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 2011

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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

Submissions from 2009

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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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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

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Characterization of the Electromagnetic Fields Inside a Wire Mesh Cage for Biotelemetry, Johnny Bernard Lienau

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Sensorimotor learning and control of motion in a novel coordinate system, Xiaolin Liu

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Analysis and Design of a Flexible Tooth Gear, Petar Milkovic

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The Aerodynamics of the Knuckleball Pitch: An Experimental Investigation into the Effects that the Seam and Slow Rotation have on a Baseball, Michael Patrick Morrissey

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A Fast NIR Spectrometer for Examining Explosive Events: Emission of PETN Based Explosives and H2O Absorption Method Feasibility, Scott Piecuch

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Systems Identification of Sensorimotor Control for Visually Guided Wrist Movements, Chintan Poladia

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Capillary Perfusion Kinematics in Lungs of Oxygen-Tolerant Rats, Madhavi Ramakrishna

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Time-optimal control of discrete-time systems with known waveform disturbances, Jennifer L Riffer

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Time-Optimal Control of Discrete-Time Systems with Known Waveform Disturbances, Jennifer Lynn Riffer

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RFID Tags / Planar Inductors as Chemical Sensor Platforms in Liquid Sensing Applications, Gregory Donald Schumacher-Novak

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An Interactive Visual Approach to Construction Project Scheduling, Anamika Sharma

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Analytical tools for high resolution OCT imaging of human retina, Hitesh Pratapkumar Tanna

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Acoustic model and adaptation for automatic speech recognition and animal vocalization classification, Jidong Tao

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Distributed multichannel processing for signal enhancement, Marek B Trawicki

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A Mixed-Dimensionality Modeling Approach for Interaction of Heterogeneous Steam Reforming Reactions and Heat Transfer, Jeroen Valensa

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Reconfigurable End Effector Allowing For In-Hand Manipulation Without Finger Gaiting Or Regrasping, Jacob Ames Ziesmer

Submissions from 2008

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Hidden Markov Model based animal acoustic censusing: Learning from speech processing technology, C. Kuntoro Adi

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Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging in spinal cord injury, Benjamin M Ellingson

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Rotational acceleration pulse characteristics affect mild diffuse brain injury severity, Ronald Joshua Fijalkowski

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Estimation of cepstral coefficients for robust speech recognition, Kevin M Indrebo

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Adding color perception: A wide-field color LED multifocal electroretinogram and a neural circuit model for coding color, James A Kuchenbecker

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Hidden Markov Model Based Animal Acoustic Censusing: Learning from Speech Processing Technology, C. Adi Kuntoro

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A biomechanical model for measurement of lower extremity kinematics with integrated multisegmental foot motion, Jason T Long

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An electrophysiological cardiac model with applications to ischemia detection and infarction localization, Mohamed A Mneimneh

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Neural mechanisms underlying upper extremity heteronymous multijoint reflexes post stroke, Samir Gokul Sangani

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Bioaugmentation for recovery of anaerobic digesters subjected to a toxicant, Anne E Schauer

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Fault tolerant operations of induction motor-drive systems, Chia-Chou Yeh

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State estimator design for chaotic systems with piecewise linear and polynomial type nonlinearities, Tongyan Zhai

Submissions from 2007

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Construction operations analysis for development of historical cost databases, Craig D Capano

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Short-term and long-term burst pressure of cylinders and cylinder-cylinder intersections, Cunjiang Cheng

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Upper-extremity performance assessment using an interactive, personalized computer-assisted neurorehabilitation motivating framework, Xin Feng

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Resilient nonlinear observer design via linear matrix inequalities, Chung Seop Jeong

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Accuracy analysis and development of laser direct patterning system, Ki-Taek Lee

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SPEech Feature Toolbox (SPEFT) Design and Emotional Speech Feature Extraction, Xi Li

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Durability of bond between FRP and concrete in moist environments: Experimental, numerical and analytical study, Zhenyu Ouyang

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Biomechanical assessment of upper extremity dynamics during Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with myelomeningocele, Brooke A Slavens

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Method for extraction of information from very small databases, Nancy Laning Sobczak

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The effect of distal afferent input on the spasticity and motor control of the post stroke upper extremity, Andrew John Starsky

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Study of the behavior of liquid menisci formed during dipping-extraction of a solid rod in a free liquid surface, Jun Su

Submissions from 2006

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A method to evaluate duration of the storm effects on in-stream water quality, Emre Alp

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Cortical reorganization after spinal cord injury: An fMRI study, Matthew K Cole

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An assessment of vascular normalization in 9L gliosarcoma brain tumor: Using dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) imaging and dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE) imaging, Moses M Darpolor

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Detection of brain tumor invasion within edema using multiparametric imaging and computational intelligence, Todd R Jensen

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Quantification of spastic co-contraction in individuals with hemiparetic stroke, Mukta N. Joshi

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Modeling and simulation of the foot and ankle to predict ankle and subtalar joint motion, Dragomir C Marinkovich

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Brain-based vision deficits: Characterization and simulation for presurgical planning, Rachael Kirchhoff Posey