This collection contains over 2,000 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 2014

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Automated demand response approaches to household energy management in a smart grid environment, Christopher Otieno Adika

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Development of statistical learning techniques for INS and GPS data fusion, Srujana Adusumilli

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A study of guided ultrasonic wave propatation characteristics in thin aluminum plate for damage detection, Mustofa Nurhussien Ahmed

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Development of an orally disintegrating mini-tablet (ODMTs) containing metoclopramide HCl to enhance patient compliance, Abdulkareem Ali Alanezi

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Understanding pre-service teachers' self-assessment : the case of fraction division, Ali Alenazi

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Reliability of lower extremity biomechanics during functional activity performance, Michael Alfonsi

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Inter - and intra-population genetic variations in humans, Ahmed S. Al-Khudhair

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A multi-wavelength survey of the young stellar cluster Cep OB3b, Thomas S. Allen

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Optimizing cloudlet scheduling and wireless sensor localization using computational intelligence techniques, Hussein S. Al-Olimat

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The effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on asthmatic adult males, Zakaria A. Alyousif

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Perception of Arabic folktales by readers of different language/cultural backgrounds, Lenah Al-zahabe

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Health education in charter schools : a national study, Lisa Marie Ambrosetti

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Hume, skepticism, and the search for foundations, James B. Andrew

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The effects of product complexity and supply base complexity on supply chain performance, Prashanth Anekal

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Tinto's student integration model and diathesis stress model : adverse childhood events, resilence, and retention in a first year university population, Allison K. Arnekrans

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Mechanical properties of bio-nanocomposites and cellular behavior under mechanical stimulation, Ashkan Aryaei

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Optical and photovoltaic properties of copper indium-gallium diselenide materials and solar cells, Puruswottam Aryal

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An investigation of low biofouling copper-charged membranes, Sunitha Asapu

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Biometric multi-modal user authentication system based on ensemble classifier, Firas Souhail Assaad

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Molecular imprinting technology towards the development of a novel biosensor, Abraham Avalos

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Evaluation of particulate matter inside control rooms at a quarry and processing facility, Audrey Ann Backes

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College students' attitudes and perception of the therapeutic competence of counselors and other mental health professionals, Mohamed Badra

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Estimation of unmeasured radon concentrations in ohio using quantile regression forest, Neel Kamal Bandreddy

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Analysis of borealin-mediated centromere targeting of the chromosomal passenger complex, Michael Edward Bekier II

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Need for cognition : the need for cognition scale and its use with adolescents, Laura Elizabeth Benge

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Inverse problem of Lagrangian mechanics in dimension three, Giriraj Bhattarai

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Computer aided algorithms based on mathematics and machine learning for integrated GPS and INS land vehicle navigation systems, Deepak Bhatt

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Improved solubility and dissolution of BCS class II drug spironolactone by formulating in ternary solid dispersion with carrier Beta-cyclodextrin and adjuvant water soluble vitamin [pyridoxine HCl (vit B6)], Amrata Bhonsle

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Examining the underlying dimensions of posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder using the proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, Teresa L. Biehn

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Modeling hydro-bio-chemo-mechanical mechanisms in granular soils, Hemanta Bista

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Understanding a college-going culture in the secondary level for at-risk students, Bradley K. Bonham

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A comparison of excitability measures, ROM, laxity, and dynamic postural control between ankle copers and patients with chronic ankle instability and their influences on dynamic postural control, Samantha Bowker

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Efficiency of orthophosphate (SRP) uptake by five biochars and five biochar-soil, Candice E. Brothers

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Analysis and modeling of parallel photovoltaic systems under partial shading conditions, Santhoshi Snigdha Buddala

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The evaluation of the effect of anionic and cationic surfactants on the hindered settling of light calcium carbonate suspensions, Shanmuka Harish Chalamuri

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Implementation of improved AIRS with adaptive online learning capability for cloud-enabled fault detection and diagnosis of HVAC systems in intelligent buildings, Long Chang

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Mechanical engineering students' perceptions of employment threat and its relation to immigration, Krystal J. Chen

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Formulation of topical products with antiviral and antibacterial activity, Mei Xin Chen

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Examining the impacts of microfinance programs in Guatemala : a case study of loan borrowers in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Winston C. Chester

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Putative role for the GTPase, hGBP-1, in tumor cell proliferation and resistance to paclitaxel, Shilpi Chowdhury

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Response and biophysical regulation of carbon fluxes to climate variability and anomaly in contrasting ecosystems, Housen Chu

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Determining the relationship of moods and expectations in placebo analgesia, Shane R. Close

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Detection of urban heat islands in the Great Lakes Region with GLOBE student surface temperature measurements, Nan Cochran

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M4Ag44 (p-MBA) 30-4 molecular nanoparticles, Brian E. Conn

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A National study on the role of community colleges in the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 : perceptions of state association chief executives, Andrew Allen Cox

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Between biology and sociality : an evolutionary perspective on linguistic modularity, Matthew Cushing

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A Verification of deformable dose and treatment planning software in the evaluation of dose to targets and normal structures in SBRT patients, Adam M. Dalhart

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A comparative analysis for verification of IMRT and VMAT treatment plans using a 2-D and 3-D diode array, Michael Joseph Dance

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Feminist empiricism and the livestock industry, Kasandra L. David

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A qualitative case study on the functional role of the Chief Mission Officer within the organizational structure of a Catholic higher education institution : a strategy to preserve the integrity of institutional mission and identity, Fidelis Teresa D'Cunha

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A case study on how preschool children play : comparing parental beliefs and preschoolers' home technology use, Lori M. DeShetler

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Cardiac Na/K-ATPase in ischemia-reperfusion injury and cardioprotection, Qiming Duan

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Fabrication and characterization of organic solar cell nanocomposite materials, Ruozhu Duan

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Creating a new level-based composition placement test at a growing IEP, Jason A. Dunstan

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Difference over identity : overturning the paradigm of identity with Gilles Deleuze's differential ontology, Matthew G. Eckel

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Investigation of semitransparent Cu2O/ZnO based heterostructure diodes for memory and related applications, Ammaarah Haleemah El-Amin

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Evaluating efficiency of transportation infrastructure : effects and implications for the spatial economy, Jeffrey J. Eloff

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The influences of community college library characteristics on institutional graduation rates : a national study, Lindsay S. English

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An innovative approach to reduce ACL injury risk : a four-week real-time feedback intervention, Hayley Michelle Ericksen

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Geophysical mapping of concealed karst and conduits north of Bellevue, OH, Biniam H. Estifanos

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Optimal path planning and control of quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle for area coverage, Jiankun Fan

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Power GaN FET testing, Shams Omar Faruque

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Structure and enzymatic characterization of mycobacterium tuberculosis transferases, Lorenza Favrot

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Perceptions of elementary school children's parents regarding sexuality education, Christine Marie Fisher

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Keep your dirty lights on : electrification and the ideological origins of energy exceptionalism in American society, Daniel A. French

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Reliability of measuring voluntary quadriceps activation using the burst superimposition and interpolated twitch techniques, Kimberly N. Frissora

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Measurements of land subsidence rates on the north-western portion of the Nile Delta using radar interferometry techniques, Joseph M. Fugate

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Training and supervisory experiences and challenges of international doctoral students in CACREP-accredited counselor education programs : acknowledging the voices of an unheard group, Heba Mohamed Mustafa Gaballah

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Development of bulky dipyrromethene complexes of aluminum, zinc and rhodium, Christopher G. Gianopoulos

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A Study of evaluation of optimal PTV margins for patients receiving prostate IGRT based on CBCT data dose calculation, Sukhdeep Kaur Gill

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Constructing pedagogical approaches among part-time community college faculty members : a grounded theory research study, Christopher M. Giordano

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Immunobiology of ICAM-1 in skeletal muscle growth processes, Qingnian Goh

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A statewide study of nursing faculty intent to leave academe : key influencing factors, Kathleen Ann Gravens

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"The heart of the battle is within" : politically and socially rightist and conservative women and the Equal Rights Amendment, Chelsea A. Griffis

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Community schools : catalyst for comprehensive neighborhood-based initiatives?, Michael R. Griswold

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Temperature variation effects on asynchronous PUF design using FPGAs, Swetha Gujja

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Effects of cardiotonic steroids and insulin on sodium pump signaling, Shalini Gupta

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Intertemporal choice and enrollment : exploring the influence of latency on enrollment yield within the recruitment funnel, Gregory A. Guzman

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Examination of something else as a response alternative in forced-choice questions, Ashley K. Hall

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Reducing verbal and physical aggression in elementary students with autism spectrum disorder using the Aggression Replacement Training Program, Emily L. Hayman

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Analysis of perceived integration of six principles of community and determination of relationship to crime, Karen L. Hoblet

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Rho-family GTPase signaling in the nervous system : an analysis of the C. elegans RhoGEF UNC-73, Alyssa N. Hoop

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Development of novel polymeric ionic liquid coatings for the analysis of genotoxic impurities and diverse organic compounds by solid-phase microextraction, Tien Duc Ho

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Enhancement of nanocrystalline zinc oxide based electronic gas sensor by surface modification, Yue Hou

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Micro- and nanogel formation through the ionic crosslinking of polyelectrolytes, Yan Huang

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Improved helicopter rotor performance prediction through loose and tight CFD/CSD coupling, Jacob Ickes

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Using the iPad in language learning : perceptions of college students, Ghada Itayem

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The evaluation of the hindered settling behavior of the ground calcium carbonate suspension, Raj Jain

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Development of parallel architectures for radar/video signal processing applications, Amin Jarrah

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Bootstrapping and separable Monte Carlo simulation methods tailored for efficient assessment of probability of failure of dynamic systems, Musarrat Jehan

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Regulation of calcium signaling by primary cilia and its role in polycystic kidney disease pathogenesis, Xingjian Jin

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College self-efficacy and campus climate perceptions as predictors of academic achievement in African American males at community college in the State of Ohio, Jacquelyn R. Jones

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A parametric study of micro atomizing nozzles on a rotary fuel slinger, Nicholas Scott Jones

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Understanding fundamentals of plasmonic nanoparticle self-assembly at liquid-air inteface, Chakra Prasad Joshi

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Synthesis of new clases of ionic liquids and polymeric ionic liquids and their aplications in microextraction techniques, Manishkumar Dilipkumar Joshi

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Non-hydrolytic sol-gel synthesis of tin sulfides, Rajvinder Kaur

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Ion-tagged phosphines for catalytic reactions in ionic liquids, Adam J. Keith

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Carbon single wall nanotubes : low barrier, Cu- free back contact to CdTe based solar cells, Rajendra R. Khanal

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Single side electrolytic in-process dressing (ELID) grinding with lapping kinematics of silicon carbide, Ahmed Bakr Khoshaim

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Core muscular endurance differences in recreational runners with a previous history of running-related musculoskeletal injuries and healthy runners, Aya Christine Kitagawa