Nilesh Ingale got his Ph.D. yesterday here at the CUNY Energy Institute. He and I have worked closely for several years, modeling alkaline batteries, worrying about manganese dioxide. Congratulations, my man. Here’s my favorite Nilesh picture, from 2012: he’s taken Valerio’s ID to get into an event at the Electricity Storage Association conference. I don’t remember why. Maybe they had good food?