We are very pleased that Mikhail Solon will be joining the UCLA faculty and the Bhaumik Institute Effective July 1, 2020. Mikhail has contributed greatly to effective field theories and their applications to physical phenomenon. This includes applications to dark matter, the large-scale structure of the universe, and more recently to an exciting breakthrough in gravitational-wave physics. His thesis work was recognized by the American Physical Society with his award of the 2015 J.J. Sakurai Dissertation Award in Theoretical Particle Physics. He will hold the David L. Saxon Presidential Term Chair in Physics.