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Dissertations from 2019

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WHITEWASHED: THE RACIALIZATION OF AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS IDENTITY, Kaylee Theresa Johnson, Political Science

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The Roles of Morphology and Posture on Gait Mechanics, Russell T. Johnson, Kinesiology

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NUMERICAL CLIMATE MODEL SIMULATIONS INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF ARCTIC SEA ICE EXPORT EVENTS IN MODULATING DEGLACIAL CLIMATE, Anthony J. Joyce, Geosciences

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Game-Assisted Rehabilitation for Post-Stroke Survivors, Hee-Tae Jung, Computer Science

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CHARACTERIZATION AND MANIPULATION OF THE MAGNETIZATION OF NANO-SCALE MAGNETIC STRUCTURES, Wenming Ju, Physics

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Northeastern Species in Hybrid Cross Laminated Timber, Hamid Kaboli, Environmental Conservation

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Engineering for Sustainable Energy Education within Urban Secondary Schools, Moijue Kaikai, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Bangladesh's Energy Policy: Economic, Environmental, and Climate Change Impacts, Rohini Kamal, Economics

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COMBINING HUMAN FACTORS AND DATA SCIENCE METHODS TO EVALUATE THE USE OF FREE TEXT COMMUNICATION ORDERS IN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS, Swaminathan Kandaswamy, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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CHEMORECEPTOR DYNAMICS AND SIGNALING: NMR MEASUREMENTS WITHIN FUNCTIONAL COMPLEXES, Maryam Kashefi, Biochemistry

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Synthesis of Magnetic Ion Doped II-VI Benzenechalcogenolate Molecular Clusters, Fumitoshi Kato, Chemistry

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Language Learners as Agentive Meaning-Makers: Exploring Learners' Investment and Meaning-Making, Shinji Kawamitsu, Education (also CAGS)

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Framing the Crisis in the Merrimack Valley: The Opioid Epidemic, White Despair and Authoritarian Populism on the New England Borderlands, Gyuri Kepes, Communication

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Cold Spray Deposition of Polymers – Characterization and Optimization, Zahra Khalkhali, Mechanical Engineering

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TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE ON EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS IN SAUDI ARABIA, Ahmed Khodari and Ahmed Khodari, Education (also CAGS)

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AMPHIPHILIC ASSEMBLIES WITH RESPONSIVE CHARACTERISTICS AT SURFACES AND INTERFACES, Piyachai Khomein, Chemistry

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THREE ESSAYS ON UNCERTAINTY IN SOCIAL DILEMMAS, Abdul Kidwai, Resource Economics

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MORPHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR OF MIKTOARM POLYMERS IN THIN FILMS AND THE BULK, Hyeyoung Kim, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Embodied Location Effects: Affecting Consumer Product Attributions Through Location-concept Associations, Kaeun Kim, Management

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Self-Exfoliating and Reactive Polymer (SERP) as A Protection Against Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs), SOEUN KIM, Polymer Science and Engineering

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POLYMERIC IMPULSIVE ACTUATION MECHANISMS: DEVELOPMENT, CHARACTERIZATION, AND MODELING, Yongjin Kim, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Three Essays on Data-Driven Optimization for Scheduling in Manufacturing and Healthcare, Ekin Koker, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Amorphous-Crystalline Brush Block Copolymers: Phase Behavior, Rheology and Composite Design, gayathri kopanati, Polymer Science and Engineering

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The Influence of Amazon Deforestation in Brazil on the Soil Microbial Community Composition and Active Methane-Cycling, Marie Kroeger, Microbiology

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MODELING AND SIMULATION OF DRIVEN NANOPATTERNING OF BULK-MATERIAL AND THIN-FILM SURFACES, Ashish Kumar, Chemical Engineering

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Providing Molecular Insight for Understanding Anion Exchange Membrane Conductivity, Michael Kwasny, Polymer Science and Engineering

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DOUBLE-NETWORK MATERIALS VIA FRONTAL POLYMERIZATION & SUPERCRITICAL CO2 PROCESSING, Matthew Joseph Lampe, Polymer Science and Engineering

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HYBRIDIZED POLYMERIC NANO-ASSEMBLIES: KEY INSIGHTS INTO ADDRESSING MDR INFECTIONS, Ryan Landis, Chemistry

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Bioinspired Complex Nanoarchitectures by DNA Supramolecular Polymerization, Laura A. Lanier, Polymer Science and Engineering

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Hierarchical Belief Spaces for Autonomous Mobile Manipulation, Michael W. Lanighan, Computer Science

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Methods for Making Policy-Relevant Forecasts of Infectious Disease Incidence, Stephen A. Lauer, Public Health

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Software-Defined Infrastructure for IoT-based Energy Systems, Stephen Lee, Computer Science

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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS IN MALAWI, Nellipher Lewis Mchenga, Nursing

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THREE ESSAYS ON THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ENVIRONMENT, An Li, Economics

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NEGOTIATING CRITICAL BILITERACIES: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LEARNING IN A BILINGUAL ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM, Jing-Ji Marsha Liaw, Education (also CAGS)

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THE PREVENTION OF OBESITY-ASSOCIATED COLORECTAL CANCER VIA DIETARY SUPPRESSION OF INFLAMMATION-DRIVEN WNT-SIGNALING, Jinchao Li, Public Health

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A TOP-DOWN APPROACH FOR OPTIMALLY DESIGNING MULTISTAGE-ADAPTIVE TESTS, HWANGGYU LIM, Education (also CAGS)

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Motherhood Wage Penalty Across Life Course and Cohorts, Misun Lim, Sociology

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Galaxies and Gas in Dark Matter Halos and the Cosmic Web, Seunghwan Lim, Astronomy

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TIME-DIFFERENCE CIRCUITS: METHODOLOGY, DESIGN, AND DIGITAL REALIZATION, Shuo Li, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Every Pawn is a Potential Queen: How Female Early-Career Faculty Play the Game of Tenure, Bethany Lisi, Education (also CAGS)

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Multiscale Simulations of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, Xiaorong Liu, Chemistry

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Top-Down and Bottom-Up Fabrication of Key Components in Miniature Energy Storage Devices, Wenhao Li, Polymer Science and Engineering

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REVISITING THE EAST ASIAN MIRACLE: LABOR REGIMES, PROFITABILITY AND ACCUMULATION, Zhongjin Li, Economics

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RECOLLECTIONS: MEMORY, MATERIALITY, AND MERITOCRACY AT THE DR. JAMES STILL HISTORIC OFFICE AND HOMESTEAD, Marc Lorenc, Anthropology

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CHEMICAL STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE INFLUENCE OF CHOICE SUBSTITUENTS AND CORE CONJUGATION OF ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS, Jack Ly, Polymer Science and Engineering

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THE CATALYTIC UREASE SUBUNIT UREC IS CRITICAL FOR BIFIDOBACTERIUM LONGUM UREA UTILIZATION, YANG LYU, Food Science

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The Power of Psychological Ownership: How Managers' "Sense of Possession" and Auditor's Conversation Starters Influence Managers' Response to Audit Inquiry, Nicole MacKenzie, Management

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Young Adult Early Childhood Home Visitors’ Perceptions of FAN (Facilitating Attuned Interactions) and Its Potential Protection to Burnout, Lee MacKinnon, Education (also CAGS)

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Probing Apoptotic Caspase Allostery and Exosite Interactions for Alternative Regulation, Derek J. MacPherson, Chemistry

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Dimensions of US Global Financial Power: Essays on Financial Sanctions, Global Imbalances, and Sovereign Default, Mariam Majd, Economics

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CHARACTERIZATION OF β-2-MICROGLOBULIN PRE-AMYLOID OLIGOMERS AND THEIR ROLE IN AMYLOID INHIBITION, Tyler M. Marcinko, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Linking Resilience and Climate Induced Migration, Marielos A. Marin, Regional Planning

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A CRITICAL LENS OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN PUERTO RICO, Robin Marion, Education (also CAGS)

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FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY AND MICROSCOPY STUDIES OF CHROMOPHORE COUPLING IN ISOLATED SMALL MOLECULE NANOSTRUCTURES, Sarah R. Marques, Chemistry

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Tools for Tutoring Theoretical Computer Science Topics, Mark McCartin-Lim, Computer Science

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WILDFIRES IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES: EVALUATING FIRE OCCURRENCE AND RISK IN THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, Daniel R. Miller, Geosciences

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PETROGENESIS OF BASALTIC LAVAS IN ICELAND AND THE SPRINGERVILLE VOLCANIC FIELD, U.S.A.: THE INFLUENCE OF TECTONIC SETTING, DEPTH OF MELTING AND VOLATILES, Marissa Mnich, Geosciences

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Sequence Design via Semidefinite Programming Relaxation and Randomized Projection, Dian Mo, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ACCUMULATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: Resource Extraction, Financialization, and Capital Flight as Barriers to Investment and Employment Growth, Seeraj Mohamed, Economics

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THERMODYNAMIC AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SEVERAL HYBRID MULTIGENERATION CYCLES AND WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS DRIVEN BY CONCENTRATED SOLAR TOWER, Kasra Mohammadi, Mechanical Engineering

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An Exploration of the Influence of Dimensions of Organizational Behavior on the Relationship between the Allocation of Financial Resources and Persistence and Graduation Rates, Bryant Morgan, Education (also CAGS)

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Consensual Qualitative Research: Replicability of Results and Social Reliability of Process, Nicholas Morrison, Psychology

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Implicit Learning As A Means Of Tonal Jazz Pitch-Listening Skills Acquisition, David Mosher, Music

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A Parallel Direct Method for Finite Element Electromagnetic Computations Based on Domain Decomposition, Javad Moshfegh, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Gaming For Life: Gaming Practices, Self-Care, and Thriving Under Neoliberalism, Brian Myers, Communication

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DIRECT PRINTING OF CONDUCTIVE INKS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONICS AND WEARABLE MICROFLUIDICS, Aditi Naik, Polymer Science and Engineering

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DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO IMAGE CLASSIFICATION, Venkatesh NarasimhaMurthy, Computer Science

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MACHINE LEARNING METHODS FOR PERSONALIZED HEALTH MONITORING USING WEARABLE SENSORS, Annamalai Natarajan, Computer Science

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INVESTIGATING THE GENETIC BASIS OF AND PLASTICITY IN ECOLOGICALLY RELEVANT PHENOTYPES IN AFRICAN CICHLIDS, Dina Navon, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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Sorption Temperature and and the Stability of Iron-Bound Soil Organic Matter, Michael L. Nguyen, Geosciences

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PREDICTIVE SIMULATION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT AND APPLICATIONS TO ASSISTIVE DEVICE DESIGN AND CONTROL, Vinh Nguyen, Mechanical Engineering

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Elliptic Curves And Power Residues, Vy Thi Khanh Nguyen, Mathematics

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Hiplife Music in Ghana: Postcolonial Performances of Modernity, Nii Kotei Nikoi, Communication

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Power System Planning in Disparate Systems: Modeling Sustainability and Electricity Access, Destenie Nock, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

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Radiant Selves: How Transgender People are Remaking Gender in Discourse, Narrative, and Practice, Sonny Nordmarken, Sociology

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MULTI-ETHNIC STAKEHOLDERS AND THEIR PERSPECTIVE OF CULTURE-BASED INTERVENTION PROGRAMS IN BELIZE: CASE STUDY OF PROGRAM FOR THE GARIFUNA PEOPLE, Juan Nunez and Juan Nunez, Education (also CAGS)

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When Healing and High-stakes Meet: Restorative Justice in an Era of Racial Neoliberalism, Dani O'Brien, Education (also CAGS)

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COMPETITION BETWEEN WRINKLING, BUCKLING, AND CREASING INSTABILITY MODES ON THE SURFACES OF SOFT MATERIALS AND PATTERNED BILAYERS, Tetsu Ouchi, Polymer Science and Engineering

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THE AWESOMENESS OF AWE: THE ROLE OF AWE IN INCREASING CONSUMER WELL-BEING, Begum Oz, Management

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DIETARY OLIGOSACCHARIDES ARE DIFFERENTIALLY METABOLIZED BY COMMENSAL MICROBIOTA WITHIN IN VITRO MODEL SYSTEMS, Ezgi Özcan, Food Science

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STATE-LOCAL GOVERNMENT SPENDING, MACROECONOMIC FISCAL POLICY, AND THE BUSINESS CYCLE, Amanda Page-Hoongrajok, Economics

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THE POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF BLUEBERRY (VACCINIUM CORYMBOSUM L.), CHE PAN and CHE PAN, Food Science

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MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS WITH MISSING MEMBERS: FROM BUILDINGS TO ARCHITECTED MATERIALS, Panagiotis Pantidis, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Changes in muscle control and coordination in novel task learning, Sangsoo Park, Kinesiology

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STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES USING PASSIVE AND SEMI-ACTIVE CONTROL, Semyung Park, Mechanical Engineering

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THE ROLE OF AGULHAS LEAKAGE IN PLIOCENE CLIMATE CHANGE, Neil Patel, Geosciences

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THREE ESSAYS ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, Jayash Paudel, Resource Economics

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THE BIOACTIVE EFFECTS OF CHICORIC ACID AS A FUNCTIONAL FOOD INGREDIENT, Ye Peng, Food Science

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The Non-linear Dynamics of Barred Galaxy Evolution in LCDM, Michael Petersen, Astronomy

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PREDICTIVE MODELING OF AUTOMATED BUILDING FACADE ELEMENTS TO ATTAIN THERMAL COMFORT IN PASSIVELY CONDITIONED BUILDINGS IN DIFFERENT CLIMATES, Troy Peters, Environmental Conservation

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Bringing Learning Back In: Examining Three Psychometric Models for Evaluating Learning Progression Theories, Duy Pham, Education (also CAGS)

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Efficient Probabilistic Reasoning Using Partial State-Space Exploration, Luis Pineda, Computer Science

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Interweaving Personal and Community Transformation in a Capability Approach: An Education for Development Case Study in Colombia, Stephanie M. Pirroni, Education (also CAGS)

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Navigating Mainstream Environments: The Impact of Modality Selection for Children with Cochlear Implants, Kristine Plasse, Education (also CAGS)

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Observational Studies of Fragmentation in Molecular Clouds, Riwaj Pokhrel, Astronomy

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DRIVERS and CONSEQUENCES of CARBON USE EFFICIENCY - and ITS MEASUREMENT in SOIL, Grace Pold, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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CONTROLLING SELECTIVITIES IN HETEROGENEOUSLY CATALYZED ALDOL REACTIONS, Koushik Ponnuru, Chemical Engineering

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A Study on Homogeneous Sheared Stably Stratified Turbulence, Gavin Portwood, Mechanical Engineering

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Bio-inspired Polymers that Bind and Deliver Protein Cargo, Nicholas D. Posey, Polymer Science and Engineering