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: 10/07/2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Brown LabRemote defense on zoom
Room: 137

The Function of Intrinsically Disordered Selenoproteins

By: Rujin Cheng          Chair: Sharon Rozovsky         

Full Abstract >

Chemistry & Biochemistry
Date: 10/05/2020
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Enabling Predictive Science for Catalysis under Uncertainty

By: Joshua Lansford          Chair: Eric Furst         

Full Abstract >

Chemical Engineering
Date: 10/02/2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting Scheduled
Room: 0

The Incommunicable Experience of War, 1775-1918

By: Tyler Putman          Chair: David Suisman         

Full Abstract >

Date: 09/21/2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting
Room: 0

The Revolutionary Atlantic of Elizabeth Beauveau and Marie Rose Poumaroux: Commerce, Vulnerability, and U.S. Connections to the French Atlantic, 1780-1860

By: Carrie Glenn          Chair: Cathy Matson         

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Date: 08/31/2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveVirtual Zoom Meeting
Room: 0

Utility-scale Photovoltaics with battery energy Storage systems (PVS): A Value-driven Techno-economic Assessment for new Capacity Additions in U.S. Electricity Markets.

By: Sashwat Roy          Chair: S. Ismat Shah         

Full Abstract >

Energy & Environmental Policy
Date: 08/07/2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveZoom Meeting ID: 986 5266 3559
Room: 0

Preclinical Translation of Therapeutic Interventions for Tendon Injury

By: Ryan C. Locke          Chair: Megan Killian         

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Biomedical 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 >