Electronic Theses and Dissertations (2010 - Present)
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|
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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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Equitable Learning Environments for High School Students of Color: Perceptions of School-Based Educators on using Transformative Social-Emotional Learning (2022-12-19)Background: The academic achievement gap between students of color and White students continues to exist and persist despite over fifty years of interventions at the national, state, and local levels. However, researchers ...
Development of High-performance Flexible Poly-Si Thin Film Transistors and GaAs PIN Photodiode for Advanced X-ray Imaging (2022-12-14)Digital X-ray imaging techniques are widely adopted for medical diagnosis and industrial inspections. However, the existing flat panel detectors fail to meet the challenges posed by large-area and curved surface imaging. ...
SINGLE-MOLECULE LEVEL STUDY OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ATR AND VITAMIN B12 - CONFORMATIONAL ALLOSTERY FOR MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTION (2022-11-09)Vitamin B12 is an essential cofactor for methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MCM) to catalyze the conversions of methylmalonyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA in the mitochondria. The Cob(I)alamin adenosyltransferase (ATR) initiates this metabolic ...
Reel-to-reel Characterization towards Feedback Control in Manufacturing Long REBCO High-Temperature Superconducting Tapes (2022-12-13)The thriving trend of large-scale, high-magnetic-field superconducting applications increases the demand for high-volume of uniform and high-performance REBCO tapes. This dissertation focuses on off-line and in-line ...
DENSITY BASED FRAMEWORKS FOR SPATIO-TEMPORAL CHANGE ANALYSIS (2022-12-05)Analyzing change in spatial data is important for many different domains such as biology, ecology, meteorology, medicine, transportation, and forestry. On the other hand, density functions have served as a valuable tool ...
Characterizing the Impacts of Horizontal Turbulence and Surface Roughness Length Parametrizations on Real Hurricane Dynamics and Tracks (2022-12-15)Hurricanes are highly complex geophysical flows that have caused billions of dollars in damage in recent years. Despite the significance of these extreme weather events, the turbulence and surface friction mechanisms that ...
Tectonostratigraphy, Structural Styles, and Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of the Rifted-Passive Margins of the Southern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Margin of Morocco (2022-11-23)This dissertation addresses the tectonic evolution, structural style, source rock maturity, and hydrocarbon prospectivity of rifted-passive margins of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and circum-Atlantic and western Indian Oceans. ...
Multimodal Imaging Combining Optical Coherence Tomography and Brillouin Microscopy to Study Neural Tube Biomechanics (2022-12-15)This dissertation reports the development of a novel, non-invasive, all-optical, and co-aligned multimodal imaging technique which combines optical coherence tomography (OCT) and Brillouin microscopy to determine the ...
Predicting Insect Herbivore Distribution Using Climatic and Biotic Variables (2022-11-30)A central goal of community ecology is understanding species distribution in nature. The abundance of insect herbivores can vary greatly spatially and temporally. These variations can be explained by abiotic variables such ...
The Radiant Energy Budgets of Titan and Mars (2022-11-21)The radiant energy budget of planets and moons is of wide interest in the fields of geoscience and planetary science, as it is essential to understanding surface and atmospheric processes. In this work, we report the ...
GPS AND INSAR INTEGRATED FAULTING, SUBSIDENCE, AND SEASONAL GROUND DEFORMATION MONITORING IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA (2022-12-08)For approximately 100 years, the Houston region has been adversely impacted by ground movements associated with active faulting, subsidence, and seasonal ground deformation, which have caused costly recurring damages to ...
PHOTOACOUSTIC LASER STREAMING PHENOMENA, MECHANISMS, AND APPLICATIONS (2022-12-13)The discovery of photoacoustic laser streaming (PALS) has opened up a new avenue to manipulate and drive fluids with light, it not only merges photoacoustics and acoustic streaming into a new research field, but also has ...
Development of Inexpensive and Flexible Single Junction GaAs Solar Cells for Photovoltaics (2022-12-13)Gallium arsenide (GaAs), a III–V compound semiconductor, has superior optoelectronic properties that make GaAs compelling for photovoltaics. Although GaAs solar cells are highly efficient, their application is limited ...
Uncertainty Quantification in Geophysical Inversion and Geological Differentiation (2022-12-03)Geophysical inversions are typically performed to reconstruct subsurface physical property models. However, assessing the uncertainty of inversion results is still largely underexplored due to prohibitive computational ...
The Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms of ADGRF1 (GPR110) in Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Positive Breast Cancer Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2-positive (HER2+) is overexpressed in 15-20% of breast cancer (BC) patients. Despite the success of the combination regimen containing multiple anti-HER2 drugs plus chemotherapy, ...
Development, Characterization, and Performance Evaluation of Nanoliposomes with Tunable Rigidity for Delivery Applications (2022-12-13)Nanoparticle-based delivery systems have emerged as a promising platform for delivery of therapeutics and diagnostics to specific sites in the body. To date, some of the nanocarrier’s physicochemical properties including ...
Understanding the Spatial Characteristics of Interocular Suppression and Functional Stereopsis (2022-12-16)Purpose: To study the effect of stimuli parameters in two different binocular phenomena; interocular suppression and stereopsis. We quantified the spatial extent of suppression and assessed depth perception as a function ...
The Interaction of Nonlinear Deformation and Electrostatics with Applications for Designing New Materials and Explaining Natural Phenomena (2022-12-13)The central theme of this dissertation is to examine the intricate manner in which nonlinear deformation is coupled with electrostatics and the myriad ways this coupling can be exploited to either design novel types of ...
Columnar Organization of Partially Fluorinated Arylene Ethynylene Macrocycles (2022-12-01)Porous molecular crystals have been proving themselves as an excellent emerging class of porous material not just in the solid state but also in liquid forms, as a porous liquid. They are composed of discrete molecules ...
Diet-Based Strategies for Mitigating Obesity-Induced Corneal Dysregulation: Timing of Diet Intake vs. Macronutrient Composition of Diet (2022-12-15)Purpose: Diet-induced obesity in mice causes corneal nerve sensitivity and density loss. It also impairs corneal wound healing. Time-restricted feeding and diet reversal are diet-based strategies that target the timing ...