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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Investigating the rutting and moisture sensitivity of warm mix asphalt with varying contents of recycled asphalt pavement, Taha Ahmed Hussien Ahmed

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Truss size and topology optimization using harmony search method, Haitham Farah Hanna Al Rabadi

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Vadose zone denitrification enhancement by poplars during dormancy, Hayden Willis Ausland

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A case study of sulfur dioxide concentrations in Muscatine, Iowa and the ability for AERMOD to predict NAAQS violations, Charlene Marie Becka

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Feasibility of using 100% recycled asphalt pavement mixtures for road construction, Russell Edgar Carlson IV

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Analysis of hydrologic systems at multiple spatial scales and its implications for aggregating hydrologic process, Bo Chen

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Assessment of flood mitigation strategies for reducing peak discharges in the Upper Cedar River watershed, Chad Walter Drake

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Alternative tile intake design for intensively managed agro-ecosystems, William Dirk Ettema

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Rock scour in hydraulic laboratory analog scour models, Ali Reza Firoozfar

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Fe(II)-catalyzed recrystallization of hematite, Maria Rose Helgeson

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Development of a highly resolved 3-D computational model for applications in water quality and ecosystems, Oscar Eduardo Hernandez Murcia

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The effects of increased infiltration and distributed storage on reducing peak discharges in an agricultural Iowa watershed: the Middle Raccoon River, William Klingner

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Evaluating the toxicity of nitrogen-functionalized carbon nanotubes, Caitlin Joy Krause

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Exploring the diversity of vinyl chloride assimilating bacteria in enriched groundwater cultures, Carly Faye Lintner

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Conceptual design using multilevel continuum structural topology optimization, Bodi Lu

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Characterization of agricultural floodplain scour using one-dimensional hydraulic simulation, Riley Mondloch

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Uptake, translocation, and toxicity of gold nanorods in maize, Nastaran Moradi Shahmansouri

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Reduction of nitroaromatic compounds by iron(ii) reduced clay minerals, Tyler Lee Olson

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Development and application of a simple terrestrial laser scanner, Sean Plenner

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The predictability of Iowa's hydroclimate through analog forecasts, Scott Thomas Rowe

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Partial nitritation-anammox using pH-controlled aeration in submerged attached growth bioreactors, James Murray Shannon

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Ultrasonic stream bridge sensors (USBS) error in water level estimation, Tesfalem Tsegay Tekle

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Laboratory and field evaluation of hot mix asphalt with high contents of reclaimed asphalt pavement, Clinton Isaac Van Winkle

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Parametric investigation of strain gauges in structural damage detection, Matthew Francis Anderson

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Smooth Cord Grass (Spartina Alterniflora) Response to Simulated Oil Spills in Sediment-Water Microcosms, Elliott E. Beenk

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Development of a Passive Surface Flux Meter to estimate spatially distributed nutrient mass fluxes, Benjamin Richards Carlson

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Coupled Hydrologic And Hydraulic Models And Applications, Chi Chi Choi

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Flow structure in the wake of a low-aspect-ratio wall-mounted bluff body, Seyed Mohammad Hajimirzaie

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Influence of As(V) on Fe(II)-catalyzed Fe oxide recrystallization, Brittany Huhmann

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Improving bottom-up and top-down estimates of carbon fluxes in the Midwestern USA, Aditsuda Jamroensan

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Size-dependent reactivity of hematite nanoparticles: environmental implications of dissolution mechanisms and aggregation, Caylyn Ashley Lanzl

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Evaluation of methodologies for continuous discharge monitoring in unsteady open-channel flows, Kyutae Lee

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Modeling water quantity and quality in an agricultural watershed in the midwestern US using SWAT: assessing implications due to an expansion in 'biofuel' production and climate change, Sudipta Kumar Mishra

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Development of nanomaterial-enabled advanced oxidation techniques for treatment of organic micropollutants, Rebekah Lynn Oulton

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Effects of carbon during Fe(II)-catalyzed Fe oxide recrystallization: implications for Fe and carbon cycling, Timothy Stephen Pasakarnis

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Sensitivity analysis of pavement thickness design software for local roads in Iowa, Jeremy Purvis

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Environmental fate of endocrine disrupting growth promoters used in cattle production, Shen Qu

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The impact of agricultural drainage systems on hydrologic responses, Rebecca Joy Sheler

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Hydrologic impacts of tile drainage in Iowa, Brandon Patrick Sloan

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Microcosm phytoremediation of crude oil using Spartina alterniflora and simulated via a mathematica model, Luke Lanning Smith

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Development of a numerical tool to predict hydrodynamics, temperature and TDG in hydropower flows, Yushi Wang

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Distributed storage modeling in Soap Creek for flood control and agricultural practices, Matthew John Wunsch

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Cyclic siloxanes in air including identification of high levels in Chicago and distinct diurnal variation, Rachel Yucuis

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Development and application of a mechanistic model to predict juvenile salmon swim paths, Antonio Arenas Amado

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A multiscale investigation of the role of variability in cross-sectional properties and side tributaries on flood routing, Jared Wendell Barr

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Comparison of experimental results of horizontal kaplan turbine with computational fluid dynamics, Vijaya Bijukchhe

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Assessing the effects of native freshwater mussels on aquatic nitrogen dynamics, Jeremy Scott Bril

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Multibody dynamics of mechanism with secondary system, Jun Hyeak Choi

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Exploring the benefits of satellite remote sensing for flood prediction across scales, Luciana Kindl da Cunha

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Performance evaluation of a network of polarimetric X-Band radars used for rainfall estimation, Piotr Domaszczynski

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Impacts of WMA additives on rutting resistance and moisture susceptibility, Thomas Glueckert

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Comparative removal of pharmaceuticals and antimicrobials in conventional and constructed wetland wastewater treatment in cold climate, Emily Kristine Gorsalitz

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Vinyl chloride biodegradation by methane-oxidizing bacteria and ethene-oxidizing bacteria in the presence of methane and ethene, Meng-Chen Lee

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Rhizosphere biotransformation of selected polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners by switchgrass and poplar, Richard Edward Meggo

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Detection of erosion/deposition depth using a low frequency passive radio frequency identification (rfid) technology, Iordanis Vlasios Moustakidis

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Simulating and explaining passive air sampling rates and analyte air concentrations for semi-volatile compounds on polyurethane foam disks, Nicholas Thomas Petrich

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Nitrogen removal from wastewater by an aerated subsurface flow constructed wetland, Eric Redmond

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Flood risk analysis for the Iowa Statewide Floodplain Mapping Project, Benjamin Samuel Reith

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Localization of vibration-based damage detection method in structural applications, Charles Joseph Schallhorn

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Comparison of PCBs in East Chicago, Indiana and Columbus Junction, Iowa in indoor and outdoor air, Timothy J. Schulz

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Fractionation of recycled asphalt pavement materials: improvement of volumetric mix design driteria for High-RAP content surface mixtures, Cory Patrick Shannon

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Understanding travelers' route choice behavior under uncertainty, Nikhil Sikka

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Development and application of a two-dimensional hydrodynamic model for assessment of modern and historical flow conditions of Upper Mississippi River Pool 8 near La Crosse, Wisconsin, Brice E. Stafne

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Passive and muscle-based predictive computer models of seated and supine humans in whole-body vibration, Yang Wang

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A redesigned instrument and new data analysis method used to measure the size and velocity of hydrometeors, Bryson Evan Winsky

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Engineering and legal aspects of a distributed storage flood mitigation system in Iowa, Travis Baxter

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Phytoremediation of airborne polychlorinated biphenyls, Alexandrea Beebe

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Phytoremediation of natural and synthetic steroid growth promoters used in livestock production by riparian buffer zone plants, Sam Bircher

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Hydrologic and biogeochemical signatures in intensively managed catchments: data synthesis and development of a passive surfacewater quality sampler, Samuel James Boland

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Phosphorus runoff to Clear Creek, Kyla Dean

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Assessment of methanotroph presence and activity in dilute vinyl chloride contaminated groundwater, Meredith Lynn Dobson

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Phytoremediation for the treatment of energetic material releases on testing and training ranges at Eglin Air Force Base, Matthew Brian Flannigan

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Understanding the partitioning of rainfall by the maize canopy through computational modelling and physical measurements, Renato Prata de Moraes Frasson

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Impact of the 2008 Midwestern flood on Gulf of Mexico hypoxia, Aaron L. Gwinnup

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Image based computational fluid dynamics modeling to simulate fluid flow around a moving fish, Justin Wayne Hannon

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Panel data analysis of fuel price elasticities to vehicle-miles traveled for first year participants of the national evaluation of a mileage-based road user charge study, Charles Nicholas Hatz II

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Microbial ecology of a managed aquifer near the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (Middletown, Ia), Joshua Adam Livermore

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Assessing and augmenting emergency response: a study of the current methods and potential changes to flood response in the state of Iowa, Timothy James Middlemis-Brown

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Development of a high-resolution 1D/2D coupled flood simulation of Charles City, Iowa, Matthew Roger Moore

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Design of wind turbine tower and foundation systems: optimization approach, John Corbett Nicholson

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Computational fluid dynamics applications for the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Adam C. Nielsen

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Use Of Cuencas hydrological model in simulating the effects of land use change on the 2008 flooding event in the Turkey River Watershed, Maria Fernanda Perez Gonzalez

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Determining Lake Sedimentation Rates Using Radionuclide Tracers, Riley Aaren Post

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Air entrainment relationship with water discharge of vortex drop structures, Cody N. Pump

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Simulation of spatial and temporal trends in hydrodynamic conditions of Upper Mississippi River Pool 8, Thomas Jess II Smith

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Standard methods for the Iowa statewide floodplain mapping program, Nicholas Wayne Thomas

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Evaluation of curing criteria for cold in-place recycling of asphalt, Adam Michael Woods