Ufuk Aydemir successfully defended his thesis today – I was his research advisor. His thesis contained three topics on physics beyond the standard model. He wrote about the tests of general covariance that was done with me and Mohamed Anber, on work with Lorenzo Sorbo on dynamical four-form fields, and also recent work on self-healing and new physics in effective field theories. His publications are here, and there are still more in the works. Congratulations Ufuk – the new Dr. Aydemir!