Dissertation Defense Schedule

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Sharing original dissertation research is a principle to which the University of Delaware is deeply committed. It is the single most important assignment our graduate students undertake and upon completion is met with great pride.

We invite you to celebrate this milestone by attending their dissertation defense. Please review the upcoming dissertation defense schedule below and join us!

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Upcoming Doctoral Dissertation Defense

The list below is organized by the most current Dissertation Defense first. You may sort by “Program of Study” or search for a specific dissertation via the search box. To learn more about a specific dissertation select the dissertation’s title or the term “Full Abstract”.



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Defense Details Dissertation Program
Date: 04/18/2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

Expanding the Avian miRNA Repertoire of Domesticated Poultry and Investigating the NLRP3 Inflammasome mRNA and miRNA Transcriptomes in Anas platyrhynchos (Ducks)

By: Thomas Carr          Chair: Calvin Keeler         

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Biological Sciences
Date: 04/11/2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 348

Electing Violence: Explaining Post-Election Violence in Africa

By: Faith Okpotor          Chair: Gretchen Bauer         

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Political Science and International Relations
Date: 04/10/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Ewing Hall
Room: 416

Surviving Slavery: Oppression and Social Rebirth in the Urban British Atlantic, 1680-1807

By: Michael Dickinson          Chair: Erica Armstrong Dunbar         

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Date: 04/10/2017
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Celf1 (CUGBP1) Mediated Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation in Vertebrate Lens Development

By: Archana Siddam          Chair: Salil Lachke         

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Biological Sciences
Date: 04/07/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Memorial Hall
Room: 107


Coercivity and exchange bias study of polycrystalline hollow nanoparticles

By: Mohamed Bah          Chair: Ismat Shah         

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Materials Science and Engineering
Date: 04/07/2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 322

Leveraging First-Principles Modeling for Deeper Insights into Biomass Processing

By: Tyler Josephson          Chair: Dionisios Vlachos         Co-Chair: Stavros Caratzoulas

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Chemical Engineering

The Process


Visit our “Step-by-Step Graduation Guide” to take you through the graduation process.From formatting your Dissertation to Doctoral Hooding procedures.

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Dissertation Manual

Wondering how to set up the format for your paper. Refer to the “UD Thesis/Dissertation Manual” for formatting requirements and more.

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Defense Submission Form

This form must be completed two weeks in advance of a dissertation defense to meet the University of Delaware Graduate and Professional Education’s requirements.

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