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The effect of synthesis route and ortho-position functional group on thermally rearranged polymer thermal and transport properties
This dissertation discusses the effect of synthesis route and ortho-position group on the thermal and transport properties of thermally rearranged polymers. Thermally rearranged polymers are polybenzoxazoles formed via the ...
Study of initial void formation and electron wind force for scaling effects on electromigration in Cu interconnects
The continuing scaling of integrated circuits beyond 22nm technology node poses increasing challenges to Electromigration (EM) reliability for Cu on-chip interconnects. First, the width of Cu lines in advanced technology ...
Improved CBM of top drives using advanced sensors and novel analysis techniques
Although technology in the oil and gas industry is always advancing, there are still numerous tools, sensors, and analysis techniques used regularly in the field that have remained unchanged for many years. This is ...
Enzymatic treatment of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in municipal wastewater
Conventional wastewater treatment plants do not effectively remove pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). As a result, PPCPs enter the environment via treated wastewater discharge. Enzymatic treatment, using ...
Exploring teachers’ perceptions of positive and negative attitudes toward teachers and the teaching profession
According to the OECD (2014), only one-third of U.S. teachers reported that teaching was “valued” or “highly valued” by U.S. society. Still others have argued that teachers’ perceptions of negative attitudes may be exaggerated ...
Dancing Latina identity : a rendering of contemporary Latina self-representation in American concert dance
When considering the Latina dancer in the United States it is easy to conjure images of a fruit crowned Carmen Miranda shimming in front of the camera, videos of Jennifer Lopez swinging her hips in dark and crowded clubs, ...
Buddhist philosophy in the work of David Foster Wallace
This dissertation is about the ways David Foster Wallace's writing expresses Buddhist philosophy. Because Buddhism is a vast subject, sometimes I conflate several traditional "Buddhisms" into a common-denominator form, ...
Emerging bilinguals' mathematical agency in a teaching experiment : tomar posesión y entender las ideas matemáticas
Latino/a emerging bilinguals with identified learning disability labels face marginalization in the mathematics classroom due to several barriers, such as the type of instruction and denial of native language as a resource. ...
Essays on income taxes and household production
Couples make dynamic joint decisions, including how much each spouse works at home and in the market throughout life. By building a dynamic model of taxation, I quantify the welfare gains of moving to a gender-based tax. ...
Doctoral thesis recital (cello)
Cello sonata in C major, op. 119 / Sergei Prokofiev -- Cello sonata in G minor, op. 19 / Sergei Rachmaninoff.