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.

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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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Date: 08/30/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Townsend Hall
Room: 49

Assessing the potential of a novel feed additive and an unsaturated fat alone and in combination to lower methane emission from cattle and reduce their contribution to climate change


By: Megan Smith          Chair: Limin Kung, Jr.         

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Animal and Food Science
Date: 08/03/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

ADVANCED PRECURSOR REACTION PROCESSING FOR Ag-ALLOYED Cu(In,Ga)Se2 SOLAR CELLS

Advanced Precursor Reaction Processing For Ag-Alloyed Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells


By: Sina Soltanmohammad          Chair: William Shafarman         

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Materials Science and Engineering
Date: 08/02/2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

ESSAYS ON GOLD PERFORMANCE ACROSS INFLATION AND MARKET RISK REGIMES: PARAMETER VARYING NONLINEAR THRESHOLD MODELING APPROACHES


By: Jiaxing Jiang          Chair: James Butkiewicz         

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Economics
Date: 07/27/2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Pearson Hall
Room: 304

Measuring Progress: Using Social Indicator Data to Advance Social Equity

 


By: Angela Kline          Chair: Maria Aristigueta         

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Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Date: 07/27/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Graham HallDisaster Research Center
Room: 166

Water Justice in Small Islands: The Case of the “2016 Water Crisis” in San Andres, a Colombian Caribbean Island


By: Carolina Velasquez          Chair: Tricia Wachtendorf         

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Disaster Science and Management
Date: 07/19/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Void Consolidation of Thermoplastic Composites via Non-autoclave Processing


By: Danning Zhang          Chair: John Gillespie         

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Materials Science and Engineering

The Process

Step-by-Step

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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