Mohammad Alhassoun successfully passed the oral examination of his PhD proposal. entitled “Theory and Design of Next-Generation Retrodirective Tags and Their Channels.” The work focuses on newly invented antenna structures that reflect radio waves back towards their origins, adding information in the process. The technology will enable new, low-cost, low-power wireless sensors and other communicators. Already with several publications (and the recent winner of the IEEE RFID 2018 best paper award), Mohammad will be leaving for the summer to intern at Nokia Bell Labs. Congratulations, Mohammad!