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Posts tagged: Theses and Dissertations

Jun 04 2015

24 New Theses and Dissertations from NC State’s College of Engineering

Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Biological & Agricultural Engineering.

Evaluating Water Quality and Hydrologic Performance of a Poorly Draining Bioretention Cell at a Military Installation in North Carolina
by Fears, Jessica Morgan

A Comparison of Alternative Bioenergy Logistical Operations in North Carolina
by Caffrey, Kevin Robert

Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering.

Adapting Standard Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry Protocols & Sensors for Chronic Biochemical Measurements & In Vivo Applications
by Amos, Alison Nicole

Chemical Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Catalytic Deoxygenation of Fatty Acid to Hydrocarbon Using Supported Palladium and Palladium-Gold
by Sun, Keyi

Elucidation and Implementation of a Thermophilic Carbon Fixation Cycle for Electrofuels Metabolic Engineering
by Hawkins, Aaron Bradley

Computer Science
Computer Science.

Implementing Database Access Control Policy from Unconstrained Natural Language Text
by Slankas, John Botious

Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing Software-Defined Networking in a Research Testbed
by Elliott, Steven D.

Prevention and Detection of Memory Compromise
by Gionta, Jason John

Design and Implementation of a Distributed Snapshot File System
by Wang, Zhuowei

Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences
Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences

Assessment of Risk Communication Associated with Ordering Undercooked Hamburgers in Restaurants
by Thomas, Ellen Marie

An Analysis of Milk Chemical Composition Produced from Malawi Zebu-Friesian Crosses Raised Under Small Scale Systems, Their Susceptibility to Environmental Stress and Prevalence of Subclinical Mastitis
by Neba, Sopani Robert

CRISPR-Cas Systems in Lactic Acid Bacteria
by Briner, Alexandra E.

Industrial Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering.

Managing Release Changes in Rolling Horizon Production Planning
by Lin, Po-Chen

Materials Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering

Functionalization of III-V Materials for Modulated Surface Opto-Electronic Properties
by Wilkins, Stewart John

Transitions in Creep Mechanisms of Zirconium Alloys
by Kombaiah, Boopathy

Microstructural Evolution and Fracture Mechanisms of Mg Alloy During Creep
by Shahbeigi Roodposhti, Peiman

Nanoscale Surface Patterning and Coercivity Reduction in NiFe2O4 Thin Films
by Rasic, Goran

Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Design and Characterization of a Coaxial VHF Plasma Source for use in Atmospheric Applications
by Byrns, Brandon Raye

Evaluation of CFD Capability for Simulation of Energetic Flow in Light Water Reactor Containment
by Hanna Bishara Hanna, Botros Naseif

Investigation of the Transient Regions of Multi-Source Pulsed RF Capacitively Coupled Plasma Discharges
by Kummerer, Theresa

Iterative Library Subtraction Method for Determining the Contribution of Background Radiation
by Miller, Ian James

Operations Research

Implementing Discrete Event Simulation to Improve Optometry Clinic Operations
by Seminelli, Michael David

The Optimal Assignment of Spontaneous Volunteers
by Wolczynski, Justin

Kriging for Simulation Metamodeling: Experimental Design, Reduced Rank Kriging, and Omni-Rank Kriging
by Hosking, Michael Robert

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Jun 03 2015

6 New Theses & Dissertations from NC State’s Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Filtration Properties of Plasma Textile
by Rasipuram, Srinivasan Chandrasekaran

Lithium-Oxygen Batteries – A Comprehensive Finite Element Model
by Ayers, Martin William Paul

Time-Accurate Implementation of Lighthill’s Acoustic Analogy for Complex 3-D Jet Noise Prediction
by Carter, Melissa Beth

Low-Order Post-Stall Aerodynamics Modeling for use in Flight Simulation and Stability Analysis
by Paul, Ryan Christensen

Effects of Loading and Target Locations on Age-Related Kinematic Differences – A Study Using Statistical Parametric Mapping
by Li, Xiaotong

Chemi-ionization and Nanoparticle Charging in Oxy-fuel Flames
by Shah, Parth Vidyut

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Jun 02 2015

15 New Theses & Dissertations from NC State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Embedding Power: A Real Time Approach in Incorporating Switching Power Converters within Low-Cost Embedded Systems
by Juneja, Avik

Design, Model and Analysis of TSV-based On-Chip PDN Interconnects for 3-D Integrated Circuits
by Charles, Gary

Medium Voltage Power Conversion Enabled by 15 kV SiC IGBTs
by Kadavelugu, Arun Kumar

Control and Operation of Grid-Connected Solid State Transformer
by Wang, Fei

Effect of Nonlinear System with Time Delayed Feedback Generating Flicker Noise in Oscillators
by Parikh, Nehal Nilesh

Silicon Millimeter-Wave Imaging Systems for Security and Biomedical Applications
by Tong, Zhengxin

Bi-directional DC-DC and DC-AC Converter Systems for Vehicle-to-Grid and Grid-to-Vehicle Power Transfer in Plug-in-Electric Vehicles
by Khan, Mehnaz Akhter

Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations on Overgrown InGaN/GaN Multiple Quantum Well (MQW) Light Emitting Diode (LED)
by Honnalli, Narendra Veeranna

Reducing MCU utilization and Output Voltage Variance for Software Controlled SMPS
by Qu, Zhi

Graph-Theoretic Algorithms for Monitoring and Control of Large Networked Dynamic Systems
by Nudell, Thomas Reid

High Quality CMOS Integrable Varactors
by Pitts, Wallace S.

High-Frequency AC-link Transformers for Medium-Voltage DC/DC Converters and Solid State Transformer Applications
by Baek, Seunghun

Computer Generated Geometric Phase Holograms
by Miskiewicz, Matthew Nile

Mechanistic Model Development for Multi-Enzymatic Reactions in Lignin Biosynthesis
by Song, Jin A.

Direct Search Calibration Algorithms for Digitally Reconfigurable Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits
by Wyers, Eric James

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Jun 01 2015

9 New Theses and Dissertations from NC State’s Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering
Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering.

On Convergence of the Hardy Cross Method of Moment Distribution
by Liu, Shu

Statistical and Simulation Models of Freeway Work Zones
by Yeom, Chun Ho

Unified Constitutive Modeling for High Temperature Fatigue-Creep and Creep Responses of Haynes 230
by Barrett, Paul Ryan

Impact of Right Turn Treatments at Diverging Diamond Interchanges and Adjacent Intersections
by Warchol Obrien, Shannon Elizabeth

Behavior and Design of Dapped Ends of Prestressed Concrete Thin-stemmed Members
by Botros, Amir Wagih

Evaluation of Activity, Fuel Use, and Emissions of Heavy-Duty Diesel and Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles
by Sandhu, Gurdas Singh

Design and Behavior of Ledges for Short Span L-shaped Spandrel Beams
by Khalaf Alla, Omar Mohamed Ah

Monitoring Damage and Unsaturated Moisture Flow in Concrete with Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT)
by Hallaji, Milad

Systematic Evaluation of Alternatives for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Food Waste Management Strategies in the U.S.
by Hodge, Keith L

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May 22 2015

13 New Theses and Dissertations from NC State’s College of Sciences

Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Studies

A Dynamical Characterization of Atmospheric von Kármán Vortex Streets Induced by Bluff Topography
By Nunalee, Christopher Garner

Examining Changes in North Atlantic Extratropical Cyclones with Climate Change
By Michaelis, Allison Claire

Identifying Urban Sources of Organic Nitrogen to the Neuse River Estuary, Eastern North Carolina, from Its Watershed Using Organic Matter Fluorescence
By Handsel, Lauren T.


Verification Techniques for Parameter Selection and Bayesian Model Calibration Presented for an HIV Model
by Wentworth, Mami Tonoe

Generalization of the Cartan and Iwasawa Decompositions to SL2(k)
by Sutherland, Amanda Kay

High-Order Accurate Solutions to the Helmholtz Equation in the Presence of Boundary Singularities
by Britt, Darrell Steven

Positive Root Bounds and Root Separation Bounds
by Herman, Aaron

Orbits of Minimal Parabolic k-subgroups on Symmetric k-varieties
by Hunnell, Mark Constantine


The Educational Impact of Smartphone Implementation on Introductory Mechanics Laboratory Classes
by Lanz, Colleen B.

Diffusion, Implementation and Reinvention of a University Physics Reform: The Case of SCALE-UP
by Foote, Kathleen Teressa

Guide Fabrication for UCN Transport
by VornDick, Brittney Michelle

Monte Carlo Simulations of Efficient Shock Acceleration during the Afterglow Phase of Gamma-Ray Bursts
by Warren, Donald C.


Bayesian Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification in Differential Equation Models
by Bhaumik, Prithwish

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May 21 2015

10 New Theses & Dissertations from the NC State Chemistry Department


Toward the Selective Functionalization of Bimetallic Nanorods
by Levy, Antoine

Approaches to Modify the Protein Resistance of Biodegradable Polyester Brushes
by Zhu, Jiancheng

Investigation of Hyperfine Interaction, Spin Polarization, Spin Delocalization, and Structure-Property Relationships of Organic Based Exchange-Coupled Biradicals
by Sullivan, Robert Joseph

Advancing Microelectrode Technology and Voltammetric Methodology for Improved Molecular Monitoring in Live Tissue
by Schmidt, Andreas Carlo

Exploring Molecular Electronic Structure Through Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Biradicals
by Stasiw, Daniel Earl

Synthetic Biology Approaches for Combinatorial Biosynthesis of Polyketide Natural Products
by Koryakina, Irina

The Development of Advanced Measurement Technologies and Analysis Strategies via LC-MS/MS to Measure Global Site Specific Modifications-Application in the Exposome
by Porter, Caleb Joseph

Structural Studies of Sec14-like Phosphatidilynositol Transfer Proteins
by Quinones, Mary Chely

New Chemical Biology Approaches for Engineering Natural Product Assembly Lines
by Ye, Zhixia

Discovery and Application of Small Molecule Regulators of MicroRNA Function
by Connelly, Colleen Marie

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Apr 23 2015

11 New Theses and Dissertations from NCSU’s College of Engineering

Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Biological & Agricultural Engineering.

Volume Reduction Provided by Eight Disconnected Downspouts in Durham, North Carolina with and without Soil Amendments
by Carmen, Natalie Bunch

Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering.

Testing the Functionality of a Vibrotactile Ankle Foot Orthosis to Prevent Foot Drop and Assist Push-Off
by Westbrook, Audrey Elizabeth

Civil Engineering
Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering.

Low-Cycle Fatigue Failure and Ratcheting Responses of Short and Long Radius Elbows at Room and High Temperatures
by Fenton, Matthew Allen

Scaling of Earthquake Ground Motions for Fragility Analysis of Piping Systems
by Liu, Tiancong

Direct Displacement Based Seismic Design of Continuous Curved Bridges
by Khan, Easa

The Impact of Transportation Construction Projects and Activities on Emissions
by Arocho Rosa, Ingrid del Mar

Quantifying Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Deposits Formation Kinetics
by Iasmin, Most. Mahbuba

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Low Power Techniques for Video Codec Motion Compensation
by Badran-Louca, Serena Kassem

Design, Modeling and Control of Modular Multilevel Converter based HVDC Systems
by Falahi, Ghazal

Driver Assistant System: Robust Segmentation based on Topological Persistent Analysis and Multi-target Tracking based on Dynamic Programming
by Wei, Chunpeng

Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Bubble Coalescence Control Development for Level Set Interface Tracking Method
by Talley, Matthew Lowell

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Apr 17 2015

1 New Thesis from NCSU’s Department of Chemistry


Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Electrospray Ionization: Fundamental Principles and Applications Toward Direct Analysis and Molecular Imaging
by Barry, Jeremy Alan

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Mar 26 2015

11 Recent Theses & Dissertations from the NC State College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Understanding and Engineering Individuality in Bacterial Sugar Utilization.
by Afroz, Taliman

Civil Engineering
Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering.

Modeling Sociotechnical Water Distribution System Contamination Events to Evaluate and Identify Mitigation Strategies.
by Shafiee, Michael Ehsan

The Effects of Load History and Design Variables on the Performance Limit States of Circular Bridge Columns.
by Goodnight, Jason Chad

Computer Science
Computer Science.

Network Emulation with Adaptive Time Dilation.
by Lee, Hee Won

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Six Step Control of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with Improved Current Dynamics.
by Chitnis, Sandesh Mohaniraj

A Novel PWM Technique for Improved Total Harmonic Distortion of Cascaded H-bridge Converters.
by Kuvar, Abhijit

S-Parameter Based Binary Multimode Interconnect Design Methodology and Implementation.
by Yan, Zhuo

A Neural Model for Straight Line Detection in the Human Visual System.
by Jacob, Theju Isabelle

Medium-Voltage DC Power Conversion and Distribution for Efficient Electric Power Delivery in Shipboard and Mobile Mining Application.
by Mirzaee Teshnizi, Hesameddin

Industrial Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering.

Investigation of Hierarchial Fabrication Methods for High-Resolution Additive Manufacturing.
by Wei, Chuang

Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Simplified MC Simulation for Coupled Neutron/Gamma Transport Through a 1-D Slab of Hydrogen-1 For Secondary Gamma Production.
by Avetian, Matthew Ishkhan

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Mar 19 2015

4 Recent Theses & Dissertations from the NC State College of Sciences


The Synthesis and Biological Examination of 5-Membered Nitrogen-Based Heterocycles.
by Furlani, Robert Edward


On the Relationship Between Two Embeddings of Ideals into Geometric Space and the Shortest Vector Problem in Principal Ideal Lattices.
by Batson, Scott Christopher

Fault Detection in Differential Algebraic Equations.
by Scott, Jason Roderick


Advances in Significance Testing for Cluster Detection.
by Coleman, Deidra Andrea

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