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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. An Investigation of Power Quality Issues Associated With Shunt Capacitor Applications

    by Tian, Yu

    Shunt capacitors are widely used in power systems for voltage support and reactive power compensation. Its applications,...

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  2. Investigation of Residual Feed Intake in Dairy Cows

    by Manafiazar,Ghader

    This thesis research was aimed to develop a residual feed intake (RFI) prediction equation in dairy cattle while accounting...

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  3. Investigation of reverse auctions for wetland restoration in Manitoba

    by Packman, Katherine

    Reverse auctions for ecological goods and services are an alternative to current agri-environmental government programs to...

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  4. Investigation of solvent extraction of coal at low temperatures

    by Haghighat,Fatemehalsadat

    Solvent extraction of coal is a method to produce low molecular weight products from coal. It also can be used as a pretreatment...

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  5. Investigation of the Adaptation of WorkFace Planning at the Organization and Project Levels and the Development of a Mathematical Model to Quantitatively Evaluate the Effectiveness of WorkFace Planning

    by Peng, Jing

    WorkFace Planning (WFP) is an Alberta-based industry best practice aimed at improving productivity on industrial construction...

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  6. Investigation of the Adsorption of Model and Oil Sands Process-Affected Water Naphthenic Acids on Graphite

    by Moustafa, Ahmed M. A.

    Naphthenic acids (NAs) are constituents of bitumen in the oil sands deposits in northern Alberta, Canada. The extraction...

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  7. Investigation of the Anti-apoptotic Function and Regulation of Vaccinia Virus F1L

    by Campbell, Stephanie D

    Apoptosis, an evolutionarily conserved cell death programme, is a potent barrier against virus infection. Central to this...

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  8. Investigation of the BRCT repeats in human hereditary breast cancer and DNA damage response

    by Lee, Megan Sae Bom

    The C-terminal region of breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) contains a pair of tandem BRCT repeats that are critical...

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  9. Investigation of the Double-Trap Intrinsic Kinetic Equation for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction and its implementation into a Membrane Electrode Assembly model.

    by Moore, Michael

    A significant contributor to performance loss in polymer electrolyte fuel cells is the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). ...

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  10. Investigation of the Kinetics of Tet(O)-mediated Tetracycline Resistance

    by Li, Jun

    Widespread tetracycline resistance (TcR) has limited the clinical use of Tc for the treatment of bacterial infections. Tet(O)...

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  11. An Investigation of the Oxidation of Carbohydrate versus Fat for Energy in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

    by Loehr, Sarah A

    Impaired fat oxidation has been associated with increased plasma free fatty acid concentrations, ectopic fat deposition and...

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  12. Investigation of the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell catalyst layer microstructure

    by Dobson, Peter

    Computer modeling is critical for catalyst layer (CL) design in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Water-filled and...

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  13. Investigation of the Prader-Willi syndrome protein MAGEL2 in the regulation of Forkhead box transcription factor FOXO1

    by Devos, Julia J

    Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a genetic disorder resulting from the loss of expression of multiple genes including MAGEL2,...

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  14. Investigation of the role of PITX2 in ocular expression pathways and human disease

    by Strungaru, Marcela Hermina

    The overall goal of my work has been to gain a better understanding of Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome (ARS), a human autosomal...

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  15. Investigation of the Transport Phenomena within the Liquid Phase of a Methanol Pool Fire

    by Vali, Alireza

    A 90 mm diameter methanol pool fire was investigated experimentally and analytically. Aiming for well-defined experiments...

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  16. An investigation of the Whitecourt meteorite impact crater (Alberta, Canada)

    by Kofman, Randolf

    The <1,130 year old Whitecourt Meteorite Impact Crater, located several kilometres south of Whitecourt, Alberta (Canada),...

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  17. Investigation of Time Series Analysis Based Damage Detection Methodologies for Structural Health Monitoring

    by Mei, Qipei

    Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is widely accepted as a valuable tool for monitoring, inspecting and maintaining infrastructure...

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  18. Investigation of Ultrasonic Acoustic Standing Wave Separation of Particles in a Multi-wavelength Macro-scale Resonator

    by Setayeshgar, Alireza

    This thesis presents an investigation of macro-scale (>5mm) multi-wavelength acoustophoresis. This is a technique used for...

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  19. An Investigation of Using n-Si Piezoresistive Behavior to Develop a Three-Dimensional Stress Sensing Rosette

    by Gharib, Hossam M.H.

    This work involves the design, microfabrication, calibration, and testing of a new silicon-based piezoresistive rosette capable...

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  20. Investigation of variation in oil sand properties via analysis of seismic and on-board truck data

    by Kakan, Marjan

    The ever increasing size of mining equipment has caused many instability concerns both on board and in the ground underneath....

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