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 . . .
After finishing her doctoral work at the University of Utah in 1984, Diane went to a two-year post-doc position at Cal-Tech. She then went to work at the University of Texas at El Paso as an Assistant Professor. Currently, she is Professor and Director of the Kidd Memorial Seismic Observatory at the University. Her work has taken her all over the world and produced . . .
Donald Daavettila'56, '58
Don Daavettila earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in engineering physics from Michigan Tech in 1956 and 1958 respectively. He was named professor emeritus of physics in 2000. Daavettila began his career as a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory for more than five years. He then became a nuclear test engineer at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear . . .
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