxide Thin-Film Transistors for Active-Matrix Flat-Panel Displays, Forough Mahmoudabadi, Dissertation

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Characterization of the Goethite-Hematite ratio in Modern and Ancient Soils in the Mid-Atlantic Region as a Paleoprecipitation Proxy, Laura Audrey Thomasina Markley, Thesis

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Making Online Learning Personal: Evolution, Evidentiary Reasoning, and Self-Regulation in an Online Curriculum, Robert B. Marsteller, Dissertation

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Letters to Ourselves: Literary Representations of Intersectional Resistance and Radicalizing Collective Healing, Brenda Martinez, Thesis

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A Psychiatrist is the God of Our Age': Contemporary American Fiction and the Postmodern Critique of Psychiatry, James McAdams, Dissertation

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Methods and application of deep-time thermochronology: Insights from slowly-cooled terranes of Mongolia and the North American craton, Kalin McDannell, Dissertation

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Extrinsic terrace formation processes and tectonically driven river incision along the South Anna River, Virginia, Matthew McGavick, Thesis

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I Humbly Request the Favour of Your Votes: Political Discourse and Campaigning in Philadelphian Print, 1719-1776, Blake J. Michaels, Thesis

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A Jet Engine Retraction System, Yushi Mi, Thesis

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Links Between Principal Intercultural Competency and Teacher Trust in EARCOS International Schools, Theodore Mockrish, Dissertation

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Micro-Electro-Mechanical System for Measuring Mechanical Properties of Cell Aggregates, Negar Moghimi, Dissertation

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Design and Development of a Flapping Wing System for Unsteady Forces and Power Measurement, Durlav Mudbhari, Thesis

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In-district Charter Programming in an Urban School District: The Promises and Challenges of Semi-Autonomous Schooling, Lensi Nikolov, Dissertation

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An Integrated Method for Airfoil Optimization, Joshua Okrent, Thesis

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Three Essays on Health Economics, Jie Peng, Dissertation

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The Effects of Difunctional Urone Catalysis on Selected Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant Synergies of Dicyandiamide Cured Epoxy Resins, Nathan Phillips, Thesis

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The Health and Labor Market Effects of Spouse Choice, Maternity Leave and Parental Work, Ekaterina A . Ponomareva, Dissertation

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Rotationally Inelastic Collisions of Ground-State Helium or Argon with NaK ($A^{\,1}\Sigma^+$), Teri Price, Dissertation

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Using Geospatial Thinking And Reasoning Skills To Examine Vector Borne Disease Transmission Through Web Gis In Undergraduate Students Studying Public Health, Rajika Emily Reed, Dissertation

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Probabilistic optimal decision making and life-cycle management considering risk, sustainability, and utility: applications to bridges and ships, Samantha Maureen Sabatino, Dissertation

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Development of Immunotherapy Strategies: Targeting Gram-positive and Gram-negative Pathogenic Bacteria, Mary J . Sabulski, Dissertation

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Inclusion of Students with Autism: Teacher Perceptions Regarding Evidence-Based Strategies and Staff Supports in Pennsylvania, Kimberly Seymour, Dissertation

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Molecular Dynamics Studies on dynamic wetting, droplet rapid contact line advancement and nanosuspension drop self-pinning phenomenon, Baiou Shi, Dissertation

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Analysis and Design of Robust and High-Performance Complex Dynamical Networks, Milad Siami, Dissertation

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The American Strand: Directional Poetics and Apocalypse in the Early Modern Atlantic, Edward Nathan Simon, Dissertation

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Effects of Academic Coaching on College Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dolly M . Singley, Dissertation

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Mental State Attributes in Narratives about Characters of another Gender and Race: An Intersection of Naïve Psychology and Naïve Sociology, Wyntre Stout, Thesis

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Method for the Prediction of the Energy Harvested by Vibrational Piezoelectric Devices Applied to Civil Infrastructure, Julia Tesser Tomasi, Thesis

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This Story Kills Fascists: How Ingmar Bergman Atones for his Nazi Past and Looks to an Uncertain Future in Fanny and Alexander, Alexander Scott Thompson, Thesis

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Analysis of Micromixers on Reverse Osmosis Based Desalination Membranes, Mustafa USTA, Thesis