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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Must be received two weeks prior to your defense.
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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: 02/02/2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Signal Designs for MIMO OFDM Systems

By: Yuansheng Jin          Chair: Xiang-Gen Xia         

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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date: 01/18/2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Sharp Lab
Room: 215

Photoinduced Electron Transfer at the Tetrapyrrole-TiO2 Interface: Effect of the Energy Alignment

By: Jesus Nieto Pescador          Chair: Lars Gundlach         

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Date: 01/17/2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

Utilization of Collagen Remodeling Pathways to achieve Efficient, Controlled Gene Delivery in Chronic Wound Repair

By: Morgan Urello          Chair: Millicent Sullivan         Co-Chair: Kristi Kiick

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Chemical Engineering
Date: 01/10/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Colburn Lab
Room: 366

Rheology and Microstructure of Stable Concentrated Ionic Liquid Colloidal Suspensions

By: Jingsi Gao          Chair: Norman Wagner         

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Chemical Engineering
Date: 01/05/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 204

Dictionary and Deep Learning Algorithms with Applications to Remote Health Monitoring Systems

By: Sherin Mathews          Chair: Kenneth Barner         

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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date: 12/21/2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 450

Break the Taboo: Boost Aggregate Demand Without Increasing Debt

By: Yunong Luo          Chair: Larry Seidman         

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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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