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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.

Collection Scope

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

1. Online access for content outside these coverage dates may be available electronically through ProQuest.
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.
2. For print theses and dissertations found outside these coverage dates, please consult UH Libraries’ catalog.
3. Additional information on submitting ETDs can be found at the UH Graduate School.

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• #### Curating the Nation: Gender, Class and Empire at the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition ﻿

(2019-05-03)
World War I dominates the historical narrative of early twentieth-century Great Britain. The people of the time lived their lives unaware of the upcoming conflict that waged devastating destruction across Europe. This ...
• #### Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment using Functional Connectivity Estimators on Resting State EEG Analysis ﻿

(2019-08-22)
In the US, over 2 million people su er from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), however in some cases it goes undiagnosed due to lack of symptoms or non-apparent lesion in conventional imaging. In attempts to create an ...
• #### The Role of Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP) in Disposition of Glucuronide Conjugates ﻿

(2017-05-08)
[Purpose] The overall objective is to explore and predict the impact of BCRP on disposition of glucuronides and to change the disposition of glucuronides by manipulating transporters. To approach this goal, three specific ...
• #### Lithographically Fabricated Micro-Reflectors for Sensitive Point of Care Diagnostics ﻿

(2015-12-15)
Timely diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases calls for highly sensitive diagnostic assays. Traditional diagnostic methods include microscopy, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), immunofluorescence (IF) and enzyme-linked ...
• #### Computational Screening of Bifunctional Catalysts for CO and CH4 oxidation ﻿

(2015-12-14)
Modern advances in density functional theory (DFT) and computing power have allowed us to investigate catalytic reaction at surfaces in great details and with reasonable chemical accuracy. Based on fundamental knowledge ...
• #### Direct Phaing of Protein Crystals with High Solvent Content ﻿

(2015-05-05)
Determining the phases of a diffraction pattern is crucial since the diffraction pattern of a protein crystal yields only the magnitude of the Fourier transform of the electron density. In order to invert the diffraction ...
• #### New Approaches to Hierarchical Modeling — Frameworks, Algorithms, and Applications ﻿

(2015-12-09)
Obtaining hierarchical organizations of knowledge is important in many domains. To create such hierarchies, improved techniques for subdividing entities hierarchically ac-cording to similarities and differences are needed. ...
• #### Electron Transport Properties of Layered Semiconductors and Superconductors ﻿

(2015-05-12)
The discovery of graphene has stimulated enormous studies of two-dimensional (2D) materials due to its unique electronic properties and its importance in potential technological applications. However, the lack of a band ...
• #### Developing Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage ﻿

(2016-08-12)
To meet surging demands for sustainable energy and clean environment, one critical requirement is to develop safe and low-cost rechargeable batteries for electric transportation and grid energy storage. Lithium ion batteries ...
• #### Novel Mechanisms of Androgen Receptor Signaling in Prostate Cancer ﻿

(2015-12-01)
Androgens regulate the physiological development of the prostate and the pathology of prostate cancer. Androgen-receptor (AR)-mediated transcriptional activity is a driver of prostate cancer (PCa) progression. AR-induced ...
• #### The GNSS Geodetic Infrastructure and Current Ground Deformation in the Gulf of Mexico Region ﻿

(2015-12-07)
My study summarizes the current GNSS geodetic infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) region, which consists of three fundamental components: 1) an existing dense Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) network ...
• #### Stable Phase Retrieval Using Low-Redundancy Frames of Polynomials ﻿

(2015-11-24)
In many applications, measurements of a signal consist of the magnitudes of linear functionals while the phase information of these functionals is unavailable. Examples of these type of measurements occur in optics, quantum ...
• #### Adaptive Task Scheduling Using Low-Level Runtime APIs and Machine Learning ﻿

(2015-12-03)
The introduction of task constructs in the OpenMP programming model offers a user a new way to specifying parallelism within applications while making the OpenMP runtime responsible for scheduling tasks for parallel ...
• #### Magnetotransport Studies on Topological Insulators ﻿

(2015-10-28)
The present work describes the magnetotransport studies of topological-surface state (SS) in metallic topological compounds. We have chosen three different classes of topological insulators, Bi2Se2.1Te0.9 (BST), Bi2Te3 ...
• #### Contextual Human Trajectory Forecasting within Indoor Environments and Its Applications ﻿

(2015-12-07)
A human trajectory is the likely path a human subject would take to get to a destination. Human trajectory forecasting algorithms try to estimate or predict this path. Such algorithms have wide applications in robotics, ...
• #### Compiler and Runtime Approach for Supporting Efficient Execution of Coarray Fortran Programs ﻿

(2015-05-13)
Fortran remains a very widely used programming language for technical computing. Fortran coarrays are new elements in the Fortran standard which aim to support the development of parallel programs without requiring the use ...
• #### Environmental Pollutants Disrupting Nuclear Receptor Signaling and Metabolism in Zebrafish ﻿

(2015-08-03)
Obesity affects a large proportion of the world’s population, and the alarming rates of increase in its incidence have necessitated several research efforts investigating the risk factors for the disease. Apart from genetic ...
• #### Development of Nanostructured Materials for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering ﻿

(2015-05-19)
In the last decades many classes of nanoscale materials have been developed to improve the delivery of therapeutics to tissues and cells. The goal of this work was to rationally design and engineer multifunctional nanomaterials ...
• #### The Mechanisms of Tumor-suppressive miRNAs in Mammary Stem Cell Development and Triple-negative Breast Cancer ﻿

(2015-05-05)
In this thesis, we investigated the mechanisms of two tumor-suppressive miRNAs in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). This undifferentiated subtype of breast cancer shows similarity of gene expression profiles as mammary ...
• #### Possible Interface Enhanced Superconductivity in IRON Pnictides and Chalcogenides ﻿

(2015-08-06)
The question of whether properly arranged interfaces can significantly enhance the superconducting transition temperature (T$_c$), and how such an enhancement can be achieved, make up one of the main challenges in ...