The PhD Degree | Chemistry at Illinois
BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY STUDENTS ONLY: Biological chemistry students receiving a PhD degree are required to present a seminar as part of the thesis defense. This seminar is open to the department. The degree candidate is responsible for reserving the room and any A/V equipment needed for the seminar, preparing and posting a seminar notice, and announcing the seminar in Chemformation. Following the seminar, the candidate will meet privately with the thesis committee.
PhD : The Chemistry of Fungal Endosymbiont
Students wishing subsequently to change their thesis committee, for reasons including significant changes in the direction of their research topic, should email Jennifer Weisman () with the reason for requesting a change. Students must receive a positive response from the Chemistry Education Office in order for the change in committee to take effect. Since changes in Thesis Committee membership can only be granted in unusual circumstances, students should contact the members of their committee to schedule the date for their oral defense well in advance of when they expect to complete their dissertation.
e. All copies of the thesis should be submitted with thesis covers, which are available in a cabinet in the first floor stairwell of Hayden Library, near the Circulation desk. Each copy should have a label which tells the thesis title, author's name, PhD (or SM) Chemistry, and the dated degree list (e.g., February 2017 or June 2017). The copy number (1 or 2) should also be marked on the label.