Congratulations to Michael White, who defended his Ph.D. work “Electronic Structure and Auger Interactions in Semiconductor Nanocrystals” on December 16. Michael completed his B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont in 2006. Since moving to Seattle, Washington, he has recorded five CDs with the a capella group The Esoterics. After graduation he is moving to Boston with his wife and child, and is pursuing a career as a scientist in a start up company.