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Dissertations from 2016

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Evaluation of negative energy and mineral balance in periparturient Holstein-Friesian cattle, Ameer Ahmed Abdelhameed

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Enhancing Bioethanol Fermentation through Removal of Acetic Acid Using Liquid-Liquid Extraction, Mahdieh Aghazadeh

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Designing prenatal m-Health interventions through transmigrants reflection on their pregnancy ecology, Hana AlJaberi

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Controlling electronics for the formation of high valent uranium imido complexes, Nickolas H. Anderson

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Incorporation of GNSS multipath to improve autonomous rendezvous, docking and proximity operations in space, Benjamin W. Ashman

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End-to-end security in service-oriented architecture, Mehdi Azarmi

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Regularity of solutions and the free boundary for a class of Bernoulli-type parabolic free boundary problems with variable coefficients, Thomas H. Backing

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Learning in vision and robotics, Daniel P. Barrett

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Improving the mechanistic study of neuromuscular diseases through the development of a fully wireless and implantable recording device, Rebecca A. Bercich

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Learning the language of academic engineering: Sociocognitive writing in graduate students, Catherine G. P. Berdanier

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Examining law enforcement officer job satisfaction and burnout through the lens of empowerment theory, Bruce A. Biggs

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Grounding robot motion in natural language and visual perception, Scott Alan Bronkowski

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Globalization and state: Factors contributing to the contemporary food security crisis, Christopher A. Bunka

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Creativity in organizations: Antecedents and outcomes of individual creativity, Goran Calic

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A transfer network linking Earth, Moon, and the triangular libration point regions in the Earth-Moon system, Lucia R. Capdevila

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Supervised learning-based explicit nonlinear model predictive control and unknown input estimation in biomedical systems, Ankush Chakrabarty

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On the 3D point cloud for human-pose estimation, Kai-Chi Chan

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Cosmic ray muons for spent nuclear fuel monitoring, Stylianos Chatzidakis

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Investigating and expanding the functionality of RNA catalysts: Studies of the hepatitis delta virus, the hammerhead, and the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-like ribozymes, Ji Chen

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Impact of dietary modification on aflatoxicosis in poultry, Xi Chen

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A flexible and versatile framework for statistical design and analysis of quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomic experiments, Meena Choi

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Development and evaluation of a watershed-scale hybrid hydrologic model, Younghyun Cho

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Mechanical dispersion of semi-solid binders in high-shear granulation, Nathan J. Davis

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Undergraduate students' goals for chemistry laboratory coursework, Brittland K. DeKorver

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Is metabolism goal-directed? Investigating the validity of modeling biological systems with cybernetic control via omic data, Frank T. DeVilbiss

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Learning from minimally labeled data with accelerated convolutional neural networks, Aysegul Dundar

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The effects of acidified pepsin on porcine vocal fold tissue: Developing a porcine model of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease, Abigail Cox Durkes

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Rearward visibility issues related to agricultural machinery: Contributing factors, potential solutions, Shawn Gregory Ehlers

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Learning the ABC's of Ribose Transport Using Biophysical Methods, Satchal K. Erramilli

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Biophysical studies of the allosteric regulatory mechanism of Syk tandem SH2 domains interacting with immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs, Chao Feng

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Hydrologic and water quality impacts from perennial crop production on marginal lands, Qingyu Feng

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The effect of voluntary binge caffeine and ethanol coexposure on neurobehavioral sensitivity to cocaine in male C57BL/6J mice, Brandon M. Fritz

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Magnesium regulates transcription of the mgtA (magnesium transporter) gene in Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium via prolyl-bond formation during translation of the mgtL leader ORF, Aaron R. Gall

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Sequential pattern mining with uncertain data, Jiaqi Ge

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A new reality: Funding formula changes and property tax caps and their effects on the role of the school superintendent in the state of Indiana, Patrick L. Gentry

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Understanding the communicative processes of baby boomer women adjusting to retirement: Connecting micro and macro discourses, Patricia E. Gettings

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Analytical investigation of fretting wear with special emphasis on stress based models, Arnab Jyoti Ghosh

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Ultra-thin boron nitride films by pulsed laser deposition: Plasma diagnostics, synthesis, and device transport, Nicholas Robert Glavin

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Effect of bioenergy crops and fast growing trees on hydrology and water quality in the Little Vermilion River Watershed, Tian Guo

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Coupled orbit-attitude mission design in the circular restricted three-body problem, Davide Guzzetti

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Trade and agriculture policy options to improve the wheat subsector in Afghanistan, Ghulam Hazrat Halimi

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Failures in adaptive locomotion in healthy young adults, Michel J. H. Heijnen

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Influence of the 3D microenvironment on glioblastoma migration and drug response, Ruth Marisol Herrera Perez

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Climate change and hazardous convective weather in the United States: Insights from high-resolution dynamical downscaling, Kimberly A. Hoogewind

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Multi-axial failure of high-performance fiber during transverse impact, Matthew C. Hudspeth

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A black art: Ontology, data, and the Tower of Babel problem, Andrew J. Iliadis

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Crop modeling for assessing and mitigating the impacts of extreme climatic events on the US agriculture system, Zhenong Jin

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Investigating the role of the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor MIST1 in pancreatic diseases, Anju Karki

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Factors affecting transduction efficiency of pseudotyped viral vectors incorporating alphaviral glycoproteins, Aditi Kesari

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Analysis and simulation of small scale microwave interferometer experiments on non-ideal explosives, David E. Kittell

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Advances in solid phase microextraction for the analysis of volatile compounds in explosives, tire treatments, and entomological specimens, William D. Kranz

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Preliminary design tools in turbomachinery: Non-uniformly spaced blade rows, multistage interaction, unsteady radial waves, and propeller horizontal-axis turbine optimization, Yujun Leng

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Fabrication and photonics properties of III-V semiconductor nanowire structures, Tzu-ging Lin

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Optimal monitoring and mitigation of systemic risk in lending networks, Zhang Li

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A study on flow development in an APU-style inlet and its effect on centrifugal compressor performance, Fangyuan Lou

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Feelings of doing good for myself or others: Discussing effects of self-conscious emotions on sustainable consumption, Chi-Cheng Luan

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Content-based image analysis with applications to the multifunction printer imaging pipeline and image databases, Cheng Lu

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A standards-based grading model to predict students' success in a first-year engineering course, Farshid Marbouti

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Thermal neutron analysis for improvised explosive device detection, Matthew David Marziale

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Toward a genre writing curriculum: Schooling genres in the Common Core State Standards, Michael J. Maune

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Coupled resonator based wireless power transfer for bioelectronics, Henry Mei

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Rhetoric and feminism in the Americanization Era: The YWCA's rhetorical education program for immigrant women, Gracemarie Mike

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Kernels of adjoints of composition operators on Hilbert spaces of analytic functions, Brittney Rachele Miller

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Using information technology to model hand-washing behavior and to improve policies impacting elementary school absenteeism due to influenza, Galina V. Miller

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Analytical and experimental investigation of microstructural alterations in bearing steel in rolling contact fatigue, Sina Mobasher Moghaddam

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Neural activity reveals effects of aging on inhibitory processes during word retrieval, Ranjini Mohan

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Analysis of scientific argumentation in two physical chemistry classrooms using the POGIL approach, Alena C. Moon

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The things they carried: The biological residue of childhood misfortune, Patricia M. Morton

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Size and chemistry selective membranes from block polymer templates, Ryan A. Mulvenna

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Collaboration in scientific digital ecosystems: A socio-technical network analysis, Philip Mutuma Munyua

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Mechanistic characterization of acetic acid resistance enzymes of Acetobacer aceti, Jesse R. Murphy

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Conexiones Transatlanticas: Expandiendo limites en el mundo hispano (1890-1910), Argelia Garcia Saldivar

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Rank constrained homotopies of matrices and the Blackadar-Handelman conjectures on C*-algebras, Kaushika De Silva

Dissertations from 2015

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Elastic Waves Along a Fracture Intersection, Bradley C. Abell

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Modeling, Empirics and Policy Implications of Firm Heterogeneity in International Trade, Zeynep Akgul

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Technology Use of Online Instructors with High Self-Efficacy: A Multiple Case Study, Barbara L. Albee

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Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Panels Subject to Impact by Non-deformable Projectiles, Amer Abdel Karim Alkloub

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Seismic In-Plane Response of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Masonry Infill Walls, Rabab Abdel Karim Al Louzi

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SemCache: Semantics-Aware Caching for Efficient GPU Offloading, Nabeel Al-Saber

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Investigating synergy: Mathematical models for the coupled dynamics of HIV and HSV-2 and other endemic diseases, Christina M Alvey

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Beliefs about Toddler and Care: A New Measure for Infant Toddler Teachers, Treshawn L Anderson

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Building a Better Pedestrian Flow Model for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Charles Edward Anklam

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Profiling gene expression during early gametophyte development and sex determination in Ceratopteris richardii, Nadia Atallah

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Metacognitive Instruction in L2 French: An Analysis of Listening Performance and Automaticity, Shannon Becker

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Photochemistry of single-walled carbon nanotubes in the aquatic environment, and their extraction from soils, Somayeh BeigzadehMilani

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Language, writing, and social (inter)action: An analysis of text-based chats in Macedonian and English, Mira Bekar

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Exploring the role of feedback and its impact within a Digital Badge system from multiple perspectives: A case study of preservice teachers, Erin D. Besser

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Analysis of CHD Remodelers during Development: A Tale in Two Organisms, Brett Bishop

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The geophysical evolution of impact basins and volcanic structures on Mercury and the Moon, David Michael Blair

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Undercover predators: Vegetation mediates foraging, trophic cascades, and biological control by omnivorous weed seed predators, Carmen K Blubaugh

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Chronic Stress during Adolescence Alters Alcohol-Induced Conditioned Place Preference in Mice Selectively Bred for High Alcohol Preference but no Low Alcohol Preference, Kristen R Breit

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Behavior and design of steel-plate composite (SC) walls for blast loads, Jakob C Bruhl

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Modular Approach to Spintronics, Kerem Yunus Camsari

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Biochemical investigation of the ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase family, Joseph Rashon Chaney

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Near-congruent solidification of castings, Kevin J Chaput

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Suitability of commercial certification assessments for film and video editing courses, Bobby L Chastain

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Modeling person-to-person contaminant transport in enclosed environments, Chun Chen

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Experimental and modeling investigation of cellulose nanocrystals polymer composite fibers, Si Chen

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Structural and functional studies of the papain-like protease 2 from mouse hepatitis virus, Yafang Chen

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Laser scanner jitter characterization, page content analysis for optimal rendering, and understanding image graininess, Yi-Ting Chen