This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Chemical Engineering, in the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 (Master of Engineering, prior to 2005) can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Materials and interfaces for electrocatalytic hydrogen production and utilization., Alexander Jiya Gupta

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Engineering Lewis acidic materials for biomass conversion and battery applications., Md Anwar Hossain

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Development of porous solid acid catalysts for lignocellulose and plastic upcycling., Mohammad Shahinur Rahaman

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Predicting Henry's Law constants of volatile organic compounds present in bourbon using molecular simulations., Christopher A Abney

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Modified electrode surfaces with hydrogen evolution reaction catalysts derived from electropolymerized complexes with redox active ligands., Amanda Mae Arts

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Mixed metal oxide nanowires via solid state alloying., Veerendra Atla

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Mapping three dimensional interactions between biomolecules and electric fields., Joseph Patrick Brian P.E.

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Coal fly ash beneficiation for reuse and removal of Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, and Selenium in wastewater treatment., Joseph E. Cahill

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Image Analysis of Charged Bimodal Colloidal Systems in Microgravity., Adam J. Cecil

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Annealing of Encapsulated Heavy Metals from Brine Water Utilizing Microwave Enabled Sol-Gel Process, Adam Michael Flynn

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The study of copper corrosion mechanisms using electrochemical experimental techniques., Evan Grimm

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Wetting and drying dynamics for TiO2 with PbS quantum dots., Kelly M. Lee

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Room temperature alkali treatment of rice straw for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis., Seth Mains

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Aggregation dynamics of bulk nanoparticle haloing systems and the influence of non-ambient temperatures., Marzieh Moradi

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Scalable synthesis of alumina nanowires by Wet Chemical Method., Luis N Moreno

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Image analysis of colloidal systems for pair and triplet correlations., Brianna Price

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An introductory study of Coal Fly Ash enhancement for heavy metal removal in wastewater treatment., Samuel T. Romes

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Solvent engineering of molybdenum disulfide electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution., Robert Carl Spalding

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Exploring Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reactions using metal organic framework catalysts., Yuehan Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Determination of selenite and selenate in wet flue gas desulfurization process water through IC-ICP-MS and HG-ICP-AES, Samuel Anthony Kelty

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The use of nanoparticles and electrospun fibers for intravaginal delivery to treat viral and bacterial infections and electrophysiological measurements of synthetic chloride channels., Farnaz Minooei

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Addition of Fermentation Experiment to Unit Operations Laboratory, Jeremy T. Rone

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LabVIEW Improvements and Equipment Redesign of Unit Operations Distillation Column, Madalyn S Wead

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Plasma oxidation of liquid precursors for complex metal oxides., Babajide Patrick Ajayi

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A kinetic and thermodynamic model of ethylene dichloride pyrolysis., Travis J Czechorski

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Purification of Biomass Hydrolyzates for the Promotion of Xylose Diester Formation, Laura Fernandez

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Non-invasive detection and assessment of coronary stenosis from blood mean residence times., Javad Hashemi

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Stabilization of bimodal colloidal systems via nanoparticle haloing in microgravity., Luke Hawtrey

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Plasma-assisted liquid phase epitaxy of gallium nitride using molten gallium., Daniel Felipe Jaramillo-Cabanzo

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Capture and Release Gels for Optimized Storage (CaRGOS), Theodore S. Kalbfleisch II

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Treatment of electric utility wastewaters by sol-gel solidification and stabilization, Alex Kearns

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Nanowire based adsorbents/catalysts for CO2 capture and utilization., Apolo Nambo

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Sum frequency generation spectroscopy of simulated protein secondary structures., Andrew J. Adams

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Addition of exothermic reaction scale-up lab to unit operations curriculum., Lisa A Anderson

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Reactive lamination of perovskite solar cells., Lyndie Burns

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Comparing stenotic blood flow in three- and two-dimensional arterial renderings using computational fluid dynamics and multiphase mean age theory., Jacob S. Garza

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Characterization of microreactor and analysis of carbonyl compounds in exhaled breath., Qi Li

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Detection of trace tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) through surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) on microfabricated platforms, Jack T Lockard

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Enhancing performance of ionic liquid property prediction with molecular dynamics., Trisha H. Patel

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Towards a cost-effective biorefinery : production of activated carbons from residual biomass for energy storage devices., Zachary Dean Herde

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Effect of high cationic flocculant on anaerobic digestion of municipal wastewater., Prathap D. John

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Novel processing approaches for thin film solar and related technologies., Brandon Lavery

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Novel III-V alloys for unassisted water splitting., Alejandro Martinez-Garcia

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A comparison of mean age theory and residence time distributions in mixed systems., Nolan Theaker

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Electronic nose for analysis of volatile organic compounds in air and exhaled breath., Zhenzhen Xie

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Conductive inks and films via intense pulsed light., Gabriel L. Draper

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Scalable production and applications of metal oxide nanowires., Tu Quang Nguyen

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Mixing and mean age in multiphase systems., David Chandler Russ

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Direct band gap gallium antimonide phosphide (GaSbxP1-x) for solar fuels., Harry Benjamin Russell

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Model validation and transition to turbulence in orbiting culture dishes., Jonathan Michael D. Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Heat transfer mechanisms in water-based nanofluids., Masoudeh Ahmadi

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Plasma catalysis using low melting point metals., Maria Carreon

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DOSI in novel geometry dishes, Jonathan Lawrence Lambert Jones

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Feasibility testing of chill filtration of brown spirits to increase product stability., Juan Cristobal Merizalde Carrillo

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Model of a tubular perfusion bioreactor using computational fluid dynamics., Matthew James Robeson 1991-

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New visible light absorber for solar fuels : Ga(Sbx)N1-x alloys., Swathi Sunkara

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The production, properties and applications of the zinc imidazolate, ZIF-8., John L. Tatarko Jr.

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Nanoscale electrode architectures for electrochemical energy conversion and storage., Venkat Kalyan Vendra

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Phase transformation studies of metal oxides to dichalcogenides in 1-d structures., Dustin Ray Cummins 1987-

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Enhancement of anaerobic digestion of actual industrial wastewaters : reactor stability and kinetic modeling., Mahyar Ghorbanian

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Investigation of stabilization mechanisms for colloidal suspension using nanoparticles., Qingwen He

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Fabrication of a thin silver nanowire composite film and investigation of a patterning technique., Richard S. Korte 1991-

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Synthesis of cadmium selenide quantum dots for fabrication of hybrid light emitting diodes., Michael McCreary 1991-

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An investigation of heat transfer enhancement in nanofluids containing core and shell nanoparticles., Cory Adam Milligan

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Investigation of thiol derivatized gold nanoparticle sensors for gas analysis., Jared S. Stephens 1990-

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Nanofluid enhancement of mineral oil and thermal properties instrument design., Eli Wilborn

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Identification of carbon black removed from elastomeric components in contact with potable water., William Calvin Hunter 1989-

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A microreactor approach for chemoselective capture and analysis of carbonyl compounds in air and exhaled breath., Mingxiao Li

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ZnO nanorods as catalyst for biodiesel production from olive oil., Carmen Maria Miralda Molina 1990-

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Feasibility of using computational fluid dynamics for analysis of flow in an orbiting dish., Matthew R. Purcell

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Microwave-assisted synthesized SAPO-56 as a catalyst in the conversion of CO2 to cyclic carbonates., Zhenzhen Xie 1988-

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ZIF-8 : novel catalytic material for the conversion of CO2 to cyclic carbonates., Minqi Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The use and effects of ecofriendly surfactants in the meat rendering industry in the United States., Pamela Arnold

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Synthesis and CO2/CH4 separation performance of Bio-MOF-1 membranes., Joseph Allen Bohrman 1988-

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Nanoscale diamond and carbon materials and architectures for field emission and thermionic energy conversion., Santoshrupa Dumpala

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Detection of acetone in air using silver ion exchanged ZSM-5 and zinc oxide sensing films., Kurt Lawrence Gerfen 1979-

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Proposal to modify the mixing system for hydrosolution's processing plant., Alan Michael Hanley 1988-

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Development of a hydrogel/polypyrrole interpenetrating network for a potential application as an artificial cardiac muscle., James J. Lee 1978-

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Cobalt MOF-5 : a novel catalyst for CO2 conversion to carbonates., Christine Elizabeth Phillips 1989-

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Tuning the bandgap of an amorphous sputtered germanium photovoltaic cell., Bryon Staebler 1979-

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The impact of adsorbed cellulase inactivation on enzymatic hydrolysis kinetics., Zhuoliang Ye

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Hydrolysis of concentrated dilute base pretreated biomass slurries., Gregory A. Brockmann 1987-

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Fluid dynamic analysis of flow in orbiting dishes and the effects of flow on shear stress and endothelial cellular responses., Amlan Chakraborty 1976-

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Rational design of mesoporous gallium oxide and gallium-based mixed oxide catalysts., Chinmay A. Deshmane

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Heat transfer measurement in oil-based nanofluids., Kan Liu

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CFD modeling of center cones, vortex breakers and pressure relief slits in a wind speed accelerator., Michael D. Lucas 1988-

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Metal organic chemical vapor deposition of InGaN alloys on nanowire substrates., Chandrashekhar Pendyala

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Novel catalyst for the removal of aromatic sulfur species from refinery streams., Franz Georg Petzold 1979-

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CFD modeling of entrance and exit geometries of a wind speed accelerator., David Russ

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Characterization of hematite nanowire arrays synthesized by atmospheric plasma., Harry Benjamin Russell

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Theoretical and experimental studies on manipulation of fluorescence by gold nanoparticle : application for molecular imaging., Jianting Wang 1983-

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Enzyme-substrate interaction significantly affects activity loss during enzymatic hydrolyis of cellulose., Kristen M. Hatfield

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Nanowire based materials and architectures as anodes for LI-ION batteries., Praveen Meduri 1982-

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Simulation and fabrication of microhotplates for metal oxide gas sensors., Kane Jonathan Miller 1987-

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Synthesis and characterization of ceria nanomaterials., Nitzia Cheong Ng

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Synthesis of a directionally-conductive polyaniline hydrogel composite by vapor deposition., Eric W. Reed 1987-

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Molecular engineering design of the SAPO-34 and ZIF-8 membranes for CO2 separation from CH4 and N2., Surendar Reddy Venna

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Comparison of a-Fe2O3 electrodes grown by direct plasma and thermal oxidation of iron for photoelectrochemical water splitting., Boris David Chernomordik

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Synthesis of Molybdenum oxide nanowires and their facile conversion to Molybdenum sulfide., Dustin Ray Cummins 1987-

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Preliminary investigation into single stage enzyme free hydrolysis of hardwood sawdust., Kyle William Dunaway 1985-