Our PhD student Yasemin Vardar (thesis advised by Burak Guclu from Bogazici University and Prof. Cagatay Basdogan from Koc University) received the best PhD thesis award from EuroHaptics Society during the IEEE World Haptics Conference in Tokyo, July 9-12, 2019. Yasemin is currently a post-doctoral fellow in Max Planck Institute for Ingelligent Systems in Stuttgard. Every year the EuroHaptics Society awards a prize for the best Ph.D. thesis of the year. The EuroHaptics Society Ph.D. Award competition is open to all candidates from different continents, who in the broad sense disserted on a topic of relevance to the science and/or technology of haptics. The award winning thesis is published as a hardcover book by Springer-Verlag.