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    • Q Fever Subunit Vaccine 

      Cowen, Caitlyn (2014-12-12)
      Q fever is a globally important zoonotic infection caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Coxiella burnetii. Since C. burnetii is both an occupational hazard to humans interacting with naturally infected animals ...
    • Qualities That Define a Well-Designed Product 

      Pirics, Marjorie (2011-08-08)
      The primary objective of this research is to identify the defining characteristics of “good design” as applied to Industrial Design and to determine what specific qualities it possesses. I assessed what qualities in a ...
    • QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR DETECTION OF PERKINSUS MARINUS AND HAPLOSPORIDIUM NELSONI IN TEXAS OYSTERS 

      Heare, Jake Emerson (2011-08-04)
      Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX) and Perkinsus marinus (Dermo) are protozoan parasites that are traditionally detected using time and labor intensive histological methods. Recently developed traditional PCR assays, specific ...
    • Quantum Channels and their Minimum Output Entropies 

      Mehlhop, Nathan Alexander; Ogletree, William Travis
      We investigate non-random quantum channels generated from the representation the- ory of orthogonal quantum groups to perform numerical computations for estimates of their minimum output entropies. In doing so, we address ...
    • Race and Literacy in the 1930 Houston Census 

      Polk, Katelyn (2014-09-29)
      In this project, I will look at the literacy rates of Whites, Hispanics, and Blacks in Houston based on Census data from 1930. This data will allow me to draw conclusions about literacy and education based on race. In ...
    • Racialized Latino Workers and Wage Theft: Respecting the Dignity of Day Laborers 

      Preciado, Maria Fernanda (2014-12-11)
      Conversations about immigration increasingly come up on the national and state political agenda. In 2011, the study “Acculturation, Sexuality, and Health Outcomes Among Latino Workers in the Brazos Valley” examined the ...
    • Radiative Shock Solutions with Multigroup Discrete-Ordinates Transport. 

      Holgado, Aaron Miguel (2013-12-06)
      We obtain semi-analytic planar radiative shock solutions using a multigroup discrete-ordinates (Sn) radiation transport model. Comparisons are made to the grey nonequilibrium diffusion solutions of Lowrie and Edwards and ...
    • RADIOACTIVE ELEMENT REMOVAL FROM WATER USING GRAPHENE OXIDE (GO) 

      Concklin, Joshua Paul (2013-12-19)
      The objective of this research is to test the ability of Graphene Oxide (GO) to attract and hold heavy radionuclides to be mechanically filtered out using an aluminum oxide ceramic filter. The radionuclides of interest are ...
    • Rapid Relief: A Prefabricated Response 

      Gohmert, Brent Cole (2013-02-06)
      As illustrated by the aftermath of disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike and Sandy, the disaster response phases do not entail an effective or standard procedure for rebuilding damaged and destroyed residences. I propose ...
    • Re-Reference Interval Prediction Swap Policy in the Linux Kernel 

      Singer, Andrew R
      Modern computing systems are placing ever greater pressure on their memory management systems. The current means of managing the page cache in the Linux kernel is a binary ranking standard through which cached pages are ...
    • Reactivity of Charcoal-Derived Water Soluble Biomarkers in River Water 

      Norwood, Matthew 1985- (2011-04-25)
      The purpose of this study is to evaluate the residence time of water-soluble levoglucosan and free lignin-derived phenols, from two different plant charcoals. Dissolved organic matter (DOM) was extracted from honey mesquite ...
    • Real-Time Classification of Road Conditions 

      Weaver, Scott M (2015-09-03)
      Common navigation algorithms like A* or D* Lite rely on costs to determine an optimal path. Costs may incorporate distance, time, or energy consumption; however, they can include anything that affects travel along a path. ...
    • Real-Time Data Quality Monitoring System for the CMS Muon GEM Detector at the LHC 

      King, Robert David
      The new operational conditions associated with the high luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN requires an upgrade of the muon system in the forward region of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector. ...
    • Real-time processing of a long perimeter fiber optic intrusion system 

      Snider, William Timothy (2009-09-30)
      This thesis reports on recent advances made in real-time intruder detection for an intrusion system developed at Texas A&M University that utilizes a phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometer. The system uses light ...
    • Rebound Effect in Energy Efficient Appliance Adopting Households 

      Glenn, Jacob Matthew (2014-12-10)
      This paper uses data from smart meter technology to estimate the occurrence of energy rebound, a “substitution” and “income’ effect where the price-per-use of an appliance falls relative to its energy efficiency. This ...
    • Recognizing Elementary Elements in Chemical Diagram Sketches 

      Miller, Eleanor K
      Organic Chemistry is a challenging subject that requires dedicated practice to learn the meticulous rules composing the subject, otherwise a student risks failure. Current software to teach chemical structures contains ...
    • Recombinant Expression of a Tick Saliva Serine Protease Inhibitor 

      Adeniyi-Ipadeola, Oluwatimilehin
      The Ixodes scapularis tick is a medically important vector of five out of the 15 reportable human tick borne disease agents, making it a great concern to public health. In order to develop vaccines against tick borne disease ...
    • Reconfigurable Antennas Embedded in Structural Composites 

      Lau, Diana
      Reconfigurable microstrip patch antennas are useful in many applications including satellite communications, navigation, radar, and radio. The purpose of this project is to design a reconfigurable antenna to be embedded ...
    • Reconfigurable Liquid Metal Alloy Antennas Embedded in Structural Composites 

      Smith, Lisa M (2015-10-02)
      The design and excitation of a liquid metal alloy antenna embedded into structural composite panel is studied. The alloy resides in micro-channels embedded into the composite that allows it to be pumped in and out of the ...
    • Recyclable Phase-Anchored Silylation Reagents 

      Leibham, Ashley M (2015-09-24)
      Chlorosilanes are common protecting groups. However, in use, they introduce an extra step and after use they are discarded. As part of an effort to make these species’ use greener, we have been exploring effective ways ...