Dissertation Defense Schedule

Academic Excellence

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!

Dissertation Defense Form

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: 02/18/2021
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0


By: Reyhane Mirabootalebi          Chair: Patricia Sloane-White         

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Preservation Studies
Date: 02/03/2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/2391983918 Password: Jagarapu
Room: 0

Mathematical Modeling of Anatomical and Latent Reservoirs in HIV Towards Possible Cure Strategies

By: Aditya Jagarapu          Chair: Ryan Zurakowski         

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Biomedical Engineering
Date: 01/28/2021
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Phosphoinositide-binding Legionella pneumophila effectors: Investigating their functions and host cell targets

By: Rebecca Noll          Chair: Ramona Neunuebel         

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Biological Sciences
Date: 01/14/2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Bulk and Surface Investigation of Narrow Bandgap Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells

By: Nicholas Valdes          Chair: William Shafarman         

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Materials Science & Engineering
Date: 12/18/2020
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Virtual Meeting
Room: 0

Synthetic & Syntrophic Clostridium Co-culture Enables a Superior Metabolism, Cell Fusion and Material Exchange, and the Formation of Hybrid Bacteria

By: Kamil Charubin          Chair: Eleftherios Terry Papoutsakis         

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Chemical Engineering
Date: 12/17/2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveVirtual
Room: 1

Solution Self-Assembly of Semiflexible Amphiphilic Poly(D-glucose carbonate)s

By: Jee Young Lee          Chair: Darrin Pochan         

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Materials Science & 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.

Your First Step >

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.

Submission Form >