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    • Observing Negative Events at Work and Their Relationship to Job Stress and Well-Being 

      Dixon, Aurora J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-08)
      Although changes in employment status have long been recognized as important life events in relation to psychological well-being (e.g. Holmes & Rahe, 1967), there has historically been a deficit in research on additional ...
    • Observing the Change in Southeastern Species’ Habitat Areas Due to Climate Change 

      Bach, Renee (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-18)
      The southeast United States is a critical place to study the effects of climate change on biodiversity because it contains the highest richness of plants and amphibians in the contiguous U.S. and has high levels of habitat ...
    • Ohmic Contacts for Wide Bandgap Devices 

      Mehra, Zen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-05)
      Bipolar devices based on GaN and SiC have gained tremendous popularity as an alternative to Si based devices, primarily due to the ability to sustain high temperature and high voltage operations that can be attributed to ...
    • On cyclodextrin inclusion complexes as shift reagents in traveling-wave ion mobility spectrometry 

      Laszlo, Ken (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-07)
      Detection of lipids and lipid/cyclodextrin complexes is a nontrivial aspect in novel treatments of Niemann-Pick disease type C. Recently, the FDA approved Hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin as a treatment for the condition, as ...
    • The Online Community Grid Volunteer Grid Computing with the Web Browser 

      Miller, Daniel Menachem (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-12)
      Current community grid projects, such as IBM's World Community Grid (www.worldcommunitygrid.org), have successfully developed standalone applications to connect thousands of clients to one huge network of users. Each client ...
    • Optimal State-Feedback and Output-Feedback Controllers for the Wheeled Inverted Pendulum System 

      Katariya, Ashish Santosh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-12)
      Vehicles characterized as wheeled inverted pendulums have received recent attention in the robotics community. This thesis illustrates the process of designing optimal state-feedback and output-feedback controllers for the ...
    • The origin of eye size differences in cichlid fish ecotypes 

      Michaels, Mary E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-08)
      The evolutionary mechanisms that act upon brain and eye development are not well known. Here, we investigate the causes of the adult eye size difference of the two cichlid fish ecotypes from Lake Malawi, and demonstrate ...
    • Osmotic Pressure of Microgel Suspensions 

      Markou, George Christos (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-08)
      Microgels are used in applications ranging from optics to medicine. Due to their ubiquity, a better understanding of their mechanical properties is desired. In these systems, the softness of individual constituents plays ...
    • Panel Data Analysis Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act 

      Sullere, Shivang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-18)
      The proposed study seeks to evaluate the merits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly referred to as the “stimulus”) against its trifold objectives of: (a) creation of new jobs and protection of ...
    • Particle Image Velocimetry of Collapsing Toroidal Droplets 

      Berger, Eric M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      The goal of this study is to explore the mechanism by which unstable toroidal droplets collapse inwardly. As such, particle image velocimetry methods will be employed in obtaining an experimental picture of the velocity ...
    • The Path to Graphene Synthesis and Applications 

      Soracco, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-12)
      Graphene is an amazing novel material consisting of one atomic layer of carbon in a hexagonal lattice. The crystal is incredibly versatile, exhibiting useful electrical, thermal, optical, quantum, mechanical and chemical ...
    • Percolation, Electrical Conductivity, and EMI Shield Analysis of CNT Composites 

      Song, Won Sup (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-18)
      Analysis of Carbon Nano-Tube (CNT) filled polymer composites is the focus of this work. CNT composites have far-reaching applications ranging from being applied in electronics as conductive polymer thin-films, in light ...
    • Performance Information Sharing Middleware 

      Reiss, Charles (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-05-05)
      This thesis presents a design for distributed monitoring system designed to enable monitoring-informed optimizationsin distributed applications. Microbenchmarks and an evaluation in a scientific-computing scenario are ...
    • Performance of dynamic decoupling control sequences on trapped ⁴⁰Ca⁺ 

      Wright, Kenneth Earl (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-12)
      One of the fundamental problems of chemistry is the difficulty in determining full quantum mechanical descriptions of molecules. Molecules contain many degrees of freedom and as a result the classical description scales ...
    • Physical engagement in nursery rhyming games in oral, print, and digital mediums: Data matrix 

      Patel, Griva (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-05-02)
      The first children’s video game called Mixed up Mother Goose was created by Roberta Williams in 1987. This game was created for a desktop. Today, many children’s games exist on a range of digital platforms. While these ...
    • Platelet Adhesion and Mechanosensing on Collagen Coated Substrates 

      Kee, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-18)
      Platelets play a critical role in maintaining homeostasis of the body. In order to protect the body from significant injury, platelets adhere to the vascular wall preventing critical vascular system failure. When the ...
    • Polynomial Approximation of the Boys Function Optimized for High Performance Computing 

      Brzycki, Cory A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-18)
      This study provides a method for finding a polynomial approximation of the Boys Function on a given arbitrary domain to a given arbitrary degree. Such an approximation would allow computer conducted that involves the Boys ...
    • Postural Stability of Animals of Different Sizes, Shapes, and Neural Delays 

      Bartlett, Harrison Logan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-05-02)
      An important issue in the area of biology is form following function. It is evident that animals have wide variation in morphology, but what functions do these forms follow? The postural stability of an animal decreases ...
    • Prebiotic assembly of nucleic acids 

      Chen, Michael C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-07)
      Since the discovery of catalytic RNAs called ribozymes, there has been speculation that RNA was the first biopolymer responsible for the advent of life on earth. Life depends on the information storage provided by DNA and ...
    • Precise Size Control in Microgel Synthesis for “Designer Polydispersites” 

      Singh, Akriti (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-08)
      The goal of this project was to synthesize a series of monodisperse microgel populations with slightly different average radii. The Lyon group has previously shown that colloidal crystals assembled from hydrogel microparticles ...