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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Quantifying the relationship between skid resistance and crashes for Iowa roadways: A framework for a skid resistance policy, Wasama Abdel razzaq Abdullah

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Wireless sensors for quality monitoring and management of stored grain inventories, Guy Roger Aby

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Development of a replication-defective baculovirus platform, Scott Ryan Ackerman

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The role of carbohydrates when applying different nutritional interventions to nursery and growing pigs, Jesus Alberto Acosta Camargo

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Alternative protein and iron sources for infant and young child nutrition, Isaac Agbemafle

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Photographic distortion and design ideation: Engendering creativity in entry-level interior design students, Sasiwong Akkisopa

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The power of our story: Strength of Latinx immigrant parents despite legal violence, María Belén Alcívar Zúñiga

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A framework for Cybersecurity of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Alaa Al Ghazo

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Automated analysis for auto-generated build systems, Jafar M. Al-Kofahi

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Gaming as psychologically nutritious: Does need satisfaction in video games contribute to daily well-being beyond need satisfaction in the real world?, Johnie J. Allen

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Experimental investigation on the icing physics and anti-/de-Icing technology of an aircraft pitot probe, Faisal Al-Masri

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Reducing integrated circuit test cost through improvements in multisite testing and built-in self-test, Abdullah O. Al-Obaidi

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Mitigating wind induced effects on tall buildings through aerodynamic modifications, Fathi Al Share

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Effect of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) modified-live virus (MLV) interventions on growth performance of infected growing pigs under field conditions, Cesar Augusto Amorim Moura

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Comparison of baroreceptor sensitivity with other psychophysiological measures to classify mental workload, Amanda Anderson

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Black girls and the discipline gap: Exploring the early stages of the school-to-prison pipeline, Alexia Angton

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Investigating students’ affective states toward laboratory and context-based chemistry, Jiwoo An

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Evaluating the effect of sensor limitations in flight vision systems on pilot performance, Ramanathan Annamalai

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Manufacture and characterization of natural fiber biocomposites for automotive application, Cindu Annandarajah

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The effects of social support, social networks, and functional ability on life satisfaction among oldest old adults, Rotem Arieli

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Three essays in behavioral economics, Sher Afghan Asad

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Human-centric verification for software safety and security, Payas Awadhutkar

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Avian influenza virus in migratory wild birds and poultry in the United States, Shahan Azeem

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Three essays in immigration economics, Ahmed Tariq Aziz

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CRISPR interference strategies for studies in essential gene function and live cell fluorescent imaging of DNA elements in Escherichia coli, Nicholas John Backes

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Research project to study cadmium selenide (CdSe) solar cells, Behrang Bagheri

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A theoretical and experimental study of geometry, microstructure and mechanical properties of 316L stainless steel manufactured by direct energy deposition-based hybrid manufacturing, Ali Baghersaghchi Khorasani

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Parallelizing unit test execution on GPU, Taghreed Bagies

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A computation study on contextual self-organizing maps for subset data integration, Holly Deann Baiotto

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Macroevolution of microhabitat, climate, and morphology in lungless salamanders (Family: Plethodontidae)., Erica Karin Baken

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Efficacy of two commercial disinfectants against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in livestock trailers under freezing conditions, Kimberlee L. Baker

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Modeling of cluster-induced turbulence in particle-laden channel flow, Michael Christopher Baker

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Data efficient assimilation of multi fidelity information, Sangeeth Balakrishnan

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Wetland use by spring migrating ducks in Iowa’s Prairie Pothole Region, Derek Ballard

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Deep learning and GPU-accelerated algorithms for computer-aided engineering, Aditya Balu

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Media influence on migration expectations: Experiences of Sub-Saharan Black African students, Annie Vwananji Banda

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Examining the role of feedback on agricultural communications students’ writing self-efficacy and self-determined motivation, Haley Marie Banwart

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Assessing alternative textile recycling methods: Combining chemical processing with electrospinning technology for life-cycle circularity, Courtney Jo Barbour

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Stereotyped perceptions of student-athletes' career choices, Nathan Ryan Barker

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Microwave enhancement of energetic materials combustion through gas-phase flame interactions, Stuart James Barkley

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Exploring the autonomic responsivity of exposure to salient financial stressors within an experimental paradigm, Neil P. Barnett

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Evaluation of data usability generated by wearables & IoT-enabled home use medical devices via Telehealth to identify if blockchain can solve potential challenges, Steffen Baumann

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Improving quality management of pavement condition data, Bahareh Bazargani

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The gambling world of Asian Americans in Des Moines, Iowa, Steven Andrew Beeman

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Root structure design for hybrid manufacturing of multi-material structures, Logan Beguhn

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Reconstructing baseball's image: Landis, Cobb, and the baseball hero ethos, 1917 – 1947, Lindsay John Bell

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A new solution for Markov Decision Processes and its aerospace applications, Joshua R. Bertram

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Electrokinetic focusing of charged and neutral species for bioanalytical applications, Beatrise Berzina

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Evaluation of GPU-specific device directives and multi-dimensional data structures in OpenMP, Arijit Bhattacharjee

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Refactoring an existing code base to improve modularity and quality, Souradeep Bhowmik

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Analysis of transcription factor FOXO in the regulation of stress, aging, and neuromuscular tissue homeostasis in Drosophila melanogaster, Allison Birnbaum

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Synthesis and reactivity of transition metal complexes supported by oxazolinyl borato ligands and the functionalization of silica surface, Abhranil Biswas

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Regularity theory for nonlocal space-time master equations, Animesh Biswas

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Active air spring control as a method of agricultural sprayer boom system suspension, Kyle Blaylock

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The potential influence of large-scale atmospheric circulation on precipitation in the Central Great Plains in 2010, Kierstin Rene Blomberg

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Domination problems in directed graphs and inducibility of nets, Adam Blumenthal

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Investigating the effects of magnetic fields generated during Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation using computer and biological models, Joseph Boldrey

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Development and characterization of a novel, edible bigel system with the potential to protect probiotics during in vitro digestion, Mark A. Bollom

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Synthesis and reactivity of rare earth and alkaline earth metal complexes, W Kasuni C. Boteju

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Experimental studies of the near-nozzle region of a coaxial spray, Julie Kathleen Bothell

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Two sides to every story: The influence of audience on autobiographical memory, Abby Sue Boytos

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Impact of polycystic ovary syndrome on methyl group metabolism, Amanda Bries

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Chelation-based enhancement of novel and commercially available antimicrobials against foodborne pathogens, Allison Brost

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Mortuaries and mindfulness: The study of incorporating meditation spaces into modern mortuaries, Allison Marie Brown

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Pathogenesis and control of Senecavirus A in swine, Alexandra Christine Buckley

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Inhabit, abandon: Stories and a novella, Kartika Budhwar

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Approaches to sustainable management of sudden death syndrome of soybean, Joshua Winaya Budi

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Attachment style and emotion dysregulation as serial mediators of betrayal trauma experiences and level of satisfaction in romantic relationships, Amanda Katherine Buduris

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Evaluating potential mechanisms of a multiple health behavior change intervention, Kathryn Bunda

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Emotional intelligence in graphic design: Creating a resource to facilitate empathic practices, Luisa María Burgos Barrera

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Stacked generative adversarial networks for learning additional features of image segmentation maps, Matthew John Burke

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Examination of viral infection and host response to define therapeutic potential of oncolytic mammalian orthoreovirus, Luke Daniel Bussiere

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"Save our Black schools": Examining North Carolina A&T student activism and challenges towards progressivism in the New South, Malika Butler

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Sonication assisted protein extraction from some legumes, and improvement of nutritional profile of ingredients through fermentation, Bibek Byanju

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Enabling tall towers in wind energy production, Bin Cai

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Monotonic loading behavior of calcareous sands with increasing particle crushing, Wenjing Cai

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Postprandial glycemic response of whole peas and lentils and their flours in adults with type 2 diabetes, Mariel Camacho-Arriola

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Experimental investigations of a semi-batch Taylor vortex reactor using hexane and water, Charlton Campbell

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Three essays on family economics, Jia Cao

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Hospitality and tourism research rankings by author, university, and country using six major journals: The second decade of the new millennium, Yuehan Cao

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Indigenous women’s empowerment as quinoa producers in rural Ecuador, Sumac Elisa Cárdenas Oleas

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Decoding the translation initiation mechanism of maize chlorotic mottle virus, Elizabeth Jacqueline Carino

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Late Quaternary paleoecology of the North American midcontinent, Hannah M. Carroll

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Monuments of mobility: A comparative study in adaptive reuse of Washington, D.C.'s Union Station and Kansas City's Union Station, Michael Preston Carson

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Cost-efficient solutions for analog and mixed-signal test and calibration challenges, Shravan Kumar Chaganti

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Coupling metastability of undercooled liquid metal particles with self-driven process in autonomous fabrication of functional material, Julia Jinling Chang

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Analysis of MTORC2 in regulating aging, metabolism and cardiac disease in Drosophila melanogaster, Kai Chang

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Flexible resonant sensor fabrication and applications in biological, chemical, and physical sensing, Sadaf Charkhabi

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Articulating silence, sexuality, and survival: Women's lives under Caribbean dictatorships in literature, Anik Chartrand

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Knowledge self-awareness, financial behavior, and economic pressure, Isha Chawla

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Search for heavy resonance decaying into a photon and a Higgs bosonwith the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Boping Chen

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EviHunter: Identifying digital forensic artifacts in android devices via static and dynamic program analysis, Chao-Chun Cheng

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Modification of the dual pathway model for binge eating, Davelle May Cheng

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Palladium-based catalysts for biomass hydrogenation reaction in the condensed-phase, Yan Cheng

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3D printing of cellulose derivatives based-biogel matrices as the drug delivery system and support structure, Yiliang Cheng

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Detecting evidence of steganography in android apps through program analysis, Wenhao Chen

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Three essays on human capital in China, Yulong Chen

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Understanding test preparation behaviors of TOEFL iBT repeater test takers in China, Zhi Chen

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Diagnostic utility of caudal vena cava measurements in dogs with cavitary effusions or heart failure, Yen-Yu Chou

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The lucky ones: A genocide forgotten, a childhood remembered, Zara Chowdhary