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! Recommended PostsMay 25, 2015 Dr. Dustin Sprouse defends PhD ThesisFebruary 16, 2018 Congratulations to Victoria for Successfully Defending Her Thesis!December 18, 2017 Congratulations to Mammad for Successfully Defending His Thesis!