Since November 1, 2008, students submitting Master’s theses and project reports are required to submit their work in electronic format to DigitalCommons@CalPoly. Prior to November 1, 2008, deposit of printed copies of master's theses was required. To locate a thesis written before November 1, 2008, please search the Kennedy Library catalog using the terms "Cal Poly master's thesis."

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Theses/Project Reports from 2015

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Polymer Transcrystallization Induced by Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Fibers, John Abdou

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USING ARCHIVED TRANSIT DATA TO ANALYZE THE EFFECT OF RAINFALL ON TRANSIT PERFORMANCE MEASURES AT THE ROUTE LEVEL, Nicholas F. Bleich

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Effect of Surfactant Architecture on Conformational Transitions of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes, Greg A. Braggin

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Locating Optimal Water Quality Monitoring Locations Using Demand Coverage Index Method, Jeffrey Scott Brake

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Aerospike Rocket Motor Structural Webbing, Andrew Brock

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The impact of a controlled 10-week pistachio feeding crossover trial on blood lipids and measures of adiposity, Alison Helen Bushnell

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

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Telepresence: Design, Implementation and Study of an HMD-controlled Avatar with a Mechatronic Approach, Darren Michael Chan

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High Moisture Extrusion of Oatmeal, Brandon F. Coleman

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Consumer evaluation: The link between body mass index, reward sensitivity, product liking and emotion, Malori Comer

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Detecting Learning Styles in Video Games, Benjamin Cooley

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OPTIMIZING THE PISTACHIO SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS NETWORK FOR FRESNO COUNTY USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS NETWORK ANALYSIS METHOD, Farnaz Daneshpour

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Analysis of the United States Hop Market, Michael W. Dasso

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Three-Phase Generation Using Reactive Networks, Tattiana Karina Coleman Davenport

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Development of Local Transient Heat Flux Measurements in an Axisymmetric Hybrid Rocket Nozzle, Christopher D'Elia

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Universal Programmable Battery Charger with Optional Battery Management System, Michael Duke DeSando

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Screening of biocontrol organisms for the management of phytopathogenic fungi and foodborne pathogens on produce, Antoinette BoYee de Senna

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Designing a Visual Front End in Audio-Visual Automatic Speech Recognition System, Junda Dong

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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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IR-Depth Face Detection and Lip Localization Using Kinect V2, Katherine KaYan Fong

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Platforms for Teaching Distributed Computing Concepts to Undergraduate Students, J. Forrester

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GPUHElib and DistributedHElib: Distributed Computing Variants of HElib, a Homomorphic Encryption Library, Ethan Andrew Frame

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HEIDE: An IDE for the Homomorphic Encryption Library HElib, Grant Taylor Frame

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ECG Classification with an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System, Brad Thomas Funsten Mr.

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VIBRATION-BASED HEALTH MONITORING OF ROTATING SYSTEMS WITH GYROSCOPIC EFFECT, Nenad Gavrilovic

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Methodologies for Simplified Lifeline System Risk Assessments, Michael Germeraad

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TOWARD THE SYSTEMATIZATION OF ACTIVE AUTHENTICATION RESEARCH, Daniel Fleming Gerrity

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Outdoor Adventure Therapy to Increase Physical Activity in Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Elizabeth C. Gill M.S., Suzanne Phelan Ph.D, Marni Goldenberg Ph.D, and Heather Starnes Ph.D

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The Development of a High-Performance Distributed Battery Management System for Large Lithium Ion Packs, Christopher B. Grasberger

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Development and Lab Calibration of the Pnuematic In-situ Soil Caving Index Sampler (PISCIS), Michael A. Grolle

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THE PROTEOMIC RESPONSE OF THE CARCINUS MAENAS Y-ORGAN OVER THE COURSE OF THE MOLT CYCLE, Mark S. Hamer

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Gods and Gurus in the City of Angels: Aimee Semple McPherson, Swami Paramananda, and Los Angeles in the 1920s, Amy Hart

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ANALYSIS OF MOS CURRENT MODE LOGIC (MCML) AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MCML STANDARD CELL LIBRARY FOR LOW-NOISE DIGITAL CIRCUIT DESIGN, Marcus Edwin Allan Heim

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SRAM Compiler For Automated Memory Layout Supporting Multiple Transistor Process Technologies, Brandon Hilgers

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EIGHT DEGREE OF FREEDOM VEHICLE MODEL WITH PITCH, YAW, TIRE CONTROL AND SENSOR INPUTS, Sean T. Hirtle

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DESIGN METHODS FOR REMOTELY POWERED UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES, William Beaman Howe

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Synthetic Aperture Radar: Rapid Detection of Target Motion in Matlab, Daniel S. Kassen

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NUTRIENT REMOVAL FROM CLARIFIED MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER USING MICROALGAE RACEWAY PONDS, Justin Andrew Kraetsch

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BICYCLE TOURISM PLAN FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A TEMPLATE FOR RURAL AGRICULTURAL TOWNS AND A CASE STUDY FOR THE CITY OF WINTERS, CALIFORNIA, Marisa Rene Lee

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Design and Fabrication Techniques of Devices for Embedded Power Active Contact Lens, Errol Heradio Leon

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Fog Protocol and FogKit: A JSON-Based Protocol and Framework for Communication Between Bluetooth-Enabled Wearable Internet of Things Devices, Spencer Lewson

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Optimizing Harris Corner Detection on GPGPUs Using CUDA, Justin Loundagin

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Digitally Controlled Zero-Voltage-Switching Quasi-Resonant Buck Converter, Brian R. Luc

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Identification of Saccharina groenlandica (Phaeophyceae) around the Svalbard Archipelago: DNA barcoding using cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COI), Anniken Lydon

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SWEEP STABILITY CHARACTERIZATION OF A VERNIER-TUNED DISTRIBUTED BRAGG REFLECTOR (VT-DBR) ALL-SEMICONDUCTOR TUNABLE SWEPT LASER SYSTEM AT 1550 NM FOR SENSING APPLICATIONS, Roric Christian Martens Biersach

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Increasing Expression of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in Maize through Breeding, Erin Suzanne Miller

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Development of an Autonomous Single-Point Calibration for a Constant Voltage Hot-Wire Anemometer, Ryan Murphy

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SURVEY OF PHYTOSEIIDS (ACARI: PHYTOSEIIDAE) ON THE CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA, Maria Elena Murrietta

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EMBEDDED POWER ACTIVE CONTACT LENS, Benny Ng

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A Wearable 1.6GHz Non-Invasive Midfield Wave-Based Blood Glucose Sensor, Danielle Nishida

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INDOOR LOCATION TRACKING AND ORIENTATION ESTIMATION USING A PARTICLE FILTER, INS, AND RSSI, Cameron Ramin Nouri

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Inlet Shape Considerations For Split-Wing Electric Distributed Propulsion, Kurt VonderHaar Papathakis

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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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AERODYNAMIC DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS PROCEDURE FOR SMALL HORIZONTAL-AXIS WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE, Dylan R. Perry

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The California Coastal Commission’s Approach to Lower Cost Overnight Visitor-Serving Accommodations Mitigation: A Policy and Legal Analysis, David Francis Pierucci

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Investigation of larval sensory systems in the marine bryozoan, Bugula neritina, Heather Leigh Price

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Criticality and Risk Assessment for Pipe Rehabilitation in the City of Santa Barbara Sewer System, Rossi Carmelo Rossi II

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STRUCTURAL MICROMETEOROID AND RADIATION SHIELDING FOR INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT, Jared Allen Ruekberg

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Does Scenic Make Cents?, Sara Ann Sanders

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Experimental Investigation of Drag Reduction by Trailing Edge Tabs on a Square Based Bluff Body in Ground Effect, Scott R. Sawyer

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Combination of a Probabilistic-Based and a Rule-Based Approach for Genealogical Record Linkage, Pooja P. Shah

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Parametric Performance-driven Passive Solar Designed Facade Systems, Thomas Paul Shorey Jr.

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An Investigation to Detect Delamination in Composite Laminated Plates Under Dynamic Loading, Jason Christopher Starnes

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Development of a Human Tibiofemoral Joint Finite Element Model to Investigate the Effects of Obesity and Knee Malalignment on Joint Contact Pressure, Meghan Sylvia

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Effect of Sustainable and Composite Materials on the Mechanical Behavior of Sandwich Panels under Edgewise Compressive Loading, Justin A. Tafoya

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Conservation Through Limited Development: An Approach for Land Conservancies, Catherine Joy Tarone

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Native Small Mammal Use of an Invasive Grass: Heermann's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys heermanni) and Veldt grass (Ehrharta calycina) in Coastal California, Juliana P. Trunzo

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Virulence gene expression of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the viable but nonculturable state, Tiffany Pui-Yun Tse

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HYBRID ROCKET MOTOR SCALING PROCESS, Joseph B. R. Vanherweg

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Hydrologic Response to Conifer Removal from an Encroached Mountain Meadow, Gregory F. Van Oosbree

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Characterization of Pressure-Driven and Electro-Kinetically Driven Flow in a Micro-Fluidic Chip Using Particle Imaging Velocimetry, Alexis Weckel

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PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY OF THE WESTERN FENCE LIZARD (SCELOPORUS OCCIDENTALIS) FOR THE LYME DISEASE SPIROCHETE, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, Kyle Russell Weichert

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ANALYSIS OF EMBRYO SCORING AND COMPARISON OF CLINIC PERFORMANCE IN IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION, James W. Whistler

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Validation of a CFD Approach for Gas Turbine Internal Cooling Passage Heat Transfer Prediction, Daniel G. Wilde

Theses/Project Reports from 2014

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PROCEDURAL MUSIC GENERATION AND ADAPTATION BASED ON GAME STATE, Timothey Andrew Adam

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Analysis and Optimization of the Scheffler Solar Concentrator, Simone Alberti

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

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City of San Luis Obispo Open Space Vegetation Management Plan, Danielle Rose Althaus

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Analysis of Tumble Rate and Spin Axis Orientation for Rocket Bodies near Geostationary Altitude, Kimberly Andersen

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Amphibious Architecture : Living with a Rising Bay, Heather Christine Anderson

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Relative Expression of Germination Genes SleB, GerAC, and gpr in Heat Treated Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis, Valerie Paige Arechiga and Valerie Paige Arechiga

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Compacting Loads and Stores for Code Size Reduction, Isaac Asay

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Creating a Testing Framework and Workflow for Developers New to Web Application Engineering, Tag G. Ashby

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PROLIFERATION, MIGRATION, AND SURVIVAL OF CELLS IN THE TELENCEPHALON OF THE BALL PYTHON, PYTHON REGIUS, Thomas B. Bales

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The Effect of Clay, Cement and Fibers on the Strength and Durability of Compressed Earth Blocks, Wyatt Adair Banker-Hix

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City of Los Angeles Arts District Form-Based Code, Ryan Jupiter Banuelos

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Sensitivity of Stormwater Management Solutions to Spatial Scale, Jeffrey Michael Barich

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Effect of Adaptive Tabs on Drag of a Square-Base Bluff Body, Brian W. Barker

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Performance of No Vibration/No Admixture Masonry Grout Containing High Replacement of Portland Cement with Fly Ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, Eric Bateman

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Development and Implementation of Dispersion Phase Diagrams (DPDs) for Four Different Hydrophobically Modified Ethoxylated Urethane (HEUR) Based Acrylic Paint Systems, Tyler J. Bell

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AC Power Combining Strategy with Application to Efficient Linear Power Amplifiers, Rudi Matthew Bendig

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MICROCOSM STUDY OF NATURAL ATTENUATION, BIOSTIMULATION, AND BIOAUGMENTATION OF SOILS CONTAMINATED WITH PCBS, DIOXINS, PAHS, AND PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS, Mackenzie L. Billings

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CLASSIFICATION OF PLOT-LEVEL FIRE-CAUSED TREE MORTALITY IN A REDWOOD FOREST USING DIGITAL ORTHOPHOTOGRAPHY AND LIDAR, Brian David Bishop

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Optimization of Growth Parameters for Algal Regrowth Potential Experiments, Chadwick D. Boggess

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Development of Novel Anti-Microbial Plant Essential-Oil Treatments to Reduce the Postharvest Incidence of Botrytis cinerea of Strawberries, Ryan C. Brantley

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Oceano Community Health Plan, Eugene Phillip Brennan

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Modeling and Simulation of Parallel D-STATCOMs with Full-Wave Rectifiers, Jason Brinsfield

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JUICINESS IN CITIZEN SCIENCE COMPUTER GAMES: ANALYSIS OF A PROTOTYPICAL GAME, Eric D. ebucktha Buckthal

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A Set Union Based Formulation for Course Scheduling and Timetabling, Jesse Paul Bukenberger

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