Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The University of Houston Libraries collect and make publicly available all electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) produced in UH graduate and PhD programs through the UH institutional repository. ETDs become available after the student submits them to the UH Graduate School, the document is approved by all appropriate parties, and any embargo on the document expires.
UH Libraries began publishing ETDs from several UH Colleges in 2010. As of Summer 2014, all UH Colleges that require a thesis or dissertation for graduation began submitting these documents in electronic format. Below is a list of UH Colleges that currently participate in the ETD program and their coverage dates in this repository.
|UH College||Coverage Dates|
|C.T. Bauer College of Business||2010-Present|
|Cullen College of Engineering||2012-Present|
|Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management||2015-Present|
|College of Education||2010-Present|
|College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences||2012-Present|
|College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics||2012-Present|
|College of Optometry||2010-Present|
|College of Pharmacy||2010-Present|
|College of Technology||2012-Present|
|K. G. McGovern College of the Arts||2016-Present|
|G. D. Hines College of Architecture & Design||2016-Present|
|Graduate College of Social Work||2012-Present|
- Online access for content outside these coverage dates may be available electronically through
Note: As of Fall 2017, all theses and dissertations produced at UH will be submitted to ProQuest. Additionally, some UH Colleges have contributed content to ProQuest at different periods of time in the past.
- For print theses and dissertations found outside these coverage dates, please consult UH Libraries’ catalog.
- Additional information on submitting ETDs can be found at the UH Graduate School.
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Designing for Distress in Pediatric Optometry Exams using a Mixed Methods Case Study and Human-Centered Design (2020-06-04)Children can be difficult to examine because they may become noncompliant if their physical and emotional needs are not met. Yet, there is a lack of studies that describe and measure anxiety throughout the entire length ...
(2020-05-22)This thesis presents ﬁve interactive online demonstrations for learning and teach ing robot motion-planning concepts. These include four published Wolfram Demon stration projects built for this Master of Science program, ...
(2020-05-06)The density matrix renormalization group method (DMRG) is a powerful numerical method for strongly correlated systems, which often cannot be solved analytically either by the mean field approach or through perturbation. ...
Using Full Waveform Inversion and Deep Learning with Crosswell Seismic Data to Estimate Subsurface Anomalies (2020-05-07)Conventional full waveform inversion (FWI) of seismic data has been quite successful, but still faces many challenges especially with high frequencies and incomplete survey coverage. Deep learning (DL) has recently garnered ...
(2020-05-10)In this dissertation, I theorize and propose a new astronomical phenomenon, called tidal-seismic resonance for a solid planet-moon system. To fully study the resonance, I develop an open-source modeling code, AstroSeis, ...
(2020-05-21)Suicide is a serious and complex problem facing the world. About 1.5 million people die by suicide each year and one billion people are affected by it. Most suicides occur in Asia, yet research has predominately studied ...
(2020-05-12)Although social media has made it easy for people to connect on an unlimited virtual space, it has also opened doors to people who misuse it to bully others. Nowadays, abusive behavior and cyberbullying are considered as ...
(2020-05-16)Cyclic molecules occupied a unique segment of synthetic chemistry in the last few decades. The diversity in their synthetic methodology and functionality supported their significant development to involve organic, inorganic, ...
(2020-05-18)Subsea electrification is one of the key building blocks for harnessing deep-water hydrocarbon resources. A subsea electrical system should operate reliably over a long time duration to maximize production and minimize ...
(2020-05-18)Plasma etching is indispensable in manufacturing of microelectronic devices. It involves the removal of material from selected regions of a substrate in a reactive plasma most often created by a radio-frequency (RF) powered ...
(2020-05-22)Localization is a key ability for robot navigation and collision avoidance. The advent of GPS has led to enormous improvements in terrestrial navigation. However, localization using Electromagnetic (EM) techniques is ...
The Effect of Proppant and Fluid Saturation on the Elastic Properties of 3D-printed Rock Models and Eagle Ford Shale (2020-05-12)Oil and natural gas from unconventional reservoirs is produced through hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing process involves injecting fluids with high pressure to induce fractures and uses sand or ceramic proppant ...
A Hip-Hop Inspired Art Curriculum: A Pedagogical Tool for Developing Urban Youth's 21st-Century Skills of Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration (2020-05-18)Background: Today, American schools face the challenge of a narrowed art curriculum that focuses on the high-stakes-tested subjects of reading, writing, and mathematics. Teachers want to engage their students in active ...
Microfluidic Device Design Informed by Red Blood Cell Morphology for Global Blood Diagnostics and Banking (2020-05-22)Just as blood diagnostic tests are ubiquitous in the clinic, blood component transfusions are among the most commonly performed medical procedures at the bedside. The many devices designed to process blood often rely on ...
Mesozoic-Cenozoic Tectonic Controls On Basin Formation And Hydrocarbon Potential Of The Deep-water, Mexican Sector Of The Gulf Of Mexico Basin (2020-05-05)The deep-water, Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico covers an area of >500,000 km2 and includes some of the least studied regions of the entire basin. Five main tectonic events affected the Mexican Gulf of Mexico from the ...
(2020-05-19)High-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with medium-to-high resolutions find wide application in test equipment, wireline transceivers and wireless communication systems. While the successive-approximation-register ...
(2020-05-20)Natural and manmade disasters are low-probability, high-impact adverse events that incur extravagant cost and hardship on society. One way to mitigate the impact of these unfavorable events is to enhance the resilience of ...
Spatiotemporal Variations Of Saturn's Zonal Winds Based On Cassini Long-term (2004-2017) Multi-Instrument Observations (2020-04-25)The observations of Saturn by the Cassini mission spanned thirteen years (2004-2017) and provided scientists data and images that will expand our knowledge for decades to come. This dissertation is divided into four tasks: ...
(2020-05-07)Understanding the differences between static and dynamic elastic properties of underground rocks is essential for the successful hydraulic fracturing. For heterogeneous porous sedimentary rocks, static elastic properties ...
Efficient, Scalable, and Accurate Localization with Ultra-wideband Radios Through Concurrent Transmissions (2020-05-11)The technology to determine the location of a mobile device, also called localization technology, enables us to develop applications and systems that can optimize our work and lives in the physical world. Many IoT applications ...