Physics

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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William Barkhouse

'76

Bill Barkhouse earned a BS degree in applied geophysics from Michigan Tech in 1976. He started his geoscience career in airborne/ground electromagnetics and potential methods for mineral exploration and then joined Mobil where he has held positions as planning consultant in Mobil's corporate headquarters, as geophysical manager for West Coast and Alaska operations as exploration superintendent in New Orleans and a . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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