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Springer Theses

Springer Theses

Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research

463 Jahrgänge | 2010 - 2020


Aims and Scope

The series “Springer Theses” brings together a selection of the very best Ph.D. theses from around the world and across the physical sciences. Nominated and endorsed by two recognized specialists, each published volume has been selected for its scientific excellence and the high impact of its contents for the pertinent field of research. For greater accessibility to non-specialists, the published versions include an extended introduction, as well as a foreword by the student’s supervisor explaining the special relevance of the work for the field. As a whole, the series will provide a valuable resource both for newcomers to the research fields described, and for other scientists seeking detailed background information on special questions. Finally, it provides an accredited documentation of the valuable contributions made by today’s younger generation of scientists.

Theses are accepted into the series by invited nomination only and must fulfill all of the following criteria

  • They must be written in good English.
  • The topic should fall within the confines of Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Engineering and related interdisciplinary fields such as Materials, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Complex Systems and Biophysics.
  • The work reported in the thesis must represent a significant scientific advance.
  • If the thesis includes previously published material, permission to reproduce this must be gained from the respective copyright holder.
  • They must have been examined and passed during the 12 months prior to nomination.
  • Each thesis should include a foreword by the supervisor outlining the significance of its content.
  • The theses should have a clearly defined structure including an introduction accessible to scientists not expert in that particular field.

Alle Bücher der Reihe Springer Theses

2020 | Buch

Congestion Control for 6LoWPAN Wireless Sensor Networks: Toward the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big challenge for the research community. The IPv6 over low power wireless personal area network (6LoWPAN) protocol stack is considered a key part of the IoT. In 6LoWPAN networks, heavy network traffic …

2020 | Buch

Energy Consumption, Chemical Use and Carbon Footprints of Wastewater Treatment Alternatives

Assessment Methodology and Sustainability Solutions

This thesis focuses on the energy, chemical and carbon implications of diverse wastewater treatment alternatives, and offers effective solutions for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to achieve sustainability goals. The author first uses the …

2020 | Buch

Design of Novel Biosensors for Optical Sensing and Their Applications in Environmental Analysis

This book introduces readers to the development of novel optical biosensors for environmental analysis. Environmental pollution has now become a serious problem, which threatens the health of human beings. Traditional analytical methods have a …

2020 | Buch

Influence of the Sea Surface Temperature Decadal Variability on Tropical Precipitation: West African and South American Monsoon

In this book the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) patterns of decadal-to-multidecadal variability observed and simulated by 17 general circulation models (GCMs) are analyzed. Furthermore, their impact on precipitation in West Africa and South America …

2020 | Buch

A Magnetic Laser Scanner for Endoscopic Microsurgery

This book focuses on the design, development, and characterization of a compact magnetic laser scanner for microsurgical applications. In addition, it proposes a laser incision depth controller to be used in soft tissue microsurgeries.

The use of …

2020 | Buch

Dynamics of Non-Spherical Particles in Turbulence

This book studies the dynamics of 2D objects moving through turbulent fluids. It examines the decay of turbulence over extended time scales, and compares the dynamics of non-spherical particles moving through still and turbulent fluids.

The book …

2020 | Buch

Planning and Control of Expandable Multi-Terminal VSC-HVDC Transmission Systems

This book discusses novel methods for planning and coordinating converters when an existing point-to-point (PtP) HVDC link is expanded into a multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) system. It demonstrates that expanding an existing PtP HVDC link is the best …

2020 | Buch

Sources of Uncertainty in the Tropical Pacific Warming Pattern under Global Warming Projected by Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models

This book discusses the sources of uncertainty in future model projections of the tropical Pacific SST warming pattern under global warming. It mainly focuses on cloud radiation feedback and ocean dynamical effect, which reveal to be the two …

2020 | Buch

Modeling the Fate of Chemicals in Products

This thesis provides a novel methodological basis for mechanistically understanding the dynamics of chemicals in products (CiPs) in the anthroposphere and physical environment and establishes a modeling continuum from production of a chemical to …

2020 | Buch

The Dynamics and Mechanism of Human Thermal Adaptation in Building Environment

A Glimpse to Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Buildings

This book focuses on human adaptive thermal comfort in the building environment and the balance between reducing building air conditioning energy and improving occupants’ thermal comfort. It examines the mechanism of human thermal adaptation using …

2019 | Buch

The Developments and the Applications of the Numerical Algorithms in Simulating the Incompressible Magnetohydrodynamics with Complex Boundaries and Free Surfaces

This thesis presents an accurate and advanced numerical methodology to remedy difficulties such as direct numerical simulation of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), grid generation processes in tokamak fusion …

2019 | Buch

Brain-Machine Interfaces for Assistance and Rehabilitation of People with Reduced Mobility

This book reports on the development of different control tools for Brain-machine interface-based assistance and rehabilitation. Brain activity is analyzed with the purpose of classify mental tasks and detecting movement intentions in patients …

2019 | Buch

Mechanism Transitions in Publish/Subscribe Systems

Adaptive Event Brokering for Location-based Mobile Social Applications

This book reports on a novel concept of mechanism transitions for the design of highly scalable and adaptive publish/subscribe systems. First, it introduces relevant mechanisms for location-based filtering and locality-aware dissemination of …

2019 | Buch

The Role of Population Games in the Design of Optimization-Based Controllers

A Large-scale Insight

This book reports on the implementation of evolutionary-game theory in the design of distributed optimization-based controllers. First, it discusses how the classical population-game approach can contribute to and complement the design of …

2019 | Buch

Behavior of Unbounded Post- tensioned Masonry Walls

This book reports on a comprehensive analytical, experimental and numerical study on the flexural response of post-tensioned masonry walls under in-plane loads. It explores an important mechanism in this new generation of structural walls, called …

2019 | Buch

Integration of Low Carbon Technologies in Smart Grids

The thesis provides different opportunities and ideas to face some current challenges in the electricity systems. It focuses on the effective and efficient integration of distributed low carbon technologies in the grid of the future. Planning and …

2019 | Buch

Applying Machine Learning for Automated Classification of Biomedical Data in Subject-Independent Settings

This book describes efforts to improve subject-independent automated classification techniques using a better feature extraction method and a more efficient model of classification. It evaluates three popular saliency criteria for feature …

2019 | Buch

Does Digital Transformation of Government Lead to Enhanced Citizens’ Trust and Confidence in Government?

This research contributes to the growing body of knowledge as well as offers significant theoretical contributions and policy implications. As far as the researcher’s knowledge, this is the first research of its type that investigates the …

2019 | Buch

Intelligent Optimization of Mold Design and Process Parameters in Injection Molding

This book describes an effective framework for setting the right process parameters and new mold design to reduce the current plastic defects in injection molding. It presents a new approach for the optimization of injection molding process via …

2019 | Buch

Interdecadal Changes in Ocean Teleconnections with the Sahel

Implications in Rainfall Predictability

In tropical latitudes, monsoons trigger regimes of strong seasonal rainfall over the continents. Over the West African region, the rainfall has shown a strong variability from interannual to decadal time scales. The atmospheric response to global …