Recent Submissions 

  1. Modelling the Emissions of Micro- and Macroplastics to the Environment 

    Kawecki-Wenger, Delphine Cindy (2019)
    Doctoral Thesis
  2. Between Freedom and Control - A Study of Europeans' Support for Migration Regimes 

    Karstens, Felix (2019)
    After three decades of European integration, during which border controls and restricted access to labour markets seemed like a relict of the past, soon to be dismantled in all EU member states, the refugee crisis and Brexit have brought the issue of European migration regimes to the centre of public debate. This thesis analyses public attitudes towards the Schengen regime and the Freedom of Movement for workers inside the European Union ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  3. Optimization of CNT Contacts in Suspended CNTFETs and Post Dry-Transfer Processing 

    Jenni, Laura Vera (2019)
    Carbon nanotube based devices have been demonstrated to display exceptional gas, mass, and force sensing capabilities as a result of their unique mechanical and electrical properties. Continuous advances in carbon nanotube field-effect transistor based electronic components have also contributed to the continued research effort into nanotube integration. The large scale carbon nanotube integration and application, as of currently, is ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  4. Dynamics of Antibiotic Resistance in Response to Treatment 

    Tepekule, Burcu (2019)
    Doctoral Thesis
  5. On Rényi Information Measures and Their Applications 

    Pfister, Christoph (2019)
    The solutions to many problems in information theory can be expressed using Shannon’s information measures such as entropy, relative entropy, and mutual information. Other problems—for example source coding with exponential cost functions, guessing, and task encoding—require Rényi’s information measures, which generalize Shannon’s. The contributions of this thesis are as follows: new problems related to guessing, task encoding, hypothesis ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  6. Robust Structures in Biological Data 

    Held, Jenny (2019)
    Doctoral Thesis
  7. Assessment and Implications of Food Disgust 

    Ammann, Jeanine (2019)
    The emotion of disgust has a protective function over both mind and body. The present thesis has focused on food disgust, that is, the rejection of food, and pursued three aims. First, the present work has found, developed, and tested reliable measures of food disgust sensitivity. Second, it has identified individual factors that influence food disgust sensitivity, and third, it has investigated and discussed the implications of food ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  8. Parameter Uncertainty and Multi-sensor Attention Models for End-to-end Speech Recognition 

    Braun, Stefan (2019)
    Over the past decades, the dominant approach towards building automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems has been a complex combination of separately optimized pre-processing, acoustic model and language model components. The recently proposed end-to-end models for ASR present a significant simplification over conventional ASR systems. End-to-end models transcribe input speech to output text with a single neural network that is optimized ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  9. Drug-related risk factors for adverse outcomes 

    Jödicke, Annika (2019)
    Doctoral Thesis
  10. Knowledge and legitimacy transfer in buyer-supplier relationships 

    Mateska, Ivana (2019)
    Doctoral Thesis
  11. Erosion and weathering of the Northern Apennines with implications for the tectonics and kinematics of the orogen 

    Erlanger, Erica (2020)
    Mountainous landscapes reflect the competition between denudation, uplift, and climate, which produce, modify, and destroy relief and topography. Bedrock rivers are dynamic topographic features and a critical link between these processes, as they record and convey changes in tectonics, climate, and sea level across the landscape. River incision models, such as the stream power model, are often used to quantify the relationship between ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  12. Development and Understanding of Well-Defined Ni-Based Ethene Oligomerization and Homologation Catalysts 

    Moroz, Ilia B. (2019)
    Nickel oxide supported on various oxide-based materials are known for decades to be efficient heterogeneous catalysts for oligomerization of ethene – a key industrial process for production of more valuable linear alpha-olefins. Recently, they have also been demonstrated as very promising catalysts for ethene homologation, a direct conversion of ethene to propene, which, like linear alpha-olefins, is also a highly demanded chemical building ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  13. A forward-modeling approach to cosmic shear 

    Herbel, Jörg (2019)
    The current cosmological concordance model, ΛCDM, is very successful at describing the statistical properties of the Universe and its evolution with cosmic time at both low and high redshifts. However, two major ingredients of ΛCDM, cold dark matter (CDM) and dark energy (Λ), are only phenomenologically motivated and cosmologists lacks deeper understanding of their origins. Therefore, investigating the physical nature of this dark sector ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  14. Semantic Segmentation and Mapping for Natural Environments 

    Digumarti, Sundara Tejaswi (2019)
    Research on reconstruction of objects and environments in three dimensions has made great progress over the past decade. Applications such as building maps of environments, creating 3D models for robot manipulation, and generating digital content for use in movies, games and virtual environments all benefit from techniques that can reconstruct objects with high fidelity and accuracy. Robustness of the reconstruction pipeline can be improved ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  15. The Art of Microscale Radiocarbon (14C) Dating of Paintings 

    Hendriks, Laura (2019)
    Doctoral Thesis
  16. Ensemble precipitation nowcasting: limits to prediction, localization and seamless blending 

    Nerini, Daniele (2019)
    Nowcasting precipitation, that is, accurately predicting its location and intensity minutes to a few hours ahead, is a difficult task. Extreme rainfall events can be a threat to the population and challenge the limits of weather monitoring and prediction systems. For practical use, the forecasting techniques at our disposal range from physically-based numerical models to heuristic extrapolation procedures based on weather radars. Radar-based ...
    Doctoral Thesis
  17. Catalytic Processes for Intensified Vinyl Chloride Production 

    Scharfe, Matthias (2019)
    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third most widely used plastic in today’s society. The industrial production of its monomer, vinyl chloride (commonly denoted as VCM), relies on hydrochlorination of acetylene or thermal dehydrochlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane (known as ethylene dichloride, EDC) forming equimolar amounts of HCl. EDC itself is produced by ethene chlorination with Cl2 or oxychlorination with HCl, enabling its recycling. ...
    Doctoral Thesis

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