A list of CBE thesis abstracts for the 2016–2018 academic years

For a searchable database of thesis abstracts since 1970 please go to MSU's Electronic Thesis and Dissertation database at: https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/732 


"Quorum Quenching as a Promising Method to Control Biofilm Growth in Metalworking Fluids,” Thesis Defense by Safiye Selen Özcan, Masters candidate, chemical & biological engineering, Montana State University, May 4, 2018.  Thesis abstract

 “Thermal inactivation kinetics of ureases and proppant sand immobilization using enzymatically induced calcium carbonate precipitation,” Thesis Defense by Vincent Morasko, Masters candidate, chemical & biological engineering, Montana State University, April 26, 2018. Thesis abstract 

The roles of hibernation promoting factor in resuscitation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from dormancy, Thesis Defense by Tatsuya Akiyama, PhD candidate, microbiology & immunology, Montana State University, April 12, 2018. Thesis abstract

“Ureolysis induced mineral precipitation material properties compared to oil and gas well cement,” Thesis Defense by Dicle Beser, Masters candidate, civil & environmental engineering, Montana State University, April 10, 2018. Thesis abstract

“Microbial Interactions and the Role of Environmental Stress in Natural and Synthetic Consortia,” Thesis Defense by Ashley Beck, PhD candidate, microbiology & immunology, Montana State University, March 8, 2018. Thesis abstract

“Optimization of a Two Stage, Vertical Flow Treatment Wetland for Total Nitrogen Removal at Bridger Bowl Ski Area,” Thesis Defense by Shayla Woodhouse, Masters candidate, civil & environmental engineering, Montana State University, December 15, 2017. Thesis abstract

“Nutrient limitation alters metabolism, Cr(VI) response, and biofilm matrix composition in Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough,” Thesis Defense by Lauren Franco, PhD candidate, microbiology & immunology, Montana State University, November 14, 2017. Thesis abstract

“Visualizing and quantifying biomineralization in wellbore analog reactors,” Thesis Defense by  Drew Norton, Masters candidate, civil & environmental engineering, Montana State University, July 14, 2017. Thesis abstract

“Organic amendments for enhancing microbial coalbed methane production,” Thesis Defense by Katherine Davis, PhD candidate, civil & environmental engineering, Montana State University, July 7, 2017. Thesis abstract

“Characterization of the stability of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa ribosomal proteins under stress conditions,” Thesis Defense by Sila Yanardag, Masters candidate, microbiology & immunology, Montana State University, June 22, 2017. Thesis abstract

“Breaking up isn’t hard to do: Crystal pressure in nanoscale pores,” Thesis Defense by Emily Berglund, Masters candidate, chemical and biological engineering, Montana State University,  April 5, 2017. Thesis abstract

“Fungal production of biofuel and flavor compounds in liquid and solid state,” Thesis Defense by Heidi Schoen, PhD candidate, chemical and biological engineering, Montana State University, January 17, 2017.  Thesis abstract

“Multiscale analysis of trophic interactions in microbial communities,” Thesis Defense by Kristopher Hunt, PhD candidate, chemical and biological engineering, Montana State University, September 19, 2016. Thesis abstract