Alumni and Friends

The Department of Physics has over 900 graduates—in 46 states and 15 foreign nations—who have gone on to careers in telecommunications, materials, astrophysics, signal processing, theoretical research, academia, and many other fields. Our alumni have sought answers to some of our most challenging problems today, in areas including thin film studies, vibrations and rotordynamics, and green energy.

Alumni Focus

Charles Bufe

'60, '62

Chuck earned an MS in Geophysical Engineering in 1960 and an MS in Geophysics in 1962, both from Michigan Tech.  After leaving Michigan Tech, he became a Lieutenant in the NOAA Officer Corps before obtaining his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1969, where he also worked at Willow Run Labs.  Throughout his career, Chuck has worked for NOAA in San Francisco, CA and as a Visiting Professor at the University . . .

Alumni Focus

Charles Knobloch

'80

Graduating from Michigan Tech with the first “Faculty Citation” and a B.S. in Geophysics in 1980, Charles went on to spend 22 years in the oil and gas business with Conoco-DuPont, where he was awarded for advancements he made in imaging technology. He completed a law degree at the University of Houston and holds a diploma in International Law (Russia) from the University of San Diego. He has also studied European . . .

Alumni Focus

William Broman

'53, '52

Bill joined Shell Oil Company in 1953 as a Junior Geophysicist and later became Area Chief Geophysicist. While working for Shell, his job titles included Director of Exploration Research, General Manager of Exploration and Production Research, General Manager of Offshore Exploration and General Manager of Rocky Mountain Exploration and Production. In 1990, he retired after 37 years of service, but his name is legendary . . .

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