We are pleased to announce that QMC PhD graduate Chris Eckberg is this year's CMNS winner of the Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award. His dissertation, “SUPERCONDUCTING ENHANCEMENT AND ELECTRONIC NEMATICITY IN SUBSTITUTED BaNi2As2,” was chosen as the winner in the disciplinary area of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering.  The Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.