Doctoral Dissertations

 

This collection contains dissertations written in partial fulfillment of the doctoral degree, from 1937 to the present.

The first doctoral degree was in Chemistry, awarded to Frank Joseph Zvanut; his dissertation was titled Pyrochemical changes in Missouri halloysite.. Zvanut had earned his Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering in 1932. Most recently, popular Ph.D. disciplines have included Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.

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Dissertations from 2021

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Computational intelligent impact force modeling and monitoring in HISLO conditions for maximizing surface mining efficiency, safety, and health, Danish Ali

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Fiber reinforced polymer bar investigation: Long-term in-situ durability and bond strength assessment in conventional and sustainable concrete, Ali Fadhil Al-Khafaji

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Evaluation of robust epoxy resin sealants for wellbore integrity applications, Mohammed Mousa M Alkhamis

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Novel piezo actuators for surface cleaning, Yezad H. Anklesaria

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Innovative modeling and management of infrastructure systems, engineering and construction operations, and offsite construction technology using computational data analytics, Rayan Hassane Assaad

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Evaluation of excavated surface irregularities and hardness of mechanical excavations and their relationship with excavator performance, Prosper Evaristus Akansah Ayawah

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Exposure assessment of emerging contaminants: Rapid screening and modeling of plant uptake, Majid Bagheri

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Properties and structures of alkali molybdenum iron phosphate glasses for nuclear waste immobilization, Jincheng Bai

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Receiver function imaging of the 410 and 660 km discontinuities and seismic azimuthal anisotropy revealed by shear wave splitting beneath the Australian continent, Kailun Ba

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Scaling, experiments, and simulations of condensation heat transfer for advanced nuclear reactors safety, Palash Kumar Bhowmik

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Fabrication, characterization and environmental monitoring of polymer-based materials for biomedical and structural applications, Mousumi Bose

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Neogene dinoflagellate cysts from the tropical americas, Damian Cardenas

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Fabrication, characterization of high-entropy alloys and deep learning-based inspection in metal additive manufacturing, Wenyuan Cui

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Prediction intervals for fractionally integrated time series and volatility models, Rukman Ekanayake

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Analysis of turbulence model uncertainty for canonical flow problems including shock wave boundary layer interaction simulations, Aaron James Erb

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Thermomechanical simulation and process optimization for hot rolling of steel, Shouvik Ganguly

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A fuzzy clustering methodology to analyze interfaces and assess integration risks in large-scale systems, Josh Henry Goldschmid

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Infrastructure systems modeling using data visualization and trend extraction, Jacob Marshal Hale

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Protection of modern distribution systems, Fahd Amin Hariri

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EMI characterization for power supplies and machine learning based modeling in EMC/SI, Jiayi He

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Reveal wind loading of tornadoes and hurricanes on civil structures towards hazard-resistant design, Ryan Honerkamp

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Investigating the effect of operating condition on ESD-induced soft-failures, Omid Hoseini Izadi

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Fabrication of 304L stainless steel and aluminum parts by laser foil printing and process automation, Chia-Hung Hung

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Spatiotemporal variations of upper crustal anisotropy along the San Jacinto Fault Zone in Southern California and the Fairview region in Central Oklahoma, Enyuan Jiang

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GIS and remote sensing groundwater potentiality investigation of Gulu District, Uganda using synthetic aperture radar and magnetic geophysics, Rachel Ann Jones

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Development of tripodal and bipodal ligand frameworks and first-row transition metal reagents for selective C-N bond construction methodologies, Anshika Kalra

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An investigation on the regulation of the tweak–Fn14–NF-kB pathway, Jawahar Khetan

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Contributions to the performance of thin film capacitors for high reliability applications, Daniel Krueger

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Studies on protein solubility, Ke Li

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Numerical and experimental study of mechanical properties for Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) process part, Lan Li

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Characterization of Alaskan modified asphalt binders and mixtures, Jun Liu

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Studies on tornado-structure interactions and guidance on design tornadic wind loading, Zhi Li

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Proper orthogonal decomposition: New approximation theory and a new computational approach, Sarah Katherine Locke

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Integrated solar and ESS ac/dc systems for various grid applications, Phani Ratna Vanamali Marthi

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Improving the data quality in gravitation-wave detectors by mitigating transient noise artifacts, Kentaro Mogushi

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The implementation of energy sharing using a system of systems approach, Julia Morgan

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Stability analysis of microgrids using Markov jump linear systems, Gilles Mpembele

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Scheduling based optimization in software defined radio and wireless networks, Nathan Daniel Price

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Investigation of packed bed and moving bed reactors with benchmarking using advanced measurement and computational techniques, Binbin Qi

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Convective-diffusive transport in Krogh cylinders: A model for pharmacokinetics, Xianjie Qiu

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Modeling time series with conditional heteroscedastic structure, Ratnayake Mudiyanselage Isuru Panduka Ratnayake

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Source reconstruction in near field scanning for RFI application, Hosseien Rezaei

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Analysis of the primary volatile compositions in the Oort cloud and Jupiter-family comets towards the goal of understanding their origin and diversity, Mohammad Saki

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Modeling and analyzing parasitic parameters in high frequency converters, Mohamad Saleh Sanjari Nia

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Multi-fidelity modeling for aerothermal analysis of deployable planetary entry technologies, Mario J. Santos

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Spatial variations of teleseismic P-wave attenuation and scattering beneath the southeastern United States and the Malawi and Luangwa rift zones in East Africa, Ashutosh Shrivastava

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Computational studies of carbon nanocluster solidification, Chathuri Chandani Silva

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Theoretical study of magnetic particles in a shear flow subjected to a uniform magnetic field, Christopher A. Sobecki

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Thermophysical properties of nominally phase pure boride ceramics, Austin D. Stanfield

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Effect of radiation damage on organic phase change materials thermal storage properties, Ryan Phillip Steere

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Integrating snp data and imputation methods into the DNA methylation analysis framework, Yuqing Su

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The Pilot Knob Magnetite, Pilot Knob Hematite, and Shepherd Mountain iron oxide deposits in Southeast Missouri -- Local expressions of a magmatic-hydrothermal plumbing system?, Bolorchimeg N. Tunnell

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Using similitude theory and discrete element modeling to understand the effects of digging parameters on excavation performance for rubber tire loaders, Atta Ur Rehman

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Information-based methods and models for particle flow filtering, Kari Catherine Ward

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Crustal and upper mantle structure beneath the southeastern United States from joint inversion of Rayleigh wave dispersion and receiver functions, Qiuyue Yang

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Mantle flow systems associated with slab subduction and absolute plate motion in Alaska constrained by shear wave splitting analyses, Yuchen Yang

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PDN modeling for high-speed multilayer PCB boards and decap optimization using machine learning techniques, Ling Zhang

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Quantum inspired concepts in decision making, Qizi Zhang

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Count data time series models and their applications, Yi Zhang

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Enhanced heavy oil recovery by low salinity polymer flood combined with microgel treatment, Yang Zhao

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Phase formation and thermal conductivity of zirconium carbide, Yue Zhou

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Fiber optic sensors for industry and military applications, Yiyang Zhuang

Dissertations from 2020

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An integrated wellbore stability study to mitigate expensive wellbore instability problems while drilling into Zubair shale/sand sequence, southern Iraq, Ahmed Khudhair Abbas

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Seismic behavior of composite bridge columns, Mohanad M. Abdulazeez

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Investigation on nanoparticle based combination therapy for targeted cancer treatment, Muhammad Raisul Abedin

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Development of horizontal axis hydrokinetic turbine using experimental and numerical approaches, Abdulaziz Abutunis

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An approach to system of systems resiliency using architecture and agent-based behavioral modeling, Paulette Bootz Acheson

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Geophysical assessment of the Lake Chesterfield site, Missouri, Diya Ali Ahmad Alfuqara

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Geophysical characteristics of nickel and copper deposits in Wadi Al Khadra prospect, southwestern of Saudi Arabia, Abdulrahman Ahmed Aljabbab

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Novel approaches for constructing persistent Delaunay triangulations by applying different equations and different methods, Esraa Habeeb Khaleel Al-Juhaishi

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Experimental study on a novel EOR method -- polymeric nanogel combined with surfactant and low salinity water flooding to enhance oil recovery, Mustafa M. Almahfood

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Development of novel materials and processes for direct conversion of CO₂ flue gas to chemicals and fuels, Ahmed Al-mamoori

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Characterization of neutron irradiated accident tolerant nuclear fuel cladding silicon carbide & radiation detector deadtime, Bader Almutairi

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Exploring wellbore and reservoir temperature profiles in fluid circulation and production operations, Ahmed Qasim Al Saedi

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Modeling and optimization of froth flotation of low-grade phosphate ores: Experiments and machine learning, Ashraf Alsafasfeh

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Operation and analysis of high-voltage-gain dc-dc converters with voltage multipliers, Mohammad Rashed M. Altimania

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Continuous-flow synthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceutical compounds over intelligent organocatalysts with bifunctional reactivity, Abdo-Alslam Alwakwak

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The development of a project typology and selection tool to improve decision-making in sustainable projects, Rakan Alyamani

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Imaging in karst terrain using the Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) methods, Hassan Abdullah Alzahrani

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Development of a modeling algorithm to predict lean implementation success, Richard Charles Barclay

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Enabling flexibility through strategic management of complex engineering systems, Walter Louis Barnes II

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Tools to evaluate nanodiamond-mediated delivery of tiopronin for cataract prevention, Justin Beltz

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Fuzzy logistic regression for detecting differential DNA methylation regions, Tarek M. Bubaker Bennaser

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Modeling a nuclear research reactor and radiation dose estimation in an accident scenario, Abdulaleem Abdulmajeed Bugis

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Physical and biological factors affecting oxygen transfer in the activated sludge wastewater treatment process, Kenneth A. Campbell

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Development of a system architecture for the prediction of student success using machine learning techniques, Tatiana A. Cardona

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Removal of non-metallic inclusions from molten steel by ceramic foam filtration, Soumava Chakraborty

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Mesh networking and full-duplex communication for wireless networks, Arul Mathi Maran Chandran

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Understanding the deformation mechanisms in Ni-based superalloys with using crystal plasticity finite element method, Tianju Chen

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Studying the effects of various process parameters on early age hydration of single- and multi-phase cementitious systems, Rachel Cook

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Symmetry-breaking in the multi-photon ionization dynamics of oriented atoms, Aruma Handi Nishshanka Chandrajith De Silva

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Fully differential study of higher-order contributions to the few-body dynamics of simple atomic systems, Madhav Dhital

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Factors impacting the transport and enhanced oil recovery potential of polymeric nanogel in sandstone, Haifeng Ding

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Effect of turbulence model closure coefficient uncertainty on scramjet flow field analysis, Martin Albert Di Stefano

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Balancing labor requirements in a manufacturing environment, Patrick Bernard Dwyer

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Critical success factors and risk mitigation strategy for new product development, Rodney A. Ewing

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Investigating the factors impacting the success of immiscible carbon dioxide injection in unconventional shale reservoirs: An experimental study, Sherif M. Fakher

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Hydrokinetic turbine composite blades and sandwich structures: Damage evaluation and numerical simulation, Mokhtar Fal

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Modification of the optical response of alpha quartz via the deposition of gold nanoparticles in etched ion tracks, Maria C. Garcia Toro

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Synthesis and thermodynamic characterization of free and surface water of colloidal unimolecular polymer (CUP) particles utilizing DSC and TGA, Peng Geng