This collection includes theses and dissertations from 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 see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Accurate and justifiable : new algorithms for explainable recommendations., Behnoush Abdollahi

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Development of a directional bone reaming system., Richard J Ackermann

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A data science pipeline for educational data : a case study using learning catalytics in the active learning classroom., Asuman Cagla Acun Sener

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A smart highway work zone merge system enabled by connected vehicles., Abdulmaged Algomaiah

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Piezoelectric bistable buckled beam energy harvester., Brian Edward Allgeier

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Uncovering exceptional predictions using exploratory analysis of second stage machine learning., Aneseh Alvanpour

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Peeking into the other half of the glass : handling polarization in recommender systems., Mahsa Badami

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Material properties design using simulations and experiments for powder injection molding of lead zirconate titanate (PZT)., Bhushan Pramod Bandiwadekar

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Applications of polarized metallic nanostructures., Jasmin Beharic

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A multi-period facility location model for service organizations operating in a competitive environment., Sven W. Brose

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Development and evaluation of a biocompatible electroactive sensor for continuous blood pressure measurement., Scott D. Cambron

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Low-resolution ADC receiver design, MIMO interference cancellation prototyping, and PHY secrecy analysis., Chen Cao

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Investigation of lattice structures and analysis of strut geometry., Zachary D Denzik

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A novel MRA-based framework for the detection of changes in cerebrovascular blood pressure., Yitzhak Atakilt Gebru

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Cationic surfactant modification and its impact on the engineering behaviors of montmorillonite., Mohammad Ghavami

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Numerical investigation of drop impingement on dry and wet surfaces., Yisen Guo

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Performance analysis of organizations as complex systems., William C. Harrington Jr.

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Testing and modeling of the thixotropic behavior of cementitous materials., Bashir Hasanzadeh

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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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Engineering applications of organic surfactant modified bentonite in sorptive soil barriers., Sadra Javadi

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

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Data driven discovery of materials properties., Fadoua Khmaissia

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Observation and estimation study for sensorless control of linear vapor compressors., Joseph Latham

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

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Custom software for the 3D printing of patient specific plate bending templates in pelvic fracture repair., Gordon B Lents

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The macro-modelling of steel fiber reinforced concrete/mortar flexural tensile behavior and mix optimization for flexural strength., Li Liu

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Examining the effects of macrophage populations on cancerous tumor growth., Grace E. Mahlbacher

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

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Investigation of influential factors on selecting an engineering major., Paige A. Miller

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Developing computer vision technology to automate pitch analysis in baseball., Mahdi Moalla

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Queue stability analysis in network coded wireless multicast., Nadieh Mohamadi-Moghadam

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Control of power electronic interfaces in distributed generation., Mohammad Mohebbi

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Development and degradation analysis of novel micro and nanostructured transition metal oxide (TMO) anodes for aqueous sodium ion batteries., Santanu Mukherjee

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Authorship identification of translation algorithms., Keishin Nishiyama

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A framework for clustering and adaptive topic tracking on evolving text and social media data streams., Gopi Chand Nutakki

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Biomechanical testing of an exercise for strengthening the proximal femur., Alyssa Osbourne

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A novel approach to assess minimally invasive surgical device failure utilizing adverse event outcome severity and design complexity., Marie K. Riggs

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An interactive interface for nursing robots., Ankita Sahu

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Dynamic adversarial mining - effectively applying machine learning in adversarial non-stationary environments., Tegjyot Singh Sethi

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Vehicle make and model recognition for intelligent transportation monitoring and surveillance., Faezeh Tafazzoli

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

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Using a multi variate pattern analysis (MVPA) approach to decode FMRI responses to fear and anxiety., Sajjad Torabian Esfahani

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Design, development, and characterization of breathforce : a respiratory training system for patients with spinal cord injuries., Kevin L Tran

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Fused filament fabrication 3D printing using low-melting alloys., Nirupama Warrier

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The effect of role assignment and personality subtypes in simulation on critical thinking development, situation awareness, and perceived self-efficacy of nursing baccalaureate students., Dustin Travis Weiler

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

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Non-contact based structural damage assessment using stochastic subspace identification and finite element model updating., Li Yang

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Fabrication and characterization of a mcro/nanofluidic platform for electroporation., Hanwen Yuan

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Design, analysis, and application of a cellular material/structure model for metal based additive manufacturing process., Shanshan Zhang

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A tool to evaluate sustainability of pavement maintenance projects., Yibo Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Gamma-radiation exposure alters the cardiovascular extracellular matrix., Nicholas Allen

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A reduced labeled samples (RLS) framework for classification of imbalanced concept-drifting streaming data., Elaheh Arabmakki

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Development and evaluation of custom prosthetic devices for a companion animal utilizing additive manufacturing., Benjamin Joseph Cahill

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Efficacy of subcutaneous electrocardiogram leads for synchronous timing and aortic root cannulation for chronic counterpulsation therapy., Stephen R. Carnahan

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Effect of non-uniform air-side velocity distribution on heat transfer model predictions for microchannel condenser., Zachary Chapin

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Development of a novel device for ventricular assist device outflow graft anastomosis., Young Choi

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The effects of ball interactions on the dynamic behavior of a ball balancer rotating at speeds above the translational resonant frequency of the system., Gregory A. Dedow

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A comparative usability study of web-based personal health records., Alexandra Doggett

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

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Green logistic network design : intermodal transportation planning and vehicle routing problems., Xiaoren Duan

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Sparse feature learning for image analysis in segmentation, classification, and disease diagnosis., Ehsan Hosseini-Asl

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Study of spatiotemporal rainfall structure and optimized local radar rainfall application to urban watershed, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010-2014., Jin-Young Hyun

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Mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of 17-4 PH stainless steel processed by laser-powered bed fusion., Harish Irrinki

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A CAD system for early diagnosis of autism using different imaging modalities., Marwa Maher Tawfik Ismail

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Dynamic warehouse optimization using predictive analytics., Parvaneh Jahani

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Simulation modeling for energy consumption of residential consumers in response to demand side management., Prajwal Khadgi

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Order picking strategies for healthcare warehouses., Ehsan Khodabandeh

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Foot strike patterns and body alignment effects on muscle activity during running., Nicole Knapp

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OSEM : occupant-specific energy monitoring., Anand S. Kulkarni

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The electropolishing of electron beam melting, additively manufactured TI6AL4V titanium : relevance, process parameters and surface finish., Austin Lassell

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Practical knowledge in electrical engineering : applying lessons from industry to the classroom., Tayce Lassiter

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An adaptable fuzzy-based model for predicting link quality in robot networks., Christopher J. Lowrance

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Fabrication, characterization and skin permeation of antoxidant-loaded lipid vesicles for transdermal drug delivery., Emily Martin

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Mental workload measurement for competitive video games., Jamal McFarland

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A radial basis function method for solving optimal control problems., Hossein Mirinejad

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A preliminary study of the relationship between complexity, motivation, and design quality., Philip John Mountain

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

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Experimental observation of the relationship between the pressure drop and flow rate of radial flow through porous media., Matthew William Okruch

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An integrated economic equilibrium model for electricity markets., Swapna Pothabathula

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Strategies and techniques for fabricating MEMS bistable thermal actuators., Dilan Ratnayake

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Reflectivity of light emitting diodes (LED) and incandescent lights on concrete and asphalt pavements., Jeremy Elliott Rice

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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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Psychophysiological analysis of a pedagogical agent and robotic peer for individuals with autism spectrum disorders., Mohammad Nasser Saadatzi

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A non-invasive diagnostic system for early assessment of acute renal transplant rejection., Mohamed Nazih Mohamed Ibrahim Shehata

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Computational methods for the analysis of functional 4D-CT chest images., Ahmed Soliman Naeem Soliman

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Operational decision making for medical clinics through the use of simulation and multi-attribute utility theory., Bo Sun

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Automated analysis of cancerous histological samples., Thomas Allen Tennill

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

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Microfluidic platform for impedance characterization of endothelial cells under fluid shear stress., Vanessa Velasco

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The influence of superabsorbent polymer (cassava startch) on the rheological behavior of cement pastes., James Wong

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Production and inventory control in complex production systems using approximate dynamic programming., Han Wu

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Optimization models and algorithms for demand response in smart grid., Guangyang Xu

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Single carrier frequency domain equalization and energy efficiency optimization for MIMO cognitive radio., Xiaohui Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Assessing the water quality benefits of green infrastructure stormwater control measures., Sam Abdollahian

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Computational methods to predict and enhance decision-making with biomedical data., Behnaz Abdollahi

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

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Experimental and analytical study of an open cathode polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell., Alex Martin Bates

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A forensics software toolkit for DNA steganalysis., Marc Bjoern Beck

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Multiple instance fuzzy inference., Amine Ben Khalifa