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.

Theses and dissertations previously submitted in print will be digitized with permission of the author or copyright holder. Missouri S&T Library and Learning Resources encourages graduates to provide this permission so that their work can reach the widest possible audience. If you would like to grant this permission, please use this Form or go to your dissertation in Scholars' Mine and click on the Share My Dissertation button. Theses and dissertations will be digitized as time allows and will not become immediately accessible.

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Dissertations from 2019

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Decoding the history of the early solar system using comet volatile compositions, Nathaniel Xavier Roth

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Smart control architecture for microgrid application, Vikram Roy Chowdhury

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Structure and topology of transcriptional regulatory networks and their applications in bio-inspired networking, Satyaki Roy

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Pressure versus impulse graph for blast-induced traumatic brain injury and correlation to observable blast injuries, Barbara Rutter

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Accurate monitoring of x, y, and z magnetization for analysis of hardware and pulse sequence performance in NMR spectroscopy, Emmalou Theresa Schmittzehe

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Spatiotemporal modeling and model restructuration approaches in studies of intracellular signalling pathways, Md Shahinuzzaman

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Biomaterials for bone regeneration, Youqu Shen

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The behavior of sUAS under explosive loading conditions and implications for safe operating procedures, Ashok EM Sudhakar

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The dynamical state of a young stellar cluster, Timothy Sullivan

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Provenance, redox conditions, and diagenesis of shales in Chang 7 member of Upper Triassic Yanchang Formation, Ordos Basin, China, Bin Sun

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Receiver function investigations of mantle transition zone and crustal structure in East Africa and Northeast Asia, Muchen Sun

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Polyurea aerogels: From nanoscopic to macroscopic properties, Tahereh Taghvaee

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Investigating blast fume propagation, concentration and clearance in underground mines using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Raymond Ninnang Tiile

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Military applications of geological engineering, Stephen H. Tupper

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Novel statistical modeling of sleep patterns in Drosophila melanogaster, Luyang Wang

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Plasmonic metamaterial for structural color printing and spontaneous emission control, Wei Wang

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Plugging performance of preformed particle gels in fractures and its influencing factors, Ze Wang

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On developing a graphitic white iron for metal-to-metal wear systems, Jie Wan

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Privacy preservation in social media environments using big data, Katrina Ward

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High level thermochemical and spectroscopic computations for molecules relevant to combustion and the atmosphere, Bradley K. Welch

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Passive harmonic generation at spring contacts, Sen Yang

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Build strategy investigation of TI-6AL-4V produced via a hybrid additive manufacturing process, Lei Yan

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Modeling of HIV, SIR and SIS epidemics on time scales and oscillation theory, Gülşah Yeni

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Thermomechanical analysis of rock asperity in fractures of enhanced geothermal systems, Chao Zeng

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Developing and evaluating a partition-cavity solar thermochemical reactor for syngas production via computational fluid dynamics, Han Zhang

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Building shared knowledge for EOR technologies: Screening guideline constructions, dashboards, and advanced data analysis, Na Zhang

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Fault imaging enhancement in Taranaki Basin, New Zealand and rock physics and inversion based reservoir characterization in the Central Gulf Coast region of Texas, Tianze Zhang

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Remanufacturing of precision metal components using additive manufacturing technology, Xinchang Zhang

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Improvements in digital image correlation and application in material mechanical test, Yunlu Zhang

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Paleoenvironment and paleoclimate of NE Pangea in early Permian-linking chemo- and cyclo-stratigraphy, Bogda Mountains, NW China, Xin Zhan

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Provenance and depositional environments of the upper Permian-lowermost Triassic fluvial and lacustrine sandstones, Wutonggou low-order cycle, Bogda Mountains, NW China, Dongyu Zheng

Dissertations from 2018

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Mining and analysis of real-world graphs, Armita Abedijaberi

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The effect of overloading on reliability of wheel loader structural components, Eric Raymond Achelpohl

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Torsional behavior of RC beams strengthened with PBO-FRCM composite, Meyyada Y. Alabdulhady

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Adaptive dynamic programming with eligibility traces and complexity reduction of high-dimensional systems, Seaar Jawad Kadhim Al-Dabooni

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Hydrodynamics related performance evaluation of Upflow Moving Bed Hydrotreater reactor (MBR) using developed experimental methods and CFD simulation, Vineet Alexander

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Integrated study on the applicability of CO₂-EOR in unconventional liquids rich reservoirs, Dheiaa Khafief Khashan Alfarge

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Behavior and temporal-based effects of sustainable self-consolidating concrete in bridge structures, Hayder Hussein Alghazali

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3D seismic attribute analysis and machine learning for reservoir characterization in Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, Aamer AlHakeem

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Limiting key drilling parameters to control mud losses in Basra's oil fields, Iraq, Abo Taleb Tuama Al-hameedi

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Comprehensive evaluation of a novel EOR method-coupling low salinity water flooding and preformed particle gel to enhance oil recovery in fractured reservoirs, Ali K. Alhuraishawy

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Strengthening of reinforced masonry walls subjected to out-of-plane pseudo-static cyclic load using advanced composite, Zuhair Al-Jaberi

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Machine learning techniques implementation in power optimization, data processing, and bio-medical applications, Khalid Khairullah Mezied Al-Jabery

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Investigation of the hydrodynamics and scale-up of advanced TRISO nuclear fuel manufacturing using sophisticated measurement techniques, Thaar M. Aljuwaya

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A proactive drilling system to prevent stuck pipe and differential sticking, Ethar H. K. Alkamil

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Deep learning and localized features fusion for medical image classification, Haidar A. Almubarak

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Modeling and control of probe-on-probe dynamics in dual-probe atomic force microscopy, Ayad Al-Ogaidi

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Design and characterization of multi-spectral underwater beam-port for pool-type research reactors, Meshari Mesfer Alqahtani

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Process simulation and experimental investigation of biofuel production in a high rate anaerobic digestion process, Haider Al-Rubaye

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Advanced topologies of high-voltage-gain DC-DC boost converters for renewable energy applications, Ahmad Alzahrani

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High temperature polymer composites using out-of-autoclave processing, Sudharshan Anandan

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Sensitivity of rheological properties of cement paste with SCC consistency, Azadehalsadat A. Asghari

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Design and development of a compact x-ray tube for stationary CT architecture, Ashish Vighnahar Avachat

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Paleogene-Early Neogene palynomorphs from the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic and Southeastern Florida, USA: Biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental implications, Walaa K. Awad

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Imaging and mitigating karst features, Kenneth Joseph Bansah

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The utility of geophysical techniques to image the shallow subsurface in karst areas in Missouri, Nathainail Bashir

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Data analytics for stochastic control and prognostics in cyber-physical systems, Shanshan Bi

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Micro-slotting technique for measurement of local residual stress in metallic materials, Elizabeth Anne Burns

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Bio-inspired geomaterial improvement and development of innovative characterization methods, Junnan Cao

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Functionalized nanoporous carbon scaffolds for hydrogen storage applications, Christopher L. Carr

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Laser foil printing and surface polishing processes, Chen Chen

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Fabrication and characterization of advanced materials using laser metal deposition from elemental powder mixture, Xueyang Chen

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CapPack devices for the evaluation of parameters and pulse performances in liquid and solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Lingyu Chi

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Design for optical metamaterial design for optical metamaterial absorber, Huixu Deng

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Soy-based polyurethane foam for insulation and structural applications, Gurjot S. Dhaliwal

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Aerogels for energy storage applications: From shape memory materials to thermites and explosives, Suraj Donthula

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Quantitative phase-field modeling of crack propagation in multi-phase materials, Arezoo Emdadi

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Incremental proper orthogonal decomposition for PDE simulation data: Algorithms and analysis, Hiba Fareed

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Chemistry, design, and processing of two-stage TRIP steel, Daniel M. Field

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Monitoring of hybrid manufacturing using acoustic emission sensor, Haythem Gaja

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On modeling quantities for insurer solvency against catastrophe under some Markovian assumptions, Daniel Jefferson Geiger

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Synthesis and comprehensive studies of nanogels for enhanced oil recovery, Jiaming Geng

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Shear performance and behavior of long carbon fiber reinforced concrete, Benjamin Paul Gliha

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Data fusion techniques for biomedical informatics and clinical decision support, Peng Guo

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Geomechanical characterizations and correlations to reduce uncertainties of carbonate reservoir analysis, Farqad Hadi

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Cox-type model validation with recurrent event data, Muna Mohamed Hammuda

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Mitigation of environmental hazards of sulfide mineral flotation with an insight into froth stability and flotation performance, Muhammad Badar Hayat

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Service response and evaluation of prestressed concrete bridges through load testing, Eli Saul Hernandez Ramos

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Engineering polymeric hollow fiber membrane reactors for sustainable chemical transformation reactions, Yingxin He

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Electrodeposited epitaxial cobalt oxides and copper metal, Caleb M. Hull

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New developments of dimension reduction, Lei Huo

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Modeling and characterization of thermo-oxidative behavior of bismaleimide composites, Rafid Muhammad Hussein

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Disorder at first-order classical and quantum phase transitions, Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim

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Effects of milling methods, cooling strategies and end-mill coatings on machinability in high speed end-milling of Inconel- 718 using carbide end-mills, Paras Mohan Jasra

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Nanoporous carbon scaffolds for energy storage applications, Waruni Jayawardana

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Empirical correlations between rock cutting parameters and excavated rock surface rebound hardness, Azupuri Germanus Ayerikujei Kaba

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GIS-based spatial analysis coupled with geophysical imaging to identify and evaluate factors that control the formation of karst sinkholes in southwestern Missouri, Shishay T. Kidanu

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Fully differential study of dissociative capture in P + H₂ collisions, Basu Ram Lamichhane

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Development and management of advanced batteries via additive manufacturing and modeling, Jie Li

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Lithospheric layering and thickness beneath the contiguous United States, Lin Liu

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Modeling and experimental investigations on particle dynamic behaviors in laser 3D printing with blown powder, Wei Li

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Engineering zeolite catalysts through porosity and surface acidity control for selective production of light olefins, Xin Li

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Critical buckling and post-buckling behavior of thin-walled liners encased by underground pipelines in saturated soils, Zhaochao Li

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Guayule plant extracts as binder modifiers in flexible (asphalt) pavement mixtures, Steven Michael Lusher

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Electrodeposited semiconductor nanostructures & epitaxial thin films for flexible electronics, Naveen Kumar Mahenderkar

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Phenolic resin aerogels: The significance of inserting an oxidative ring-fusion aromatization step at the early stages of pyrolytic carbonization, and the application of these materials in CO₂ storage and separation, Hojat Majedi Far

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Detecting cells and analyzing their behaviors in microscopy images using deep neural networks, Yunxiang Mao

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Analyzing factors affecting patient satisfaction using the Kano model, Tejaswi Materla

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A new signal processing method for acoustic emission/microseismic data analysis, Charles Mborah

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Multitarget tracking and terrain-aided navigation using square-root consider filters, James Samuel McCabe