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.
Leonard C. Buckman is president and general manager for Rockwell WABCO Vehicle Control Systems, a joint venture between Rockwell Automotive and American Standard Inc.'s Automotive Product Group. He has held this position since July 1992. Len joined Rockwell in 1977. He lead a highly successful career as chief engineer, director of engineering and product planning, and as vice president of engineering and sales.
After completing her B.S. in Applied Geophysics at Michigan Tech in 1977, Patricia joined Mobil Oil Corporation and performed exploration in offshore Louisiana, Florida, and the Norwegian North Sea. In 1980 she began working for Exxon Corporation in Esso, Norway where she interpreted the first 3-D seismic data in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. In 1983, Patricia started her own consulting company, Consultants of . . .
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, Texas directing all Unocal geophysical activities . . .
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