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

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Catalytic Olefin Polymerization and Metathesis: Molecular Structure-Activity Relationships, Anisha Chakrabarti, 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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Analysis of InGaN Quantum Wells with AlGaInN Barriers, Hanlin Fu, Thesis

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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A Manipulated IDEA: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Public Education’s New Institutionalism, Nolan Gerencser, Thesis

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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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Compact, Wideband, Low‐dispersion, Multi-bit MEMS Phase Shifters, Vahid Gholizadeh, 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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Leveraging Structural Flexibility to Predict Protein Function, Ziyi Guo, Dissertation

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

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Investigation of the precipitation and hardening response of maraging stainless steels 17-4 and 13-8+Mo during multi-pass welding, Robert Joseph Hamlin, Dissertation

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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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Digital-Lithographic Fabrication of Unconventional 3D Microstructures, Ran He, Dissertation

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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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Studying the role of cell competition in tumor progression via a two-dimensional vertex model, Bixi Kang, 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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Marketing Practices of International Schools in a Competitive Asian Context, Nicholas Bernard Kent, 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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A Professional Learning Community Approach to Improving English/Language Arts Instructional Planning, Adrienne Kotsko, Dissertation

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

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Novel metal-ceramic composites from partial reduction of CuAlO2, with applications to Cu-Al2O3 complexions, Michael Robert Kracum, Dissertation

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Conic Programming Approaches for Polynomial Optimization: Theory and Applications, Xiaolong Kuang, Dissertation

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