The College of Engineering Dissertations and Theses Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's College of Engineering doctoral and master's students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Data Cleaning in the Energy Domain, Hermine Nathalie Akouemo Kengmo Kenfack

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Municipal Wastewater Anaerobic Treatment with Enhanced Clarification, Kevin Berg

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Characterization of Plasticizer-Polymer Coatings for the Detection of Benzene in Water Using Sh-Saw Devices, Jude Coompson

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Mechatronics Design Process with Energy Optimization for Industrial Machines, Aderiano Medeiros da Silva

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Estimating the Extreme Low-Temperature Event using Nonparametric Methods, Anisha DSilva

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Removal of Trace Heavy Metals from Drinking Water by Electrocoagulation, Joe Heffron

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Pyrolysis for Estrogens Removal from Wastewater Solids, Thomas C. Hoffman

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Verification of a Dual-State Extended Kalman Filter with Lidar-Enabled Autonomous Hazard-Detection for Planetary Landers, Peter Joseph Jorgensen

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Software Tools and Analysis Methods for the Use of Electromagnetic Articulography Data in Speech Research, Andrew Kolb

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Implications of Heterogeneity in the Shock Wave Propagation of Dynamically Shocked Materials, Jeffrey W. LaJeunesse

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Development of a Rapid Compression Controlled-Expansion Machine for Chemical Ignition Studies, John Neuman

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Solid Lubrication Bearing Design Through Analytical and Empirical Vibration Analysis of Characteristic Frequencies, Christopher A. Schultz

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A Study of Mesoscale Simulations for Planar Shock Experiments on Heterogeneous Granular Materials, Merit Grayson Schumaker

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Common Mode Voltage Mitigation Strategies Using PWM in Neutral-Point-Clamped Multilevel Inverters, Chad Alexander Somogyi

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Dynamic Modeling of Human Gait Using a Model Predictive Control Approach, Jinming Sun

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A Hybrid Controller for Stability Robustness, Performance Robustness, and Disturbance Attenuation of a Maglev System, Feng Tian

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Analysis of Power Converter's Control Techniques in Grid-Tie and AC Micro/Smart Grid, Abdulgafor Mohammed Alfares

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Thermal Characterization of Liquid Samples with Three-Dimensional On-Chip Micro Calorimeter, Hye Jeong Bak

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Determination of a Predictive Stiffness Model for a 1 DOF Human Inspired Robotic Joint, Michael Boyarsky

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Evaluation of Heat Recovery Options for Improved Energy Efficiency of a Manufacturing Facility, Allison Chouinard

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The Effects of Organ-based Tube Current Modulation on Radiation Dose and Image Quality in Computed Tomography Imaging, Diksha Gandhi

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Blending as a Multi-Horizon Time Series Forecasting Tool, Tian Gao

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Design and Verification of a Compact Variable Stiffness Actuator With a Very Large Range of Stiffness, Daniel Garces

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A One-Dimensional Model of a Closed-Loop Refrigeration Test Block for Centrifugal Compressors, Paul D. Gessler

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Using Evolutionary Programming to Increase the Accuracy of an Ensemble Model For Energy Forecasting, James Gramz

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Nanogap Device: Fabrication and Applications, Jun Hyun Han

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Computational Evaluation of Shear Stress and Restenosis in Stented Coronary Arteries Using Optical Coherence Tomography, Joshua K. Hughey

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Kinematic Analysis of the Glenohumeral Joint: A Comparison of Post-Operative Rotator Cuff Repair Patients and Controls, Ryan Richard Inawat

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The Derivation of Euler's Equations of Motion in Cylindrical Vector Components To Aid in Analyzing Single Axis Rotation, James J. Jennings

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Speaker Independent Acoustic-to-Articulatory Inversion, An Ji

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Modeling, Analysis, and Verification of a Weld-Breaking Mechanism for Automatic Circuit Recloser Applications, Brian Korves

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Flux-Weakening Control for Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motors Based on Z-Source Inverters, Muyang Li

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Analysis of the Detection of Organophosphate Pesticides in Aqueous Solutions Using Polymer-Coated Single IDT Sensors, Michael J. McCarthy

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Failure Mechanisms and Key Parameters of FRP Debonding from Cracked Concrete Beams, Tayyebeh Mohammadi

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Investigation of Surface Roughness and Lay on Metal Flow in Hot Forging, David Joseph Nowak

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Markerless Analysis of Upper Extremity Kinematics during Standardized Pediatric Assessment, Jacob R. Rammer

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Design of a Passive Ankle Prosthesis with Powered Push-Off Using a Cam Timing Mechanism, Jacob J. Rice

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Fate of Micropollutants During Pyrolysis of Biosolids, John Ross

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An Experimental Fatigue and Finite Element Study of a Welded Joint of a Snowplow Blade, George Ernest Selburg

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Analysis of Sensor Signals and Quantification of Analytes Based on Estimation Theory, Karthick Sothivelr

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Automated Selection of the Optimal Cardiac Phase for Single-Beat Coronary CT Angiography Reconstruction, Daniel Stassi

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Plastic Deformation Investigation Of High Energy Input Friction, Tao Yan

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Admittance Selection for Force Guided Assembly with Optimal Motion, Fernando Rodriguez Anton

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Supraspinal Control of Unilateral Locomotor Performance: An FMRI Study Using a Custom Pedaling Device, Brett Arand

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An Investigation of Phase-Change Effects During Rapid Compression Machine Experiments, Colin Banyon

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An fMRI Study on Supra-Spinal Contributions to Upper and Lower Limb Motor Control, Shancheng Bao

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Investigating the Possible Sources of Error Using the Method of Moments to Solve a Dielectric Scattering Problem, Phillip D. Bishop

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Elastic And Inelastic Stability Of Two-Panel Tiered Concentrically Braced Frames, Michael Bloom

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Theoretical Analysis of Torsionally Vibrating Microcantilevers for Chemical Sensor Applications in Viscous Liquids, Tao Cai

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Characterization of Two-Dimensional Oculomotor Control During Goal-Directed Eye Movements in Humans, Vincent Dang

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Reliability-Based Fatigue Assessment of Mast-Arm Sign Support Structures, Joseph A. Diekfuss

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Analysis of Laminated Anisotropic Plates and Shells Via a Modified Complementary Energy Principle Approach, Martin Claude Domfang

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Foot And Ankle Injuries In Variable Energy Impacts, Kathryn Gallenberger

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Effects of Bit Type on Maximum Torque and Axial Force Using Manual Screwdrivers, Mark Hickok

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Numerical Simulation Model on Irreversibility of Shock-Wave Process, Longhao Huang

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Simulation of Power Control of a Wind Turbine Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator System, Nantao Huang

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Modeling And Testing Of R23/R134a Mixed Refrigerant System With Water Cooled Separator For Low Temperature Refrigeration, Nicholas Hugh

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Anaerobic Co-Digestion Planning and Research for Green Bay, WI, Jonathan Kusowski

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Quantification of Local Hemodynamic Alterations Caused by Virtual Implantation of Three Commercially-Available Stents for the Treatment of Aortic Coarctation, Sung Kwon

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The Effects of Separating Visual and Motor Workspaces on the Generalization of Visuomotor Adaptation across Movement Conditions, Yuming Lei

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Chemically Sensitive Polymer Coatings For SH-Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors for the Detection of Benzene in Water, Robert Lenisa

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Effect of Support Compliance on the Resonant Behavior of Microcantilever-Based Sensors in Viscous Fluids, Rabin Maharjan

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Experimental Determination Of The Pull-Out Strength Of Cast-In Lifting Inserts In Precast Hollow-Core Plank, Salvador Murra

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Dynamic Modeling of a Belt Driven Electromechanical XY Plotter Cutter, Joseph V. Prisco

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Miniature, High Efficiency Transducers For Use IN Ultrasonic Flow Meters, Meghna Saikia

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Automation of Energy Demand Forecasting, Sanzad Siddique

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Design Synthesis and Optimization of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines Based on Computationally-Efficient Finite Element Analysis, Gennadi Sizov

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Profile Synthesis Of Planar Variable Joints, Brian James Slaboch

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Flame Temperature Imaging of a Low NOx Burner via Laser Rayleigh Scattering, Nicholas A. Smith

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Comparison of Three Space Vector PWM Methods for a Three-Level Inverter with a Permanent Magnet Machine Load, Alia Rebecca Strandt

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Characterization of Stator Winding Short-Circuit Faults in Interior Permanent-Magnet Motor-Drive Systems, Andrew Strandt

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Bayesian Estimation For Tracking Of Spiraling Reentry Vehicles, Juan Esteban Tapiero Bernal

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Determination Of Optimal Counter-Mass Location In Active Prostheses For Transfemoral Amputees To Replicate Normal Swing, Michael Telwak

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A Robust Wheel Interface With A Novel Adaptive Controller For Computer/robot-Assisted Motivating Rehabilitation, Andrew R. Theriault

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A Multi-Scale Approach to a Greater Understanding of the Behavior of Heterogeneous Materials Under Dynamic Loading, Andrew J. Van Vooren

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Physiologically-Motivated Feature Extraction Methods for Speaker Recognition, Jianglin Wang

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Applying an Improved MRPS-GMM Method to Detect Temporal Patterns in Dynamic Data System, Shaobo Wang

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Ion Exchange Nutrient Recovery from Municipal Wastewater, Allen Williams

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Design And Testing Of A Passive Prosthetic Ankle With Mechanical Performance Similar To That Of A Natural Ankle, Yadan Zeng

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Theoretical Analysis of Laterally Vibrating Hammerhead Microcantilever Sensors in a Viscous Liquid, Jinjin Zhang

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A Novel Design Optimization of a Fault-Tolerant AC Permanent Magnet Machine-Drive System, Peng Zhang

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Predictive Pattern Discovery in Dynamic Data Systems, Wenjing Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Repair and Strengthening of Bridge Substructures, Steven W. Ainge

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Ergonomic Design of an Aerial Bucket for Ingress and Egress, Bianca M. Bain

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Design, Analysis, and Construction of an Equal Split Wilkinson Power Divider, Logan J. Berens

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Preservation of Methanogenic Cultures to Enhance Anaerobic Digestion, Ujwal H. Bhattad

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Relating Methanogen Community Structure and Function in Anaerobic Digesters, Benjamin T.W. Bocher

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Finite-Time Control and Estimation of Nonlinear Systems with Disturbance Attenuation, Mohammad N. ElBsat

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Reducing the Radiation Dose to Women Receiving Cardiac CT Scans, Michael Hoppe

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Electroluminescence from ZnO Nanostructure Synthesizes between Nanogap, Cheng Jiang

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Modeling and Control of a Doubly-Fed Induction Generator for Wind Turbine-Generator Systems, Xin Jing

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Biomechanical Evaluation of an Optical System for Quantitative Human Motion Analysis, Jeffrey D. Kertis

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Abnormal Neuromuscular Fatigue and Motor Performance of the Knee Extensors Post Stroke, Henry Kuhnen

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Investigating a Horizontal Helical Antenna for use in the Phantom Monopole Configuration, Mattison LeMieux

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Anaerobic Co-digestion for Enhanced Renewable Energy and Green House Gas Emission Reduction, Navaneethan Navaratnam

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Analysis of the Detection of Organophosphate Pesticides in Aqueous Solutions Using Polymer-Coated SH-SAW Sensor Arrays, Tian Newman

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The Impact of Additional Weather Inputs on Gas Load Forecasting, Bo Pang

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Biomechanical Model of Pediatric Upper Extremity Dynamics During Wheelchair Mobility, Alyssa J. Paul

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Real-Time Transport of Internet Telephony Service Utilizing Embedded Resource-Constrained Systems, Kyle Persohn

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Advanced Visualization and Intuitive User Interface Systems for Biomedical Applications, David Quam