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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Uncovering the structure of hypergraphs through tensor decomposition: an application to folksonomy analysis, Flavian Vasile

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Development of a multiblock solver utilizing the lattice Boltzmann and traditional finite difference methods for fluid flow problems, Aditya C. Velivelli

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Voltage-activated currents and their modulation in somatic muscle cells of the nematode Ascaris suum, Saurabh Verma

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Identification and characterization of genes responsible for high persistence in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Alec DeMars Houlihan Victorsen

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Utility cut repair techniques: investigation of improved utility cut repair techniques to reduce settlement in repaired areas, Phase II, Kathlyn A. Videkovich

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Modified pseudo-likelihood estimation for Markov random fields with Winsorized Poisson conditional distributions, Antonio Villanueva-Morales

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A static analysis of maximum wind penetration in Iowa and a dynamic assessment of frequency response in wind turbine types, Eknath Vittal

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Pregnant and parenting teens' attitudes toward pregnancy and motherhood and their perceptions of social support, Cindy Ngoc Vo

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Iodine and palladium approaches to medicinally interesting heterocycles and carbocycles, Jesse Page Waldo

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An innovative new pouring design for steel castings, Justin Daniel Walker

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Thin water films driven by air through surface roughness, Guoqing Wang

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Estimating the distance distribution of subpopulations and testing observation outlyingness for a large-scale complex survey, Jianqiang Wang

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Multiple voices and contesting ideologies in John Milton's Paradise Lost, Shengyu Wang

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Influences of midtropospheric perturbations on summer convective storms over the United States northern plains, Shih-Yu Wang

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The locations and signaling of H-Ras on endosomes and plasma membrane, Xing Wang

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Development of level set methods for computing the semiclassical limit of Schrödinger equations with potentials, Zhongming Wang

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Phased array system design, Shannon Wanner

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Educational outcomes of children with absent-fathers: an examination of children with deceased fathers and children with fathers absent for other reasons compared with children with fathers present in a two-parent home, Brandie Marie Ward

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"Thin is what we're supposed to be, not what we're supposed to talk about": a qualitative study of pro-eating disorder blogging communities, Andrea M. Weare

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The effect of sodium and carbohydrate in a rehydration beverage when consumed as a meal on subsequent exercise performance, Todd M. Weber

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SES gradient in psychological distress revisited: a dynamic perspective on the mediating effect of financial strain and mastery, Chih-Yuan Weng

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The jar of light and gold, Alexandria Nicole Werner

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Fearful symmetry, Margaret Elizabeth Werning

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A phenomenological case study of an adoptive couple's journey through the adoption process of a child from an Asian country, Shannon M. Wetzler

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Practical tools for exploring data and models, Hadley Alexander Wickham

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Understanding how shared expectations can shape reality: an examination of the underlying mechanisms in the accumulation of perceptual bias effects, Jennifer Willard

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A formal approach toward authenticated authorization without identification, Lucas D. Witt

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"That's just the breaks": the ethics and representation in non-fiction writing, Maria Loukianenko Wolfe

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Palladium-catalyzed and electrophilic cyclization approaches to carbocycles and heterocycles, Shilpa Arvind Worlikar

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Techno-economic evaluations of biofuel technologies, Mark Mba Wright

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Physical activity and motor skills in overweight and normal weight low income preschool children, Allison Wulfekuhle

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Determination of NAD+ and NADH level in a single cell under H2O2 stress by capillary electrophoresis, Wenjun Xie

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A negative regulator of ribosomal RNA processing specifies R-gene-independent cell death in barley - powdery mildew interactions, Liu Xi

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Development in electrophoresis: instrumentation for two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of protein separation and application of capillary electrophoresis in micro-bioanalysis, Aoshuang Xu

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Multiresolution editing for B-spline curves and surfaces, Bo Xu

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Proteomics approach to investigate separation behavior of proteins in ion-exchange chromatography, Li Xu

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Crystallization of Zr₂Pd(subscript x)Cu(₁₋(subscript x)) and Zr₂Ni(subscript x)Cu(₁₋(subscript x)) metallic glass, Min Xu

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Modeling and direct numerical simulation of particle-laden turbulent flows, Ying Xu

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An online system for bioterrorism surveillance, Melissa Yahya

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Effects of multimedia instructional material on students' learning and their perceptions of the instruction, Laura Gabriela Yamauchi

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Analysis on protein structures using statistical and bioinformatical methods, Aimin Yan

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Understanding protein motions by computational modeling and statistical approaches, Lei Yang

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Dyadic power shifts and alliance credibility: analysis of gap of the threat perception, Inhan Yeo

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Three essays on technology adoption, firm size, wages and human capital, Li Yu

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Mechanisms of BES1-regulated gene expression downstream of brassinosteroid signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana, Xiaofei Yu

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Teaching electricity in elementary, middle and high school: some real life examples, Beth Marie Zavala

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Relatedness of Haemophilus parasuis strains and their proteins' possible roles as virulence factors, Emilie Susanna Noel Zehr

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Immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties of Echinacea species, Zili Zhai

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Purification and characterization of recombinant collagens/gelatins from transgenic corn seeds, Cheng Zhang

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Protein Kinase C-delta in dopaminergic system and experimental models of Parkinson's disease, Danhui Zhang

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Experimental and simulation study of demand controlled ventilation, Li Zhang

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Three essays on agricultural risk and insurance, Li Zhang

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Genetic regulation of the healthfulness of beef fatty acid composition, Shu Zhang

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Integrating QTL analysis into plant breeding practice using Bayesian statistics, Shengqiang Zhong

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Light-trapping enhancement in thin film solar cells with photonic crystals, Dayu Zhou

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Study of left-handed materials, Jiangfeng Zhou

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Computational studies on the effect of water impact on an unmanned air vehicle, Gregory Zink

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Modeling ionic liquids, diffusion on surfaces and catalysis: a graduate student looks high and low, Deborah Zorn

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Phenotypic analysis of intermated B73 x Mo17 (IBM) populations, Victor Javier Abertondo

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Virtual design for the interactive placement of baffles in air flow, Jared Mark Abodeely

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Dispositional optimism and pessimism: stability, change, and adaptive recovery following life event experiences, William Todd Abraham

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Electromagnetic materials characterization of ferromagnetic composites at microwave frequencies, Eric Ryan Abram

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Production of 3-hydroxypropionate from biomass, Netra Rajguru Agarkar

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Novel amphiphilic block copolymers and their self-assembled injectable hydrogels for gene delivery, Ankit Agarwal

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Structural and magnetothermal properties of compounds: Yb5Si[subscript x]Ge4−[subscript x], Sm5Si[subscript x]Ge4−[subscript x], EuO, and Eu3O4, Kyunghan Ahn

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Modification of plasma sprayed wear and corrosion resistant coatings by high-density infrared heating, Rebecca Lynn Ahrens

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Investigating the changes in teachers' pedagogical practices through the use of the Mathematics Reasoning Heuristic (MRH) approach, Recai Akkus

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A distributed system for integrating and sharing biology data and tools, Mohammed Alabsi

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The use of linking by native and non-native speakers of American English, Ghinwa Alameen

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The effect of genetic background on phosphorus utilization for growth and bone integrity in pigs, Lindsey Sharone Alexander

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Study of a compact energy absorber, Muhammad Ali

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Defect detection using eddy-currents and Hall effect sensor arrays, Raza Ali

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Data delivery in fragmented wireless sensor networks using mobile agents, Hisham M. Almasaeid

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Breeding for improved emergence of low-phytate soybean lines, Brian Paul Anderson

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Description of a superconducting transmission line having a weak link Josephson junction architecture, Norman E. Anderson

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The effect of leads on cognitive load and learning in a conceptually rich hypertext environment, Pavlo D. Antonenko

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The role of government and regulation in the emerging real estate industry in Ghana, Nana Kusi Appiah

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Effects of maternal subclinical mammary inflammation on infant growth, Richmond N. O Aryeetey

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Managing maize pollen dispersal and out-crossing, Juan Pablo Astini

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Effectiveness evaluation of the Hispanic Workforce Research Project (HWRP), Fernando Aveiga

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Interleukin-15 and [alpha](1,3)galactosyl-expressing vaccine combination therapy for melanoma, Dana Z. Awwad

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Investigation of magneto-optical properties for optical fiber based devices, Rashmi Bahuguna

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Predicting therapy working alliance through client adult attachment and client perceptions of therapist behaviors, Scott Eugene Bair

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Tornado-induced wind loads on a low-rise building, Vasanth Kumar Balaramudu

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Channel adaptive real-time medium access control protocols for industrial wireless networks, Kavitha Balasubramanian

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Design and protection algorithms for path level aggregation of traffic in WDM metro optical networks, Srivatsan Balasubramanian

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Stochastic analysis of Marotzke and Stone climate model, Morgan Caitlin Baldwin

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Performance and security measure of clustering protocols for sensor networks, Pubali Banerjee

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Representing and reasoning with modular ontologies, Jie Bao

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Efficiency of fall and spring broadcast fertilizer phosphorus application for corn and soybean in no-till, Sebastián Raúl Barcos

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IL-6 mediation of glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity during in-vivo influenza infection: a mice model experiment, Hala Farouk Bastawros

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The PHANTOM Omni as an under-actuated robot, John Albert Beckman

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Investigation of interactive teaching techniques to promote student understanding in chemistry, Nihal Johnny Behrens

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Use of ground clay brick as a supplementary cementitious material in concrete hydration characteristics, mechanical properties, and ASR durability, Fatih Bektas

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A techno-economic analysis of syngas fermentation for the production of hydrogen and polyhydroxyalkanoate, Scott C. Bents

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The effects of two secondary science teacher education program structures on teachers' habits of mind and action, Daniel Jay Bergman

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Loading system effect on performance, handling and meat quality attributes of finisher pigs, Nicholas Lee Berry

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How urban form effects sense of community: a comparative case study of a traditional neighborhood and conventional suburban development in Northern Virginia, Jason Lee Beske

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Evaluation of low dose exposure and immunogenicity of transgenic maize expressing the Escherichia coli heat-labile toxin B subunit when fed intermittently and daily, April Jean Beyer

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Continuum: an architecture for user evolvable collaborative virtual environments, Allen Bierbaum