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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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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Additive manufacturing of customized lithium-ion batteries: Process fundamentals and applications, Xiaowei Yu

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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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Design and performance of fiber-reinforced concrete with adapted rheology for construction and repair of bridge structures, Ahmed Abdelrazik

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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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Insights into well performance and completion optimization using a coupled FracFocus and DrillingInfo database, Mustafa A. Al-Alwani

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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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Numerical modeling study of a neutron depth profiling (NDP) system for the Missouri S&T reactor, Mubarak Mohammed Albarqi

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Reactor configurations to support advanced material research, Thaqal Mazyad Alhuzaymi

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Intelligent data-driven decision-making to mitigate or stop lost circulation, Husam Hasan Alkinani

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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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Plenum-to-plenum heat transfer characteristics under natural circulation in a scaled-down prismatic modular reactor, Salman Mohammed Alshehri

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Design and characterization of a strong positron source at the MSTR beam port, Raed Atiah Alsulami

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Computational fluid dynamics modeling and comparison of advanced techniques for heat transfer augmentation for nuclear applications, Salman Mohammed Alzahrani

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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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Designing novel multinary transition metal selenides as high-efficiency oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalysts and investigating surface properties, Xi Cao

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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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Mass spectrometry analysis of contaminants of emerging concern: Nanoparticles, algal toxins, and cyanotoxins in natural waters and their potential health impacts, Ariel R. Donovan

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

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Chemically-bonded enamel-coated steel pipelines for corrosion protection and flow efficiency, Liang Fan

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Microstructural evolution of zirconium carbide (ZrCₓ) ceramics under irradiation conditions, Raul Florez

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A systems and cost analysis of human rated Mars entry, descent, and landing vehicles, Paul Daniel Friz

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Applications of machine learning in nuclear imaging and radiation detection, Shaikat Mahmood Galib

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Non-invasive microwave and millimeter wave reflectometry and imaging for human skin diagnosis and materials characterization, Yuan Gao

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Feasibility and assessment of using recycled rubber for infrastructure applications, Ahmed A. Gheni

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Characterization of a green electric solid propellant for electric propulsion, Matthew Scott Glascock

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A computational study of sleep and the hemispheres of the brain, Tera Ashley Glaze

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Exploring transition metal chalcogenides for bio sensing and environmental remediation, Bahareh Golrokh Amin

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Long period fiber grating, thin coating of graphene and silver nanowires, and corrosion sensing for life-cycle assessment of steel structures, Chuanrui Guo

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Characterization of aerosols in an underground mine, Arash A. Habibi

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Experimental study on enhanced oil recovery (EOR) mechanisms of nanogel combining with low salinity water for carbonate reservoirs, Pu Han

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New reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces on plane regions, their properties, and applications to partial differential equations, Jabar S. Hassan

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The tabu ant colony optimizer and its application in an energy market, David Donald Haynes

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Deep understanding of degradation in lithium ion batteries through experimental and first-principles study, Yufang He

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Development and characterization of nanostructured steels and high entropy alloys for nuclear applications, Andrew Kalevi Hoffman

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Hardware architectures for compact microwave and millimeter wave cameras, Matthew Jared Horst

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The benefit of precise chemical shift and concentration referencing in NMR applications, Ming Huang

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Efficient estimation and mitigation for radio-frequency interference, Qiaolei Huang

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Atomistic simulations of deformation in Metallic Nanolayered Composites, Sixie Huang

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Time-dependent reliability methodologies with saddlepoint approximation, Zhangli Hu

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Reliability analysis for systems with outsourced components, Zhengwei Hu

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Multiscale spatio-temporal modeling of cell population in tissue architecture and drug delivery nanoparticles, Mohammad Aminul Islam

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Assessment and prediction of surface water vulnerability from non-point source pollution in Midwestern watersheds, Fadhil K. Jabbar

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Multi-body dynamic and finite element modeling of ultra-large dump truck - haul road interactions for machine health and haul road structural integrity, Bruno Ayaga Kansake

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Design, fabrication, and characterization of functionally graded materials, Sreekar Karnati

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Epitaxial growth of semiconductors and chiral metal surfaces using spin coating and electrodeposition, Meagan V. Kelso

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Biofuel supply chain restructuring -- An economic viability and environmental sustainability investigation for enhancing second generation biofuel adoption, Rajkamal Kesharwani

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Development of functional ionic liquids for separation and recovery of rare earth elements, Mostafa Khodakarami

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Coherent effects in wave propagation through complex media, Milan Koirala

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The mechanics of precision presplitting, Anthony Joseph Konya

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Designing bifunctional materials for in-situ capture and conversion of volatile organic compounds, Anirudh Krishnamurthy

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Application of computational intelligence to explore and analyze system architecture and design alternatives, Gene Lesinski

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Design, synthesis, characterization and anti-cancer effects evaluation of interchain cysteine linked antibody drug conjugates, Ke Li

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Use of wicking geotextile to dehydrate road embankments, Chuang Lin

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Seismic attribute assisted depositional facies identification and stratigraphic correlation in the central Gulf Coast region of Texas, Yani Lin

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Dynamic impact induced by tornadoes through simulations based on two-way wind-structure interactions, Tiantian Li

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Origin of Periclines in the Ozark Plateau, Missouri: A field and numerical modeling, Chao Liu

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Freeform extrusion fabrication of advanced ceramics and ceramic-based composites, Wenbin Li

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Three-dimensional nanotube arrays for solar energy harvesting and production of solar fuels, Wipula P. R. Liyanage

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Laser welding of metallic glass to crystalline metal in laser-foil-printing additive manufacturing, Yingqi Li

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Wavelength-selective metamaterial absorber and emitter, Zhigang Li

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Using LiDAR to measure subsurface movement of slow-moving landslides and study the interaction between the soil and LiDAR scanning targets, Chengxun Lu

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Solvent-free additive manufacturing of electrodes for Li-ion batteries, Brandon Joshua Ludwig

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Nanoscale solidification of metals by atomistic simulations: From nucleation to nanostructural evolution, Avik Mahata

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Modeling strategies for estimating and suppressing electromagnetic interference and improving power integrity, Tamar Makharashvili

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Volumetric error compensation for industrial robots and machine tools, Le Ma

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Nanomorphology dependent optical and mechanical properties of aerogels, Chandana Mandal

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Design and prototyping of a real-time millimeter wave imaging system, Zahra Manzoor

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Characterization and modeling of ESD events and near-field scanning calibration structures, Shubhankar Kashinath Marathe

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Development and demonstration of sampling techniques for a Chirped Pulse Fourier Transform Microwave Spectrometer, Frank Edward Marshall

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Study of optical propulsion concepts and techniques for small-satellites, Jaykob Neil Maser

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Dendrites or lambda-dendroids as generalized inverse limits, Faruq Abdullah Mena

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Modeling and simulation of micro/nano-rod distribution in micro channel flows, Saman Monjezi

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Techno-economic optimization and environmental life cycle assessment of microgrids using genetic algorithm and artificial neural networks, Prashant Nagapurkar

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Quantifying restoration costs in the aftermath of an extreme event using system dynamics and dynamic mathematical modeling approaches, Akhilesh Ojha

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Development of a switchable radioisotope generator, Kyle Mitchell Paaren

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Experimental investigation of liquid contact in the developing post-dryout CHF flow boiling regime using surface mounted thermistors, Hiralkumar Harshadbhai Patel

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Active-passive dynamic consensus filters: Theory and applications, John Daniel Peterson

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Decoupling methods for the time-dependent Navier-Stokes-Darcy interface model, Changxin Qiu

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Scaleable nanomanufacturing of metasurfaces using microsphere photolithography, Chuang Qu

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Deep neural network learning-based classifier design for big-data analytics, Krishnan Raghavan

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Synthesis and applications of ceramic (silicon carbide and silicon nitride), metallic (cobalt(0)) and polymeric (polyurethane) aerogels, Parwani M. Rewatkar

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Development of LiDAR assisted terrestrial radar interferometry for rock deformation monitoring, Ricardo Javier Romero Ramirez

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The effects of fatigue and weathering on the failure behavior of commercial soda-lime-silicate glass, Erica Ann Ronchetto