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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Download the official UD thesis/dissertation manual.

Dissertation Discourse

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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: 01/07/2022
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Evans HallAlso Remote via Zoom
Room: 204

Titanium Dioxide: Functional Electronic Materials for IoT Devices

By: Jie Zhang          Chair: Yuping Zeng         

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Date: 12/17/2021
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 000

Exploring the Differences Between Human and Machine Intelligence:  Towards Technological Singularity

By: Ishaani Priyadarshini          Chair: Chase Cotton         

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Date: 12/13/2021
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Colburn Labhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/99666078156
Room: 366

Machine-Learning-Enabled Multiscale Modeling for Catalysis and Engineering: from Data, Algorithms to Software Applications

By: Yifan Wang          Chair: Dionisios Vlachos         

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering
Date: 12/06/2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the abovezoom
Room: 0

Investigating the Interaction of Legionella Pneumophila with Host Endocytic Recycling Pathways

By: Sam Allgood          Chair: Ramona Neunuebel         

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Biological Sciences
Date: 11/12/2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/93813591308
Room: 0

Abstractive Text Summarization via Contextual Semantics Understanding

By: Chujie Zheng          Chair: Harry Wang         

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Financial Services Analytics
Date: 11/11/2021
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Purnell Hall
Room: 236


By: Isa Haskologlu          Chair: M.A.Muqtedar Khan         

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Political Science & International Relations

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 >