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: 05/29/2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

“Shaping the Royal Image: Gerrit van Honthorst and the Stuart Courts in London and The Hague, 1620-1649.”

By: Michele Frederick          Chair: Perry Chapman         

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Art History
Date: 05/08/2019
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center for Composite Materials
Room: 106

In-situ tensile properties of reaction bonded SiC/Si (RBSC) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) reinforced polymer composites at the nanoscale

By: Chun-yen Hsu          Chair: Chaoying Ni         

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Materials Science & Engineering
Date: 03/27/2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Conformal Prediction Based Active Learning

By: Sergio Matiz Romero          Chair: Kenneth Barner         

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Electrical & Computer Engineering
Date: 03/26/2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveAlison Hall
Room: 120


By: Sudha Aravindan          Chair: James Hiebert         

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Date: 03/26/2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 165

Travel Behaviors During a Public Health Biological Emergency Requiring Points of Dispensing

By: Rachel Chiquoine          Chair: Sue McNeil         

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Disaster Science & Management
Date: 03/25/2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Electronic and thermal properties of wide bandgap materials from density functional theory

By: Tianshi Wang          Chair: Chaoying Ni         

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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.

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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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