Friday, June 15, 2007

Dr Wikström

Today a very good friend of ours, Håkan, defended his PhD thesis. We have known Håkan for close to 10 years. He started working with me on his MSc thesis at AstraZeneca in Sweden. When he completed that he was employed by the company and we remained good friends for the remainder of our time there.

When we moved to the United States and Lynne decided she was headed for a life in academia at Purdue, she persuaded him to do a PhD with her. He arrived two weeks after we did. Today after a lot of hard work and sacrifice, both on his part and by his loved ones in Sweden, he completed that work.

Well done Håkan, we are very happy for you, enjoy the moment.

Lynne should of course also be very proud of herself since Håkan is her first student whom she fully guided through the process. She has actually graduated three students, however, the first two came to her partly through their studies. She will actually have another defend next Friday.

Paul, Lynne & Anja

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Anonymous said...

Congrats, this is really exciting since Hakan started with you! Sheri