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Alumni from the 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 prospective students.

A – D

  • ALBERS, Walter P., Jr. (Ph.D. 1960, M.S. 1954) 
  • ALVAREZ, David A. (BS 2000) 
  • ATEMS, D. Elisabeth (Ph.D. 1993)  Network Administrator, Dept of Physics, Wayne State University 
  • AUNER, Gregory W. (Ph.D. 1990, M.S. 1985, B.S. 1982) Professor, Dept of ECE, Wayne State University 
  • BIELECKI, Joseph W. (M.S. 1993) Senior Testing Engineer, North American Lighting, Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI) 
  • BLOCH, Charles (B.S. 1978) Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
  • BURSOTT, Andrea C. (B.S. 1999) 
  • CATCHINGS, Robert M., III (Ph.D. 1970) Professor, Dept of Physics, Howard University 
  • CHALMERS, Joseph S. (Ph.D. 1967) Chair & Professor, Dept of Physics, Louisville University 
  • CIOLEK, Glenn E. (B.S. 1983) Ph.D., University of Illinois 
  •  Research Associate, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnical University 
  • CLARK, Bunny C. (Ph.D. 1973) Distinguished University Professor, Dept of Physics, Ohio State University 
  • COWAN, Michael D. (M.S. 1965, B.S. 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
  • DRALLOS, Paul J. (Ph.D. 1989, M.S. 1984, B.S. 1982) President, Plasma Dynamics Corp (Ferndale, MI)

E – I

  • ERPELDING, John P. (B.S. 1991) Emergency Physician, MN (MD 1995 U of Michigan) 
  • FRENCH, Albert (B.S. 1993) 
  • GOMEZ, Romel (M.S. 1984) Ph.D., ECE, University of Maryland 
  •  Associate Professor, Dept of ECE, University of Maryland 
  • HAMEED, Sithy F. (Ph.D. 2000) Research Associate, Texas A&M
  • HAN, Xioayan (Ph.D. 1997)  Assistant Professor, Dept of ECE, Wayne State University 
  • HARTE, Michael (B.S. 1994) 
  • HAWKINS, Gary F. (Ph.D. 1978) Aerospace Corp. 
  • HENRY, Laurence L. (Ph.D. 1991)  Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, Southern University 
  • HILBURGER, John P. (M.S. 1992) Science Teacher, Rochester School System 
  • HILL, Alisha C. (B.S. 1998) 
  • HOFFMAN, Kevin (M.S. 1981) Energy Conversion Devices (Troy, MI)
  • HUNTER, Gary W. Hunter (Ph.D. 1987) Scientist, NASA Glenn Research Center 
  • INGLEHART, (HOPKINS) Lorretta J. (Ph.D. 1984, M.S. 1982, B.S. 1979) Senior Staff Associate, National Science Foundation

J – M

  • JARADAT, Hazim A. (Ph.D. 2000)  Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • JESION, Gerald (B.S. 1975, M.S. 1976)  Staff Member, Ford Research Laboratories (Dearborn, MI)
  • KAISER, William J. (Ph.D. 1983, B.S. 1977) Professor, Dept of EE, UCLA
  •  Founder, Sensoria Corp (Culver City, CA) 
  • KIM, Boglea  (Ph.D. 2000)  Scientist, Osmic Ic., Troy, MI 
  • KORBIAK, Kathryn (BS 2001) Graduate Student, University of Michigan
  • KOSKO, Gary W. (M.S. 1984) 
  • KOTA, Chandrasekhar (M.S. 1992) Associate Professor, Dept of Medical Physics, Wayne State U. 
  • KUBINSKI, David J. (Ph.D. 1995)  Staff Scientist, Ford Scientific Research Lab 
  • KULLEN, Mark K. (M.S. 1987, B.S. 1984) General Dynamics 
  • LANDMAN, Joseph (Ph.D. 1997) Founder/CEO, Scalable Informatics LLC (Canton, MI)
  • LAPERRIERE, Frank (B.S. 1975, M.S. 1979) Daimler-Chrysler Corporation (Auburn Hills, MI)
  • LHOTA, James R., II (Ph.D. 1983, B.S. 1977) Scientist, Thermal Wave Imaging 
  • LING, Dah-Chin (Ph.D. 1995)  Assistant Professor, Dept of Physics (Taiwan) 
  • LUCKWALD, Eric (BS 2001) Graduate Student, UC-Santa Barbara
  • LUKASZEW, Rosa A. (Ph.D. 1996, M.S. 1988)  Assistant Professor, Dept of Physics, Toledo University 
  • MARBURGER, Richard E. (Ph.D. 1962, M.S. 1952, B.S. 1950) President Emeritus, Lawrence Institute of Technology 
  • MBONYE, Manasse (M.S. 1990) Assistant Professor of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • McKAGUE, Darren (B.S. 1993) Ph.D., U of Colorado
  •  Research Associate, CIRA, Colorado State University
  • MILITELLO, Maria C. (B.S. 1988) Technical Staff, General Motors R&D Center 
  • MINHAJ, Mohamedo S. (Ph.D. 1994)  Radiologist, Toms River Hospital (NJ)

N – Q

  • NAHAR, Sultana (Ph.D. 1987, M.S. 1982) Research Professor, Dept of Astronomy, Ohio State University 
  • NEHMEH, Sadek A. (Ph.D. 2000) Research Associate, Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, NY
  • OBIEN, Jonathan M. (Ph.D. 1996)  Research Associate, Dept of Physics, U. of South Carolina 
  • OUYANG, Zhong (Ph.D. 1999)  
  • PAPOULIAS, Panagiotis (B.S. 1994)

R – V

  • RADFORD, Stanley (Ph.D. 1980) Associate Professor, Marietta College (Ohio) 
  • RAHHAI-ORABI, Nadia (Ph.D. 2000)  
  • RAKES, Richard, Jr. (M.S. 1990) Algorithm Development Manager, Autoliv North America Technical Center (Auburn Hills, MI)
  • RAVITSKY, Oleg (B.S. 1996) Emergency Physician, Henry Ford Hospital (MD, Wayne State) 
  • REID, David (Ph.D. 1995)  Executive Officer, Dept of Physics, University of Chicago
  • REPKO, Wayne W. (Ph.D. 1967) Professor, Dept of Physics, Michigan State University 
  • RODRIGUEZ, James (M.S. 1991) Staff, Osmic, Inc. (Troy, MI) 
  • ROSS, Robert A. (Ph.D. 1991)  Assistant Professor, Dept of Engineering, U. of Detroit-Mercy
  • SCHEUERMANN, Michael R. (Ph.D. 1983, B.S. 1979) Staff Scientist, IBM 
  • SHEEN, Jeffrey M. (Ph.D. 2000, B.S. 1992)  Sr. Researcher, Software Architects, Columbus, OH 
  • SHEN, Weidian (Ph.D. 1988) Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, Eastern Michigan University 
  • SHEPARD, Steven (Ph.D. 1987) Founder, Thermal Wave Imaging 
  • SMART, Jeffrey (M.S. 1977) Staff Member, John Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory
  • SMITH, James L. (B.S. 1965) Ph.D. 1974, Brown University
  •  Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
  •  Editor, Philosophical Magazine B 
  • SMITH, Steven (Ph.D. 1989, M.S. 1984, B.S. 1981) Scientist, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasedena CA 
  • SOLTIS, Richard L. (Ph.D. 1999)  Staff Scientist, Ford Scientific Research Lab 
  • STEIN, Talbert S. (B.S. 1962) Professor, Dept of Physics, Wayne State University 
  • SUN, Gang (Ph.D. 2000) Sr. Research Scientist, Therma-Wave Inc., Fremont, CA 
  • SURDUTOVICH, Anatoliy (M.S. 1995)  Applied Materials, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
  • SURDUTOVICH, Eugene (Ph.D. 1998)  Research Associate, Dept of Physics, Wayne State Unievrsity 
  • SVINARICH, Kathryn (Ph.D. 1991)  Associate Professor, Dept of Physics, Kettering University 
  • TATHAM, Alicia (B.S. 1995) 
  • TALAGALA, Punya (Ph.D. 1995)  Lecturer, Dept of Physics, Wayne State University 
  • THOMPSON, David J. (Ph.D. 1996)  Research Scientist, Visteon Corp 
  • TWESTEN, Ray D. (B.S. 1990) Ph.D., University of Illinois

W – Z

  • WANG, Tie (M.S. 1986) Staff Scientist, Ford Scientific Research Lab 
  • WANG, Yingxia (Ph.D. 1997)  
  • WEI, Lanhua (Ph.D. 1992)  Sr. Staff Research , Therma-Wave Inc., Fremont, CA 
  • WESTON, Gary (B.S. 1979) Ph.D., UCLA 
  •  Professor, Dept. of Physics, Cal State - Hayward 
  • WIN, Winston W. (Ph.D. 1990) Engineer, Motorola 
  • WOLSHON, Brian (B.S. 1988) Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University
  • YONG, Grace (Ph.D. 1996) Research Associate, Dept of Physics, Lehigh University