Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois
This collection contains dissertations and theses produced by masters and doctoral students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
If you are a graduate student depositing your thesis or dissertation, please do this through the Graduate College at http://www.grad.uiuc.edu/submit-etd. If you deposit electronically, your dissertation or thesis will appear in this collection once your degree is conferred.
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(2015-01-21)The thiazole/oxazole-modified microcins (TOMMs) are a recently grouped class of ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides. Encoded by many bacteria and archaea, these natural products occupy a large ...
Think, talk, read and write better English: improving L2 literacy skills of Malaysian schoolchildren through collaborative reasoning (2015-01-21)This quasi-experiment study reports on the improvement in oral and written skills of Malaysian schoolchildren who generally struggle in English literacy attainment and have very limited opportunities for extended talk in ...
(2015-01-21)State-of-the art microfabrication techniques enable new understanding of surface phenomena such as liquid wetting and dry adhesion. This understanding led to a surge of design and fabrication of novel non- and directional ...
An investigation of series LC resonant circuits within a sleeve balun to achieve wideband operation (2015-01-21)In antenna measurements, it is not recommended to connect a balanced antenna directly to the coaxial cable feed. A balun is required to prevent surface current from flowing onto the outer shield of the feed cable. Balun ...
(2015-01-21)While public transportation systems are usually designed with fixed routes, this work presents an alternative flexible-route transit system. Flexible transit vehicles do not operate on fixed paths but travel within ...