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 2013

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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

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A Large-Scale Mathematical Model of the Rat Pulmonary Circulation and the Effect of Chronic Hypoxia, Loolu Rafeeq

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Three-Dimensional Biomechanical Model of Wrist Dynamics during Tasks of Daily Living, Patrick Roscher

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Lateral-Mode Vibration of Microcantilever-Based Sensors in Viscous Fluids Using Timoshenko Beam Theory, Joshua Schultz

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Powered Transtibial Prosthetic Device Control System Design, Implementation and Testing, Jinming Sun

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Examining Lower Extremity Motor Activity Using Magnetoencephalography, Ruth M. Swedler

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Identification of Proper and Common Names in the Anterior Temporal Lobe: An FMRI Study, Usha Tadimeti

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Hybrid Coupler Implemented as a Phase Shifter, John P. Vitale

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The Effect of Primary Air Distribution on Emissions from a Natural Gas Water Heater, Hao Wang

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Development and Performance of a Sparsity-Exploiting Algorithm for Few-View Single Photon Emission Computed Tomogrpahy (SPECT) Reconstruction, Paul Arthur Wolf

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Detection and Analysis of Sludge Bulking Events Using Data Mining and Machine Learning Approach, Yuanhao Zhao

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A Message-Passing, Thread-Migrating Operating System for a Non-Cache-Coherent Many-Core Architecture, Michael W. Ziwisky

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Analysis of an air-spaced patch antenna near 1800 MHz, Hermine Nathalie Akouemo Kengmo Kenfack

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Stability and Minimum Cost Analysis of a Discrete-Time Disturbance Accommodation Controller, Katrina H. Barhouse

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Micromachined Differential Scanning Calorimeter for Cellular Differentiation and Metabolism Monitoring, Robert Blise

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One-Dimensional Strain Initiated by Rapid Compaction of a Heterogenous Granular Mixture Consisting of Cu, Fe, SiO2, C, MoS2, and Sn, Cullen Braun

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Instrumentation of Buildings to Enhance Student Learning - A Case Study at Marquette University's Discovery Learning Compex, Meredith Claeys

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Theoretical Analysis of Laterally Vibrating Microcantilever Sensors in a Viscous Liquid Medium, Russell Cox

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Examining the Relationships Among Injury Outcomes, Velocity and Grip Strength During Dynamic Platform Perturbation, Braden Cripe

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Adaptive Real-Time Decoding of Brain Signals for Long-Term Control of a Neuro-Prosthetic Device, Tushar Ashok Dharampal

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Methods for Detecting High-Frequency Oscillations in Ongoing Brain Signals: Application to the Determination of Epileptic Seizure Onset Zones, Chiran Dilip Doshi

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Role of tendon vibration in multijoint reflex coupling in the hemiparetic arm post stroke, Bani Gadhoke

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Comparison of an ankle-foot-orthosis and neuroprosthesis during level and non-level walking for individuals post-stroke, Michelle Beverly Gallagher

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Propagation of plate acoustic waves in contact with fluid medium, Nagaraj Ghatadi Suraji

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Improving Cardiovascular Stent Design Using Patient-Specific Models and Shape Optimization, Timothy J. Gundert

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Modeling and Computational Framework for the Specification and Simulation of Large-scale Spiking Neural Networks, David James Herzfeld

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Direct Numeric Simulation of Shock Wave Structures without the Use of Artificial Viscosity, Kenneth Bernard Jordan

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Heat and Mass Transfer Correlations for Steam Methane Reforming in Non-Adiabatic, Process-Intensified Catalytic Reactors, Adam Stephen Kimmel

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Surface Preparation of Naval Ship Construction Steel (ABS-A and AH-36) via Bristle Blasting Process, Jorge Andres Martinez

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Tools for creating wide-field views of the human retina using Optical Coherence Tomography, Ashavini M. Pavaskar

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Droplet Behavior in Dense, Low Velocity Aerosols, Alexander Polley

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A Quantitative Study of Robustness Characteristics in Steel Framed Structures, Christopher Herman Raebel

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Method of Tolerance Allocation to Maintain Rotary Balance of Multi-Component Bodies, Lindsay Louise Rogers

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Fitting Model Parameters to Patient Data Automatically Through Evolutionary Computation, Michael Wesley Sagan

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Optimal Mobile IT Location Based on Ergonomics, Kyle Saginus

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Applying Bayesian Forecasting to Predict New Customers' Heating Oil Demand, Tsuginosuke Sakauchi

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A Novel Approach to the Part Orientation Problem for Robotic Assembly Applications, Brian James Slaboch

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The Effect of Cryogenic Treatment on the Fatigue Life of Chrome Silicon Steel Compression Springs, Debra Lynn Smith

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Development of an Experimental Model to Quantify Lumbar Spine Kinematics during Military Seat Ejection, Steven George Storvik

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Modeling and Validation of a Fault Mitigation Method in Induction Motor-Drive Systems Using Magnetic Equivalent Circuits, Shaohua Suo

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Disaggregating Time Series Data for Energy Consumption by Aggregate and Individual Customer, Steven Vitullo

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Asymmetric Transfer of Task Dependent Perceptual Learning in Visual Motion Processing, Sampada Charudatta Wakde

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Nonlinear Control and Estimation with General Performance Criteria, Xin Wang

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Investigation of Aluminum Equation of State Generation, Aaron Ward

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Passenger Car Equivalent Factors for Level Freeway Segments Operating under Moderate and Congested Conditions, Umama Ahmed

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Simulation of Scenarios to Meet Dissolved Oxygen Standards in the Chicago Waterway System, Yaping Ao

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Observer Incorporated Neoclassical Controller Design: A Discrete Perspective, Winston Alexander Baker

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Design of a Transtibial Prosthesis Utilizing Active and Passive Components in Conjunction with a Four-Bar Mechanism, Bryan Bergelin

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Upper Extremity Kinetics during Lofstrand Crutch-Assisted Gait in Children, Neha Bhagchandani

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Quantification of 99mTC-Duramycin Uptake Kinetics in the Area-at-Risk After Myocardial Ischemia and Reperfusion, Joseph Capacete

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Mechatronic Tools for the Modeling and Design of Servo Motor Actuated Belt Driven Motion Systems, Robert William Copsey

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Sensitivity of Motor Adaptation to the Statistical Properties of an Environmental Load, Timothy Michael Haswell

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Parametric Study of the Bond Between Fiber Reinforced Polymers and Concrete using Finite Element Analysis, Nathan Peter Holmer

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Perpetual Pavement Analysis for the Marquette Interchange Instrumentation Project, Nicholas James Hornyak

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Evaluation of Runoff Response to Moving Rainstorms, Jin Liang

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Risk-Based Seismic Design Optimization of Steel Building Systems with Passive Damping Devices, Junshan Liu

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Determination of Cap Model Parameters using Numerical Optimization Method for Powder Compaction, Cong Lu

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A VoIP Implementation on an Embedded Platform, Zachary D. Lund

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Analysis of the Detection of Organophosphate Pesticides in Aqueous Solutions Using Polymer-Coated SH-SAW Devices, Arnold Kweku Mensah-Brown

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Correlation of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Indices with Histological Parameters in Rat Cervical Spinal Cord Gray Matter Following Distal Contusion Spinal Cord Injury, Robin Easow Mottackel

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Image-Based Quantification Workflow for Coronary Morphology: A Tool for Use in Next-Generation Bifurcation Stent Design, Sara Marie Nomeland

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A Non-Rigid Registration Method for Analyzing Myocardial Wall Motion for Cardiac CT Images, Elizabeth B. Philps

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A Visual Approach to Construction Cost Estimating, Phuwadol Samphaongoen

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Coupling into Waveguide Evanescent Modes with Applications in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Jason Walter Sidabras

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Real-Time Health Monitoring System for Mast-Arm Sign Support Structures, Andrew David Smith

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Bi-Planar Postural Stability Model: Fitting Parameters to Patient Data Automatically, Andrew Michael Sovol

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EEG Source Localization of Visual and Proprioceptive Error Processing During Visually-Guided Target Tracking with the Wrist, Prajakta Sukerkar

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Bioaugmentation For Recovery of Anaerobic Digesters Subjected to Organic Overload, Vaibhav Panjabrao Tale

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Design and Validation of an MR Conditional Upper Extremity Evaluation System to Study Brain Activation Patterns after Stroke, Rubing Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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UHF Propagation in a Partially Filled Short Cylindrical Waveguide, Jennifer Ann Black

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The in-situ characterization of a transesterification reaction using electrical impedance spectroscopy, Sungjin Cho

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Development of a Velocity Metric for Rigid-Body Planar Motion, Luis Ernesto Criales Escobar

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Urban Freeway Congestion: Implications for Geometrics, Traffic Management, and Intelligent Transportation Systems, Amjad Dehman

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Role of gender and size in biomechanics of rear impact, John J DeRosia

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Numerical modeling of Hemodynamics in the thoracic aorta and alterations by Dacron patch treatment of Aortic Coarctation, Ronak Jashwant Dholakia

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Mesoscale behavior of an aluminum-manganese dioxide-epoxy mixture under shock loading: from milli to nano-sized aluminum particles, Andrew Fraser

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The Effect of Office Chair Backrest Design on the Body's Metabolic Response to Office Work, Stephen H. Freier

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EEG During Pedaling: Brain Activity During a Locomotion-Like Task in Humans, Sanket G. Jain

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Ignition Studies of Bio-Based Fuels for Advanced Combustion Engines, Michael Victor Johnson

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Ignition studies of bio-based fuels for advanced combustion engines, Michael Victor Johnson

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Development and Implementation of Novel Bristle Tool for Surface Treatment of Metallic Components, Piyush Khullar