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 2007

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An Investigation of the High Cycle Fatigue Properties of Tailor Welded Forging Preforms, William P. Harris

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Effect of Ankle Orientation on Heel Loading and Knee Moment in Ankle-Foot-Orthoses (AFO) for Individuals Post Stroke, Angela Herrmann

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

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Evaluation of Autograft and Osteoinductive Bone Graft Substitutes in An Ovine Intertransverse Process Fusion Model, Jeremy R. O'Brien

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Designing an Accessible Ergometer for People with Disabilities, Elizabeth M. Omiatek

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Reflex Response to Imposed Bilateral Hip Oscillations in Human Spinal Cord Injury, Tanya Onushko

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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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Development and Evaluation of Force-Based Strategies to Improve Bilateral Arm Use after Stroke, Ruta P. Paranjape

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Correlating Behavior-based Assessment of Visual Testing with Functional Neuroimaging of the Human Visual Cortex, Namita H. Sanghvi

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Investigation of Granular Fluid Properties and Material Removal in Vibratory Finishing, Thomas A. Silman

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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

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Optimal Admittance Characteristics for Force-Assembly of Convex Planar Polygonal Parts, Steven C. Wiemer

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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An Algorithm for Computing Intra-Cerebral Distances in Human Brain: Design, Implementation, Application, Vinod R. Bhavnani

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Hip Mediated Modulation of Spinal Reflexes and Inhibitory Control Systems in Human Spinal Cord Injury, Debjani Chaudhuri

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Hip Position Dependent Reflex Responses to Nerve Stimulation in Human Spinal Cord Injury, Vaidehi Chaukulkar

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

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The Effects of Vibration on Muscle Activity During Robotic-Assisted Treadmill Walking in Human Spinal Cord Injury, David R. Cotey

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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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Tissue Response of the Lower Extremities During Controlled Loading, Michael Hoffmann

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

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The Evaluation of Movement Strategies with Multiple Joystick Manipulators: Prescriptive Methods for Arm Rehabilitation, Laura M. Johnson

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

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The Static and Dynamic Compaction Characteristics of Porous Silica Powder: An Experimental and Numerical Approach, Andrew N. Lloyd

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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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Characteristics of Acoustic Waves in Thin Piezoelectric Plates, Abiman Pasachhe

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

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Quantitative Clinical Assessment of Postural Stability in Pediatric Cerebral Palsy, Jennifer M. Schneider

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Automation Process for Morphometric Analysis of Volumetric CT Data from Pulmonary Vasculature of Rats, Rahul V. Shingrani

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Effects of Freezing on the Mechanical Properties of the Porcine Descending Aorta, Michael R. Stineman

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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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Modeling the Transient Response of Microcantilever Sensors and Analyte Classification Using Estimation Theory, Michael J. Wenzel

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Correlation Study of Stress Levels Produced in Vibration Testing to Finite Element Analysis Results, David W. Windhorst

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Design and Application of Rotary Bristle Brush for Peening Processes, Nicholas E. Wojnar

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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

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Utilizing Diffusion Tensor Imaging to Investigate the Anatomical Changes in the Spinal Cord Post Injury, Yahya Yousef Bahlool

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Automatic classification of animal vocalizations, Patrick J Clemins

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Distensibility of Coronary and Intestine Arterioles in Relation to Heart Disease, Jason Clyne

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Fiber Reinforced Polymer Use in Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members, Anne M. Crisp

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Fatigue Test for Determining the Isothermal Cyclic Stress-Strain Response of Solder Joints on a Circuit Board, Paul B. Crosbie

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Relationship Between Percent Density and Micro-Hardness in Compacted Powder Metal Green Parts, Matthew Robert Daraskavich

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Instrumentation, Model, and Prototype for Generating Mechanics Needed to Produce Diffuse Brain Injury in the Rat, Benjamin M. Ellingson

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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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Performance Optimization of Industrial Overhead Cranes with Respect to Trajectory and Disturbance Rejection, Fariba Fateh

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

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A Functional Comparison of Two Types of Prosthetic Knee Designs, Christine L. Boyda Glaister

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Digging & Shoveling Wet Clay with a Perforated Shovel, Sridhar Harivanam

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The Hydrodynamic Efficiency of Left Ventricular Energy Transfer During Dual Chamber Coupled Pacing, Deborah A. Jaye

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Posture Effects on Exaggerated Finger Flexion Following Stroke, Tiffany L. Kline

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The Evaluation of Three Alternative Methods for Understanding Biomechanical Aspects of Medical Device Accessibility: Mobile Usability Lab Pre- and Post-Activity Questionnaires, Mobile Usability Lab Video Analysis with Multimedia Video Task Analysis, and Medical Equipment Device-Accessibility and Universal Design Information Tool, Melissa R. Lemke

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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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Modeling Initial Contact Dynamics During Ambulation with Mathematical Dynamic Modeling Software (MADYMO), Andrew R. Meyer

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Estimation of Glucose-Mediated Glucose Disposal in Type 1 Diabetic Subjects using MINMOD, Aparna Nittala

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

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Heart Rate Variability and Arrhythmia Occurrence in Isolated Hearts before and after Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury, Angela C. Schultz

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Development of An in Vitro Vascular Flow Model to Determine the Pharmacokinetics of Locally Delivered Therapeutics: A Comparison of Drug Physiochemical Properties and Modes of Delivery, Ankit Dilip Shah

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Algorithm to Automatically Generate Multi-Modal Interfaces for Hand Held Devices Based on User Preferences and Abilities, Pawan Pradip Shroff

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Application of Vortical Airflow to Electronics Thermal Management Systems, Timothy James Dake

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Development of a Novel Technique for Quantification of Prostate Tumor Blood Volume Using X-Ray Microangiography, Laura Marie Danielson

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Genetic Determination Versus Environmental Influence in the Generation of the Pulmonary Arterial Tree Branching Pattern, Anita Dhyani

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Study of NASA's Cold-Wall Swirl-Driven Rocket Combustion Chamber, Dianqi Fang

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Development of Numerical and Statistical Tools for Quantitative Interpretation of Cellular Redox Metabolism, Viola S. Fernandes

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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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Biomechanical Analysis of Upper Extremity Kinematics Following Stroke: Model Design and Validation, Brooke A. Hingtgen

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

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Visual and Proprioceptive Contributions to Adaptation of the Human Reach, Timothy N. Judkins

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Measurement of Discrete Contact Zone Forces Exerted by Polymer/Abrasive Filamentary Brushing Tool, Bobby P. Khemkeo

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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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Biomechanical Evaluation of Cutting and Crimping Tasks in the Electric Power Industry, Lia Lazuardi

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Tri-Axial Plantar Force Sensor: Design, Calibration, Characterization, and Clinical Application, Emily Jeanne Miller

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

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Multiple Indicator Dilution (MID) Approach to Understanding Mechanisms of Lung Adaptation to Hyperoxia, Lucas G. Rugani

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Flow Approximations for Solid Rocket Motors with Tapered Walls, Oliver Columbus Sams

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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

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Classification of ECG ST Events As Ischemic or Non-Ischemic Using Reconstructed Phase Spaces, Michael W. Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Fuzzy Logic Characterization and Design Optimization of Electromagnetic Devices, Nizar Al Aawar

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Effects of a Bone Morphogenetic Protein on Allograft Incorporation and Immunogenesis in the Canine Cervical Spine, Sin Ting J. Chan

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Multi-Body Simulation of Forging Process, Cunjiang Cheng

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Fundamental Analysis of Vibratory Finishing, Robert M. Evans

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The Effects of Hip and Knee Phasing During Pedaling in Chronic Unilateral Stroke, Kelly K. Heglund

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Anthropometry-Dependent Mechanical Properties of the Cervical Spine, Christopher E. Hilker

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

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Flattening & Fast Curve Mapping Algorithms for Running Shoe Design, Sung IL Hwang

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Inversion/Eversion Mechanics of the Ankle in Human Spinal Cord Injury, Richard J. Ivnik

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Parametric Finite Element Analysis of Large Diameter Shell Intersections Subjected to Internal Pressure and Axial Loads, Douglas A. Kiesling

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Proprioceptive Sensitivity to Hand-Path Curvature During Human Reaching, Kyle P. Lillis

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Length Changes of the Ankle Musculature in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury, Michael F. McDonald

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Reduction of Trolox Quinone by Pulmonary Artery Endothelial Cells, Jessica A. O'Connor

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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