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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Low Pressure Ratio Cascaded Joule-Thomson Cryogenic Coolers, Collin Jennings Coolidge

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A Thermo-Poromechanics Finite Element Model for Predicting Arterial Tissue Fusion, Douglas P. Fankell

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Bifidelity Methods for Polynomial Chaos Expansions, Michaela Farr

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A Study of the Impact of Diesel Buses on Downtown Boulder, Josue Rene Hernandez Pedroza

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Bone Tissue Material Properties Are Altered in Chronic Kidney Disease to Lower Fracture Resistance-Determining Bone Quality, Chelsea Marie Heveran

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On the Assessment of Air Pollution and Behavior within a Cookstove Intervention Study in Northern Ghana and Development of Improved Measurement Techniques, Ricardo Antonio Piedrahita

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Dual Comb Spectroscopy of High Temperature Environments, Paul James Schroeder

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Stabilized Conservative Level Set Method with Adaptive Wavelet-Based Mesh Refinement, Navid Shervani-Tabar

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Zonal Articular Cartilage Possesses Complex Mechanical Behavior Spanning Multiple Length Scales: Dependence on Chemical Heterogeneity, Anisotropy, and Microstructure, Joseph Anders Wahlquist

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Fabrication of Tissue-Mimetic Environments Using Projection Stereolithography, Hang Yin

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Modeling Pumped Thermal Energy Storage with Waste Heat Harvesting, Miles Lindsey Abarr

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Adaptive Wavelet-Based Turbulence Modeling for Compressible Flows in Complex Geometry, Eric James Brown-Dymkoski

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Effects of Right Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction on Coherent Flow Structures in the Human Right Atrium and Right Ventricle, James R. Browning

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Shape Memorization and Reconfiguration of Polymer Particles, Lewis Michael Cox

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Four Dimensional Variational Inversion of Atmospheric Chemical Sources in WRFDA, Jonathan J. Guerrette

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First-Principles Study of Phonon Transport in Two-Dimensional Materials and Phonon Transmission Across Magnesium Silicide/Magnesium Stannide Interfaces, Xiaokun Gu

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A Comparison of Spring Stiffness Profiles for Use in a Passive-Elastic Leg Exoskeleton, John Kearns III

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Adhesion Characterization of a Biologically Inspired Micro-Patterned Synthetic Material, Madalyn Diane Kern

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Learning and Optimization for Turbulent Flows, Ryan Nicholas King

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Constraining Climate and Health Impacts of Atmospheric Aerosols Using Adjoint Modeling, Forrest Gerhart Lacey

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Towards Defining Healthy Buildings: Investigating the Effect of Building Characteristics and Interventions on Indoor Air Microbial Exposures and Energy Efficiency, Julia Cristina Luongo

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Design, Modeling and Control of a Soft SMA-Actuated Biomimetic Robot with Functional Skin, Joan Ortega Alcaide

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Sensorimotor Adaptation in Whole-Body Postural Control, Alison Pienciak-Siewert

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Microbubble size and dose effects on sonoporation in vitro and in vivo, Kang-Ho Song

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Topology Optimization Using the Level Set and eXtended Finite Element Methods: Theory and Applications, Carlos Hernán Villanueva Pérez

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Smart Surface Wrinkling Enabled by Shape Memory Polymers, Yu Wang

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Design and Materials Innovations in Emergent Solid Batteries, Justin Michael Whiteley

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Roll-To-Roll Atomic Layer Deposition of Ultrabarriers, Alexander Yersak

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Separation challenges and optimizations of sustainable algae and lignocellulose based biofuels, Birendra Adhikari

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Don't Soil Your Chances with Solar Energy: Experiments of Natural Dust Accumulation on Solar Modules and the Effect on Light Transmission, Liza Boyle

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Ultra-thin Materials from Atomic Layer Deposition for Microbolometers, Nathan Thomas Eigenfeld

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Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries, Tyler Evans

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Engineering Complex Microenvironments for Directed Stem Cell Differentiation, Michael Louis Floren

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Simulations and Experiments for Fouling Mitigation on Patterned Nano-Imprint Lithography Ultra Filtration Membranes, John Mersch IV

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Molecular Thermodynamics of Superheated Lipid-Coated Fluorocarbon Nanoemulsions, Paul A. C. Mountford

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Uncertainty Quantification via Sparse Polynomial Chaos Expansion, Ji Peng

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A study on Flash Sintering and Related Phenomena in Titania and its Composites with Alumina, Fnu Shikhar

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Experimental Analysis and Modeling of Robot-Tissue Contact Mechanics for In Vivo Mobility, Levin John Sliker

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Osteochondral Tissue Modeling of Damage, Poroelastcity, and Remodeling in Osteoarthritis, Michael Eric Stender

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Enhancement of Heat Transfer in Pool and Spray Boiling with Microporous Coatings, Suraj Joottu Thiagarajan

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Actor-Networks of Sophomore Engineering: Durability and Change in Required Mathematics Courses, Janet Yi-Jen Tsai

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Aerosol Health Impact Source Attribution Studies with the CMAQ Adjoint Air Quality Model, Matthew Douglas Turner

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Electrowetting Variable Optics for Visible and Infrared Applications, Alexander Maxwell Watson

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Capillary Instability in Lithographic Polymer Patterns, Zheng Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Computational Modeling of Unsteady Loads in Tidal Boundary Layers, Spencer R. Alexander

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Adhesion Mechanics of Graphene, Narasimha Boddeti

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Mechanical Failure of Chorioamnion and Cervical Tissue: Contributions to Preterm and Term Birth, Brandi Nicole Briggs

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Designing the Design Experience: Identifying Factors of Student Motivation in Project-based Learning and Project-Based Service-learning, Lauren Anne Cooper

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Optically Active Plasmonic Microbubbles, Jacob Dove

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From Material Design to Device: Structural and Thermodynamic Considerations for Solid-Phase Lithium-Ion Electrolytes, Brian E. Francisco

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Flow Field Investigation of Hyperthermal MicroTubular Reactor Using CFD and DSMC Methods, Qi Guan

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Enhancing Phase-Change Heat Transfer with Copper Nanowire-Structured Surfaces, Qian li

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Nanomechanical Systems from 2D Materials, Xinghui Liu

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Topology Optimization of Transport Problems Modeled by the Boltzmann Equation, David Makhija

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Surface Patterning of Polymeric Separation Membranes and its Influence on the Filtration Performance, Sajjad Hossain Maruf

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Characterizing the Emissions Implications of Future Natural Gas Production and Use in the U.S. and Rocky Mountain Region: A Scenario-based Energy System Modeling Approach, Jeffrey McLeod

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Nanoscale Architectures of Silicon Anodes for Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries, Daniela Molina Piper

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Designing Transition Metal Surfaces for Their Adsorption Properties and Chemical Reactivity, Matthew M. Montemore

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On the generalization of decision-making preferences in movement under risk, Megan Kathleen O'Brien

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Development and Validation of a Postural Controller for Advanced Myoelectric Prosthetic Hands, Jacob Lionel Segil

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Processing, Structure and High Temperature Oxidation Properties of Polymer-Derived and Hafnium Oxide Based Ceramic Systems, Kalvis Terauds

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Nanowire Arrays and 3D Porous Conducting Networks for Li-Ion Battery Electrodes, Miao Tian

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A Molecular Picture of Biofuel Decomposition: Pyrolysis of Furan and Select Furanics, Kimberly Noelle Urness

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Formation of Microstructures in Crosslinked Polymer Films by Photocrosslinking of Monomers in Evaporating Solvents, Liang Wang

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Mechanics and Gas Transport of Ultrathin Membranes, Luda Wang

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Advancing Microscope and Probe Design for Near-Field Scanning Microwave Microscopy, Joel C. Weber

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Enhancement of Li+ ion Tranport in High Energy Solid State Li-ion Batteries, Jae Ha Woo

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Transition To Sustainability With Natural Gas From Fracking, Kangqian Wu

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Constraining Ammonia in Air Quality Models with Remote Sensing Observations and Inverse Modeling, Liye Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Thermal Tissue Fusion of Arteries: Methods, Mechanisms, & Mechanics, James David Cezo

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The CCRUSH Study: Characterization of Coarse and Fine Particulate Matter in Northeastern Colorado, Nicholas Steven Clements

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Bone Morphology and Mechanical Properties in Murine Models of Chronic Kidney Disease, Andrew C. Cureton

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Migrating Motor Complex Force Sensor: Design, Fabrication, and Clinical In vivo Measurements, Matthew Michael Francisco

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A Study on The Phenomena of Flash Sintering with Tetragonal Zirconia, John Stanley Curtis Francis

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Very High Frequency Thermal-Piezoresistive Resonators and Self-Sustained Oscillators, Harris Joseph Hall

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Design, Development, and Verification of an Automated Pain Measurement Device, Morgan L. Hill

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Ultrasound Assisted Cavitation around Pulsed Laser Illuminated Nanoparticles, Hengyi Ju

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Graphene Membranes: Mechanics, Adhesion, and Gas Separations, Steven Paul Koenig

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Thermal Transport in Nanostructured Polymers, Jun Liu

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On the Chemical Synthesis and Physical Properties of Iron Pyrite, Especially the (100) Surface, Hector Alexander Macpherson

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A Buoyancy-Decoupling Approach to Cookstove Modeling and Quantification Methods for Metal Oxide Type Pollutant Sensors, Nicholas Bantle Masson

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Microscale Material Properties of Bone and the Mineralized Tissues of the Intervertebral Disc-Vertebral Body Interface, Rachel Catherine Paietta

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Adaptive Wavelet-Based Direct Numerical Simulations of Rayleigh-Taylor Instability, Scott James Reckinger

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Alumina as diffusion barrier to intermetallic formation in thermal interface materials Made from indium and copper, Ibrahim Khalifa Saleh

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Electrochemical Effects of Atomic Layer Deposition on Cathode Materials for Lithium Batteries, Isaac David Scott

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Demixing of Polymers under Nanoimprinting Process, Zhen Wang

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The Effects of Matrix Elasticity, Composition, and Exogenous Growth Factors on the Vascular Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Kathryn Anne Wingate

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Microfluidic Devices for Membrane Protein Nanoparticle Formation, Hsin-Jui Wu

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Positive Matrix Factorization of PM2.5 -- Impacts of Spatial Variability, Speciation Data Set and Gas/Particle Partitioning of Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds, Mingjie Xie

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Solid-State Electrode Engineering and Material Processing for Bulk All-Solid-State Lithium and Lithium-Ion Batteries, Thomas Alexander Yersak

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Biomechanics and Ultrastructure of the Ocular Lens, Christopher Joseph Bay

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A Multicomponent Bioactive Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessel: Fabrication, Mechanical Evaluation and Biological Evaluation with Physiological-Relevant Conditions, Walter Bonani

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Computational Methodology for Aeroacoustic Simulation Using a Volume Penalization Method and CAD Generated Geometry, Eric James Brown-Dymkoski

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Growth and Characterization of Gallium Nitride Nanowire LEDs for Application as On-Chip Optical Interconnects, Matt Brubaker

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Fetal arterial mechanics in health and disease: Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) and Preeclampsia (PE) biomechanical changes in vascular development, Reuben Blair Dodson

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Thermomechanics of Shape Memory Polymers and Composites, Qi Ge

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Experimental and Modeling Studies on Solder Self-alignment for Optoelectronic Packaging, Ming Kong

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Fluid Flow Effects on Micro Cryogenic Coolers with Mixed Refrigerant, Ryan John Lewis

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GMR Fringe-Field Trapping and Detection of Magnetic Nanoparticles, Charles A. E. Little

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Phonon Transport across Dissimilar Material Interfaces and in Nanostructured Materials, Xiaobo Li