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.

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Heather J. Lewandowski

Heather J. Lewandowski

'97

Heather graduated from Michigan Tech in 1997 with a BS in Physics. She went on to complete her MS and a PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado. She is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado and is currently Associate Chair of the Physics Department and Director of the Engineering Physics Program, which has over 150 majors. Her research is primarily in molecular physics and physics education.

Heather has

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Debasis Datta

Dr. Debasis Datta

'94

Debasis Datta graduated with a PhD in Physics from Michigan Technological University in 1994. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, he received his master’s in physics from Indian Institute of Technology. His research work at Tech resulted in ten publications in American Physical Review. Following the completion of his postdoctoral work, he started his career in Information Technology in 1996 as a software engineer in the IT services industry.

During his 16 year IT career, Debasis

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Teboh Roland

'04

“Michigan Tech provided me with the solid graduate foundation in physics that I needed to succeed in my chosen medical specialty. Michigan Tech professors and the very friendly and safe Houghton community provide a very conducive environment for any individual to exploit their God-given talent to the fullest. I would choose no other university if I had to do it all over again.”

 

Teboh Roland ’04
PhD, DABR

Radiation Oncology Physicist, Johns Hopkins University Hospital

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Peter Kiefer

'02

    Upon graduation from Michigan Tech in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, I accepted a position at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts, where I am currently an associate technical staff member. My physics degree has been exceptional preparation for the wide array of technical challenges that I have encountered in my career, including work on antenna analysis, large-scale radar simulations, information optimization, optical tracking sensors, and modernizing the nation’s instrumentation and range-safety

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Peter Kiefer

'02

    Upon graduation from Michigan Tech in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, I accepted a position at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts, where I am currently an associate technical staff member. My physics degree has been exceptional preparation for the wide array of technical challenges that I have encountered in my career, including work on antenna analysis, large-scale radar simulations, information optimization, optical tracking sensors, and modernizing the nation’s instrumentation and range-safety

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