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Alumni from WSU Department of Physics & Astronomy

Graduates from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Wayne State University have used their education for a variety of career paths. Alumni are encouraged to send updated information to share with other WSU physics alumni and perspective students.

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ALBERS, Walter P., Jr. (PhD 1960, MS 1954) 
ALVAREZ, David A. (BS 2000) 
ATEMS, D. Elisabeth (PhD 1993)  Network Administrator, Dept of Physics, Wayne State University 
AUNER, Gregory W. (PhD 1990, MS 1985, BS 1982) Professor, Dept of ECE, Wayne State University 
BIELECKI, Joseph W. (MS 1993) Senior Testing Engineer, North American Lighting, Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI) 
BLOCH, Charles (BS 1978) Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
BURSOTT, Andrea C. (BS 1999) 
CATCHINGS, Robert M., III (PhD 1970) Professor, Dept of Physics, Howard University 
CHALMERS, Joseph S. (PhD 1967) Chair & Professor, Dept of Physics, Louisville University 
CIOLEK, Glenn E. (BS 1983) PhD, University of Illinois 
 Research Associate, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnical University 
CLARK, Bunny C. (PhD 1973) Distinguished University Professor, Dept of Physics, Ohio State University 
COWAN, Michael D. (MS 1965, BS 1962) MS EE, Syracuse University, 1971.  Senior Technical Staff Member (Retired 2002), IBM Corp., Microelectronics Division, East Fishkill, NY. Independent Semiconductor Industry Market Watcher and Forecaster of Global Semi Sales - See http://www.wesrch.com/profile-mikecowan-313.
DRALLOS, Paul J. (PhD 1989, MS 1984, BS 1982) President, Plasma Dynamics Corp (Ferndale, MI) 
 
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ERPELDING, John P. (BS 1991) Emergency Physician, MN (MD 1995 U of Michigan) 
FRENCH, Albert (BS 1993) 
GOMEZ, Romel (MS 1984) PhD, ECE, University of Maryland 
 Associate Professor, Dept of ECE, University of Maryland 
HAMEED, Sithy F. (PhD 2000) Research Associate, Texas A&M
HAN, Xioayan (PhD 1997)  Assistant Professor, Dept of ECE, Wayne State University 
HARTE, Michael (BS 1994) 
HAWKINS, Gary F. (PhD 1978) Aerospace Corp. 
HENRY, Laurence L. (PhD 1991)  Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, Southern University 
HILBURGER, John P. (MS 1992) Science Teacher, Rochester School System 
HILL, Alisha C. (BS 1998) 
HOFFMAN, Kevin (MS 1981) Energy Conversion Devices (Troy, MI)
HUNTER, Gary W. Hunter (PhD 1987) Scientist, NASA Glenn Research Center 
INGLEHART, (HOPKINS) Lorretta J. (PhD 1984, MS 1982, BS 1979) Senior Staff Associate, National Science Foundation 
 
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JARADAT, Hazim A. (PhD 2000)  Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
JESION, Gerald (BS 1975, MS 1976)  Staff Member, Ford Research Laboratories (Dearborn, MI)
KAISER, William J. (PhD 1983, BS 1977) Professor, Dept of EE, UCLA
 Founder, Sensoria Corp (Culver City, CA) 
KIM, Boglea  (PhD 2000)  Scientist, Osmic Ic., Troy, MI 
KORBIAK, Kathryn (BS 2001) Graduate Student, University of Michigan
KOSKO, Gary W. (MS 1984) 
KOTA, Chandrasekhar (MS 1992) Associate Professor, Dept of Medical Physics, Wayne State U. 
KUBINSKI, David J. (PhD 1995)  Staff Scientist, Ford Scientific Research Lab 
KULLEN, Mark K. (MS 1987, BS 1984) General Dynamics 
LANDMAN, Joseph (PhD 1997) Founder/CEO, Scalable Informatics LLC (Canton, MI)
LAPERRIERE, Frank (BS 1975, MS 1979) Daimler-Chrysler Corporation (Auburn Hills, MI)
LHOTA, James R., II (PhD 1983, BS 1977) Scientist, Thermal Wave Imaging 
LING, Dah-Chin (PhD 1995)  Assistant Professor, Dept of Physics (Taiwan) 
LUCKWALD, Eric (BS 2001) Graduate Student, UC-Santa Barbara
LUKASZEW, Rosa A. (PhD 1996, MS 1988)  Assistant Professor, Dept of Physics, Toledo University 
MARBURGER, Richard E. (PhD 1962, MS 1952, BS 1950) President Emeritus, Lawrence Institute of Technology 
MBONYE, Manasse (MS 1990) Assistant Professor of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology
McKAGUE, Darren (BS 1993) PhD, U of Colorado
 Research Associate, CIRA, Colorado State University
MILITELLO, Maria C. (BS 1988) Technical Staff, General Motors R&D Center 
MINHAJ, Mohamedo S. (PhD 1994)  Radiologist, Toms River Hospital (NJ) 
 
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NAHAR, Sultana (PhD 1987, MS 1982) Research Professor, Dept of Astronomy, Ohio State University 
NEHMEH, Sadek A. (PhD 2000) Research Associate, Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, NY
OBIEN, Jonathan M. (PhD 1996)  Research Associate, Dept of Physics, U. of South Carolina 
OUYANG, Zhong (PhD 1999)  
PAPOULIAS, Panagiotis (BS 1994) 
 
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RADFORD, Stanley (PhD 1980) Associate Professor, Marietta College (Ohio) 
RAHHAI-ORABI, Nadia (PhD 2000)  
RAKES, Richard, Jr. (MS 1990) Algorithm Development Manager, Autoliv North America Technical Center (Auburn Hills, MI)
RAVITSKY, Oleg (BS 1996) Emergency Physician, Henry Ford Hospital (MD, Wayne State) 
REID, David (PhD 1995)  Executive Officer, Dept of Physics, University of Chicago
REPKO, Wayne W. (PhD 1967) Professor, Dept of Physics, Michigan State University 
RODRIGUEZ, James (MS 1991) Staff, Osmic, Inc. (Troy, MI) 
ROSS, Robert A. (PhD 1991)  Assistant Professor, Dept of Engineering, U. of Detroit-Mercy
SCHEUERMANN, Michael R. (PhD 1983, BS 1979) Staff Scientist, IBM 
SHEEN, Jeffrey M. (PhD 2000, BS 1992)  Sr. Researcher, Software Architects, Columbus, OH 
SHEN, Weidian (PhD 1988) Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, Eastern Michigan University 
SHEPARD, Steven (PhD 1987) Founder, Thermal Wave Imaging 
SMART, Jeffrey (MS 1977) Staff Member, John Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory
SMITH, James L. (BS 1965) PhD 1974, Brown University
 Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
 Editor, Philosophical Magazine B 
SMITH, Steven (PhD 1989, MS 1984, BS 1981) Scientist, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasedena CA 
SOLTIS, Richard L. (PhD 1999)  Staff Scientist, Ford Scientific Research Lab 
STEIN, Talbert S. (BS 1962) Professor, Dept of Physics, Wayne State University 
SUN, Gang (PhD 2000) Sr. Research Scientist, Therma-Wave Inc., Fremont, CA 
SURDUTOVICH, Anatoliy (MS 1995)  Applied Materials, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
SURDUTOVICH, Eugene (PhD 1998)  Research Associate, Dept of Physics, Wayne State Unievrsity 
SVINARICH, Kathryn (PhD 1991)  Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, Kettering University 
TATHAM, Alicia (BS 1995) 
TALAGALA, Punya (PhD 1995)  Lecturer, Dept of Physics, Wayne State University 
THOMPSON, David J. (PhD 1996)  Research Scientist, Visteon Corp 
TWESTEN, Ray D. (BS 1990) PhD, University of Illinois 
 Staff Member, Ctr for Microanalysis of Materials, University of Illinois 
 
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WANG, Tie (MS 1986) Staff Scientist, Ford Scientific Research Lab 
WANG, Yingxia (PhD 1997)  
WEI, Lanhua (PhD 1992)  Sr. Staff Research , Therma-Wave Inc., Fremont, CA 
WESTON, Gary (BS 1979) PhD, UCLA 
 Professor, Dept. of Physics, Cal State - Hayward 
WIN, Winston W. (PhD 1990) Engineer, Motorola 
WOLSHON, Brian (BS 1988) Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University
YONG, Grace (PhD 1996)  Research Associate, Dept of Physics, Lehigh University