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: 08/25/2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveRemote via Zoom
Room: 000

Smoothness on Rank-Order Path Graphs for Compressive Spectral Imaging and Inverse Problems

By: Juan Felipe Florez Ospina          Chair: Gonzalo Arce         

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Electrical & Computer Engineering
Date: 08/17/2021
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveVirtual (zoom)
Room: 0


By: Kyunghee Kim          Chair: Darrin Pochan         

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Materials Science & Engineering
Date: 08/12/2021
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveOnline
Room: 0

Vegetation Influence on CO2 and CH4 Exchange in a Temperate Salt Marsh Ecosystem

By: Alma Delia Vazquez Lule          Chair: Rodrigo Vargas         

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Plant & Soil Sciences
Date: 08/10/2021
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom
Room: 0

Interfacial Bioorthogonal Crosslinking for the Fabrication of Functional 3-D Networks

By: He Zhang          Chair: Xinqiao Jia         

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Materials Science & Engineering
Date: 08/09/2021
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveVirtual (Zoom)
Room: 0

Essays on the Effects of Free Education And Health Insurance Policies on Education Outcomes and Women’s Fertility

By: Sheila Afrakomah          Chair: Adrienne Lucas         

Full Abstract >

Date: 08/06/2021
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveVirtual (on zoom)
Room: 000

Essays on the Effects of Health Insurance and Education on Child Health and Fertility.

By: Richard Takyi Amoah          Chair: James Berry         

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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.

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 >