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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Observer-based event-triggered and set-theoretic neuro-adaptive controls for constrained uncertain systems, Abdul Ghafoor

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Computational model for neural architecture search, Ram Deepak Gottapu

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Applications of information theory in filtering and sensor management, Matthew James Gualdoni

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Predicting complex system behavior using hybrid modeling and computational intelligence, Vinayaka Gude

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Process intensification of fuel synthesis and electrolysis, Jeremy Lee Hartvigsen

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History of natural and anthropogenic activities in Lake Izabal, Eastern Guatemala: Using geochemical evidence to record recent contamination, Elisandra Hernandez

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Trajectory control of a wheeled robot using interaction forces for intuitive overground human-robot interaction, George Leno Holmes Jr.

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Predictive geohazard mapping using LiDAR and satellite imagery in Missouri and Oklahoma, USA, Olufeyisayo B. Ilesanmi

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Microgrid design, control, and performance evaluation for sustainable energy management in manufacturing, Md. Monirul Islam

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Combustion and emission characteristics of IC engines fueled by hydrogen and hydrogen/diesel mixtures and multi-objective optimization of operating parameters, Abdulhakim Issa Jabbr

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Catalytic utilization of carbon dioxide as renewable feedstock for production of chemicals and fuels, Abbas Alaa Jawad

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Strategies to improve the electrochemical performance of lithium-ion batteries by stabilizing the interface of electrode/electrolyte, Ye Jin

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Evaluation of the performance of different polymer gel systems as an in-depth gel treatment using numerical simulation, Tariq K. Khamees

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Development of radiation transport techniques for modelling a high-resolution multi-energy photon emission tomography system, Seth Kilby

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Thermodynamic investigations of pure and blended cement mixtures, Jonathan Lapeyre

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The combined toxic effect of nanoparticles and lead in the presence of algae (Raphidocelis), Xuesong Liu

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Frequency selective surface-based sensing: Theory and applications, Mahboobeh Mahmoodi

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Towards efficacy and efficiency in sparse delay tolerant networks, Douglas John McGeehan

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Novel approaches for reliable and efficient circuit design, Prashanthi Metku

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Multi-physics-based approach to active microwave thermography, Seyed Ali Mirala

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Minimizing the detrimental effects of hydro-peaking on riverbank instability: The lower Osage River case, Wesam Sameer Mohammed-Ali

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Development of tools for water management in the Hatra watershed (Northwestern Iraq) using satellite technologies, Majid S. Mohamod

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Studies on the stability of plasma proteins and their fragments, Paul Praveen Nakka

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Strengthening QC relaxations of optimal power flow problems by exploiting various coordinate changes, Mohammad Rasoul Narimani

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A molecular dynamics study of temperature dependent wetting in alkane-water systems, Pauf Neupane

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Polymeric nanoparticle as a new platform for high removal of endotoxins from biopharmaceutical solutions, Sidharth Razdan

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Integrating resilience into military infrastructure mission assurance assessments and decision making, John Richards

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Generalization of polynomial chaos for estimation of angular random variables, Christine Louise Schmid

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Experimental and modeling studies using packed bed reactors: Liquid phase ethylene production by hydrogenation of acetylene, Humayun Shariff

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A framework for a successful additive repair system, Todd E. Sparks

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Development of lightweight materials by meso- and microstructure control, Myranda Shea Spratt

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Accurate modeling techniques for power delivery, Jingdong Sun

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Stabilization dynamics of the ozone molecular system, Sangeeta Sur

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Characterization and recyclability of 304L stainless steel powder for use in the selective laser melting process, Austin Taylor Sutton

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Human behavior understanding for worker-centered intelligent manufacturing, Wenjin Tao

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Cyber physical security of avionic systems, Anusha Thudimilla

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Design of x-ray source for real-time computed tomography, Wesley William Tucker

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Impact of turbulence models and shape parameterization on robust aerodynamic shape optimization, Aslihan Vuruskan

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Secure blockchains for cyber-physical systems, Matthew Edward Wagner

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Experimental investigation of ionic liquid mixtures for electrospray propulsion, Mitchell J. Wainwright

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A broad Iceland plume associated with two phase transitions at the 660 km discontinuity: Constraints from receiver functions, Dan Wang

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Seismological investigations of lithospheric structure beneath the East African Rift System and the Kalahari Craton, Tuo Wang

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Time- and space-dependent uncertainty analysis and its application in lunar plasma environment modeling, Xinpeng Wei

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A spectroscopic and photometric survey of the W4 HII region and its young stellar population, Matt Wentzel-Long

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An EMI characterization and modeling study for consumer electronics and integrated circuits, Chunyu Wu

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Advanced control methods on three-phase inverters in distributed energy resources, Sara Yazdani

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Improved attenuation and crosstalk modeling techniques for high-speed channels, Shaohui Yong

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Magnetic control of transport of particles and droplets in low Reynolds number shear flows, Jie Zhang

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Integrated approach to investigate the wellbore integrity under downhole conditions, Weicheng Zhang

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Fabrication of micro-/nanofluidic models and their applications for enhanced oil recovery mechanism study, Yandong Zhang

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System SI/PI modeling and analysis, Biyao Zhao

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Bond behavior of advanced fiber reinforced composite-concrete joints, Xingxing Zou

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Geo-engineered induced seismicity and the effects on federal infrastructure, Merissa L. Zuzulock

Dissertations from 2019

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Improving base metal electrowinning, Charles Ebenezer Abbey

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Investigating the use of different types of sealant materials for cement remedial applications, Murad Mohammedahmed Abdulfarraj

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Oxide inclusion evolution and factors that influence their size and morphology, Obinna M. Adaba

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Hydrodynamics of trickle bed reactors (TBRS) packed with industrial catalyst using advanced measurement techniques, Mohammed Jaber Al-Ani

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Reactor configurations to support advanced material research, Thaqal Mazyad Alhuzaymi

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The effects of low aspect ratio and heat exchanging internals on the bubble properties and flow regime in a pilot-plant bubble/slurry bubble column for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, Hayder Al-Naseri

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Predictive analysis of real-time strategy games using graph mining, Isam Abdulmunem Alobaidi

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Novel insights into low salinity water flooding enhanced oil recovery in sandstone reservoirs, Hasan N. Al-Saedi

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Development of Stage-I tempered high strength cast steel for ground engaging tools, Viraj Ashok Athavale

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Investigating the performance of high viscosity friction reducers used for proppant transport during hydraulic fracturing, Mohammed Salem Ba Geri

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Underwater acoustic communications and adaptive signal processing, Mohammadhossein Behgam

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Detection and elimination of rock face vegetation from terrestrial LIDAR data using the virtual articulating conical probe algorithm, Kenneth John Boyko

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Neuroengineering of Clustering Algorithms, Leonardo Enzo Brito da Silva

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Transient multiphase flow simulation for unloading of frac hit gas wells, Miguel Angel Cedeno Moreno

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2X-Thru, 1X-Reflection, and Thru-Line de-embedding: Theory, sensitivity analysis, and error corrections, Bichen Chen

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Electrodeposition of epitaxial metal thin films on silicon for energy conversion and flexible electronics, Qingzhi Chen

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Ferrite characterization techniques & particle simulations for semiconductor devices, Nicholas Erickson