This collection contains over 1,800 theses and dissertations completed by students at The University of Toledo (and former Medical College of Ohio) from 1999 to the present as part of their master's and doctoral degree requirements. Coverage is selective from 1999 to 2009 when electronic submission was optional. A limited number of undergraduate honors theses are also included.

Click here for all theses and dissertations at the University of Toledo Libraries, including those in print.

The Canaday Center holds master's theses from 1918 to 1965 and more recent theses and dissertations from 2000 through 2009. Patrons visiting the Center can access them in the Center's Reading Room, but cannot check them out.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Real-time image fusion processing for astronomical images, Mohamed AbouRayan

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A micromechanical-based computational framework for modeling the mechanical properties of the metallic parts fabricated by selective laser melting, Arman Ahmadi

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A dosimetric evaluation of the Eclipse and Pinnacle treatment planning systems in treatment of vertebral bodies using IMRT and VMAT with modeled and commissioned flattening filter free (FFF) fields, Ramzi Ajo Jr

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Understanding the relationship between transformational leadership styles : idealized influence, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation, individualized consideration and product innovation among manufacturing and services firms, the role of open system, Yaser Y. Alahmad

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Transcriptional regulation of the human angiotensinogen gene, Mariam Moosa Alakrawi

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Toward sustainability in manufacturing : linking green training and green supplier development for sustainable business advantages, Badr Ayesh Alreshidi

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Formulation and in vitro evaluation of cyclosporine A inserts prepared using HPMC for treating dry eye disease, Zahraa Hasan Falhi Al-Saedi

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The effects of metal on size specific dose estimation (SSDE) in CT : a phantom study, Maram M. Alsanea

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The effects of coaching using a reflective framework on early childhood science teachers' depth of reflection and change in practice, Debra L. Bloomquist

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The influence of college among undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors on career-decision-making self-efficacy, George Ahmad Goff IV

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Regulation of expression of CEACAM1 and functional correlation in metabolic diseases, Saja S. Khuder

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Assessing bone healing in mandibular segmental repair : a simulation study, Bahram Raad

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Development of gold-datalyzed glycosylation and synthesis of digitoxin analogs, Surya Adhikari

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Mitigating biomechanical complications of growth rods in juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, Aakash Agarwal

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Evaluation of phantoms used in image quality performance testing of dental cone beam computed tomography systems, Haitham N. Alahmad

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Effects of beta-lactam antibiotics on cystine/glutamate exchanger transporter and glutamate transporter 1 isoforms as well as ethanol drinking behavior in male P rats, Fawaz Fayez Alasmari

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Conversion of cellulose from plant biomass to and its derivatives in ionic liquid media, Siamak Alipour

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Gender differences in math and science choices and preferences, Amamah A. Alkhadrawi

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Structural analyses of lipid A from burkholderia pseudomallei and burkholderia thailandensis by mass spectrometry, Ravi Chandran Reddy Alla

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The effect of ethanol on three types of ependymal cilia in the brain lateral ventricle, Omran, Alzahra Al

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Realization of miniaturized multi-/wideband microwave front-ends, Shamaileh, Khair Al

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Cost utility analysis of fixed dose and free dose combinations of oral medications in Type 2 Diabetes patients, Vamshi Ruthwik Anupindi

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China's response to disputes in the South China and East China Seas, Miramelinda Badri Arribas-Douglas

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Biomechanical evaluation of novel expanding pedicle screws suitable for osteoporotic lumbar spine, Mohammad Saeid Asadollahi

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Understanding the synthesis and properties of molecular silver nanoparticles, Brian A. Ashenfelter

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A national study on 100% tobacco-free campuses in the United States, Lisa Augustine

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Investigation of MgO/HfO2 stack for metal-insulator-insulator-metal (MIIM) diode, Yash Bansal

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Stereoselective synthesis of digitoxin and S-linked glycosides, Kedar Nath Baryal

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Analysis of biomechanical and clinical factors influencing running related musculoskeletal injuries, Megan Quinlevan Beard

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Bullies and bystanders, Nina A. Beckford

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Synthesis and fate of oligonucleotides containing the oxidative damage product 3'-oxothymidine, Fernand Mel Bedi

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Comparison of radiation treatment plans for breast cancer between 3D conformal in prone and supine positions in contrast to VMAT and IMRT supine positions, Ana Isabel Bejarano Buele

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Characterization and application of colloidal nanocrystalline materials for advanced photovoltaics, Khagendra P. Bhandari

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Should I look for more or not? : construction and assessment of a new information search scale, Chandrima Bhattacharya

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Central force optimization : analysis of data structures & multiplicity factor, Matthew Bick

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Pre-participation functional screenings does not identify high school basketball athletes at risk of sustaining an ankle injury, Dustin Joe Billups

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Medical marijuana : the impact on college students, Alexis A. Blavos

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The E3 ligase CHIP mediates ubiquitination and degradation of mixed lineage kinase 3 and mixed lineage kinase 4 beta, Natalya A. Blessing

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The mechanism of social network spread of alcohol consumption, Chelsea Bloom

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Computational study of structural and electrical properties of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite, Vamshidhar Rao Boinapally

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Preactivation glycosylation of oligosaccharide molecular probes for the investigation of mycobacterium tuberculosis enzyme GlgE, Samantha K. Bouhall

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The effect of culture and advisor characteristics on treatment outcomes, Jill A. Brown

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Abundance of chlorine in H2 poor diffuse interstellar clouds, Justin M. Brown

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The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters : the Civil Rights Movement, Nicholas D. Brown

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The relationship between the latent factors of posttraumatic stress disorder and distress tolerance, Brianna M. Byllesby

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Using the Biopsychosocial Model of Threat and Challenge to understand the occurrence of placebo effects, Fawn C. Caplandies

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The effect of blood flow restriction techniques during aerobic exercise in healthy adults, Trent E. Cayot

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The art of teaching : understanding the lived experience of artistic teachers, Chelsea B. Chandler

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Fouling control using temperature responsive membranes composed of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) and iron oxide nanoparticles, Sneha Arun Chede

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How knowledge and attitude affect ESL students collaborative writing outcomes, Wenting Chen

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Development and preliminary in vitro evaluation of nanomicelles laden in situ gel of dexamethasone for ophthalmic delivery, Pallabita Chowdhury

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Towards additively manufactured tool holder with cavity to mitigate chatter, Wonsang Cho

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A novel aza-anthrapyrazole BBR 3378 arrests Th1 development preventing progression of EAE, Matthew Patterson Clark

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What are the impacts of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on biological soil crust communities of the Colorado Plateau and the Oak Openings regions?, Christopher D. Collier

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3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine(MDMA)-induced increases in hippocampal glutamate concentrations and its impact on the dentate gyrus, Stuart Collins

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Relations between PTSD and distress dimensions in an Indian child/adolescent sample following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, Ateka A. Contractor

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The effect of reduced self-control resources on risk preferences depends on task characteristics, Ryan J. Corser

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Temperature dependence of current transport in metal-SWNT structures, Robert Daine

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Positive and negative regulators of tumorigenesis and/or metastasis, Ila J. Datar

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Formulation, characterization and evaluation of paclitaxel loaded solid lipid nanoparticles prepared by temperature modulated solidification technique, Ameya Abhay Deshpande

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Life cycle assessment of rainwater harvesting systems at building and neighborhood scales and for various climatic regions of the U.S., Jay P. Devkota

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Acoustic emission (AE) monitoring of the milling process with coated metal carbide inserts using TRIM C270 cutting fluid, Aditya Dhulubulu

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Estimation of stormwater runoff mitigation in Lucas County, Ohio using SWMM modeling and GIS analysis, Anthony Thomas Dietrich

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A case study on science teacher leadership to address diversity and equity through professional development, Nithya Doraiswamy

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Examining the moderating effects of anger between the latent factors of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression, Tory A. Durham

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The impact of high school exit exams and other predictors on college readiness : a national study, Felisa R. Eafford

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Examination of the validity of the Thought and Perception Assessment System : a behavioral measure of psychotic symptoms, Joshua J. Eblin

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Neuromuscular measures in female patients with knee osteoarthritis : a pilot study, Devon M. Eley

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Development of novel computational algorithms for localization in wireless sensor networks through incorporation of Dempster-Shafer evidence theory, Colin P. Elkin

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Healthcare operations management : models for improving productivity, scheduling and quality, Aber Elsaleiby

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Studies on the total synthesis of a new largazole analogue as a potential histone deacetylase inhibitor, Robert Liam Farrell

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An application of sustainable lean and green strategy with a six sigma approach on a manufacturing system, Shila Sadat Fatemi Firozabadi

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Characterization and modeling of self-assembled monolayers for antifouling and mediatorless biosensors, Hamid Feyzizarnagh

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Quality of life of people who stutter, Emily Figliomeni

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Diversity and social justice in teacher education accreditation standards : 1995 to 2013, Joshua C. Francis

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Recruitment and retention : the influence of general music teachers methodology on secondary music ensembles, Julianna Ellen Frost

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Carbohydrate-based synthetic methodology and polymer development, Vishwanath Venkatesh Gaitonde

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Information points and optimal discharging speed : effects on the saturation flow at signalized intersections, Lijun Gao

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Effect of negative thermal expansion material cubic ZrW2O8 on polycarbonate composites, Xiaodong Gao

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Effect of negative thermal expansion material cubic ZrW2O8 on polycarbonate composites, Xiaodong Gao

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"The key to all reform" : Mormon women, religious identity, and suffrage, 1887-1920, Amy L. Geis

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Biomechanical evaluation of facet bone dowels in the lumbar spine, Joel M. Gerber

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Effect of temperature on phosphorus release from anoxic western Lake Erie sediments, Kenneth J. Gibbons

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Flow investigation in spacers of membrane modules, Ravikumar Gogar

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Spatial and temporal trends in thermal structure and oxygen depletion in western Lake Erie, Phoenix C. Golnick

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The role of orai-mediated Ca2+ entry in migration in a gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor model, Priyodarshan Goswamee

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Explicitly and implicitly assessed personality traits of practicing clinicians, Robert A. Graceffo

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The limit of resolution and detectability of the ArcCHECK QA Phantom in small field volumetric modulated arc therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery quality assurance, Tara M. Gray

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Influencing reading engagement of recidivistic youth by using the graphic novel, Frederick T. Guy III

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Chinese heritage language school teachers' pedagogical belief and practice of the contextualized language instruction, Yue Gu

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Drosophila hook-related protein (Girdin) is essential for sensory dendrite maintenance, Andrew Ha

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Effects of ß-lactam compounds on GLT1 and xCT expression levels as well as ethanol intake in alcohol-preferring rats, Alqassem Hakami

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Processing and evaluation of next generation oxygen carrier materials for chemical looping combustion, Mina Hamedi Rad

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Crack propagation analysis of a pre-stressed L-shaped spandrel parking garage beam, Seyedowjan Hashtroodi

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Good teachers are made and not just born : gifted and talented teachers' perspectives of effective teaching and teacher needs, Laila Ali Abu Hassoun

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Spectroscopic studies of doping and charge transfer in single walled carbon nanotubes and lead sulfide quantum dots, Neale O. Haugen

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Perceived risk and expected benefits impact social class differences in health risk behavior, Heather M. Haught

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Efficient production of plat-form [sic] organic acids from ligocellulosic and algal biomass carbohydrates, Shao Heng

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Ring oscillator based hardware Trojan detection, Tamzidul Hoque

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Aggregating form accuracy and percept frequency to optimize Rorschach perceptual accuracy, Sandra L. Horn