B.S. Physics

2020



Arnold, Scott E.




Campos, Julie A
magna cum laude
Julie is a Research and Development Intern at Sandia National Laboratories




Donaldson, Bryce S.
magna cum laude
Bryce will continue his work with Dr. Stephen Boyd in Low-Temperature Physics Research, consider STEM jobs at Sandia National Labs, and likely go to graduate school afterwards.




Gibbons, Ryan M.
cum laude
Ryan is a graduate student in Physics at UC Berkeley in the High Energy Experiment division




Lujan, Lucas A.
magna cum laude
Lucas is an Intern at Sandia National Laboratories




May, Asher P.
summa cum laude




Putney, Eric R.
summa cum laude
Eric is a High Energy Theory grad student at Rutgers University




Ritchie, Kyle J
summa cum laude
Kyle is going for his PhD at University of California, Berkeley for High Energy Theory




Sauer, Dionicio E.
cum laude
Dionicio is an Operations Engineer at Mesa Photonics




Soudachanh, Amy L.
Amy is a physics graduate student in Experimental Quantum Information at the University of Oregon




Spears, Brady S.
Brady is a Solid Earth Geophysics graduate student at Baylor University. He writes, "My research at Baylor University consists of the joint inversion of horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratios (HVSR) and surface wave dispersion curves in order to seismically characterize a particular field site. The method, performed densely over the target area is advantageous in that it does not require "active" sources and could potentially provide a cost-effective technique in effectively imaging the shallow subsurface."




Weeks, Duncan K.




2019



Ryan E. Dunagin
Ryan primarily plans on joining the work force in programming or data analysis. His fallback plan is to go into teaching. He is currently living in Walled Lake, Michigan.




Gavin P. Gonzales
Gavin is a graduate research assistant in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University with a concentration in biomaterials.




Ryan L. Hamblin
Ryan will be attending the University of Virginia as a PhD student in the Chemistry Department. There he will be using computational methods to assist in designing and modeling the non-equilibrium dynamics of self-assembling nanomaterials at the intersection of soft condensed matter physics, polymer chemistry, and biophysics.




Nicholas J. Huntoon
Nicholas is a graduate student in Francisco Elohim Becerra-Chavez's lab




John H. O'Brien
magna cum laude




Desirae F. Orr
cum laude
Desirae plans on working for a few years before returning to grad school for something related to climate or hydrology. Currently, she has a job offer from NavAir, but is still looking at other options.




Ronald E. Pagano
cum laude
Ronald is a physics graduate student at Louisiana State University. He is interested in quantum physics and material science and will be involved in related research directly after graduation.




Benjamin L. Reichelt
summa cum laude
Ben is a graduate student at MIT. He works with Dr. Richard Petrasso to study high energy density plasma physics and develop diagnostic tools for experiments in this field.




Aryeh J. Sapon
cum laude
Aryeh is attending the physics PhD program at Eberly College of Science Penn State University where he plans to study Atomic, Molecular, Optical physics, or Condensed Matter.




Lauren Zundel
cum laude
Lauren will be pursuing a PhD in physics here at UNM where she will continue to work in the field of theoretical nanophotonics under Alejandro Manjavacas. Lauren was awarded a four year fellowship with the Department of Energy for her doctoral program.




2018



Cody R. Bassett
magna cum laude
After graduation, Cody plans to take a short break then return to school to pursue his masters or doctoral degree.




John Carilli




Roderick D. Cochran
summa cum laude
Roderick is a graduate student at Ohio State University.




Elizabeth D. Eadie
cum laude




Saleem Iqbal
summa cum laude
Saleem is a Graduate Research Assistant in Professor Robert Boyd’s group investigating the nonlinear optical properties of epsilon-near-zero materials at the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics




Jeremy M. Metzner
cum laude
Jeremy is continuing his studies of physics by pursuing a PhD in AMO physics at the University of Oregon. Jeremy stated that he feels prepared and excited for the future of physics based on the knowledge he has acquired and the students he has met within our Physics and Astronomy department.




Ivan V. Rajen
summa cum laude
Ivan is attending the University of California San Diego to pursue a PhD in Bioengineering. He plans to study neural engineering to work towards the development of brain-computer interfaces.




Dennis C. Robinson Brown
summa cum laude
Dennis will be attending the University of California- Santa Barbara for a PhD in Chemical Engineering. After obtaining his PhD, Dennis plans to become a professor or an industry research scientist.




Lucas R. Thoennes
Lucas currently teaches information technology and industrial automation at a small technical college in Utah.




Jordan C. Vanevery
summa cum laude




2017



Jason J. Baker




Zachary A. Castillo
summa cum laude
Zach will be attending graduate school at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he intends to pursue experimental atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics.




Zachary D. Jeffery




Alex J. Johnson
summa cum laude




Gregory J. Ottino
summa cum laude
Gregory will be enrolling in UC Berkeley's Graduate Ph.D. program in physics.




Alexander C. Padilla
Alexander is currently working on his MBA in marketing. He will be moving to Santa Barbara with his fiance who will be attending graduate school, and Alex will complete his MBA in Santa Barbara.




Robert B. Reyna
The future plans for Robert are to study for the GRE tests in the coming year, and apply to grad schools.




2016



Nelly E. Ayllon
magna cum laude
Nelly will be pursuing an MBA at UNM, while working in an internship. She intends to work a couple of years in the industry before continuing her education and attend grad school.




Daniel W. Bowen
magna cum laude
Michael initially plans to go to Zion National Park to relax. He will then pursue a masters degree in mathematics and work towards his ultimate goal of becoming a math teacher.




Michael W. Brown
cum laude
Daniel will be continuing work at an unmanned aerial vehicle startup, Silent Falcon UAS, and seeking out graduate programs.




Merrick J. Chalk
cum laude
Merrick is a consultant with Medici Technologies, a biotech company in Albuquerque.




Alexandre F. Mills
Alex has been accepted into the PhD program here at UNM in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.




Brad M. Philipbar
Brad plans to continue his education in the Engineering department graduate program at UNM and will start work at Los Alamos National Labs developing the KIVA family of Computational Fluid Dynamics Software.




2015



Alexander G. Cochran
Alex will be attending Arizona state University pursuing a PHD in Physics.




Alexandria M. Doerfler
cum laude
Alexandria is pursuing a PhD in Houston at the Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.




Lars G. Fabricius-Olsen




Joshua D. Martin
magna cum laude
Joshua has been accepted into the doctoral program here at UNM in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.




Kevin M. Potter




Nicholas C. Rajen
Nicholas' future plans include travel, reapplication to graduate school, and an intermittent job or business foundation.




Anthony V. Sandoval




2014



Maria X. Benitez-Jones




Ezequiel Carrasco
Zeke's plans for the future include deciding on a graduate school and a field of study, and to one day teach.




Tristan M. Garwood




Paul J. Gieri
Paul has been accepted to the UNM Physics and Astronomy department master's program for Fall 2015.




Stav R. Gold
summa cum laude
Stav will work at the Santa Fe Institute as an intern directly after graduating.




Aidan K. Grummer
summa cum laude
After graduation Aiden will be working on the Atlas project at CERN with Dr. Seidel's research group. He plans to apply for graduate school in the fall.




Adrian S. Orozco
Arian has been accepted into the masters program here at UNM in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.




Stephen C. Pietromonaco
cum laude
Stephen has been accepted at the University of British Columbia to pursue a PhD in high energy theory.




Joshua M. Plank
Joshua has been accepted at the University of California at Riverside to join the PhD program in Electrical Engineering.




Skylar T. Scott
summa cum laude
Skylar would like to work in research and development in a multidisciplinary capacity. In the future, he would like to return and pursue a graduate degree in physics or engineering.




Ting Wang




2013



Miles A. Bodmer
Miles moved to Eugene where he is pursuing his PhD in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Oregon.




Brandon T. Middleton
Brandon will apply for graduate school in physics with a concentration in general relativity for the fall semester.




Evan A. Ottesen
summa cum laude
After graduation Evan will be relocating to Austin TX with his wife and son to pursue graduate studies at UT Austin.




2012



Alex G. Benedict
summa cum laude




Cristhian O. Carrillo
cum laude




Ginevra E. Cochran
cum laude
Ginny will be attending graduate school as a PhD student at the Ohio State University and studying physics under a joint university and departmental fellowship.




Rhett F. Eller
cum laude
Rhett graduated with a Physics degree with a concentration in Optics. Rhett has been accepted into the Physics and Astronomy Department here at UNM where he will be starting his graduate work in this fall in the Optical Science and Engineering Program.




Nathan Giannini
cum laude




Brian P. Josey
summa cum laude
Brian is currently working on his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University, and received his Masters in May of 2014. He works in experimental biophysics, using neutron reflectometry to study the interactions of proteins with lipid bilayers (cell membranes). Specifically, Brian studies the kinetics of neurotransmitter adsorption to the lipid bilayer, a technically challenging project that connects physics to chemical kinetics and neuroscience.




Randy J. Lafler
summa cum laude
Randy has been accepted into the Physics doctoral program at UNM Department of Physics and Astronomy.




Thomas S. Mahony
summa cum laude
Tom is going to MIT to start working on his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering. He will be studying strong light-matter coupling for applications in photovoltaics and all optical switching, and will be working with Professor Vladimir Bulovic. Tom has been awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship.




Rodrigo Osuna Orozco
summa cum laude
Rodrigo will be working at PandA during the summer and then will start the PhD program in Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California in San Diego.




Roberto S. Rosales
summa cum laude




Dan C. Wilkinson
magna cum laude




2011



Elizabeth J. Allen




Alexandra S. Andrego
cum laude
After graduation Alexandra will be spending the summer at an Emerging Minority Business Leader program at West Liberty in West Virginia. Her long term intentions are to attend law school and obtain a J.D. in Intellectual Property Law.




Alexander T. Barron
summa cum laude
Alexander is a PhD student in Complex Systems at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.




Robert T. Cordwell
cum laude




Anastasia A. Ierides
Anastasia is graduating with a bachelors in both Physics and Applied Mathematics. She has been admitted to and will be attending the Physics and Astronomy graduate program at UNM and will be working on a Masters degree starting in the Fall.




Chad A. McCoy
summa cum laude
Upon graduation from UNM, Chad is going to graduate school at the University of Rochester starting the Fall 2011 semester. Where he will be pursuing a Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering for High Energy Density Physics and Inertial Confinement Fusion. After completion of my Ph. D, he hopes to get a position at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory doing laser-driven ICF research.




Garrett E. McMath
Garret will be attending Colorado School of Mines for Nuclear Engineering.




Bolestaw L. Osinski
cum laude
Bolestaw is going to pursue a MS in Biophysics at the University of Chicago. Motivated to go due to the physics of DNA-protein interactions and the organization dynamics of simple organisms.




Michael R. Phillips
cum laude
Michael is planning on pursuing graduate school, either at UNM or elsewhere, for theoretical physics.




David J. Weiss




2010



Paul V. Klimov
summa cum laude
Paul graduated from the University of Chicago with a PhD in Quantum Engineering, and is now a Senior Research Scientist at Google




Kyle W. Martin
magna cum laude
Kyle received his MS in Physics at UNM. He currently works in the Cold Atom Lab at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque. He is researching the development of advanced atomic clocks for space operation; the development of these clocks is motivated both by technological applications, such as global navigation satellite systems, and scientific pursuits, such as a precise determination of the gravitational redshift. He is developing frequency standards based on two-photon spectroscopy and saturated absorption spectroscopy of optical transitions in alkali and alkaline-earth vapors, as well as fiber-based frequency combs to pair with the optical frequency standards. Kyle recently designed a heating package for a high temperature calcium vapor cell and demonstrated servo control of the carrier-envelope-offset frequency in a frequency comb.




Arianna V. Pregenzer-Wenzler
Thinking that she would either pursue a Physics PhD or a career in veterinary medicine, Arianna was exposed to human medicine and ended up applying to medical school. She is currently in her 4th year at the UNM School of Medicine and in the process of applying to internal medicine residency programs. She states she is glad that she got her BS in Physics for the skills she learned over the course of her degree have continued to serve her well. Arianna would recommend a physics degree to anyone with an interest in math and science.




Demosthenes M. Quintana




Antonio C. Rivera
Antonio is the first to ever graduate with a BS in Physics with an Optics Concentration. He was accepted at UNM in the NSMS (nano-systems and micro-structures) graduate program and has since received both a Masters and PhD in that field.




David E. Sosa Corral
David is a PhD student with the ATLAS group at Heidelberg University.




2009



Erron C. Gleicher




Matthew E. Gooden
summa cum laude
Matt went to graduate school at North Carolina State University and did his graduate research at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) at Duke University. His research measures nuclear reaction cross-sections related to background studies for rare processes (zero neutrino double beta-decay experiments, dark matter) by neutron activation and in-beam measurements, activation products produced in various National Ignition Facility experiments, etc. Matt's dissertation research focused on measuring the energy dependence of fission product yield from 239Pu, 235/238U as a function of incident neutron energy with monoenergetic neutrons at TUNL. He finished his PhD in 2014 and currently is a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Nuclear and Radiochemistry group. He is continuing his work on fission product yield studies and is also involved in radiochemical diagnostic work at the National Ignition Facility at Livermore National Lab where nuclear chemistry and physics techniques help to understand the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) process, as well as understanding charge particle stopping powers in the plasmas generated at NIF.




Bradley A. Knockel
summa cum laude
Brad joined the PhD graduate program at UNM Physics and Astronomy department where he won the 2011 William G. Larsen, PhD, Memorial Award for Best Teaching Assistant.




Linh N. Le
cum laude
Linh joined the PhD graduate program at UNM Physics and Astronomy department where he is working on research with Dr. Stephen Boyd.




Daniel T. Young
Daniel plans on teaching English in Japan for the following year through the InterAC program and  after that intends to continue his Physics education.




2008



Brigette D. Black
Bridgette is pursuing graduate studies in physics at UNM working as a research assistant with Steve Koch.




Joshua O. Island
magna cum laude




Jean M. Kurtz




Jim C. Mahony




Stephen R. Marshall
summa cum laude
Stephen is now in his second year of law school (2010). He states that physics students tend to do really well in law school. He currently ranks among the top three students!




Tomas A. Mondragon
After receiving a 2nd Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Tomas has been working at the Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi where he works on numerical simulations of physical phenomena, tradespace analysis, and implementation of those applications on supercomputers.




Lauren A. Meyer




John I. Ogren
summa cum laude




Andrew M. Vigoren
summa cum laude




2007



Edna Cardenas
summa cum laude
After receiving her BS in Physics, Edna has completed her Masters degree and is on track to complete her PhD in which she intends to detect delayed gamma-rays and delayed neutrons and compare how they fair with different target materials.




Christopher Leishman




Jonathan E. Logue
cum laude




Nick J. Martinez




John T. Perovich
summa cum laude
John has finished his masters in financial engineering at Columbia and works for the Asset Backed Securities Group (pooling lots of assets together, slicing into different bonds and selling them). He states, "The physics background was very useful for studying financial derivatives."




2006



Sean Andrews
summa cum laude
Sean has been admitted to our graduate program, and he will be a Teaching Assistant in the fall




Lukas M. Baumgartel
magna cum laude
Lukas went on to become a USC grad student. He was then employed for his dissertation research by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA.




Steven J. Gumble
cum laude
Steve will be a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force, and he enters active duty on June 3rd. For the next (roughly) two years, he will be moving around from Maxwell to Holloman, and finally to Columbus AFB for pilot training.




Steven J. Lucero
After graduation, Steve will live, work, and continue to learn. He hopes to continue his studies at UNM in the field of Medical Physics.




Adam J. Pierson
Adam has been interning at Sandia, handling web programming and safety training records. He plans to continue with the Lab as a contractor after August '06. Meanwhile, he'll be fixing up an old house in order to sell it, absconding with the proceeds to buy another old house to fix... ad infinitum. He may also try teaching abroad between rebuilding houses.




Terrell W. Radford
magna cum laude
Terrell has been commissioned a Navy officer, and he will be heading to Pensacola, FL, soon for flight school. He also plans to pursue a graduate degree in the not-too distant future.




Isidro Solano, Jr.
Sid has been admitted to our graduate program, and he will be a Research Assistant with Paul Schwoebel's group starting in the summer.




Kevin L. Soules
cum laude
Kevin has been accepted to the UNM School of Law and will begin studies there in August '06.




2005



Robert R. Gallegos
Rob and his entire family spent a year on assignment in Japan with Sumco Corporation, and now they're back! He'll join the R&D group with Emcore Corporation, here in ABQ, in May (April 2006).




David L. Hayes
David was admitted to our master's program in Physics, with a quantum information research assistantship.




Sonrisa T. Rogowski
Sonrisa's immediate plans involve lots of bike-riding, working full-time at Sandia, and a daydreaming process about what she would like to study and which grad schools seem appealing.




Gregory A. Sanchez
Having completed the degree program in December, Greg is studying grad school options in medical physics.




Jason S. Tenbrink
Jason will work at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Scattering Center for a year before exploring graduate school opportunities.




2004



Seth J. Pierce
Seth will now travel to Pensacola, FL, to attend Officer Candidate School. After that, he'll be at the Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC, for abouta year, and then Ensign Pierce will be assigned to submarine duty.




Wayne M. Schlingman
Wayne defended a senior thesis entitled “Temperature-Entropy Wave in Self-Organized 4 He, “ thereby graduating summa cum laude and with Department honors. He will begin graduate studies, with emphasis on optical instrumentation, in August at the University of Arizona in Tucson.




Michael J. Simmons
Ensign Simmons has been selected into the Navy's Special Operations Community. Following commissioning, he will report to the Specialized Diving Division at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, FL. He will then be assigned to Explosive Ordinance Disposal School.




Csaba Z. Szekeley
cum laude
Csaba graduated in December, and he has since been enrolled in the music program here at UNM, concentrating on the guitar and music theory.




2003



Hank B. Anderson
Hank completed his second major degree program in Applied Mathematics in Dec, and is now in the Math Department graduate program.




Maureen M. Ballard
Maureen went on to complete a MSc in Physics with the Complex Systems group at Instituto Balseiro Bariloche, Argentina. She later moved to Berlin, Germany where she taught mathematics and began learning about the history of economics and the economics of history at the Berlin School of Economics. She is presently pursuing a PhD in Economics at NYU, and still dreams of New Mexico.




Eric J. Gottlieb
Eric is a contractor at Sandia with the Robotics Group; he is also planning to tackle a graduate degree in Computer Science here at UNM this coming fall (2003).




Gavin Mendel Gleason
Gavin and family (soon to be 4, we hear!) are now in either Montana or Wyoming...we are waiting for an update on activities (Oct 2004).




Timothy T. Morrison




Anthony J. Riggins
Anthony is involved in graduate studies in Pure Math here at UNM.




Ghazi J. Zouaoui
Ghazi will begin graduate studies in the fall at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus.




2002



Daniel A. Bender
Daniel has joined the Optical Sciences graduate program here at UNM this fall; he is the recipient of an NSF / IGERT Fellowship.




Anthony M. Bilotto
Anthony has been commissioned as an officer in the Air Force, and is in Columbus, MS, for flight training (spring 2003). He plans to pursue a career as a pilot and, ultimately, an advanced degree in mathematics.




Gregory R. Burdoin
Greg is working as an Electronic Technician on a contract with Boeing at the General Technology Corp, KAFB, Albuquerque.




Angela C. Cork
Angela finished her degree program in December, and will be taking the GRE and preparing grad school applications.




Eric W. Hemsing
Erik thoroughly enjoyed his research project at LANL that involved plasma physics, specifically magnetic reconnection phenomena. Nevertheless, he has moved on to UCLA for grad school (2005).




Jesse K. Johnson
Jesse is employed with Exigen Diagnostics, and takes computer science classes while making plans for graduate school (spring 2004).




Daniel Koehler
Dan was at U/Mass for as long as he could stand the cold, wet weather! He's transferring to George Washington, and will be working at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (spring 2006).




Veronica Mata-Bruni
Veronica has been inducted as a lifetime member of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society. She has already completed the first round of qualifying exams at UC-Santa Cruz (fall 2002), and is now enjoying married life w/ spouse Ryan Sholin (summer 2003).




Seth David Melgaard
Seth began a Mechanical Engineering grad program here at UNM in fall 2002.




Nicolas C. Menicucci
Nic has been inducted as a lifetime member of Sigma Pi Sigma. He graduated w/ University Honors, and also defended a dept.honors thesis entitled "Local Realistic Hidden Variable Model for the States and Dynamics of Liquid-State NMR Information Processing." Nic was doing research with Dr. Prasad, but headed off to Princeton in August 2003.




Keith Mertens
Keith works as a Postdoc at the University of North Carolina in the Mathematics Department (specifically The Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics). He obtained his PhD in Math at Colorado State University.




Grant D. Meyer
Having completed the triple major...Chemistry, Math, and Physics...Grant is now at Cornell working with the Craighead Research Group in Applied & Engineering Physics.




Matthew R. Winburn
Matt will complete a master's program in Biomedical Engineering, with a concentration in Medical Physics, at SUNY-Stony Brook in August 2005. He's already working at Mt. Sinai in NYC as a Medical Physicist in the division of Radiation Oncology.




2001



Nick Secor
Nick taught math and life skills at Belen High School for a year, and then returned to UNM for a graduate degree in material sciences (2003).




2000



Maurizio A.DiMauro
Maurizio was one of the recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.




Jeremy Murray
Jeremy is in his fourth year of grad studies in physics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and will be defending his doctoral dissertation in fall 2006. He and Cristina now have a little girl named Maylin, born February 2003.




Sam Reid
Graduate studies at the Univ of Colorado, Boulder.




Christopher K. Schultz
d.June 2002




Braunen E. Smith
Braunen left New Mexico Resonance Lab in fall '03 to return to school. She's at Clark University in Worcester, MA, and has changed the focus of her research from geomorphology to organic superconductors (March 2006).




Russell N. Stewart
Russ is working at Sandia and pursuing a master's with the Computer Science Department here at UNM.




Rob Ward
Former Marshall Scholar (MSc-Computer Science, Oxford University (Merton), 2001; M.A.-Drama, King's College London/Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, 2002), now doing grad studies in Physics at Caltech (fall 2002).




1999



Leslie L. Chavez
Graduate studies at UC-SD.




1998



Matthew S. Edmonds
Matt is now a member of Sandia's Micromachine department that produces dynamic SEM images of MEMS (MicroElectro Mechanical Systems) devices.




Jason Knight
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Physics at UC-Davis.




Michael D. Partridge
Michael earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Aug. 2000), and is now with The Aerospace Corporation, in California.




1997



Burch R. Driver
Burch and his wife Jeannie now live in Pasadena. He graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in August 2003, with a second B.S. in Industrial Design.




Richard G. Hipsch
Father Seraphim Hipsh serves in a full-time capacity as an assistant to Archbishop Dmitri of St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Cathedral in Dallas. He entered St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA, shortly after earning his bachelor's degree here at UNM, and graduated with a master of divinity degree in May 2001; he was ordained to the priesthood on February 11, 2001. He and his wife, Anna, are the parents of a daughter, Sophronia, and a son, Silouan.




Rebecca L. Houlihan
Rebecca is now a Medical Dosimetrist with Mass General Hospital, Dept of Radiation Oncology, in Malden, MA.




Stephanie Jones
LANL,Radiation Tech




Clifford T. Lewis
Institute for Nonlinear Science at UCSD




Stephanie R. Meltzer
Now Stephanie Scupp, she and her husband have relocated to Boca Raton, Florida (summer 2003).




Miguel A. Trujillo
Now an MBA and Project Engineer / Environmental Coordinator w/ United Paradyne Corp, a small business professional resource management firm  specializing in




1996



Alex Brandl




Michael E. Cox
Newnan, GA




Timothy D. Hamlin
Timothy earned a PhD-Physics, w/ a specialty in atmospheric physics, from NM Tech in September 2004; he is now a postdoc research associate at Tech in Socorro.




Michael A. Lepp
Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB




Aaron R. Patton




Sean Eric Walston
Sean completed grad studies in experimental physics at the University of Oregon, and is now a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His work involves accelerator physics related to the International Linear Collider project (Aug 2005).




1995



Gregory R. Hays
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory




Steven L. Nutter




Steven A. Schula
Steven and Tanya live in Albuquerque; he is an officer w/ the USAF.




Christopher P. Sharp
User Support Analyst III, UNM-HSC Computer Services, Biomedical Research Facility




Brian C. Walker
Motorola, Albuquerque.




Kymbra D. Williams
Boulder, CO




1994



Javier G. Armendariz
Ph.D-Northwestern University, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (1999); currently email




J. Paul Freshour
Deputy Project Manager, SNL 6132, SNL ER Project Management, at Sandia




Russell W. Rowland
Russell and Kathleen were joined by Sean Stuart Rowland, born 9 Mar 1997; it has been reported that the Rowlands are back in ABQ.




David C. Trostle
Air Quality Program Specialist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; lives in Hummelstown, PA.




Steven R. Vigil
Ph.D.-Physics, University of Washington (2000)




Phillip Villella
Doctoral candidate w/ the Dept of Physics at the Univ of Colorado-Boulder.




Heather M. Vogel
C.A.R.E. Program - Hatboro-Horsham School District / Simmons-Limekiln Simmons School, Ambler, PA




1993



Gordon E. Bennett
Now a photonics instructor at TVI, Gordon finished his J.D. in May '03, and took the Bar exam that summer. He is specializing in intellectual property law.




Mark A. Blount




1992



Peter A. Balter
MS and PhD-The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas at Houston. Peter is now an Assistant Professor of Radiation Physics, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston (fall 2004).




Brian D. Berman
Denver, CO




Sydney A. Blocher, Jr.
Phillips Lab at KAFB




Lowell A. Cummings
Following graduate studies at NMSU (Ph.D.-2000), Lowell headed north and east...first to teach at North Dakota State, then University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and now the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (fall 2005).




Steven C. Lamarra
M.S.; now Research Associate with the Dept of Physics at MIT




Larry B. Lopez
Espanola, NM




Arman Sabet
M.D.-Univ of New Mexico School of Medicine (1996); currently Staff Neurologist and Assistant Professor w/ the Department of Neurology, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington




1991



Jeffery H. Burkhart
Albuquerque, NM




Ralph P. Buttner
Albuquerque, NM




Jeffrey A. Fatora
Lt. Cdr., USN - Submariner (Aug 2004); earned a master's degree in metallurgy in 1999 at Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, in New York.




Helly Francisco Diaz-Marcano
Helly is an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He and spouse Melissa Roybal de Diaz live in Las Vegas.




Kevin E. Gant
Kevin is a science teacher...both physics and astronomy...at Del Norte High School. He and spouse Dawni Bennett live here in ABQ.




Jason Glenn
Ph.D.-U/Arizona (1996) Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at UC-Boulder




Michael E. Hernandez
Married, father of two - lives here in Albuquerque




Michael D. McKay, Jr.
LANL




Luanna Gomez Ortiz
Ph.D.-Physics (Univ of Washington, 1998), and member of the Physics Education Group at U/Washington; she has recently (fall 2002) become an Assistant Professor of Physics at Arizona State University.




Valerie K. Otero

Ph.D.-UCSD; Valerie Otero was promoted to Full Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014. She is deeply involved with the physics community, with the American Physical Society, and AAPT. Valerie has co-authored a physics curriculum and teaches physics regularly. See the article and accompanying video from CU Boulder.






Kevin Schum
Kevin is currently a program manager in the Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland AFB. He and his family reside here in Albuquerque (Oct 2006).




Yukiteru Takanashi
Chiba, Japan




Marcelo Vogel-Gonzales
Marcelo was a geologist living and working in Chile, and he returned to UNM in fall 2002 to pursue a Ph.D. in Physics.




Gregory T. Whiteside
Trent is a tutor with  the Assistance Centers for Education at TVI here in Albuquerque.




1990




Florissant, MO




Sharman L. Carpenter
1997 M.S.- Earth & Planetary Sciences, UNM; lives w/ spouse James in ABQ.




Todd J. Cloutier
Lt. Cmdr., US Navy - Todd earned a master's in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State in 1994. As of 2015 he is the Mission Planning Systems Program Manager at Monterey Technologies, Inc.




Nikhil Jayant Joshi
Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, with Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, in Mumbai.




John M. Melvin
He and spouse Brandi reside here in ABQ.




Jeffrey Norris
M.S.-1996, Oregon State; now w/ JPL in Pasadena




Yvonne Rita Anne Romero
Woodbridge, VA




1989



Petras Avizonas
Laguna Hills, CA




Shaun M. Bloom
With Metatech Commercial Products Division in Albuquerque




Robert G. Copeland
Sandia Nat'l Labs, ABQ




Stephen A. DeWalt
Mission Research Corp Colorado Springs, CO




Michael A. Holland
Board-awarded Certified Indoor Air Quality Technician and Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor, The Joseph Company, Fresno, CA




Walen J. Mickey
ThermoNuclear Services-SNL




Aaron J. Miscenich
M.B.A.-Tulane Univ (1991); now Executive Director of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, in the medical district centered around the Tulane and LSU facilities.




Mark W. Noah
Las Cruces, NM




Jup Tanaluck Polanams
Rio Rancho, NM




John D. Saicawalo
Albuquerque, NM




Arthur Shanks
Sandia Nat'l Labs, ABQ




Heidi Terrill-Vosbein
Naval Research Laboratory (ASMaT), Stennis Space Center, MS




Chris P. Woody
Fort Collins, CO




1988



Joseph R. Chavez
Albuquerque, NM




Kevin M. Christensen
Kevin has been with CVI Laser Corp here in Albuquerque, and returned to us in fall 2004 to earn a graduate degree in Optical Science & Engineering.




Gregory M. Jones
Ph.D., UNM-HSC, Biomedical Science. Until his appointment as the new State Science Advisor for Utah (Sept. 2005), Greg was the Associate Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Dept. of Computer Science, at the University of Utah. Greg and his wife reside in Salt Lake City with their three children.




1987



John R. Lopez
Albuquerque, NM




Alan J. Lucero
Alan completed the PhD-Physics program at the University of Connecticut in 1993, followed by a post-doc at Bell Labs and MTS positions at Lucent and Corning labs. His current research area at Tyco is in trans-oceanic fiber optic data transmission. He and spouse Susan Taylor (a test developer w/ ETS...remember the GRE!) live in New Jersey.




1986



Weston Jon Anderson
Slidell, LA




Robert A. Chesebrough
Rio Rancho, NM




Robert B. Dagit
Ft. Lauderdale, FL




Arthur R. Gribble
honor




Paula L. Higgins
d.July 17, 2006




J. Larry Leija
Richardson, TX




Kenneth L. Miller
Albuquerque, NM




Dana R. Rink
Olathe, KS




David R. Sandison
Ph.D.-Cornell; David manages Sandia's MEMS Device Technology Department, and lives in Edgewood, NM. He holds a patent for multi- spectral imaging method and apparatus.




Harry A. Watson
Naval Warfare Assessment Division, Norco, CA 




1985



Glenn A. Britt
Layton, UT




C. David Cremer
Science & Engineering Associates, Inc., Albuquerque




Richard N. Davidson
Rio Rancho, NM




Julius N. Manz
Dr. Manz is the Dental Program Clinical Supervisor at San Juan College in Farmington. He earned his DDS at the University of Denver.




David J. Monk
Earned an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in 1992. He joined Motorola's Research and Development Laboratory, Mesa, AZ, in 1985. Since that time, he has done work in a wide variety of disciplines including analog device characterization, statistical parameter extraction, noise measurements, TFSOI BiCMOS integration, and high-speed analog CMOS. He is currently with Motorola's Embedded Systems Technology Laboratories, in Mesa.




Rob K. Newsom
Ph.D.-Physics (1996) NMSU; CIRA research associate with the Optical Remote Sensing Division of the Environmental Technology Lab in Boulder.




1984



Michael D. Bradshaw
Albuquerque




David E. Keightley
Mediaware Solutions Pty Ltd, Canberra, Australia




1983



Santiago G. Aller
Albuquerque, NM




Richard J. Elston
d.2004




Forrest L. Williams
Ph.D. in EE, UNM (1989) - Principal Staff Scientist with MLD Technologies in Eugene, OR, developing optical-coating solutions for the extreme-high-power laser industry. Wife Anna is a physician with Lane County Mental Health.




1982



Colleen Cay Cafferty
Colleen completed a graduate degree in physics at the Univ of Arkansas in 1997; now Enterprise Support, Technology Investigation Center with the State of Arkansas Technology Security Office, in Little Rock.




Stuart L. Davis
Calgary, Alberta, Canada




Steve R. Elliott
LANL




Koenraad Dirk




1981



Gregg C. Wagener
M.S.-EE, University of Southern California (1998); has been with the Advanced Missile Development and Systems Engineering Division, Port Hueneme Division Naval Surface Warfare Center since 1982.




Daniel D. Weeks
LANL




1980



Joel E. Anspach
Corrales, NM




Richard Dale Bolton
Advanced Nuclear Technology at LANL




Stephen R. Gobeli
Plano, TX




Marc P. Valdez
Ph.D. (1987) and M.S. (1985) in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson; employed as a Air Quality Meteorologist with Sierra Research, Sacramento, CA, since 1990. Follow the news, comments, and blogs at his personal website.




James D. Whitfield
Gilbert, AZ




1979



Daniel C. Harrison
Tucson, AZ




Jeffrey S. Knowlton
Kent, WA




Joe Allen Martin
M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison; now Director and co-founder of Technanogy Air & Space, Newport Beach, CA




1978



James E. Bailey
Albuquerque, NM




Riki Darling
name




Carolyn L. McMillen
Colorado Springs, CO




Arian L. Pregenzer
Arian is currently a Senior Scientist at the Cooperative Monitoring Center at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. (2009)




Diane J. Slack
Albuquerque




Michael J. Wester
Ph.D.-Computer Algebra, UNM (1992); now Scientific Coordinator for the Shared Biocomputing Core at UNMHSC, as well as Math and CS editor/author, honor




1977



Bradley K. Allen
Poulsbo, WA




James L. Bertrand
Tucson, AZ




Craig H. Pollock
M.S.-Math, California State University; Program Systems Engineering Professional for Defense & Space Systems. Canyon Consulting, Senior Associate; Space Systems Engineer (Onboard Processing Design Integration and Operations Engineering), TRW Space and Defense Sector, Redondo Beach, CA.




Capt. John E. Prunier comment




David D. Welter
Prof. Engineer; he and Myrna live in Fairfax, VA




1976



James A. Hills
Piedmont, CA




Alan R. Lappin
Birmingham, MI




William G. Larsen
d. 1990




1975



Gerald W. Edgar
IT Architecture & e-Business Commercial Airplanes Group, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group, Renton, WA




Steven R. Oliver
Instructor




Michael L. Wilson
Retired from Sandia National Laboratories




1974



Rudy O. Gonzales
Taught at Brownell Academy, Cupertino, CA




William N. Keepin
Will Keepin, PhD, is president and executive director of the Satya Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona (1980); Co-director of Shavano Institute, adjunct faculty member w/ The School of Consciousness & Transformation, California Institute of Integral Studies




Patrick M. Russell
Midland, MI




Bernard E. Wood
LANL




1973



Michael L. Bernabe
CFO of Secure Open Systems in Simi Valley, California. 22 years engineer and manager with Rockwell International




Richard L. Gerety
Thoracic Surgeon, M.D., FACS, FACC New Mexico Heart Institute




Jerry E. Goff
Storage Technology Corp Louisville, CO




Herbert J. Hammond
Herbert J. Hammond is an intellectual property lawyer in Dallas, TX. He focuses his practice on litigation, licensing, and counseling in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, computer, and entertainment matters. Herb also acts as an arbitrator, mediator, and expert witness in intellectual property and high-tech cases. Herb is the author of the Texas Intellectual Property Handbook (3d ed), covering trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, false advertising, and covenants not to compete as the law is applied in Texas.




Arthur E. Leach
Master of Mgmt, UNM-1980; Arthur is now the Corporate Comptroller of BHH Management, Inc, in Los Angeles, CA.




Jose F. Marques
San Ramon, CA




Duane C. Mohr
Danville, CA




Jess C. Tidmore, Jr.
Albuquerque, NM




1971



Charles O. Darnall
Camarillo, CA




John R. Henley
Mission Research Corp, Electro-Optic Sciences Dept.; he and Marie live in Colorado Springs, CO




Samuel D. Houston
Ivins / Monticello, UT




Stephen J. Merrill
Stephen is with Hewlett-Packard, and he resides in Philomath, OR.




G. Christian Overton
d.June 2000




John W. Starner
Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences; Visiting Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, Houston.




1970



Robert E. Cooper
Tucson, AZ




Arthur B. Crawford
Los Alamos




James E. Grover
Glen Rose, TX




John S. Lloyd
Beaverton, OR




Timothy S. McDonald
Tim is Manager of the Cryptography and Information Department at Sandia (Feb. 2005). He was an adjunct professor with ECE here at UNM.




Richard A. Summey
Director of Worldwide Sales for Celion Networks, Inc., in Richardson, TX




Claude C. Woods
Woods Geophysical, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, MI




1969



William G. Breiland
PhD-Chemistry, UC-Berkeley (1975); now Senior Member of Technical Staff in the Chemical Processing Sciences Department at Sandia National Laboratories.




John J. Deinken
Now Intellectual Property Lawyer w/ Rockwell Science Center, Thousand Oaks, CA; spouse M. Noelle is a lecturer w/ California Lutheran University




Douglas H. Krohn
MKX Senior Geophysicist specializing in mineral exploration geophysical consulting. See his resume. Denver, CO




Robert E. Vardeman
Science fiction, fantasy, western, mystery, spy & high tech thriller author, and owner-operator of Cenotaph Corporation in ABQ.




David J. Velasquez
Product Research and Development, 3M Company, Minneapolis; he and Merry live in Cannon Falls, MN




1968



Charles M. Herndon
Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine specialist with Providence Alaska Medical Center.




1966



William P. Robinson
Thousand Oaks, CA




1965



Hillard H. Howard
Program Manager, Integrated Safety Mgmt, LANL




1963



Charles R. Cundiff
U.S. Army Research Lab




1959



Philip A. Deutchman
Went to the University of Idaho where he is now Professor Emeritus of Physics.




1958



Robert E. Diebold
Executive Secretary, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, Dept of Energy -also operates Diebold Consulting.




John D. French
Boulder City, NV / Aztec, NM




Otto G. Raabe, Jr.
Professor Emeritus, Institute of Toxicology & Environmental Health (ITEH), University of California, Davis




1957



George Jenner
(Feb 2003)...Now retired and living in West End, NC. Along with his wife Linda, he enjoys boating, bicycling, and spending time with their five children and seven grandchildren.




1954



Hugh W. Church
Sandia Labs




1953



James C. Pulte
Winnetka, CA




1949



Allan F. Beck
d. 2002




Raymond H. Opperman
d. 2013




1944



Marx Brook
d. 2002




1942



Lee A. Jay
M.S.-CalTech, 1944; he served as a meteorologist for the fed. govt for 21 years, and then as a research analyst until his retirement (to New Port Richey, FL) in 1976.




1941



Herschel R. Snodgrass
d. 1990




1939



Max A. Kohler
When he retired in 1973, after 36 years of Federal Service, Kohler was the director of the Office of Hydrology in Washington, D.C. He is the namesake of the National Weather Service's annual Max A. Kohler Award, and he now lives in Silver Spring, MD.




1938



W. Crawford Dunlap
The IEEE Grade of Fellow was conferred in 1961 by the Board of Directors upon for Dr. Dunlap's contributions to semiconductor research and transistor production techniques. He is also a Fellow in The American Physical Society. d. 2011




1936



David A. Lawson, Jr.
d. 1990