Masters Theses

 

This collection contains theses written in partial fulfillment of the master's degree, from 1900 to the present.

The first masters degree was awarded in Chemistry, to V. H. Gottschalk; his thesis was titled The Determination of Aluminium. Most recently, popular masters disciplines have included Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geological Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Nuclear Engineering.

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Theses from 2018

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Laser-aided additive manufacturing of glass, John Michael Hostetler

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A hybrid cavity and parallel-plate PEEC method for analysis of complex power net area fills, and a tool development for peak distortion analysis, Chenxi Huang

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Battery optimization in microgrids using Markov decision process integrated with load and solar forecasting, Prateek Jain

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Multiple security domain non deducibility in the FREEDM smart grid infrastructure, Manish Jaisinghani

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Advanced process to embed optical fiber sensors into casting mold for smart manufacturing, Raghavender Reddy Jakka

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Field implementation of cement-based composite strengthening technologies, Michael Andrew Janke

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Carbon black production, analyzing and characterization, Shadha Khalid Jebur

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Compressive behavior of masonry columns confined with steel reinforced grout (SRG) composite, Sarah Elizabeth Jemison

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Reputation and credit based incentive mechanism for data-centric message delivery in delay tolerant networks, Himanshu Jethawa

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Distributed fiber optic sensors for monitoring spatially continuous strain and quasi-distributed refractive index using optical frequency domain reflectometry, Sasi Jothibasu

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An investigation into the effects of ion tracks on α-quartz, Bryant Alan Kanies

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Effect of variation of parameters on biogas production using Aspen Plus & Dynamic Simulation using Mimic, Shruti Shrikant Karambelkar

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Multi-objective optimal battery placement in distribution networks, Kiana Khalilnejad

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Developing an energy efficient real-time system, Aamir Aarif Khan

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Computational investigation of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell with nature-inspired Fibonacci spiral flow field, Suleyman Kose

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Effects of terrain-based altimetry on navigation performance, Kenneth Michael Kratzer

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Characterization and tailoring of powder used in additive manufacturing and plasma spheroidization, Caitlin S. Kriewall

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Analyzing sensor based human activity data using time series segmentation to determine sleep duration, Yogesh Deepak Lad

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Smart augmented reality instructional system for mechanical assembly, Ze-Hao Lai

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Analysis and mitigation of parallel-plate noise for high-isolation applications, Zachary Joel Legenzoff

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Methodology for 3D full-wave simulation of electrostatic breakdown across an air gap, Darwin Zhang Li

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Imaging the subsurface in eastern part of Lake Chesterfield using a combination of geophysical tools, Jiawei Li

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Simultaneous enhancement of fluidity and thixotropy of vibration-free concrete, Piyush Rajendra Lunkad

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Solidification rate detection through solid-liquid interface tracking, Wei Luo

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Is a measure of observed engagement as valid as self-reported engagement measure?, Debarati Majumdar

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Classification of EEG signals of user states in gaming using machine learning, Chandana Mallapragada

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Recycling effect in expanded granular sludge bed reactor and implementation of Six Sigma in a methane generation process, Manohar Manchenahalli Shivashankaraiah

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Cloud transactions and caching for improved performance in clouds and DTNs, Dileep Mardham

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Designed extrudate for ceramic additive manufacturing, Devin McMillen

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Models for high dimensional spatially correlated risks and application to thunderstorm loss data in Texas, Tobias Merk

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Nonlinear finite element analysis of concrete columns subjected to complex loading, Adam Christopher Morgan

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Quantifying on-orbit performance of CubeSat micropropulsion systems by observing orbital element variations, Bradyn William Morton

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Characterization of ionic liquid monopropellants for a multi-mode propulsion system, Alex J. Mundahl

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Research and development of optically transparent join with low processing temperatures, Eric Kevin Muskovin

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Transmission line inspection using suspended robot: Cost effective analysis and operational routing identification, Balaji Rathinam Nagarajan

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Cyclic axial compression behavior of concrete-filled hybrid large rupture strain FRP tubes, Monika Nain

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Cellulose and sulfate degradation in a biochemical reactor during treatment of mine drainage, Sweta Ojha

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Controlling phase fractions of 304L-SS in selective laser melting using cooling rate, Eberechukwu Anthony Okoro

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Cyber-physical security of an electric microgrid, Prashanth Palaniswamy

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Generalized adaptive variable bit truncation model for approximate stochastic computing, Keerthana Pamidimukkala

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Modeling and control of three-phase grid-connected PV inverters in the presence of grid faults, Paresh Vinubhai Patel

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An approach for formal analysis of the security of a water treatment testbed, Sai Sidharth Patlolla

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Loss of trust: The negative effects of leader discrimination and the mitigating effects of organizational response, Andrew Wade Pepper

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Analyzing large scale trajectory data to identify users with similar behavior, Tyler Clark Percy

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Fluid flow in a Krogh cylinder: A model for a single capillary and surrounding tissue, Xianjie Qiu

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Impact of probable and guaranteed monetary value on cybersecurity behavior of users, Santhosh Kumar Ravindran

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Corrosion performance of zirconium-based passivations on electroplated zinc nickel, Madison Morgan Reed

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Fuel burnup simulation and analysis of the Missouri S&T Reactor, Joshua Hinkle Rhodes

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Microstructural development and its effect on aqueous corrosion of a borosilicate glass ceramic for waste vitrification, Nicholas Stephen Roberts

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Investigation of the information provided by light touch for balance improvement in humans, Anirudh Saini

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Thermal curing efficiency of geopolymer mortars, Simon Peter Sargon

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Multiscale approaches toward advanced lithium-ion battery: From nano to meso scale, Susmita Sarkar

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Management of coal dust explosions in United States' coal mines using bag type passive explosion barriers, Jay Robert Schafler

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Modulated photothermal radiometry: Detector sensitivity study and experimental setup, Jessica Nicole Seals

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Investigation of proppant static settling velocity in hydraulic fractures using viscoelastic linear gel, Vismay Manishbhai Shah

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Hydraulic fracture design optimization for Nubian sandstone formation in Libya, Housameddin Mohamed Sherif

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Numerical simulation study of factors affecting production well gel treatment using linear models with crossflow, Kewei Shi

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Cellular hitchhiking via injectable microparticles, Daniel Smith

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Proppant transport with varying injection points and its impact on proppant development inside a fracture, Shail Janakbhai Soni

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Precise energy efficient scheduling of mixed-criticality tasks & sustainable mixed-criticality scheduling, Sai Sruti

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Practical dwell times for switched system stability with smart grid application, William Roy St. Pierre

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Universal wavefront transmission through disordered media, Jayson Robert Summers

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Salt mobility under different geological regimes, Oznur Surek

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Coaxial cable ring resonator based on pair sided coaxial cable Bragg grating coupler for sensing appllication, Xiaotong Tang

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Development of a CFD model of the catalytic combustion of a microtube multi-mode propulsion system, Andrew Paul Taylor

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An investigation of the economic order quantity model with quantity discounts under an environmental objective, Tiffanie Marie Toles

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An investigation of the influence of the 2007-2009 recession on the day of the week effect for the S&P 500 and its sectors, Marcel Alwin Trick

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3D seismic imaging of submarine stratovolcanic and salt structures beneath the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand and the Gulf of Mexico, Ersin Erdem Unkaracalar

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Enhancement of performance of micro direct ethanol fuel cells by structural modification, Sindhuja Valluri

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The effects of privacy violation abstractness on privacy attitudes and behaviors, Delicia Anceisao Vaz

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Customized multi-group cross section generation with NJOY for discrete ordinates computed tomography and radiography simulation, Steven Michael Wagstaff

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3D Dubins curves for multi-vehicle path planning, Yiheng Wang

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TVS transient behavior modeling method, and system-level effective ESD design for USB3.x interface, Pengyu Wei

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Conical folds -- An artifact of using simple geometric shapes to describe a complex geologic structure, Avery Joseph Welker

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The role of flexural slip in the development of chevron folds, Yuxing Wu

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System level power integrity transient analysis using a physics-based approach, Jun Xu

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Spatial resolution study for magnetic near-field probe, Xin Yan

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The thermal effects of daylighting in an energy efficient home, Thomas Glenn Yarbrough II

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Neural correlates of flow, boredom, and anxiety in gaming: An electroencephalogram study, Tejaswini Yelamanchili

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A network tomography approach for traffic monitoring in smart cities, Ruoxi Zhang

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Improved CRPD analysis and a secure scheduler against information leakage in real-time systems, Ying Zhang

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Lyapunov stability analysis of switched microgrid systems, Bokang Zhou

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Embedded fiber optic sensors for temperature monitoring of continuous casting mold, Yiyang Zhuang

Theses from 2017

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Entropy-based performance analysis of jet engines; Methodology and application to a generic single-spool turbojet, Mohammad Abbas

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Evaluation of preformed particle gels penetration and propagation behavior for a conformance control treatment in partially open conduits, Ahmed Mohamed Aldalfag

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Assessment of rockfall rollout risk along varying slope geometries using the Rocfall and CRSP software, Mariam S. Al E'bayat

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2-D and 3-D mapping of soil and rock structure in karst terrain of southwestern Missouri using the non-invasive electrical resistivity tomography method (ERT), Diya Ali Ahmad Alfuqara

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A comprehensive analysis of lost circulation materials and treatments with applications in Basra's oil fields, Iraq: Guidelines and recommendations, Husam Hasan Alkinani

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Determination of significant parameters that drive fracture optimization in the Glauconite Formation, Southern Chile, Ghassan Saleh Mahdi Alqatrani

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Recovery of phosphate minerals from plant tailings using direct froth flotation process, Ashraf Alsafasfeh

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Detection of mine roof failure using inexpensive LiDAR technology, Ali Abdullah M. Alzahrani

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Analysis of outsourcing data to the cloud using autonomous key generation, Mortada Abdulwahed Aman

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Developing restoration schemes for a road transportation network in the event of a disaster, Ebin Antony

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Classification of basal cell carcinoma using telangiectatic vessels and machine learning, Hemanth Yadav Aradhyula

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Comparison of voltage regulation between SST and conventional transformers in high penetration PV power systems, Gautham Ashokkumar

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Investigating the sources and dynamics of Escherichia coli in a Missouri Ozarks watershed, Kaleb Bassett

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Preformed particle gel conformance control performance in partially opened fracture and fully opened fracture systems, Ghith Ali Ahmed Biheri

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The viability of ADVANTG deterministic method for synthetic radiography generation, Andrew Albert Bingham

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Processing and properties of WC-based Cu-Ni-Mn-Zn metal matrix composites produced via pressureless infiltration, Paul M. Brune

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Predicting the impact of data corruption on the operation of cyber-physical systems, Erik David Burgdorf