Congratulations to Alex Close for passing his PhD viva! The viva took place today (15 May). The team of external examiners consisted of Alain Brizard (Professor at St Michael’s College, USA) and Darryl Holm (Professor at Imperial College). The chair of the viva was Dorje Brody. The title of Alex‘s thesis is “Applications of geometric mechanics in multi-physics hybrid models for multi-scale systems”, and his project has been supervised by Cesare Tronci.