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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Submissions from 2008

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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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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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Fitting a Continuous Profile to Hourly Natural Gas Flow Data, Brian M. Marx

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The Development and Evaluation of Methods for Quantifying Environmental Stress to Fish in Warm-Water Streams of Wisconsin Using Self-Organized Maps: Influences of Watershed and Habitat Stressors, Neal O'Reilly

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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

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Automatic Frame Length, Frame Overlap and Hidden Markov Model Topology for Speech Recognition of Animal Vocalizations, Anthony D. Ricke

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Investigation of Thermal Response of an Automobile Passenger with a Ventilated Seat, Kwangjin Shin

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Analysis and modeling of upper and lower extremity dynamics in children with cerebral palsy using walkers, Kelly M.B. Strifling

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Contribution of visual and proprioceptive sensory feedback to the online regulation of wrist posture in humans using fMRI, Aaron J Suminski

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Elastic and inelastic finite element analysis of cylindrical shell intersections, Liping Xue

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Fuzzy PID control through optimization: A new method for PID control, Jingwei Xu

Submissions from 2005

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Automatic classification of animal vocalizations, Patrick J Clemins

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Localization and analysis of neural generators of auditory deviance detection using simultaneous EEG and fMRI, Michael Ellingson

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Interaction of autonomic and motor reflexes in chronic human spinal cord injury, Mark Kevin Garrison

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Guided shear-horizontal surface acoustic wave (SH-SAW) chemical sensors for detection of organic contaminants in aqueous environments, Zhonghui Li

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State estimation of chaotic stochastic systems with applications to chaotic communication, Huawei Ruan

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Modeling, analysis and design considerations for brush seals used in turbomachinery, Haifang Zhao

Submissions from 2004

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Two-dimensional spectral estimation techniques with applications to magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Frederick J Frigo

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Granulation in thermophilic aerobic wastewater treatment, Engin Guven

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Non-parametric time-series analysis of cortical gamma functional connectivity under general anesthesia, Olga A Imas

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Computational fluid dynamics estimations of wall shear stress alterations influencing neointimal hyperplasia after stent implantation, John F. LaDisa

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The effect of doping on luminescent properties of cadmium tungstate, Waldemar Orlow

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Whiplash affects cervical spine biomechanics, Brian D Stemper

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Design and application of a dual-modality small animal SPECT and micro-CT system, Christian Wietholt

Submissions from 2003

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Cone beam tomographic image reconstruction: Algorithm development and application in small animal imaging, Jicun Hu

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Analysis of the relationship between myoplasmic ionized calcium and contractile function in guinea pig intact hearts, Samhita Shahane Rhodes

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Vitrification of erythrocytes, cryoprotective solutions and pure water by rapid solidification, David J Schedgick

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Injection and swirl driven flowfields in solid and liquid rocket motors, Anand B Vyas

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Thermomechanical behavior of mica layers with lenticular fissures, Michael Xinyi Yang

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Assessment of alteration in pediatric temporomandibular joint (TMJ) stress distribution secondary to mandibular advancement surgery, Linping Zhao

Submissions from 2002

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Estimating ecological risk to aquatic biota from physical and chemical impairment due to urbanization, Alena Bartosova

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The effect of high density electric pulses on sintered aluminum 201AB silicon carbide MMC PM compacts during plastic deformation, Nader Guseinovich Dariavach

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Employee acceptance of a quality improvement initiative: Development of measures and evalutation of the impact of predictors, Ademar Galelli

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Application of cutting mechanics to reciprocating sawing, Thomas Paul James

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The effects of spot diamond grinding PCC pavements, Fariborz Vazirabadi

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Continuous-time system identification from discrete-time measurements with application to natural gas pipeline modeling, Everton St. Patrick Walters

Submissions from 2001

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Artificial intelligence models for the characterization of switched reluctance motor drive systems, Mohamad M. Bouji

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Study of ion exchange media with impedance spectroscopy, Phillip Alan Eidler

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Characteristics of material removal by ceramic media on metallic coupons for mass finishing applications, Antonio Eduardo Bonato Evaristo

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Characteristics of Material Removal by Ceramic Media on Metallic Coupons for Mass Finishing Applications, Antonio Eduardo Bonato Evaristo

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Design and analysis tools for filament-wound composite pressure vessels with elliptical domes, William Edward Howard

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The characterization of lubricating fluids using AC impedance spectroscopy, Jianxun Hu

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Development of an adaptive online fuzzy arbitrator for forecasting short-term natural gas usage, Richard James Lukas

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Catalytic activity and selectivity of mechanically alloyed nickel-zirconium and nickel-platinum-zirconium powders, Arvin Joseph Montes

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The assessment of brain tumor angiogenesis using susceptibility contrast agent-based functional magnetic resonance imaging, Arvind Pratap Pathak

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Unified approach for singularly perturbed control systems, Hardev Singh

Submissions from 2000

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Metallurgical evaluation of heat-treated nickel-chromium base denture alloy, Essam El Saeid Al Wakeel

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A new method for setting monitoring alarm limits based on calculated variables of a physiologic model, George Martin Hutchinson

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Microfocal computed tomography for quantification of pulmonary arterial structure and function, Kelly Lynn Karau

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The behavior of wood shear walls designed using Diekmann's method and subjected to static in-plane loading, Alan Edward Kolba

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Formant tracking of noise-corrupted speech signals based on auditory modeling, Troy Lorenzo Mack

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Optimal fuzzy control: Design of fuzzy controllers through knowledge discovery and optimization, Mark William Palmer

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Second law applications in modeling, design and optimization, David Michael Paulus

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Temporal variability infMRI response to visual stimulation in human brain, Ziad Serhal Saad

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Stress analysis of bonded axisymmetric assemblies under thermal loading: Applications in microelectronics, Shilak Shakya

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The thermodynamic properties of a magnetically coupled two-layer system using the shift operator matrix method, Hsiao-wen Wu

Submissions from 1999

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Diagnosis of normal and abnormal operations of induction motors in ASDs by a coupled finite element-network technique, John Fayia Bangura

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Cerebral mapping: A comparison of electroencephalographic images and blood oxygenation weighted MR images, John William Blimke

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Feature-based speech enhancement techniques based on spectral subtraction and Wiener filtering, Mike Veng-Hang Chan

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A new technique for blind reconstruction of stochastic processes with applications to speech enhancement, Egide A. Vincent Houndegla

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Time series data mining: Identifying temporal patterns for characterization and prediction of time series events, Richard James Povinelli

Submissions from 1998

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Quality and customer satisfaction: A case study in Brazil, Paulo Fernando Pinto Barcellos

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Effect of processing parameters and thermal cycling on the microstructure and strength of eutectic tin-silver solder on Cu, Srinivas Chada

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An operational comparison of pre-time, semi-actuated, and fully actuated interconnected traffic control signal systems, Mitzi Marie Dobersek

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Multipole placement rules for the multiple multipole technique, Francis William Forest

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The analysis and synthesis of spatial compliance, Shuguang Huang

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A generalized anisotropic finite element formulation for the characterization of synchronous reluctance motor drives, Frederick Nicomedes Isaac

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A thermodynamic and defect study of nonstoichiometric calcium doped cerium dioxide, Charles John Koehler

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Gradient-based inverse problem methodology for design optimization in electromagnetic applications, Srisivane Subramaniam-Sivanesan

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A fuzzy syntactic approach to fault diagnostics by analysis of time-sampled signals, Mustafa Borahan Tumer

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An investigation into linear and nonlinear optimal seat suspension designs, Yi Wan

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Synthesis of microwave circuit board antennas for economically optimized 902-928 MHZ band applications, Mark Roman Wolski

Submissions from 1997

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Electrical characterization of flux/substrate interface, Mohammad Nurul Amin

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Stochastic, multi-objective job-shop scheduling model, Eleodora Andreatta

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A biomechanical study of upper extremity kinetics during walker-assisted gait, Rebecca Ann Bachschmidt

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Synthesis of gastrointestinal contractile activity from myoelectric activity, Radwan Maher Baytiyeh

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Dynamics of policy shifts involving three-way trade-offs among product, process, and human resources: Application to TQM, Luis Augusto Jones Borges

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The application of moment and cumulant spectra to formant tracking of speech embedded in noise, Lane K. Branson