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Theses/Project Reports from 2015

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The use of Sphingomyelin to protect against UV induced DNA damage in Human Keratinocytes, Kevin Campbell

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A Finite Element Analysis on the Viscoelasticity of Postmenopausal Compact Bone Utilizing a Complex Collagen D-spacing Model, Austin C. Cummings

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Improved Detection of Gold Nanoparticle Labels for Paper-based Analytics, Brian Taylor Daugherty

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROPHORECTIC SEPARATIONS ON A CELLULOSE PAPER-MICROFLUIDIC CHIP, Kyle Robert Fast

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A Three-Dimensional Anatomically Accurate Finite Element Model for Nerve Fiber Activation Simulation Coupling, Shain Ann Fischer

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Identifying and Predicting Rat Behavior Using Neural Networks, Jonathan A. Gettner

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Modeling Viscoelastic Behavior in Compact Bone through a Distribution of Collagen D-Spacing: A Finite Element Analysis, Christopher Ha

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ANALYSIS OF PARTICLES THOROUGH THE AORTIC ARCH DURING TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT, Andrew Joseph Janicki

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Cytoflow Optics Analysis, Matthew Wayne Janke

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Cranial Molding for Treatment of Positional Plagiocephaly Using Finite Element Analysis, Maziyar Keshtgar

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Comparison of Regular Ringer’s Solution and Glucose Ringer’s Solution on the Longevity of the Hirudo medicinalis’ Retzius Cell, Nicole Arielle Peretti

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Micro Electrostatic Actuation of a Silicon Diaphragm, Matthew W. Samples

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The Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Neurostimulation on Analgesia and Peripheral Perfusion, Leah I. Schafer

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Design of a Non-Contact Home Monitoring System for Audio Detection of Infant Apnea, Daniel T. White

Theses/Project Reports from 2014

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MATERIAL DIFFERENCES IN EQUINE CORTICAL AND TRABECULAR BONE, Ryan B. Allen

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Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dot Sensitized PCPDTBT-P3HT:PCBM Organic Photovoltaics, Buddy J. Bump

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Photobioreactor Design for Improved Energy Efficiency of Microalgae Production, Alexander Burns

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A Rubric for Electrochemical Testing of Metallic Biomaterials, Frederick G. De La Fuente

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Design and Validation of a Wearable, Continuous, and Non-Invasive Hydration Monitor that uses Ultrasonic Pulses to Detect Changes in Tissue Hydration Status, Zoie Engman

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Vascular Reactivity in Newly-Formed and Mature Arterialized Collateral Capillaries, Sara K. Hellstrom

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Laser Speckle Imaging: A Quantitative Tool for Flow Analysis, Taylor A. Hinsdale

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THE EFFECT OF ARTERY BIFURCATION ANGLES ON FLUID FLOW AND WALL SHEAR STRESS IN THE MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY, Zachary Ramey Jones

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EFFECTS OF OVARIECTOMY AND ANATOMICAL POSITION ON THE COMPACT BONE AS SEEN IN THREE MONTH SUMMER OVINE MODEL, Bryan C. Kraft

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Design of Controlled Environment for Tissue Engineering, Malcolm Gerald Lapera

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Protective Effects of Milk Phospholipids against UV-induced DNA Damage in Human Skin Cells, Lan-Anh Nguyen

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CHARACTERIZING THE REPRODUCIBILITY OF THE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROSPUN POLY(D,L-LACTIDE-CO-GLYCOLIDE) SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE-ENGINEERED BLOOD VESSEL MIMICS, Toni M. Pipes

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Neuromodulation: Action Potential Modeling, Vladimir Ruzov

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A NOVEL DUAL MODELING METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING HUMAN NERVE FIBER ACTIVATION, Frank Daniel Sugden

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THE EFFECT OF FIBER DEPTH ON THE ESTIMATION OF PERIPHERAL NERVE FIBER DIAMETER USING GROUP DELAY AND SIMULATED ANNEALING OPTIMIZATION, Nam Tran

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NERVE FIBER DIAMETER MEASUREMENTS USING HEMATOXYLIN AND EOSIN STAINING AND BRIGHTFIELD MICROSCOPY TO ASSESS THE NOVEL METHOD OF CHARACTERIZING PERIPHERAL NERVE FIBER DISTRIBUTIONS BY GROUP DELAY, JORGE ARTURO VAZQUEZ

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Investigating Hemodynamic Responses to Electrical Neurostimulation, Sean Youra

Theses/Project Reports from 2013

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Navy SEAL Prosthetic Hand, Devon Patrick Augustus

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MATRIX REMODELING ACCOMPANIES IN VITRO ARTICULAR CARTILAGE SPHERICAL SHAPING, Nathan Thomas Balcom

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Design and Development of a Stair Ascension Assistive Device for Transfemoral Amputees, Casey Michael Barbarino

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NOVEL APPROACH TO JUNCTIONAL BLEEDING: TOURNIQUET DEVICE PROPOSAL FOR BATTLEFIELD HEMORRHAGE CONTROL, Kyle W. Cabaniss

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL: PULMONARY EDEMA MONITORING IN PACEMAKERS AND ICDS, David Wei-Péng Chang

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COMPUTATIONAL MODELING TO EVALUATE HELICAL ELECTRODE DESIGNS FOR USE IN VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION, Anthony W. Cowley

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Protective Effects of Sphingomyelin against UV Photodamage in Human Keratinocytes, Kathleen De Guzman

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MODELING THE ZIMMER FITMORE AND ML TAPER IMPLANTATION, Tyler Kazuo Franklin

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AN EXPERIMENTALLY GENERATED CONSTITUTIVE MODEL FOR PEAK STRESS (σ_peak) IN COMPRESSION SAMPLES, Kevin Mathew Lopez Galang

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ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN PRE-COATINGS AND THEIR EFFECT ON ENDOTHELIAL CELL ADHESION IN A TISSUE ENGINEERED BLOOD VESSEL MIMIC, Rachel Ann Gohres

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Microcapsule Containing Lactic Acid Bacteria for Treatment of Peptic Ulcers, Brandon Jerome Hinkel

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A MULTIPHYSICS SIMULATION OF A CORONARY ARTERY, Garry L. Howe

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BACTERIAL GROWTH ON METAL AND NON-METAL SURFACES IN A STATIC BIOREACTOR, Rolan Yuk Loong Liong

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Surgical Tooling Designed for the Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty, Jon-Peter Meckel

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The Effects of Variation in Collagen D-Spacing on Compact Bone Viscoelasticity: A Finite Element Analysis, Miguel A. Mendoza

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FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS AND VALIDATION OF HIP JOINTS WITH THE MAIN TYPES OF FEMOROACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT, Kevin Lucas Mitchell

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BONE DUE TO SOST EXPRESSION: NANOINDENTATION ASSESSMENT OF MURINE FEMURS, Amir Rafie

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AN ANALYSIS OF ELIMINATING ELECTROOSMOTIC FLOW IN A MICROFLUIDIC PDMS CHIP, Cecile D. Redington

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EFFECTS OF OVARIECTOMY AND ANATOMICAL LOCATION ON OSTEONAL ENCROACHMENT IN ADULT CORTICAL OVINE BONE, Paige Brell Ryan

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DNA Purification Process Optimization at Life Technologies Corporation, Trevor J. Shepherd

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FUNCTIONAL 3-D CELLULOSE & NITROCELLULOSE PAPER-BASED, MULITPLEX DIAGNOSTIC PLATFORMS WITHOUT COUPLING AGENTS, Mackenzie Elizabeth Tageson

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Action Potential Simulation of the Hirudo Medicinalis's Retzius Cell in MATLAB, Zechari Ryan Tempesta

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A Lateral Flow Smart Phone Image Analysis Diagnostic, Christina Holly Tyrrell

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Tracking points on a pacing lead in a beating heart, Avinash Ramesh Varma

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THE EFFECT OF A TRIPHASIC PULSE ON SCS TO ICD CROSSTALK, Ryan James Wensley

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Reassessment of Biowish Activation Procedure for Denitrification, William Wah Yee

Theses/Project Reports from 2012

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MEASURING IMPEDANCE OF TISSUES USING A MICROFABRICATED MICROELECTRODE ARRAY, Ashwini Bhat

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Effect of Short-Term Estrogen Depletion on Compact Bone Microdensitometry in the Ewe, Cailyn Bugbee

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DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTATION TO SYSTEMATICALLY DETERMINE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ELECTROSPINNING VARIABLES AND TO OPTIMIZE THE FIBER DIAMETER OF ELECTROSPUN POLY (D,L-LACTIDE-CO-GLYCOLIDE) SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERED CONSTRUCTS, Yvette S. Castillo

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Development of In Vitro Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel Mimics in Complex Geometries for Coronary Stent Testing, Robert Dalton Chavez

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Comparing Anti-VEGF Antibodies and Aptamers on Paper Microfluidic-Based Platforms, Katherine Noel Clayton

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DC Dielectrophoretic Assisted Anti-Fouling Filtration System, Nathan M. Cohen

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The Impact of Increased Collateral Flow on Transverse Arteriolar Microvascular Tree Morphology, David Danzeiser

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Tissue Engineering A Blood Vessel Mimic While Monitoring Contamination Through Sterility Assurance Testing, Navid Djassemi

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IMPROVEMENT OF STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL AT ST. JUDE MEDICAL'S CARDIAC MANUFACTURING FACILITY, Christopher Lance Edwards

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THE IMPACT OF OUTWARD REMODELING ON VASODILATION IN SKELETAL MUSCLE RESISTANCE ARTERIES, Ryan Robert Gallagher

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Impedance Sensing of N2A and Astrocytes as Grounds for a Central Nervous System Cancer Diagnostic Device, Fraser Traves Smith Grove

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Development of a Standardized Method for Comparing Biomechanical Properties of Various Sternal Closure Techniques, Ramzi P. Hawit Mr

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A Kinetic Study of anti-VEGF-A Polyclonal Antibodies and anti-VEGF-A ssDNA Aptamers, Heather A. Hedeen

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HYDRODYNAMIC FOCUSED PASSIVE SEPARATION UNDER CONTINUOUS FLOW IN A MICROFLUIDIC CHIP, Jad Kanbar

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Investigation of a Commercial Product (BiOWiSH TM) for Nitrogen Management, Eva Lee

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Development of Simulation Platform for Oropharyngeal Airway Placement and Design Evaluation of the Bardo Airway, Lewis On Hang Lee

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Characterization of Tight Junction Formation in an In-Vitro Model of the Blood-Brain Barrier, Michael Robert Machado

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The Characterization of Biofilm Attachment to Metal Interfaces: Effects of Substratum Properties, Marcel D. Mendes

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DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AN IN- HOUSE CUSTOM BIOREACTOR FOR THE CULTIVATION OF A TISSUE ENGINEERED BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER, Amin Hadi Mirzaaghaeian

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Characterization Of Raw Milk Fouling On Plate-Type Heat Exchangers Using Different Alloys And Cow Phenotypes, Stephen Ernest Nelson

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Investigation of Bacillus subtilis as a Biopesticide Against Botrytis cinerea, Kenneth K. Ng

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Implementation of Novel Group Delay Decomposition Method and Surgical Protocol for Assessing Peripheral Neuropathy, Sammy Paul Nicolas

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PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROSPUN POLY (D,L-LACTIDE-CO-GLYCOLIDE) SCAFFOLDS FOR VASCULAR TISSUE ENGINEERING AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF AN IN VITRO BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER MODEL, Deven Chandrakant Patel

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Mechanical Properties of Bone Due to SOST Expression: A 3-Point Bending Assessment of Murine Femurs, Kainoa John Peterson

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Responding to Dangerous Accidents Among the Elderly: A Fall Detection Device with Zigbee-Based Positioning, Michael R. Putnam

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Development and Characterization of Phospholipid Encapsulated Quantum Dot Constructs for Biologic Applications, Laura C. Sparks

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Nitrocellulose Paper Based Microfluidic Platform Development and Surface Functionalization with Anti-IgE Aptamers, Jennifer Guerin Ward

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A NEW COMPUTATIONAL MODEL TO AUGMENT THE DESIGN OF MICROFLUIDIC SEPARATIONS: ELECTRIC FIELD ASSISTED, HYDRODYNAMIC CHROMATOGRAPHY, Jeffrey D. Wells