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 2018

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Pharmacokinetic Modeling of 99mTc-HMPAO Images of Isolated Perfused Rat Lungs, Katherine C. Barry

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The Kinematic Synthesis of a Planar Mechanism with Variable Topology Based on a Qualitative Survey, Anthony John Buchta

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Hybrid Sensorless Field Oriented and Direct Torque Control for Variable Speed Brushless DC Motors, Kellen Carey

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Computational Methods for Modeling Multicomponent Droplet Vaporization, Alanna Y. Cooney

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Investigation of Reactive Oxygen Species Production in the Rat Lung Using Optical Imaging, Nina Friedly

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Effect of Low Aeration and Heat Drying on Anaerobic Digester Performance and Microbial Community, Dylan Thomas Friss

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Uncertainty Aware Mapping of Embedded Systems for Reliability, Performance, and Energy, Wenkai Guan

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Investigation of the Effects of Prosthetic Knee Condition on Novice Transfemoral Amputee Runners, Natalie Nelson

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Analysis of Sensor Signals for Online Detection of Hydrocarbons in Liquids in the Presence of Interferents, Karthick Sothivelr

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Immersive Visualization in Biomedical Computational Fluid Dynamics and Didactic Teaching and Learning, John Thomas Venn

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Evaluating Wall Shear Stress Indices to Uncover Stimuli for Restenosis and Malapposition in Stented Coronary Arteries, Ali A. Aleiou

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Network-on-Chip Based H.264 Video Decoder on a Field Programmable Gate Array, Ian Barge

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Adaptive Control of Joystick Steering in Recreational Boats, John Bayless

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A Parametric Investigation and Optimization of a Cylindrical Explosive Charge, Logan Ellsworth Beaver

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An Analysis of Testing Variables in Rapid Compression Machine Experiments, Jenna Ezzell

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Design of a Passive Ankle Prosthesis with Energy Return That Increases with Increasing Walking Velocity, Alexander J. Folz

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Pore Resolved Simulations of Char Particle Gasification, Greg Hingwah Fong

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The Effects of a Reduced Force Aerial Bucket Control on Upper Extremity Muscular Demands as Assessed with Surface Electromyography, Casey D. Garces

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Collapsible Silicone Tubes: An in Vitro Model for Tracheal Traction, Kevin D. Garman

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Performance Analysis of Constant Speed Local Abstacle Avoidance Controller Using a MPC Algorithym on Granular Terrain, Nicholas Haraus

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Construction and Characterization of a Single Stage Dual Diaphragm Gas Gun, Nathaniel Steven Helminiak

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An Improved Method of Arsenic (III) Removal By Reverse Osmosis Membrane, Yizhi Hou

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Development of Kinematic Templates for Automatic Pronunciation Assessment Using Acoustic-to-Articulatory Inversion, Deriq K. Jones

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X-Ray Tube Anode Balance Analysis and Vacuum Balancer Parameter Optimization, Matthew Malak

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Deep Neural Networks As Time Series Forecasters of Energy Demand, Gregory Merkel

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Evaluating the Bond Behavior Between FRP and Grooved Concrete Specimens Using Single Shear Pull Out Test, John Omboko

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Development of an Optimal Controller and Validation Test Stand for Fuel Efficient Engine Operation, Jack G. Rehn III

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Quantifying Forecast Uncertainty in the Energy Domain, Mohammad Saber

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Characterization of the Shock Wave Structure in Water, Emilie Teitz

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Effects of Random Oscillations on Balance Control in Healthy Young Adults, Jacob Van Dehy

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Speaker-Specific Adaptation of Maeda Synthesis Parameters for Auditory Feedback, Joseph Vonderhaar

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Elucidating the Mechanical, Structural, Functional, and Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Irreversible Vascular Changes in Aortic Coarctation, Brandon Wegter

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Plasticized Polymer Coatings for SH-SAW Sensors for High Sensitivity and Long-Term Monitoring of BTEX Analytes in Liquid Phase, Pintu Adhikari

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Investigation of the Use of a Plasticizer-Polymer Sensor Coating with Improved Long-Term Stability in the Liquid Phase, Laura Jeanne Alderson

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Performance-Robust Dynamic Feedback Control of Lipschitz Nonlinear Systems, Winston Baker

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Novel Convergence Results in Nonlinear Filtering, Jennifer Lynn Bonniwell

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The Role of Household Antimicrobials in the Proliferation of Antibiotic Resistance During Anaerobic Digestion, Daniel Elliott Carey

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Thermal Microfluidic Devices; Design, Fabrication and Applications, Benyamin Davaji

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Analysis of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Welded Steels, Roberto Angelo DeMarte

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Data Fusion for Vision-Based Robotic Platform Navigation, Andrés F. Echeverri

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Robust and Resilient Control Design and Performance Analysis for Uncertain Systems with Finite Energy Disturbances, Fan Feng

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Modeling and Investigation of Refrigeration System Performance with Two-Phase Fluid Injection in a Scroll Compressor, Rui Gu

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An Interactive Likelihood for the Multi-Bernoulli Filter, Anthony B. Hoak

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Evaluation of an Actuated Wrist Orthosis for Use in Assistive Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Devon Holley

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Improving Gas Demand Forecast During Extreme Cold Events, Babatunde Isaac Ishola

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Evaluating the Gasday Security Policy Through Penetration Testing and Application of the Nist Cybersecurity Framework, Andrew Nicholas Kirkham

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Cyclic Behavior of a Hybrid Light Gauge and HSS Mezzanine Structural System, Michael John Kren

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Engineering Synthetic Feedback to Promote Recovery of Self-Feeding Skills in People with Sensory Deficits Due to Stroke, Alexis Krueger

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Modeling Pyrolysis of Large Coal Particles with Many Species, Jianqing Li

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Characterization of Histological Changes in the Microvasculature of Rat Skeletal Muscle After Spinal Cord Injury, Sally Lin

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Analysis and Synthesis of a Planar Reconfigurable Mechanism with a Variable Joint, Peter William Malak

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Functional Comparison of Conventional AFOs with the Dynamic Response AFO, Mitchell Ruble

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Ramifications of Projectile Velocity on the Ballistic Dart Penetration of Sand, Peter Anthony Sable

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A Principal Component Analysis Investigation of Drop Landings for Defining Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk Factors, Emily Schaefer

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Predicting Multiple Target Tracking Performance for Applications on Video Sequences, Juan Esteban Tapiero Bernal

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Analysis of Interference between Electromagnetic Articulography and Electroglottograph Systems, Kelly Vonderhaar

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Application of a Multi-Zone Model for the Prediction of Species Concentrations in Rapid Compression Machine Experiments, David Wilson

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Least-Squares Mapping from Kinematic Data to Acoustic Synthesis Parameters for Rehabilitative Acoustic Learning, Xiangyu Zhou

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Flight Control and Hardware Design of Multi-Rotor Systems, Nathan M. Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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Bidirectional AC-DC Converter for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Applications, Arjun Raj Prabu Andhra Sridhar

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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 D'Silva

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Optimizing a Hammer Forging Progression for a Large Hand Tool, Edgar Espinoza

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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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Investigation of Surface Topography Effects on Metal Flow Under Lubricated Hot Compression of Aluminum, Justin Irvin Kurk

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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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A Semantics-Based Approach to Construction Cost Estimating, Mehrdad Niknam

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Real-Time Topic and Sentiment Analysis in Human-Robot Conversation, Elise Russell

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Fast GPU-Based Approach to Branchless Distance-Driven Projection and Back-Projection in Cone Beam CT, Daniel Edward Schlifske

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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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Integrating Meal and Exercise into Personalized Glucoregulation Models: Metabolic Dynamics and Diabetic Athletes, Sofie Schunk

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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

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Hockey Skating Kinematics and the Effect of Skate Design and Technique Training, Rebecca Mae Tidman

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Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Fiber and Thermoplastic Ankle Foot Orthoses, Amanda Wach

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