Congratulations to Monika Ivantysynova, who will receive an honorary doctorate from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland. The university specifically cited Ivantysynova's "valuable contribution to the development of mechanical engineering research at LUT," and her leadership of organizations "that evaluate Finnish mechanical engineering research." Ivantysynova is director of Purdue's Maha Fluid Power Research Center and a professor in both the School of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. She came to Purdue in 2004. Her research involves developing hydraulic systems that eliminate the use of valves now needed to control the flow of hydraulic fluid, promising to lead to more compact, lightweight hydraulic technology that use less energy than conventional systems.