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Dissertations from 2016

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Dynamic Remodeling Events Drive the Removal of the ITS2 Spacer Sequence During Assembly of 60S Ribosomal Subunits in S. cerevisiae, Salini Konikkat

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Biodissolvable Microneedle Arrays for Effective Transdermal and Intradermal Delivery of Vaccines and Therapeutics: Manufacturing and Cutaneous Applications, Emrullah Korkmaz

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Targeting and Biological Implications of Guanine Quadruplexes, Karen A. Kormuth

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Robust Manipulation via Contact Sensing, Michael C. Koval

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Computational Methods for Nanoscale X-ray Computed Tomography Image Analysis of Fuel Cell and Battery Materials, Arjun S. Kumar

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Automated Discovery and Visualization of Discriminating Structural Markers from MRI Using Transport-Based Morphometry, Shinjini Kundu

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Essays on Public Finance and Auction Theory, Musab Murat Kurnaz

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The Influence of Communication Networks and Turnover on Transactive Memory Systems and Team Performance, Jonathan Kush

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Electron Microscopy Based Characterization of Resistive Switches, Jonghan Kwon

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The Application of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization to Improve The Preparation of Porous Polymer-Based Materials, Melissa A. Lamson

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Optimal Locations for Siting Wind Energy Projects: Technical Challenges, Economics, and Public Preferences, Julian V. Lamy

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Transient Electrohydrodynamics of Low–Conductivity Drops, Javier A. Lanauze

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Large-Scale Simulations of Hydrogen and Helium Reionization, Paul La Plante

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Data-Driven Approaches for Track Monitoring Using In-Service Trains, George Lederman

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Analysis of the Kinetics of Filler Segregation in Granular Block copolymer Microstructure, Bongjoon Lee

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Quantitative Structure-Flux Relationships of Membrane Distillation Materials for Water Desalination, Megan Leitch

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Measurement of Spin Density Matrix Elements in the Reaction γp → K+ Λ(1520) Using CLAS at Jefferson Lab, William I. Levine

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Simulation of Void Nucleation in Single-Phase Copper Polycrystals, Evan Lieberman

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Storage Physics and Noise Mechanism in Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording, Hai Li

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Super-Planckian Thermal Radiation from Nanophotonic Structures:|bTheory, Simulation and Experiment, Baoan Liu

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Numerical Approximations of Problems That Arise in Elasticity, Jing Liu

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Biophysics of Encapsidated DNA States in Viruses and their Role for Infectivity, Ting Liu

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Mode-Resolved Thermal Transport Across Semiconductor Heterostructures, Simon Lu

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Laser-based Rapid Prototyping Techniques for Liquid Metal Circuits, Tong Lu

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A Theory and Tools for Applying Sandboxes Effectively, Michael Maass

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Computational Mining of Meso-Scale Physics From High-Energy X-Ray Data Sets, Siddharth Maddali

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Thermal Transport in Organic-Inorganic Heterojunctions: Experimental Measurements and Computational Predictions, Shubhaditya Majumdar

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Probabilistic-Cost Enforcement of Security Policies in Distributed Systems, Ioannis Mallios

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Investigation and Mitigation of Degradation in Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Pratiti Mandal

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Fracking and the Construction of Proximity: The Public Rhetoric of Place in an Environmental Controversy, Justin D. Mando

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Designing the Characteristics of Design Teams via Cognitively Inspired Computational Modeling, Christopher C. McComb

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Ammonia Emissions from Livestock in the United States: From Farm-Level Models to a New National Inventory, Alyssa McQuilling

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Error Analysis of Near-Field High Energy Diffraction Microscopy, David Menasche

The Changing Parish: Catholics and the Urban Crisis in Twentieth-Century Brooklyn, Cassie P. Miller

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Synthesis, Characterization and Unique Properties of a Novel, Completely Aliphatic TAML Activator and Applications of TAML Catalysis for Oxygen Evolution and Pollution Remediation, Matthew R. Mills

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Distributed Computational Methods for Energy Management in Smart Grids, Javad Mohammadi

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Bad Deeds for Good Friends: Maintaining Independence and Objectivity in the Workplace, Lily Morse

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Some Asymptotic Results For Phase Transition Models, Ryan Murray

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Modeling and Statistical Assessment of Fluid Migration Response in the Above Zone Monitoring Interval of a Geologic Carbon Storage Site, Argha Namhata

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Material Gradients in Thin Stretchable Substrates for Wearable Electronics, Naser Naserifar

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Development of a Decision Aid for Energy Resource Management for the Navajo Nation Incorporating Environmental Cultural Values, Len Edward Necefer

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Probing the Phase Behavior of Complex Fluids Using Microliter Droplet Reactors, Christopher William Nelson

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Applications, Modeling Tools, and Parallel Solution Algorithms for Dynamic Optimization, Bethany Nicholson

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The Effect of Nickel Content on the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of a High Toughness Secondary Hardening Steel, Carolyn G. Norwood

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Statistical Methods for Evaluating Exposure-Health Relationships, Nur H. Orak

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Recognition of Guanine-quadruplexes by PNA and gammaPNA Oligomers, Stanley Oyaghire

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Electrochemically Controlled Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Synthesis of Polymers with Complex Architectures, Sangwoo Park

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High-throughput Screening of Alloy Oxidation Across Al-Fe-Ni and Al-Fe-Ni-Cr Composition Space, Matthew A. Payne

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An Investigation of Police Brutality in News Media: Media Narratives and Narrative Icons as Argumentation and Communal Identity, Douglas Phillips

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Multiscale Design of Polymeric Biomaterials for Reducing Epidermal Downgrowth in Percutaneous Devices, Pitirat Pholpabu

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A Prediction and Decision Framework for Energy Management in Smart Buildings, Chaitanya Poolla

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Fuel, Feedstock, or Neither? – Evaluating Tradeoffs in the use of Biomass for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, I. Daniel Posen

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Diversifying Catalysts, Monomers, Cross-Coupling Strategies and functional Groups in the Controlled Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers, Yunyan Qiu

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Considerate Systems, Rahul Rajan

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Analysis of Ribosome Biogenesis from Three Standpoints: Investigating the Roles of Ribosomal RNA, Ribosomal Proteins and Assembly Factors, Madhumitha Ramesh

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Essays on Financial Intermediation and Economic Linkages, Carlos Ramirez

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Discrete Dynamics in Chemical Process Control and Automation, Blake Rawlings

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On Nondiffusive Thermal Transport and Phonon Mean-Free-Path-Dependent Contributions to Thermal Conductivity, Keith T. Regner

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Friction Control by Adsorption of Polymer Brush Nanoparticles, John K. Riley

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Models of R-supercompactness, Daniel Rodriguez

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Essays on Accounting Conservatism, Managerial Incentives, and Investment Efficiency, Lufei Ruan

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Case-Studies in the Economics of Ancillary Services of Power Systems in Support of High Wind Penetrations, Todd M. Ryan

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Radner Equilibrium in Infinite and Finite Time-Horizon Levy Models, Tanawit Sae-Sue

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Enabling the Future Grid: An Analysis of Operational and Flexibility Issues in the Indian Power Grid, Hameed Safiullah

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Lanthanides to Probe Metal-induced Structural and Dynamic Changes in EcoRV-DNA Complex, Sahil S. Sangani

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Computational Models for Renewable Energy Target Achievement & Policy Analysis, Kristen R. Schell

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Evaluation of Decentralized Reactive Swing-Leg Controllers on Powered Robotic Legs, Alexander Schepelmann

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Essays on Asset Pricing and the Macroeconomy with Limited Stock Market Participation, Alexander Schiller

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The Gospel of Poverty: Poverty, Philanthropy, and Eighteenth-Century British Literature, 1700- 1759, Salita Seibert

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Evaluating the Economic, Environmental and Policy Impacts of Ethanol as a Transportation Fuel in Pennsylvania, Stephanie M. Seki

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Model-Based Control and Optimization of Grade Transitions in Polyethylene Solution Polymerization Processes, Jun Shi

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Unlocking the DOR to the Surface: Regulated Surface Trafficking of the δ-Opioid Receptor, Daniel John Shiwarski

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Navigation and Physical Interaction with Balancing Robots, Michael Shomin

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First-Principles and Wannier-Function-Based Study of Two-Dimensional Electronic Systems, Nikhil Sivadas

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Everyday Online Sharing, Manya Sleeper

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Identification of Modulators of OGlycosylation Using Isoform-Specific Sensors for GalNAc Transferase Activity, Lina Song

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Effects of Transformations of Ag and CuO Nanoparticles on Their Fate in Freshwater Wetland Sediments and Plants, John Peter Stegemeier

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Improving the Performance and Understanding of the Expectation Maximization Algorithm: Evolutionary and Visualization Methods, Priya Krishnan Sundararajan

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Signal-Dependent Regulation of Skeletogenesis in the Sea Urchin Embryo, Zhongling Sun

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Data Analysis of Rayleigh-Taylor Unstable Flows, Nora Swisher

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The Future of Low Carbon Electric Power Generation: An Assessment of Economic Viability and Water Impacts under Climate Change and Mitigation Policies, Shuchi Talati

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Activating Oxygen and Degrading the Water Treatment Industry’s Most Challenging Micropollutant with TAML Activators and Oxidants, Liang Tang

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Prescriptive Safety-Checks through Automated Proofs for Control-Flow Integrity, Jiaqi Tan

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Formation and Chemical Aging of Atmospheric Carbonaceous Aerosol, Antonios Tasoglou

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Autonomous Animation of Humanoid Robots, Junyun Tay

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Calibration and Characterization of Low-Cost Fine Particulate Monitors and their Effect on Individual Empowerment, Michael D. Taylor

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Development and Experimental Validation of Mathematical Tools for Computerized Monitoring of Cryosurgery, Chandrajit Thaokar

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Department of Defense Energy and Logistics: Implications of Historic and Future Cost, Risk, and Capability Analysis, Paul C. Tisa

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Economic and Environmental Implications of Using Natural Gas to Power On-Road Vehicles in the United States, Fan Tong

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The Right Moment: Context-Sensitivities, Ease of Retrieval, and their Effects on Consumption, Richard Truncellito

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Scheduling with Space-Time Soft Constraints In Heterogeneous Cloud Datacenters, Alexey Tumanov

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60S Ribosomal Subunit Assembly in Yeast Involves Major Conformational Changes Facilitated by Sequential Binding of Individual Ribosomal Proteins, Beril Tutuncuoglu

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Supporting Password-Security Decisions with Data, Blase Eric Ur

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A Statistical Approach for Assessing Seismic Transitions Associated with Fluid Injections, Pengyun Wang

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Operational Decisions under the Influence of Government Regulation, Xin Wang

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Passive Mechanical Lysis of Bioinspired Systems: Computational Modeling and Microfluidic Experiments, Kristin M. Warren

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Dramatizing Development: The Celebration and Reality of West German Village Projects in West Africa, 1962-1977, John Wesley Weigel

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Probabilistic Models of Topics and Social Events, Wei Wei

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Market Stability in Nonequivalent Markets and the Martingale Property of the Dual Optimizer, Kimberly Weston

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Community College Student Performance: The Effects of a Remedial Intervention, Demographic Factors, and Psychological Factors on Student Achievement and Retention, Courtney D. Williamson