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Dissertations and theses in the University Digital Conservancy comprise the official, approved version of these works. The dissertations and theses in the Digital Conservancy are submitted through the Graduate School in accordance with University standards. Works contributed to the Conservancy serve as a permanent University of Minnesota record of graduate student scholarship. Electronic submission of dissertations to the Digital Conservancy date from 2007. Master's Plan A theses date from 2009.

Online availability of earlier dissertations and theses include a majority of works completed prior to 1923 as well as works made available by individual alumni. Earlier dissertations and theses may be accessed onsite in paper form, or through interlibrary loan, or through the online Digital Dissertations database. Check the University Libraries catalog for holdings information or contact the University of Minnesota Archives for these earlier works. For more information, please see the FAQ on Master's Theses and Dissertations.

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Kim, Sarah (2021-12)
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The Impact of Maladaptive Adipose Tissue on Measures of Heart Failure Severity in Older, Obese Adults With and Without Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction

Koepp, Katlyn (2022-02)
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Relevance of inhibitory G protein-dependent signaling in prelimbic pyramidal neurons to cocaine-related behavior

Rose, Timothy (2022-01)
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Studies of Submicrometer Particle Charging, Trapping, and Agglomeration in Steady and Transient Plasmas

Ono, Toshisato (2022-02)
The particle dynamics in both steady-state and transient plasmas are of interest for applications in particle synthesis in plasmas, and in mitigation of contamination issues in semiconductor processing. Semiconductor ...

Versatile Geometry Optimization with Hard Constraints

Overby, Matthew (2022-02)
Constrained numerical optimization is ubiquitous in geometry processing and simulation. For example, it can be used to minimize distortion between shape mappings or finding equilibrium in a dynamical system. Many important ...

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