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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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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Date: 07/29/2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

The Role of Social Capital in Immigrants’ Pandemic Preparedness and Response


By: Awele Maduka-Ezeh          Chair: Joseph Trainor         

Full Abstract >

Disaster Science & Management
Date: 07/24/2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting ID: 975 9790 7482
Room: 0

Techniques for Enhanced Biomimicry of In Vitro Vascular Models


By: Keely A. Keller          Chair: John Slater         

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering
Date: 07/24/2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting ID: 975 9790 7482
Room: 0

Techniques for Enhanced Biomimicry of In Vitro Vascular Models


By: Keely A. Keller          Chair: John Slater         

Full Abstract >

Biomedical Engineering
Date: 07/21/2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the abovezoom meeting
Room: 0

The Regulation of Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGFβ) Signaling in Posterior Capsular Opacification


By: Mahbubul Shihan          Chair: Melinda Duncan         

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences
Date: 07/14/2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveRemote Via Zoom (https://udel.zoom.us/j/7343207347 )
Room: 0

Hybrid Thin-Film Lithium Niobate-Silicon Nitride Photonics


By: Abu Naim Rakib Ahmed          Chair: Dennis Prather         

Full Abstract >

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Date: 07/08/2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZOOM Defense
Room: 0

Essays on the Affordable Care Act Mandates and Their Effects on Labor Supply and Health Outcomes


By: Tiphanie Magne          Chair: Matthew White         

Full Abstract >

Economics

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.

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.

Download Your Manual >

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 >