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Dissertations from 2023

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Multiphysics Performance and Safety Analysis for Advanced High Temperature Reactors, Edward Matthew Duchnowski

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Integration of Raman Spectroscopy and Python-based Data Analysis for Advancing Neurobiological Research, Natalie E. Dunn

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Examining the Relationship Between Lignocellulosic Biomass Structural Constituents and Its Flow Behavior, Ekramul Haque Ehite

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Who Gave You Permission to Rearrange Me? Certainly Not Me: Examining the Racialized Nature of Beauty vis-a-vis Colorism, Skin Bleaching, and Life Chance, Natasha P. Ellis

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Characterization of Antibiotic-Producing Thermophilic Bacteria from Remote Environments, Ola Elsakhawy

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Applications of Mathematical and Statistical Modeling to Wildlife Management, Animal Husbandry, and Circadian Physiology, David Christian Elzinga

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Firm Transparency of Risk Oversight: An Examination of Cybersecurity Governance Disclosures, Laurie E. Ereddia

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Object Detection Models with Limited or Small Labeled Datasets, Fabian Enrique Fallas Moya

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MECHANOCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF TASK-SPECIFIC CONJUGATED POROUS NETWORKS TOWARDS ENHANCED ENERGY STORAGE, Juntian Fan

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Heuristics for Lagrangian Relaxation Formulations for the Unit Commitment Problem, Stephen Opeyemi Fatokun

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Protection of Grid-Tied and Islanded Systems with High Penetration of Inverter-Based Resources, Maximiliano F. Ferrari

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Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engine Instrumentation Addressing Environmental Limitations on Temperature Measurements, Dan C Floyd

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Fourier Analysis and Optimization of Inductive Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicle Charging, Andrew P. Foote

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Altering Activities to Enhance the Effects of Social Skills Training and Tootling on Elementary Students Performance of Recently-Trained Social Skills, Kristen Fowler

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Thinking Differently Consuming Differently: Exploring Marginalized Gen Z’s Psychological Trauma as a Catalyst to Alternative Consumption During the Covid-Era, Sarah Frankel

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Chromogenic Detection of Mimic Organophosphorus Nerve Agent DCP Mediated by Novel Rhodium(II) Paddlewheel Complexes, Eric D. Fussell

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Exploring New Methods for Polymer and Monomer Editing, Nicholas J. Galan

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Utilization of Integer Programming for Scheduling Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants, Timothy Gallacher

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IMPROVED SPATIAL RESOLUTION FOR DOUBLE-SIDED STRIP DETECTORS USING LITHIUM INDIUM DISELENIDE SEMICONDUCTORS, Jake Alexander Gallagher

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Juvenile Probation Officers’ Lived Experiences of Collaboration with Clinical Mental Health Counselors: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis., Henrietta Gantt

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Establishing Alliances: Plant and Microbial Drivers of Microbiome Assembly across Community Complexity and Timescale, Alexandra D. Gates

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Molecular Epidemiology of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Species in Dairy Farms, Benti Deresa Gelalcha

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Heimat or Hjemland: National Consciousness, Self-Determination, and the First World War in Schleswig-Holstein, 1864-1920, Ryan J. Gesme

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I READ TO YOU, AND YOU RELAX: INTERACTIVE TEACHER READ-ALOUDS OF PICTURE BOOKS IN THE UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM, Mareike Geyer

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Evaluation Of SiC Thermomechanical Performance Safety Limits For TRISO With BISON, Carlotta G. Ghezzi

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Sexual Assault Survivors’ Experiences of Campus Spaces: A Photovoice Study, Amber Giffin

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The Nuclear System-of-Systems Capabilities Analytic Process, Robert Boone Gilbreath

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Large-scale volcanism on the terrestrial planets, Keenan Ben Golder

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MULTIDIMENSIONAL INVESTIGATION OF TENNESSEE’S URBAN FOREST, Jillian L. Gorrell

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OPIOID USE AND BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER FEATURES: IMPLICATIONS FOR POSTPARTUM MATERNAL SELF-EFFICACY, Andrea Gorrondona

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LARGE DEVIATIONS FOR SELF INTERSECTION LOCAL TIMES OF ORNSTEIN-UHLENBECK PROCESSES, Apostolos Gournaris

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Climatological Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Occurrence Dates and Landfall Characteristics in the North Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific, Nicholas Sava Grondin

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An Exploration of Absolute Minimal Degree Lifts of Hyperelliptic Curves, Justin A. Groves

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Methods for Analyzing Transit Accessibility and Equity: Case Studies from Tennessee, Jing Guo

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Linking structure – dynamics – function in intrinsically disordered regions of multidomain regulatory proteins, Viswanathan Gurumoorthy

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Characterizing the Structure and Radiation Resistance of Weberite-Type Complex Oxides, Igor M. Gussev

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Mining Crowdsourced Data for Pavement Maintenance, Incident Management, and Traffic Monitoring, Yangsong Gu

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Monitoring Additive Manufacturing Machine Health, Jeremy Hale

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Synthesizing, Purifying, and Characterizing Molten Chloride Salts, Phillip W. Halstenberg

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The Influence of Spectral Quality on Primary and Secondary Metabolism of Hydroponically Grown Basil, Hunter Albright Hammock

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Exploring Wellness Behaviors following a Non-Death Loss Experience: A Structural Equation Model, Covington Hanley

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Coefficients of modular forms and applications to partition theory, Michael Anthony Hanson

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Correlation of Structure to Performance of Soft Materials for Energy Storage Systems Using Neutron Scattering, Md Ashraful Haque

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY: AN EXPLORATORY CASE STUDY OF BARRIERS EXPERIENCED BY TENNESSEE TRANSFER PATHWAYS STUDENTS, Alexis Hartley

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Investigating the Nuclear Safeguards Technology Development Pipeline Through the Research and Development of Fs-LIBS for Uranium Enrichment Facilities, Jonathan Daniel Hartman

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The nature and significance of worldwide human dermatoglyphic variation in finger ridge-counts, Kathleen Ann Hauther

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Role of kinases and an epigenetically regulated gene in soybean cyst nematode resistance, Tracy Elizabeth Hawk

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Neutrino Physics at a Research Reactor: Backgrounds and Analysis, Blaine Alexander Heffron

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Novel microbial guilds implicated in N2O reduction, Guang He

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Mandated Learning: Administrators' Perceptions of Unfunded Mandates in Online Education, Ronald Aaron Hennen

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Generalized Differentiable Neural Architecture Search with Performance and Stability Improvements, Emily J. Herron

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Responsive Building Envelope for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings – Thermal Performance and Control, Yawen He

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Towards Expressive and Versatile Visualization-as-a-Service (VaaS), Tanner C. Hobson

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Examining the Impact of Course Modality and Course Content Presentation Modality on Undergraduate Grade Outcomes and Course Evaluations, Valerie E. Hogan-Sandi

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Feasibility Study of Fresh Fuel Feed Monitoring for Liquid-Fueled Molten Salt Reactor Safeguards, Karen K. Hogue

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Identifying Interactions and Dissemination Pathways of Beauveria bassiana among Kudzu, Kudzu Bug, Soybean, and the Soil, Kassie Lynne Hollabaugh

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Precipitation Variability and Predictability over the Arabian Peninsula, Central Southwest Asia, and Southern Africa, Matthew Francis Horan

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The Impact of Guaranteed Income on Political Participation, Daniel Horn

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Understanding lignin’s fast pyrolysis through examination of the thermolysis mechanisms of model oligomers, Ross Wesley Houston

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Medicinal Tea: Global Cultural Transfer and A Vast Early America, Yiyun Huang

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Developments in Hardwood Genomics: The Generation and Application of Molecular Resources for Species Preservation, Matthew Huff

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A Measurement of Neutron Polarization and Transmission for the nEDM@SNS Experiment, Kavish Imam

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Not a Tracing: A Map, Emily Jalloul

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A Narrative Inquiry on Chinese International Doctoral Students’ Perspectives on Developing Critical Thinking in the U.S., Shuaipu Jiang

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Impacts of High Renewable Power Grids on System Planning and Monitoring, Zhihao Jiang

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“Not What I Expected”: A Narrative Inquiry on the Leadership Experiences of Women Campus Recreation Directors in the Power Five Conferences, Emily J. Johnson

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The Role of Trait Mindfulness, Perceived Stress, and Impulsivity in Understanding the Relationship between Stress Mindset and Psychological Intimate Partner Aggression, Sarah Joyanna Johnson

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Exploring Data-Driven Quantum Chemistry: From Chemical Compound Space to Quantum Chemical Calculations, Grier Jones

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Investigating the cellular foundations of breast muscle myopathies in broiler chickens, Usuk Jung

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Domestic Violence Exposure and Legal System Involvement Experiences of Young Adults: A Retrospective, Intersectional, Qualitative Study, Amie Kahovec

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Broker Conflict of Interest Mitigation Efforts and Mutual Funds: Evidence from the 2016 Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule, Connor Kasten

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Pointing Control and Stabilization of the High-Energy UV Laser for Laser-Assisted Charge Exchange, Martin Joseph Kay

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Synthesis and Behavior of Amphiphilic pH-Responsive Binary Heterografted Molecular Bottlebrush Polymers at Interfaces, Michael T. Kelly

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Spatial Epidemiology of Prediabetes and Diabetes in Florida, Md Marufuzzaman Khan

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Assessment of Modeling Capabilities and Transient Performance for High-Temperature Reactors, Robert Forrester Kile

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Effects of Maternal Fish Oil on Adipose Development in the Broiler Chick Embryo, Minjeong Kim

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Visual Working Memory Encoding and Action: An Investigation using fNIRS and Mouse-tracking, Kaleb Thomas Kinder

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Aspects of Topological Quantum Computation, Elias Kokkas

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Static and Dynamic State Estimation Applications in Power Systems Protection and Control Engineering, Ibukunoluwa Olayemi Korede

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The Use of Response Card Interventions to Increase Active Responding in Students with Disabilities in the Postsecondary Classroom, Jessica D. Kotik

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Advanced Air Quality Management with Machine Learning, Cheng-Pin Kuo

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Invasion Modeling of Zebra Mussels and COVID-19, Alexanderia Lacy

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Characterizing silicate materials via Raman spectroscopy and machine learning: Implications for novel approaches to studying melt dynamics, Blake O. LaDouceur

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Spall Characteristics of Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel, Kevin Lamb

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Insights of International Faculty into the Role of Instructor Factors in Educating Counselors: A Qualitative Study, Paula Carina Lazarim Marques

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UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF INSTAGRAM SPONSORED ADS: MESSAGE EXPLICITNESS AND MODERATING FACTORS ON CONSUMER PERCEPTION AND BEHAVIOR, Bomi Lee

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Toward Generating Efficient Deep Neural Networks, Chengcheng Li

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Modeling, Design, and Control of Power Electronic Converters for Unbalanced Load and Grounding of Microgrids, Dingrui Li

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Data-Driven Situation Awareness for Power System Frequency Dynamics, Hongyu Li

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Optimizing Collective Communication for Scalable Scientific Computing and Deep Learning, Jiali Li

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Utilizing Phylogenetic and Geochemical Techniques to Examine Echinoderms Through Time, Maggie Ryan Limbeck

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ICE RECRYSTALLIZATION INHIBITION EFFECTS OF CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTALS IN MODEL ICE CREAM, Min Li

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Reducing Communication in the Solution of Linear Systems, Neil S. Lindquist

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Development of A Soft Robotic Approach for An Intra-abdominal Wireless Laparoscopic Camera, Hui Liu

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Exploring Skyrmions Dynamics and Structure using neutron scattering, W-L-Namila Chandula Liyanage

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Geographic Epidemiology of Diabetes-Related Complications and Hospitalizations in Florida, Jennifer Lord

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The Dark Age Enlightenment in Late Antique Gaul: Faith, Reason, and Social Tolerance in a Multiconfessional Society, 330-600 CE, Michael Anthony Lovell

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Computational Analysis of Microbial Sequence Data Using Statistics and Machine Learning, Zhixiu Lu

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Exact Models, Heuristics, and Supervised Learning Approaches for Vehicle Routing Problems, Zefeng Lyu

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Towards Machine Reading Comprehension to Advance Biomedical Text Understanding in The Absence of Large-scale Labeled Dataset, Maria Mahbub