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Dissertations from 2022

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Natural, Experimental, and Educational Explorations of the Interiors of Terrestrial Planetary Bodies, Nadine L. Grambling

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CHRONOLOGICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL FRAMEWORK FOR OVERLAPPING MAGMATISM, DUCTILE DEFORMATION, AND HYDROTHERMAL CIRCULATION IN THE CORDILLERA BLANCA, PERU, Tyler A. Grambling

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Elucidating molecular structure and interactions of disease-related noncovalent assemblies through ion mobility spectrometry - mass spectrometry, Amber LeAnn Hope Gray

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The Roles of Alcohol Use and Sleep Quality on the Relationship between Fear of Missing out and Intimate Partner Violence, Hannah Grigorian

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Identification of the Type Eleven Secretion System (T11SS) and Characterization of T11SS-dependent Effector Proteins, Alex S. Grossman

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Improving Sensitivities in 0š’—Ī²Ī² Decay Searches by Utilizing PEN as a Structural Scintillating Material, Brennan Theresa Hackett

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THE JOURNEYS OF SIX MOM PEDAGOGUES: ENACTING PERSONAL CONVICTIONS AND DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO, Macy Halladay

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Cat COVID, CMV and Chemokines, Oh My!, Trevor Hancock

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CMOS Compatible Carbonization of Polymer for Elctrochemical Sensors, Mohammad Aminul Haque

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Driving piezochromism and metallicity in van der Waals materials under compression, Nathan Harms

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Liquid-Liquid Transition in Ionic Liquids, Matthew Albert Harris

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Light Matter Interactions: A Study of Soft Materials Using Linear and Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Muhammad Redwan Hassan

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Addressing Interprofessional Competence in Interpretation of Electronic Fetal Monitor Tracings, Susan H. HĆ©bert

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Public Wife: The Life of Jessie Benton Fremont, Lorraine D. Herbon

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ADVANCED THOMSON SCATTERING DIAGNOSTICS FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS, Zichen He

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Exploration of the Stability of Multicomponent Metal Halide Perovskites utilizing Automated, High-throughput Methods and Machine Learning, Katherine N. Higgins

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Re-Visioning the Modern/ist Body: Literature, Women, and Modern Dance, Marisa Higgins

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Autocracies as Mediators in Conflicts, Jonathan A. S. Honig

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Towards the production of a self-consistent phase space distribution, Austin Hoover

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Sequential Deformations of Hadamard Matrices and Commuting Squares, Shuler G. Hopkins

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Articular Morphology in Human Limb Synovial Joints: Variation, Covariation, and Application, Haley Elizabeth Horbaly

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Essays on Demand and Supply Integration of Disadvantaged Populations for Social Impact, Feigao Huang

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University Studentsā€™ Perspectives of Visual-based Cyberbullying on Instagram, Li-Min Huang

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Chimie Douce Approaches to Quantum Materials Synthesis, Nan Huang

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Quantum Magnetism in Effective Spin-1/2 Co2+-Triangular Lattice Antiferromagnets, Qing Huang

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POWER QUALITY CONTROL AND COMMON-MODE NOISE MITIGATION FOR INVERTERS IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES, Yang Huang

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Plant community responses to interactive anthropogenic disturbances along a natural-wildland-urban gradient and undergraduate studentsā€™ attitudes toward disturbances, Mali M. Hubert

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Deep Learning-Based Robotic Perception for Adaptive Facility Disinfection, Da Hu

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Development of advanced genetic engineering tools and a biological platform for upcycling depolymerized biomass and plastic waste streams, Jay Huenemann

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Measurement of Jet Constituent Yields in Pb-Pb Collisions at āˆšsNN = 5.02 TeV Using the ALICE Detector, Charles P. Hughes

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Natural Resource Decisions: Discount Rates, Time Horizons, and Evaluations, Amanda Hyman

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Applications of Modeling to Hantavirus, Cholera, and COVID-19, Morganne E. Igoe

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Research Data Management Policy & Organizational Compliance: An Exploratory Study in the Academic Context, Monica Inez Ihli

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BEGONE THOUGHT: TEMPTATION TO DESPAIR IN LATE-MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS LITERATURE, Caroline Jansen

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Transformative White Identity as a Teacher Educator: A Poetic Narrative Autoethnography, Scott E. Jenkinson

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Essays in Applied Microeconomics, Bokseong Jeong

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Hospital-physician Integration and Physician Collaboration: Implications for Care Efficiency and Outcomes, Hui Jia

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A Rapid and Ultra-sensitive Biosensing Platform based on Tunable Dielectrophoresis for Robust POC Applications, Yu Jiang

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Population Genetics of Populus trichocarpa for Targeted Breeding as a Biofuel Crop, Cai John

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The Student-Athlete Leadership Academy Experience: A Case Study, Hannah M. Johnson

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PLAYING THE GAME: UNPACKING GENDER, RACE, AND APPEARANCE INEQUITIES IN CORPORATE FASHION, Domenique E. Jones

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Multi-Omic Systems Biological Analysis of Host-Microbe Interactions, Piet Jones

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An Examination of University Employees' Green Workplace Behaviors, Stephanie Nicole Jones

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Uranium Hexafluoride Assay Measurement Using Femtosecond Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Benjamin S. Jordan

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KITCHEN INVASION: RESTAURANTSā€™ BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS, Jaewoo Jung

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Control and calibration strategies for quantum simulation, Paul M. Kairys

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Fundamental understanding of the transient melt pool dynamics, solidification kinetics and build texture in spot-melt additive manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V, Rakesh Rajaram Kamath

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Towards Reduced-order Model Accelerated Optimization for Aerodynamic Design, Andrew L. Kaminsky

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Learning with Limited Labeled Data for Image and Video Understanding, Razieh Kaviani Baghbaderani

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The structure of 71Ni via beta-delayed neutron spectroscopy of 71Co, Andrew Keeler

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Quantum Computational Simulations for Condensed Matter Systems, Trevor Alan Keen

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Understanding Help-Seeking in Rural Counties: A Serial Mediation Model of Self-Reliance, Stigma, and Attitudes toward Psychologists, Emily M. Keller

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Synthesis and Property Characterization of Rare-Earth High-Entropy Oxides with Pyrochlore-Type Structures, Candice Kinsler-Fedon

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Elevations in Body Temperature: Impacts on the Transcriptome of the Periovulatory Follicle Components with Direct Effects on the Maturing Cumulus-Oocyte Complex, Jessica Klabnik

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Breeches: Theatrical Cross-Dressing and Queer Embodiment, 1675-1745, Ziona K. Kocher

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Brain inspired organic electronic devices and systems for adaptive signal processing, memory, and learning., Subhadeep Koner

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Stability Analysis and Design of Grid-Interactive Power Electronic Converters, Le Kong

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Study of One-nucleon Transfer Reactions, Jerome Mathew Kovoor

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Precambrian Molar-Tooth Structure: Unraveling the Diagenesis of Ancient Carbonates, Agustin Kriscautzky

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Optimizing Aqueous Processing of Nickel-Rich Cathode Material in Ultra-Thick Lithium-Ion Batteries, Alexander J. Kukay

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Elk Abundance, Survival, and Health in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, Katherine Kurth

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Accurate Simulation of Reads and Improved Strategies for Abundance Estimation Supporting Reduced Representation Sequencing for Metagenomics, Ryan Kuster

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Expanding Polymer Chemical Space Utilizing Fischer Carbenes, Brown Allylations, and Electrochemistry, Breana J. Kyker

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Supporting Aspiring Counselorsā€™ Mental Health: Exploring How Aspiring Counselorsā€™ Trauma History Impacts Belonging, Christopher R. LaFever

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Effect of Herbicide Concentration on Atrazine, Pyroxasulfone, and Saflufenacil Dissipation Under Field and Lab Conditions, Randall Lee Landry

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Queer Embodiment(s): An Autoethnographic Study of Contemporary Poets Andrea Gibson, Buddy Wakefield, and Danez Smith, Victoria E. Lane

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Aryl Pyrazole Glucocorticoid Receptor Agonists: Probing Structure Activity Relationships in the Expanded Ligand Binding Pocket, Ashley M. Lato

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DVR-Matroids of Algebraic Extensions, Anna L. Lawson

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Functional Bottlebrush Polymer Additives for Thin Films and Coatings, Travis S. Laws

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OCCUPATIONAL MORAL STIGMA IN THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY: SCALE DEVELOPMENT, Christine Leclaire

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First Development and Demonstration of Fiber Optic Bolometer, Seungsup Lee

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Multiphysics Analyses and Experiments for Safety of Advanced Light Water Reactor Fuels, Soon K. Lee

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A Study of Readiness for Transportation Electrification and Automation Focusing on Safety and Future Adoption, Steve Lee

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Design of Polymeric Membranes for Large-Scale Energy Storage, Michelle L. Lehmann

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Chemistry and Functionality of Plant Waxes: Applications Toward Postharvest Coatings, Francisco Miguel Angel Leyva Gutierrez

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Biomass Conversion to Bio-derived Materials and Their Applications, Luna Liang

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State Technological Power and Interstate Trade Relations and Conflict, Tianjing Liao

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Design, Control, and Test of Emerging Grid-connected Converters Considering Grid Requirements, Haiguo Li

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Housing Market Conditions and Neighborhood Concentrated Disadvantage: Impacts on Crime Victimization in Knoxville, Tennessee, Jiayi Li

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Systematic Design of a 100 W 6.78 MHz Wireless Charging Station Covering Multiple Devices and a Large Charging Area, Jie Li

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An Interpretive Description of Drug Withdrawal Among Pregnant Women in Jail, Carrie N. Lingerfelt

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Defect Detection for Additive Manufacturing with Machine Learning and Markov Decision Process, Rui Li

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Oligodimethylsiloxanes with Charged Chain Ends: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties, Tianyu Li

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Power System Simulation Using a Differential Transformation Method, Yang Liu

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Optimizing Strategic Planning With Long-term Sequential Decision Making Under Uncertainty: A Decomposition Approach, Zeyu Liu

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Task-Oriented Manipulation Planning: Teaching Robot Manipulators to Learn Trajectory Tasks, Yan Li

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Tokamak 3D Heat Load Investigations using an Integrated Simulation Framework, Thomas Looby

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Development of Stimuli-Responsive Liposomes for Drug Delivery Applications, Jinchao Lou

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Examining Perceptual and Categorical Influences on Visual Working Memory, Kara Nicole Lowery

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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate on Carbon-Based Biomaterials: Implications for Bone Regeneration and Repair, Amber Frances MacDonald

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Investigating Higher Education Institutions' Influence on the Everyday Information Practices of Students with Autism, Kevin Joseph Mallary

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The influence of traits on species responses to climate change: Does warming negatively impact native species more than invasive species?, Margaret Anne Mamantov

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What Am I Reading to My Students? A Critical Content Analysis of Best-Selling Latinx Children's Picture Books, Amy Maples

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Scale-Bridging Computational Modeling of Irradiation Effects in Alpha-Zirconium and its Alloys, Jose Francisco March-Rico

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A Preliminary Study of Executive Functions, Effortful Control, and Visual Planning and Organization in Neurotypical Children, Emily C. Mariotti

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An investigation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence soil microbial succession during human decomposition, Allison R. Mason

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Collaboration in Transfer Student Work: A Cultural Historical Activity Theory Study at Four-Year Institutions, Jason Michael Mastrogiovanni

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Responsibility and Recovery in the Great Flood of 1910: Negotiating French Citizenship beyond Paris, Claire Mayo

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Investigating the Blending Mechanism and Strength Development of 100% Hot In-place Recycled Asphalt Mixtures, Yuetan Ma

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Toward Scalable Morphogenetic Engineering: Natural Computing in SPH Swarm Control, Allen C. McBride