Dieter ‘t Mannetje defended his PhD thesis „Drops, contact lines, and Electrowetting” on Friday, September 5th in the Waaier. After listening to the defense, the committee consisting of Prof. H.J.W. Zandvliet, Prof. A.A. Darhuber, Prof. J. Westerweel, Prof. M.T. Kreutzer, Dr. J.H. Snoeijer and Dr. R. Badie as well as assistant promoter Dr. H.T.M. van den Ende, and promoter Prof. F. Mugele and presided by Prof. G. van der Steenhoven awarded the degree to – now – Dr. ‘t Mannetje.