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    • The Effect of Gender and Gender Stereotypes on Voter Evaluations of Complex Coalitional Environments 

      Pascu-Lindner, Andra Diana (2022-09-22)
      This dissertation examines the impact of gender and gender stereotypes on voters' evaluations of high-information political environments. I first contend that there is an independent effect of Prime Minister gender on voter expectations of government formation outcomes -- and that government type and ideology will interact with the gender of the Prime ...
    • Exploration of Emotional Evocation Through Wearable Haptic Interfaces 

      Sullivan, Daziyah (2022-09-20)
      Nearly one in five adults in the United States suffer from mental illness. Emotion regulation techniques are commonly used to assist individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, two of the common types of mental illness. Wearable devices that deliver discreet haptic cues may be useful tools to assist with managing mental illness by allowing an ...
    • Advancing methods for wastewater disease surveillance of antibiotic resistance and SARS-CoV-2 

      Lou, Esther (2022-09-19)
      Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), which involves using biological indicators in sewage to provide information on the overall health of a community, is a powerful tool to monitor public health. WBE offers several advantages that make it complementary to conventional clinical surveillance: it is rapid and resource-efficient, enables broad monitoring ...
    • Rydberg-atom synthetic dimensions 

      Kanungo, Soumya Kamal (2022-09-08)
      Synthetic dimensions are powerful tools for quantum simulation and computation. They are realized by harnessing internal or external degrees of freedom of an atom or molecule, which can mimic the motion of an electron in a real-space lattice potential. Such degrees of freedom are highly tunable and can be engineered to create configurations difficult ...
    • Plasmonic hot carrier-driven electrochemistry 

      Al-Zubeidi, Alexander (2022-09-07)
      The need for renewable energy has sparked widespread interest in photocatalysts, including systems based on plasmonic metal nanoparticles. To take advantage of these materials, a fundamental understanding of how plasmon-induced hot-carriers drive chemical reactions is needed. This work examines how different hot carrier distributions affect electrochemical ...
    • Theoretical Investigations of Mechanisms of Bacterial Clearance by Antimicrobial Peptides 

      Nguyen, Thao N (2022-09-07)
      The discovery and subsequent clinical usage of antibiotics was a major breakthrough in 20th-century medicine, drastically improving healthcare standards while increasing the average human life expectancy. The antibiotic era, despite its considerable success, was unfortunately short-lived. Once again, the threat of potential lack of treatments for ...
    • Developing CRISPR tools for activating silent biosynthetic gene clusters in Streptomyces spp. 

      Ameruoso, Andrea (2022-09-06)
      The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria represents a major threat to global health, creating an urgent need to discover new antibiotics. Natural products derived from the genus Streptomyces represent a rich and diverse repertoire of chemical molecules from which new antibiotics are likely to be found. However, a major challenge is that the biosynthetic ...
    • Quantum Simulation of the Hubbard Model: Higher Symmetry Fermions and New Architectures 

      Ibarra Garcia Padilla, Eduardo (2022-09-06)
      Over the past few decades, quantum simulation with ultracold atoms in optical lattices has proven to be a useful tool for understanding many-body Hamiltonians.One of its primary directions is the experimental study of the Fermi Hubbard Model (FHM), which aims to capture the fundamental properties of cuprate superconductors and has produced a wide ...
    • Breaking Through the Current Obstacles of Non-Canonical Amino Acid Technology 

      Wu, Kuan-Lin (2022-08-26)
      Genetic code expansion (GCE) technology has enabled more than 200 chemically and structurally diverse non-canonical amino acids (ncAAs) to be site-specifically introduced to proteins with high specificity and fidelity. This technology has allowed us to study biological processes including structure, catalysis, transport, and defense at a new level ...
    • Breaking Through the Current Obstacles of Non-Canonical Amino Acid Technology 

      Wu, Kuan-Lin (2022-08-26)
      Genetic code expansion (GCE) technology has enabled more than 200 chemically and structurally diverse non-canonical amino acids (ncAAs) to be site-specifically introduced to proteins with high specificity and fidelity. This technology has allowed us to study biological processes including structure, catalysis, transport, and defense at a new level ...
    • Breaking Through the Current Obstacles of Non-Canonical Amino Acid Technology 

      Wu, Kuan-Lin (2022-08-26)
      Genetic code expansion (GCE) technology has enabled more than 200 chemically and structurally diverse non-canonical amino acids (ncAAs) to be site-specifically introduced to proteins with high specificity and fidelity. This technology has allowed us to study biological processes including structure, catalysis, transport, and defense at a new level ...
    • Investigating the role of biological modularity and stochasticity in cancer metastasis 

      Galbraith, Madeline Lee (2022-08-25)
      Metastasis is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. While cancer and metastasis have been studied for many years there is still much to learn, particularly with regards to how various biological pathways interact to instigate or prevent metastasis. The multitude of gene regulatory networks that govern cancer metastasis can be studied individually ...
    • Hidden in Plain Sight: Nordic Colonialism in American Literature from Reconstruction to the Immigration Act of 1924 

      Sigurdardottir, Solveig Asta (2022-08-24)
      On January 6th, 2021, a large crowd stormed the capitol of the United States adorned in Nordic symbols to claim ownership of the land. Supported by then president of the United States, the attackers mobilized a contemporary economy of historical Nordic imaginaries that ground whiteness as property-holding and brought into sharp focus the history of ...
    • Plasmonic Photodecomposition of Gas-phase Toxic Molecules 

      Lou, Minghe (2022-08-24)
      Plasmonic nanomaterials have recently attracted much research interest with regard to their applications in photocatalysis and photochemistry. The collective oscillation of conductive electrons in metal nanostructures, also known as local surface plasmon, allow the nanostructures to interact with light in a cross section far larger than the physical ...
    • Theoretical Characterization of the Optical Properties of Plasmonic Nanostructures 

      Naidu, Gopal Narmada (2022-08-22)
      Since Faraday’s investigation of colloidal gold in the mid-1800s, the optical properties of metal nanoparticles have long been of interest albeit their nanoscale dimensions and presence of surface plasmon resonances. More, recently, new lithographic techniques as well as improvements to classical wet chemistry methods have made it possible to ...
    • Design and Experimental Evaluation of Next-Generation Multi-User WLANs from Millimeter-Wave to Terahertz 

      Dasala, Keerthi Priya (2022-08-22)
      The use of millimeter-wave and terahertz frequencies (30 GHz to 1 THz) for wireless links is rapidly emerging as one of the accepted paradigms for future (5G and beyond) wireless networks. Driven by increased spectrum availability, millimeter-wave (mmWave) and terahertz (THz) communications are envisioned as the key building block to realizing the ...
    • Principled Uncertainty Quantification for Resilient Infrastructure Management 

      Paredes Toro, Roger (2022-08-15)
      Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is the prevalent approach to assess urban infrastructure safety and support decision making, as it accounts for randomness and the lack of perfect information about infrastructure components and the environment. This is especially relevant now that urban infrastructure services are becoming more interdependent and ...
    • Old Reformers, New Dissidents: Continuity and Change in the Intellectual History of Islamic Thought, Reform and Jihad in Nigeria from the Late 18th to Early 21st Centuries 

      Kassim, Abdulbasit (2022-08-12)
      The areas of Hausaland, Bornu, and other regions of central Bilād al-Sūdān that comprise today's Nigeria have experienced successive waves of Islamization, Islamic reform, counter-reform, dissidence, rebellion, and jihad. Since the advent of European colonial conquest in the twentieth century, contemporary Muslim reformers have often presented ...
    • Using the Job-Demands Resource Model to Predict Retention-Related Outcomes in Animal Welfare Volunteers 

      Mulfinger, Evan (2022-08-12)
      Retaining an adequate number of volunteers is important to ensure animal welfare organizations can provide critical services to companion animals and members of their community. This study was conducted to examine whether the job demands-resource model (JD-R: Demerouti et al., 2001; Schaufeli & Bakker, 2004), a model commonly used in employment ...
    • Unemployed But Resilient: A Model of Resilience Predictors and Outcomes During the Job Search Process 

      Burrows, Dominique Nicole (2022-08-12)
      Searching for employment is a taxing experience for working age adults, as unemployment denies individuals access to financial resources, social connections, and a sense of workplace identity (Moorhouse & Caltabiano, 2007). Thus, it is valuable to examine how resilience is accomplished during the job search process. Utilizing Self-regulation theory, ...