Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Computational Study of Gas Separation Using Reverse Osmosis Membranes, Mohammed Faraj Alrehili, Dissertation

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Sparsity-Promoting Optimal Controller Design, MirSaleh Bahavarnia, Dissertation

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Optimization of Tow-Steered Composite Wind Turbine Blades for Static Aeroelastic Performance, Stephen Michael Barr, Thesis

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Teacher Quality Discourse and the Institutionalization of Educational Reforms: Social Capital and Teacher Self-Efficacy Across 31 Countries, Joseph P. Brereton, Dissertation

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Computational Methods for Discrete Conic Optimization Problems, Aykut Bulut, Dissertation

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Exploiting Structures in Mixed-Integer Second-Order Cone Optimization Problems for Branch-and-Conic-Cut Algorithms, Sertalp Bilal Cay, Dissertation

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Catalytic Olefin Polymerization and Metathesis: Molecular Structure-Activity Relationships, Anisha Chakrabarti, Dissertation

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Micro-scale Fracture Toughness Testing and Finite Element Analysis of Transparent Ceramics, Fiona Yuwei Cui, Dissertation

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Incremental Changes in Expectations to Improve Engagement Among Students with Behavioral Problems, Beth Ann Custer, Dissertation

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Secondary Social Studies Curriculum in Post-Genocide Rwanda as Mediated by UNESCO and Post-Holocaust Education in Germany, Petrina Maria Davidson, Dissertation

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Advanced Controls Of Cyber Physical Energy Systems, Jiajun Duan, Dissertation

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An Improved Numerical Method for Assessing Cell Elasticity from Atomic Force Microscopy Nanoindentation Data, Jared Alexander Feindt, Thesis

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The Predictive Utility and Longitudinal Student Growth of NWEA MAP Interim Assessments in Two Pennsylvania Schools, David Christopher Finnerty, Dissertation

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The structure of a perturbed vortex and its interaction with a wing, Greg Fishman, Dissertation

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Analysis of InGaN Quantum Wells with AlGaInN Barriers, Hanlin Fu, Thesis

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Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Graded Transition Joints, Jonathan Galler, Dissertation

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Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis of 3D Printed Type 304 Stainless Steel, Jerard Gordon, Campus Only Thesis/Dissertation

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Aerodynamics of Porous Bodies with Application to Aeroelastic Stability and Structural Acoustics, Rozhin Hajian, Dissertation

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An Investigation of Internalizing, Externalizing, and Comorbid Behavioral Symptomatology as Predictors of Maladaptive Risky Behavior During Adolescence, Allyse A. Hetrick, Dissertation

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Factors in Immigrant Higher Education Attainment Among Income Groups in the United States, Sam Hopp, Dissertation

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Drying Inhomogeneity during Film Formation of Waterborne Latex Systems – A Mechanistic Study on Skin Layer Formation, Hao Huang, Dissertation

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Stochastic Optimal Control of Grid-Level Storage, Yuhai Hu, Dissertation

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Upstream Influence of Axisymmetric Bodies on Trailing Line Vortices, Tanya Sarah Johnson, Thesis

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New Chemistries and Processing in Atomic and Molecular Layer Deposition of Inorganic and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Thin Films, Ling Ju, Dissertation

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Understanding Orphanhood in Russia: Education as a Bridge to (No) Where?, Marina Kudasova, Dissertation

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Supporting collaborative writing in secondary Language Arts: A revision decision method intervention, Daria Anne Kuscenko, Dissertation

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Analysis of Power Network Defense Under Intentional Attacks, Weiming Lei, Thesis

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Novel Bandpass Filter Design based on Synchronous Filtering, Kanlun Li, Dissertation

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Computational study of flow past arrays of plates in the vicinity of surfaces, I-HAN LIU, Dissertation

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Electron Microscopy Studies of Quantum Dot and Catalyst Nanomaterials, Li Lu, Dissertation

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Principal Behaviors Outside Large Metropolis School Districts: Exploring the Relationships Between Time Use and School Context, Abby Susan Mahone, Dissertation

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Flow Structure of Vortex-Wing Interaction, Christopher Kyle McKenna, Dissertation

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Uncertainty Quantification for Naval Ships and the Optimal Adaptation of Bridges to Climate Change, Alysson Mondoro, Dissertation

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Electrooculography Signal Processing Using National Instruments LabVIEW, Clinton Nwanedo, Thesis

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One-shot Manufacturing Techniques Developed for Carbon Fiber Prepreg Components, Jacob Bruce Patterson, Dissertation

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Effect of pH, Temperature and Protein Tertiary Structure on Biomolecular Separation Engineering in Ion-Exchange Chromatography, Gorgi Pavlov, Dissertation

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Stability and Dynamic Properties of Tip Vortices Shed from Flexible Rotors of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines, Steven Noel Rodriguez, Dissertation

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Reliability and Resiliency Driven Solutions for Electric Power Systems Operation and Planning, Kwami Senam Afenefa Sedzro, Dissertation

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Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells and Clusters from Blood with Application in Drug Screening, Wentao Shi, Dissertation

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Ultralow Wear Fluoropolymer Metal-Oxide Composites: Nanomechanics & Tribochemistry, Mark Alfred Sidebottom, Dissertation

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Single Enzyme Biomineralization of Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Leah Spangler, Dissertation

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Creature Counting: The Effects of Augmented Reality on Perseverance and Early Numeracy Skills, Megan Drury Stotz, Dissertation

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Catalytic Transformation of Ethanol to 1,3-Butadiene over MgO/SiO2 Catalyst, William E. Taifan, Dissertation

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International Accreditation and the Standards of US Regional Accrediting Agencies, Calley Stevens Taylor, Dissertation

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Dynamic Modeling, Predictive Control and Optimization of a Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption System, Matthew Urich, Dissertation

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Creating Citizen Science Identity: Growing Conservation And Environmentally-Minded Stem Interest Through Mobile Learning And Authentic Practice, Duane Edward Wallace, Dissertation

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Investigation of Geothermal Heat Extraction Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO?) and Its Utilization in sCO?-based Power Cycles and Organic Rankine Cycles - A Thermodynamic & Economic Perspective, Xingchao Wang, Dissertation

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Rheological properties of colloidal and polymeric scaffolds measured using multiple particle tracking microrheology, Matthew David Wehrman, Dissertation

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Understanding DPF failure, Improving DPF maintenance technologies, and advancing particulate filter materials, Kun Yang, Dissertation

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Optimization Algorithms for Machine Learning Designed for Parallel and Distributed Environments, Seyedalireza Yektamaram, Dissertation

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Experimental Study of the Static and Dynamic Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Using HNO3 and TBP-HNO3 Complex in Supercritical CO2, He Yun, Thesis

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Investigation of Wear Mechanism of Gallium Nitride, Guosong Zeng, Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Validation of Pair-Potential Models for Use in Simulating Titanate Nanostructures, Nicholas Lima Acosta, Thesis

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The Emergence of Creativity as an Academic Discipline in Higher Education Institutions, Fatih Aktas, Dissertation

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Flow Stress and Microstructure Evolution During Hot Forging of AA6099, Mohammed Tariq Alamoudi, Thesis

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Experimental Evaluation Of Compression Strength And Bleed Characteristics Of Cement-Based Grout Made With Photon Attenuating Inclusions, Abdulrahman Alfurayh, Thesis

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Estimation Sensor Networks: Attacks, Applications, and Interdependencies, Basel R. Alnajjab, Dissertation

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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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Evaluation of the Fatigue Performance and Dynamic Behavior of Single Support Bar Modular Bridge Expansion Joint Systems, Frank A. Artmont, 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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Design, expression, and initial characterization of von Willebrand Factor A2 domain and its mutants, Wenpeng Cao, 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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Probabilistic Seismic Performance Assessment of Low-Ductility Concentrically Braced Frames in East Coast U.S., Xin Chu, Dissertation

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

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Advisor Loss in Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students: A Qualitative Perspective, Stephanie Lauren Codos, Dissertation

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

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Friction and Environmental Sensitivity of Molybdenum Disulfide: Effects of Microstructure, John Francis Curry, Dissertation

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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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Theoretical Analysis & Practical Implementation of a Super-Regenerative Receiver for Amplitude Modulated Radio Signals, Anthony Michael Evelina, 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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Finite Element Analysis Of A High-Speed Suspension Boat Fuselage, Lean Fang, Thesis

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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