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 2013

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Enamel coated steel reinforcement for improved durability and life-cycle performance of concrete structures: microstructure, corrosion, and deterioration, Fujian Tang

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Behavior and effects of nanoparticles in complex fluid systems, Chen Wang

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Inverter design and analysis using multiple reference frame theory, Luke Dale Watson

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Interacting stress concentration factors and their effect on fatigue of metallic aerostructures, David Warren Whitley

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Geochemical and isotopic characterization of lead in fugitive dust from unsurfaced roads in Missouri, Emitt C. Witt

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Phytoforensics on energetics: novel plant tissue measure approach and modeling, Yuan Yuan

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Gas-solid fluidized bed reactors: scale-up, flow regimes identification and hydrodynamics, Faraj Muftah Zaid

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Sparse group sufficient dimension reduction and covariance cumulative slicing estimation, Bilin Zeng

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Source reconstructions for IC radiated emissions based on magnitude-only near-field scanning, Ji Zhang

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Efficient uncertainty quantification in aerospace analysis and design, Yi Zhang

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Fiber inline pressure and acoustic sensor fabricated with femtosecond laser, Yinan Zhang

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Finite-horizon optimal control of linear and a class of nonlinear systems, Qiming Zhao

Dissertations from 2012

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Saturation effects on mechanical excavatability of Roubidoux sandstone under selected rock cutting tools, Muhammad Zubair Abu Bakar

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Meso-scale fluidic devices with chemical sensors for biological applications, Satya Gowthami Achanta

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Updated EOR screening criteria and modeling the impacts of water salinity changes on oil recovery, Ahmad Aladasani

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Lifetime prediction and confidence bounds in accelerated degradation testing for lognormal response distributions with an Arrhenius rate relationship, Steven Michael Alferink

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The effects of personal protective respirators on human motor, visual, and cognitive skills, Anas Ahmed AlGhamri

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Part I: Quantitative determination of total corrosive sulfur in mineral insulating oils and technical liquids; Part II: Development and validation of a broad spectrum microbial disinfectant, Kyle Rodney Anderson

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Measuring the orientations of hidden subvertical joints in highways rock cuts using ground penetrating radar in combination with LIDAR, Adnan Mohammed Aqeel

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Stress corrosion cracking behavior of friction stir processed ultrafine grained light metal alloys, Gaurav Ramchandra Argade

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Real-time localization using received signal strength, Mohammed Rana Basheer

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Plate kinematics of the Afro-Arabian Rift System with an emphasis on the Afar Depression, Helen Carrie Bottenberg

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The effect of supercritical water on crude glycerin solution, Jared Bouquet

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Prediction and performance of single piles in clay soils under vibratory loadings, Domenica Cambio

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Therapeutic effects of N-acetylcysteine amide in the treatment of eye disorders, Joshua W. Carey

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Discrete fiber-reinforced polyurea systems for infrastructure strengthening and blast mitigation, Natalia L. Carey

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Handel's Maser-Solution Theory of ball lightning: the creation of stable three-dimensional cavitons by an atmospheric maser with an open resonator, Glenn Andrew Carlson

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Data fusion by using machine learning and computational intelligence techniques for medical image analysis and classification, Beibei Cheng

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Two essays on the domain translation from financial options to real options, Hongyan Chen

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Periodic q-difference equations, Rotchana Chieochan

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Theoretical studies of few-body problems, Uttam Chowdhury

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Analyzing risk and catastrophic accidents: using LOPA and human factors to improve safety in generic projects, Siddharth B. Damle

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Purification of metals through filtration and electromagnetic separation, Lucas Nana Wiredu Damoah

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Impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the power grid in a smart environment, Zahra Darabi

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Decreasing time to market for a medical device: new methods for the product development process, Kelly Marie Davis

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Dynamic decision making under uncertainty in renewable energy portfolio management and inventory management, Jianjun Deng

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A socio-technical analysis of widespread electric vehicle adoption, Onanwa Nneka Egbue

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X-ray crystallography for the study of nickel and iron salicylaldimines, Carla Schmiesing Eribal

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Organoclay dispersion in linear low-density polyethylene and maleated linear low-density polyethylene via supercritical carbon dioxide processing, Matthew J. Factor

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Hollow hydroxyapatite microspheres as devices for controlled delivery of proteins and as scaffolds for tissue engineering, Hailuo Fu

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Investigation of biomarkers for noninvasive early diagnosis of cancer, Sanjeewa Bandara Gamagedara

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Performance characterization and optimization of microgrid-based energy generation and storage technologies, Joe D. Guggenberger II

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Modelling interruptions of human-in-the loop tasks, Muhammet Servet Gulum

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Global homotopy continuation and stability analysis: optimal application to chemical engineering design, David Anthony Harney

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Economics and finance on time scales, Julius Severin Heim

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Electrodeposition and electrochemical reduction of epitaxial metal oxide thin films and superlattices, Zhen He

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Investigation of wellbore stability in a North Sea field development, Steven Austin Hilgedick

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A progressive collapse evaluation of steel structures in high temperature environment with optical fiber sensors, Ying Huang

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Experimental investigations of pseudospark discharge and pseudospark produced intense electron beams, Jing Hu

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Real-time supply chain predictive metrics, William Scott Hunter

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Quantitative analysis of co-enzyme a in a plant tissues and cancer biomarkers in urine samples by using capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, Yongqing Jiang

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Compressive sensing for 3D microwave imaging systems, Hamed Kajbaf

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Investigation of different approaches to combine cable information and near-field scan data for radiated-field estimation, Keong W. Kam

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Stability challenges and solutions in current-mode controlled power electronic converters, Seyed Mostafa Khazraei

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Spatial-temporal reasoning applications of computational intelligence in the game of Go and computer networks, Tae-Hyung Kim

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The risk mitigation strategy taxonomy and generated risk event effect neutralization method, Daniel A. Krus

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Identification and visualization of electromagnetic coupling paths & nonlinear capacitors for ESD protection, Hongyu Li

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Nitrification performance of activated sludge under low dissolved oxygen conditions, Guoqiang Liu

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Low-complexity soft-decision feedback turbo equalization for multilevel modulations, Huang Lou

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Advanced neural networks and their applications in smart grids, Bipul Luitel

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Modeling and synthesis of PVDF-based dielectrics for energy storage applications, Xuhui Lu

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Development of third generation advanced high strength steels, Meghan C. McGrath

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The pricing of multiple exercisable American-style real options, Yu Meng

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Chelating compounds as potential flash rust inhibitors and melamine & aziridine cure of acrylic colloidal unimolecular polymers (CUPs), Jigar K. Mistry

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Influence of temperature and microstructural modification on formability of magnesium alloys, Arun Mohan

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Organic and composite aerogels through ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), Dhairyashil Mohite

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Complex oxides as novel transparent conductors, Altynbek Murat

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Role of alloy additions on strengthening in 17-4 PH stainless steel, Arpana S. Murthy

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Free-radical maleation of poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) in supercritical carbon dioxide and its effect on the percolation and deformation mechanism of layered silicate nanocomposites, Alexandria Niemoeller

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Synthesis and applications of imidazolium-based ionic liquids and their polymer derivatives, Woon Su Oh

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Characterization of soil variability for reliability-based design, Sitenikechukwu Onyejekwe

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Shear and fracture behavior of high-volume fly ash reinforced concrete for sustainable construction, Carlos Andres Ortega Ordonez

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Surface expressions of discontinuities, and the estimation of their 3-D orientations using combined LiDAR and optical imaging, James Nii Aboh Otoo

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Characterization of wave transport in non-conservative media with random and correlated disorder, Benjamin Henry Payne

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Glycerin reformation in high temperature and pressure water, Jason W. Picou

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Complex scaling behavior in animal foraging patterns, Prabhavi Kaushalya Premachandra

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Dual active bridge converters in solid state transformers, Hengsi Qin

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Design and experimental study of turbo equalization for multiple antenna systems, Amirhossein Rafati

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Small sample inference for exponential survival times with heavy right-censoring, Noroharivelo Volaniaina Randrianampy

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Sustainable engineering practices in transportation projects, Kiran Rangarajan

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Mantle flow and lithosphere-asthenosphere coupling beneath the southwestern edge of the North American craton: constraints from shear-wave splitting measurements, Hesham A. Refayee

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Modeling aperture radiation for RF interference applications, Liehui Ren

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A comparison analysis of defensive routines and theories-in-use of engineering and non-engineering managers, Tyria Riley

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Characterization of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and cohesive soil mixtures, Nicholas Thomas Rocco

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Sieve bootstrap based prediction intervals and unit root tests for time series, Maduka Rupasinghe

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Numerical simulations of fracture propagation and sealing: implications for wellbore strengthening, Saeed Salehi

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Addressing control and capacitor voltage regulation challenges in multilevel power electronic converters, Hossein Sepahvand

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A methodology for statistical propped fracture treatment design in fluvial environments, Prue Elizabeth Smith

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Analyses of alternative energy deployments, Mathew Thomas

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A Monte Carlo study of the scaling of nucleation rates in a Lennard-Jones system, Mark Allan Thomason

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Densification and thermal properties of zirconium diboride based ceramics, Matthew Joseph Thompson

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Imaging the subsurface in karst terrain using electrical resistivity tomography, Evgeniy V. Torgashov

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Manufacturing and characterization of soy-based polyurethane composites, Rama Bhadra Raju Vuppalapati

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Modeling multi-layer via structure using PEEC method, Hanfeng Wang

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Friction stir welding of high temperature alloys, Jiye Wang

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Power allocation and linear precoding for wireless communications with finite-alphabet inputs, Mingxi Wang

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Search-based system architecture development using a holistic modeling approach, Renzhong Wang

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Evolutionary computing driven search based software testing and correction, Joshua Lee Wilkerson

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Thermal properties of spinel based solid solutions, Kelley R. Wilkerson

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The characterization of volatiles associated with young stellar objects, Kari Anne Wojtkowski