Today we witnessed an outstanding presentation by Emily Herman on the topic of microgel/polyelectrolyte interactions as the final step in her path to a Ph.D.  Of course, she defended her dissertation successfully, so we now get to call her Dr. Herman, which for some reason sounds like a ’70’s TV hospital drama to me.  We celebrated the event with an awesome meal at the Cuban Diner with Emily and her family – well worth the trip back up to Marietta, to be sure.  Thanks to Jose for his hospitality!



The next step for Emily is just across the biotech quad to some incubator space in the basement of the Environmental Science and Technology building.  There she will be doing some top-secret research for a brand new company (she is employee #4, I think) that is sure to revolutionize our daily lives in a truly profound way.  Stay tuned for more on that.  In the meantime, Congratulations, Emily!