We are pleased to congratulate Anye Wamucho, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on February 21, 2019. We would also like to congratulate and acknowledge Dr. Olga Tysusko for her excellent mentorship; the committee members: Drs. Unrine, Palli, Farman, and Mellon, for their guidance throughout Anye's training; and Dr. Chunming Liu as the outside examiner.