I have known Dr. Paul Balwant for approximately 10 years now, both in a professional and personal capacity. Our interactions are many-faceted and always intriguing. I have known Paul as a co-worker, a student, and a friend, and I am always impressed by his ingenuity, discipline, and passion for teaching and research. His creativity is boundless – his mind is ever searching for new and innovative methods to impart knowledge. However, it is his zest for knowledge that impresses me the most and which lends to many an interesting conversation. It is quite evident that Paul is well on his way to immense success in academia.