Dr. James Gallagher defends PhD Thesis May 2, 2016May 2, 2016 in Awards & Distinctions, News. Congrats to Dr. James Gallagher, who successfully defended his thesis titled “Renewable Polymer Materials from Bicyclic Sugar Derivatives” today. Dr. Gallagher will has accepted a job at the Valspar as a research chemist. Congrats James! Share on Facebook Share Share on Google Plus Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on LinkedIn Share Send email Mail Recommended PostsMay 25, 2015 Dr. Dustin Sprouse defends PhD ThesisDecember 18, 2017 Congratulations to Mammad for Successfully Defending His Thesis!August 25, 2017 Congratulations to Yogesh for successfully defending his thesis!