Thesis & Dissertation Titles

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Wireless simultaneous stimulation-and-recording device (SRD) to train cortical circuits in rat somatosensory cortex
Candidate: John Ramshur, Ph.D.
Date: 2/4/2015


Visual system function in children treated for retinoblastoma
Candidate: Carlos Parra, Ph.D.
Date: 12/19/2014

Effects of macroscopic heterogeneity on propagation and termination of reentry
Candidate: Deepika Konakanchi, Ph.D.
Date: 11/3/2014

A screen-printed electrode for the electrical characterization of cardiac tissues
Candidate: Alayne White, M.S.
Date: 11/4/2014

Contribution of hyaluronan degradation on the structure of lungs:  Development of experimental techniques
Candidate: Adetoun Komolafe, M.S.
Date: 9/10/2014

TNF-α and mechanical stretch: Synergistic damage to alveolar epithelial cells
Candidate: Corey Holt, M.S.
Date: 8/14/2014

Chitosan sponge microbead delivery composite for external stimuli responsive local drug delivery
Candidate: Alex Hoban, M.S.
Date: 6/27/2014

A novel post-electrospinning treatment to improve the porous structure of the chitosan membrane
Candidate: Hengjie Su, M.S.
Date: 4/7/2014

Kinematics and kinetics of sit-to-stand activity in normal and high BMI subjects
Candidate: Kyle Huffman, M.S.
Date: 4/16/2014

Fungal and bacterial infection mitigation with antifungal and antibiotic loaded biopolymer sponges
Candidate: Ashley Cox Parker, Ph.D.
Date: 4/4/2014

Static and dynamic postural stability of high body mass index subjects during single leg standing and stair descent
Candidate: Tyler Palumbo, M.S.
Date: 1/30/2014

An evaluation of chitosan paste as an injectable and adhesive, adjunctive therapy for musculoskeletal wound infection prevention
Candidate: James Keaton Smith, Ph.D.
Date: 1/27/2014


Dependence of the abdominal wall-mesh interfacial strength on the fixation method
Candidate: Hummad Tasneem, M.S.
Date: 12/18/2013

Local delivery of growth stimulators for diabetic foot ulcers: A preliminary in vitro study
Candidate: Jennifer Baldwin, M.S.
Date: 8/28/2013

Effects of cerebral hypothermia on cerebral vasculature and neuronal activity during pharmacologically-induced neonatal seizures
Candidate: Elliott James Jolly, M.S.
Date: 8/19/2013

Regenerating the Enthesis: Characterizing tendon to bone interface development on polymer scaffolds under cyclic strain application
Candidate: Lauren Eichaker, M.S.
Date: 7/9/2013

Influence of porcine dermal fibers and PLLA fibers on properties of a commercially-available injectable bone graft substitute
Candidate: Nathan Thomas, M.S.
Date: 6/13/2013

Strain analysis of proliferative chondrocyte response to compression by fluorescent microscopy
Candidate: Thien-Chuong Phung, M.S.
Date: 4/3/2013

Telemetry controlled brain machine interface to train cortical circuits
Candidate: Tina DeCosta-Fortune, Ph.D.
Date: 4/2/2013

An assessment of tibiofemoral kinematics and kinetics following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Candidate: Brooke Whitaker Sanford, PhD
Date: 2/15/2013


Development of mechanically-stimulated tissue-specific ECM coated scaffolds for tendon-to-bone repair
Candidate: Jared O. Cooper, PhD
Date: 11/7/12

Using computer tomography to acquire more detailed subject specific information for kinematic analysis
Candidate: Devin Conner, MS
Date: 9/27/12

Efficacy of three antibiotic loaded biodegradable polymer coatings for bone screws
Candidate: Zane Hartsell, MS
Date: 7/9/12

Fabrication and characterization of multifunctional chitosan microspheres and their incorporation into composite scaffolds for enhanced bone regeneration
Candidate: Benjamin Reves, PhD
Date: 7/5/12

Design and validation of a cyclic strain bioreactor to condition spatially-selective scaffolds in dual strain regimes
Candidate: John Matthew Goodhart, MS
Date: 6/14/12

Designing a continuous, high throughput flow-filter for whole blood fractionation and enrichment
Candidate: Vinay Bhal, PhD
Date: 6/19/12

Design and pilot biomechanical evaluation of a new device for the surgical treatment of atlanto-axial instability
Candidate: Darren Davis, MS
Date: 4/30/12

Design and biophysicochemical properties of chitosan-collagen-calcium phosphate microparticles and scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration
Candidate: Monica Viorica Zugravu, MS
Date: 3/28/12

Towards monitoring of the anesthetic drug propofol: Design, development and characterization of an automated flow analytical system
Candidate: Felynncia Rainey, PhD
Date: 4/3/12


Design and evaluation of a novel chitosan-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) microsphere based system for bone tissue engineering applications
Candidate: Marvin Mecwan, MS
Date: 11/17/11

Evaluation of carbon filament electrodes for determination of 2,6-Diisoproylphenol (propofol) in aqueous and organic solutions
Candidate: James Sheppard, MS
Date: 11/10/11

Mechanical characterization of MLE-12 cells at the migration front by atomic force microscopy
Candidate: Alex Bada, MS
Date: 11/09/11

In vitro evaluation of electrospun chitosan mats crosslinked with genipin as guided tissue regeneration barrier membranes
Candidate: Peter Norowski, PhD
Date: 10/31/11

In vitro assessment of biomaterial-induced remodeling of subchondral and cancellous bone for the early intervention of joint degeneration with focus on the spinal disc
Candidate: Jonathan McCanless, PhD
Date: 09/15/2011

Experimental kinematic analysis of cadaver knees using a knee simulator and surgical navigation system
Candidate: John Connor, MS
Date: 07/22/2011

Design of a tissue bath system for electrophysiologic characterization of isolated cardiac tissue
Candidate: Emanuel Villa, MS
Date: 07/07/2011

Design and preliminary investigation of crosslinked chitosan sponges for tailorable drug delivery and infection control
Candidate: Ashley Cox Parker, MS
Date: 06/23/2011

Correlation between physiological contact stresses and wear patterns on UHMPE tibial inserts
Candidate: David Knox, MS
Date: 06/10/2011

Biaxial studies of skin's mechanical properties
Candidate: Ramya Srinivasan, MS
Date: 04/20/2011

Evaluating elution and mechanical characteristics of a calcium sulfate bone graft substitute containing Vancomycin, Cefazolin or Amphotericin B
Candidate: Sami Helou, MS
Date: 04/07/2011

Self-ordered search: A novel fMRI task to study working memory in children with catastrophic disease
Candidate: Matthew Scoggins, PhD
Date: 03/30/2011

Vagus nerve stimulator implant simulator featuring feedback system for seizure prediction and treatment
Candidate: Mark Myers, MS
Date: 03/14/2011


Osteoblastic responses to cyclic mechanical compressive and tensile strains at the bone-implant interface: A comparison of osteoblast precursor and osteoblast-like cells
Candidate: Andrew Noblett, MS
Date: 11/15/2010

Stochastic simulation of human pulmonary blood flow based on anatomic and elasticity data
Candidate: John Shi, MS
Date: 11/10/2010

Hyperaldosteronism-induced cardiac remodeling: Role in arrhythmogenesis
Candidate: Leslie Hunt Fitch, PhD
Date: 08/16/2010

Esophageal electric fields are predictive of atrial defibrillation thresholds: Towards patient-specific optimization of electrode placements
Candidate: David Fitch, PhD
Date: 07/14/2010

Development and validation of a 2D/3D finite element model of a composite hemipelvis
Candidate: Egleide Elenes, MS
Date: 07/13/2010

Design, evaluation, and application of heart rate variability analysis software (HRVAS)
Candidate: John Ramshur, MS
Date: 06/30/2010

Design and evaluation of chitosan-calcium phosphate scaffolds constructed from air dried and lyophilized microspheres
Candidate: Duong Nguyen, MS
Date: 06/24/2010

Estimation of renal volumes and glomerular filtration rate using magnetic resonance imaging
Candidate: Aaryani Tipirneni, MS
Date: 06/03/2010

Incorporation of antimicrobilas into antibiotic loaded chitosan sponges
Candidate: Jennifer Brooks, MS
Date: 04/20/2010

Antibiotic-loaded biopolymer device for the prevention of bacterial infection
Candidate: Scott Noel, PhD
Date: 04/08/2010

Atomic force microscope force indentation of alveolar epithelial type II cells over time
Candidate: Catherine Cozad, MS
Date: 03/31/2010


In vitro evaluation of 87.4% DDA chitosan on titanium for the local delivery of vascular endothelial growth factor
Candidate: Megan Leedy, MS
Date: 12/02/2009

The design and construction of an integrated multi-channel RF transmitter for continuous arterial spin labeling with multiple independent labeling coils
Candidate: Adam Winchell, MS
Date: 11/09/2009

In vitro biocorrosion of titanium by macrophage cells
Candidate: Danielle Mueller, MS
Date: 06/19/2009

Biomechanical Comparison of Lumbar Disc Replacements
Candidate: Peter Wong, MS
Date: 05/29/2009

The role of inflammation in the early radiation response
Candidate: Christy Wilson, PhD
Date: 05/29/2009

Antibiotic loaded chitosan film for infection prevention: A preliminary in-vitro characterization evaluation
Candidate: Keaton Smith, MS
Date: 05/11/2009

The characterization and optimization of injectable silicone elastomer particles in conjunction with dermal fibroblasts and growth factors: An in vitro study
Candidate: Matthew Crews, MS
Date: 03/18/2009


Kinematic demands of nucleus arthroplasty technology
Candidate: Elizabeth Sander, MS
Date: 12/12/2008

Use of compliant interbody force sensing grafts to compare load sharing properties of unidirectional and bidirectional multilevel dynamic translational anterior cervical plates
Candidate: Jason Roberson, MS
Date: 12/12/2008

A kinematics-based testing protocol to study the mechanics of the human lumbar spine
Candidate: Nephi Zufelt, MS
Date: 12/12/2008

Effects of BMP-2 and B2A synthetic peptide alone and concerted in an in vitro disc model: Extracellular matrix
Candidate: Jonathan McCanless, MS
Date: 11/13/2008

Programmed current polarization of ion-selective membranes: Theory and applications
Candidate: Justin Zook, PhD
Date: 09/23/2008

Microfluidic analysis systems employing electrochemical sensors for immunoassay
Candidate: I-Jane Chen, PhD
Date: 08/29/2008

Development of multianalyte optical sensor arrays for ionic analysis of small volume tear fluid samples
Candidate: Dwight Bordelon, PhD
Date: 06/27/2008

Composite chitosan/calcium phosphate biomaterials for bone tissue engineering
Candidate: Betsy Chesnutt, PhD
Date: 06/18/2008

Aging effects on mechanical properties of human lung/airway strain during mechanical ventilation
Candidate: Shervin Majd, PhD
Date: 06/17/2008

Simultaneous double external DC shock techniques for atrial fibrillation
Candidate: Deepika Konakanchi, MS
Date: 03/31/2008

Preliminary investigation of lyophilization to improve drug delivery of chitosan-calcium phosphate bone scaffold construct
Candidate: Benjamin Reves, MS
Date: 03/20/2008

Chitosan as an antimicrobial coating on titanium implants
Candidate: Peter Norowski, MS
Date: 02/29/2008

Novel pharmacological strategies for the prevention of shear-induced platelet aggregation and platelet-mediated thrombosis
Candidate: Henry Speich, PhD
Date: 02/22/2008


Gait signatures of lower limbs using inertial measurement units
Candidate: Brooke Whitaker Sanford, MS
Date: 12/14/2007

Design and evaluation of an adjunctive therapy for extremity wound infection reduction: A rapidly resorbing local antibiotic delivery system
Candidate: Stephanie Jackson, MS
Date: 12/06/2007

Non-specific protein adsorption on materials utilized in a microfluidic electrochemical sensor for cardiac proteins
Candidate: Heather Doty, MS
Date: 11/28/2007

Delivery of daptomycin from calcium sulfate for the treatment of osteomyelitis
Candidate: Nathan Webb, MS
Date: 08/29/2007

In vitro osteogenesis at the bone-implant interface in response to daily intermittent mechanical strain
Candidate: Brandon Allen, MS
Date: 07/13/2007

Evaluation of medical textiles as a possible synthetic nucleus containment device for a cervical spine disc replacement:A preliminary investigation
Candidate: Jared Cooper, MS
Date: 07/13/2007

Fabrication and characterization of a chitosan-coated calcium sulfate delivery system for the localized release of therapeutic agents: Antibiotics and anesthetics
Candidate: Scott Noel, MS
Date: 07/12/2007

Chitosan orthopaedic implant coatings on stainless steel bone screws
Candidate: Alex Greene, MS
Date: 07/12/2007

The effect of growth factors in combination with injectable silicone elastomer particles on the metabolic activity of dermal fibroblasts: A Preliminary in vitro Study
Candidate: Joycelyn Robinson, MS
Date: 07/03/2007

The effect of polyethylene wear debris size, number and endotoxin on the macrophage osteolytic response
Candidate: Carie Alley, MS
Date: 07/02/2007

Trabecular calcium phosphate scaffolds for bone regeneration
Candidate: Mark Appleford, PhD
Date: 05/25/2007

Depth and size limits for the visibility of veins using the VeinViewer imaging system
Candidate: Soujanya Ganesh, MS
Date: 05/25/2007

Effect of different organic acids on the physicochemical and biological properties of chitosan films
Candidate: Nayana Brahmandam, MS
Date: 04/04/2007

Theoretical and experimental evaluation of spatial resolution in a Variable Resolution X-Ray computed tomography scanner
Candidate: Roman Melnyk, PhD
Date: 01/14/2007


Studies of biaxial mechanical properties and finite element modeling of skin
Candidate: Xituan Shang, PhD
Date: 11/13/2006

A 3-D acoustic emission based microcrack source localization method and its biomechanical application
Candidate: Jihui Li, PhD
Date: 11/09/2006

Energy-based descriptions of cell mimetic behavior in suspension flows
Candidate: JoDe Lavine, PhD
Date: 08/18/2006

Drug delivery using composite pellets for optimized therapeutic agents delivery
Candidate: Gangadhar Utturkar, MS
Date: 08/16/2006

Effects of furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide on hyperaldosteronism-induced cardiac fibrosis, calcium levels, and ventricular arrhythmias
Candidate: Jennifer Nguyen, MS
Date: 08/09/2006

Gait signatures
Candidate: Rohit Gaddam, MS
Date: 07/13/2006

The development of multianalyte electrochemical immunoassays
Candidate: Ying Liu, MS
Date: 07/06/2006

Spironolactone reduces susceptibility to ventricular tachyarrhythmias caused by hyperaldosteronism-induced cardiac fibrosis and calcium overloading
Candidate: Kalyan Obalampalli, MS
Date: 06/26/2006

The effect of hydroxyapatite crystallinity on degradation & osteoblast response to biodegradable polymer/hydroxyapatite composite materials
Candidate: Mason Bettenga, MS
Date: 05/26/2006

Enhancing calcium sulfate antibiotic delivery through a composit approach
Candidate: Shweta Sharma, MS
Date: 05/25/2006

Stress corrosion susceptibility of an alloy used in external fixation devices under clinically relevant conditions
Candidate: Jacob Cartner, MS
Date: 04/21/2006


Investigating the relationship between esophageal electric fields and atrial defibrillation thresholds
Candidate: David Fitch, MS
Date: 11/08/2005

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