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.
During Mike's 26 years with Unocal his job titles and duties included: Geophysicist in Indonesia and California; Area Geophysicist covering the offshore of southern California; Senior Geophysicist in the Alaska district; District Geophysicist coordinating all geophysical activities in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and southern California; District Geophysicist in Midland, . . .
Gordon Frantti'54, '53
Gordon Frantti retired from Michigan Tech in 1991 as Professor of Geophysics and Head of the Department of Geological Engineering, Geology, and Geophysics. While at Michigan Tech, Gordon also held the following titles: Assistant Professor of Geophysics; Associate Professor of Geophysics; Professor of Geophysics; and Acting Head. During that time, he taught various courses . . .
Paul Pietila graduated from Michigan Tech with a BS degree in Applied Physics in 1962. He earned an MBA degree in 1972 from Bowling Green State University. His distinguished business career included five years with General Motors followed by 30 years at Ford. The first half of his career was spent in the areas of quality and reliability—the second part in . . .
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