After receiving my BS in Physics in 1962, I was a Lieutenant at the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School at Bainbridge, Maryland until 1967. I served as Department Head and Instructor and for the Nuclear Reactor Operational Analysis department, responsible for preparing and presenting graduate-level courses in physics, mathematics and nuclear engineering for Navy nuclear-powered submarines and ships. In 1967, I received my MS in Solid State Physics at Johns Hopkins University.
Early on in my career, I worked for General Motors at the Delco Electronics Division, DuPont Photomasks, and Motorola. Since 1997, I’ve done consulting in semiconductor manufacturing, and I taught at both Texas A&M and Texas State University in Semiconductor Manufacturing, Education and Research.
I married the girl next door—we have known each other since we were 6 years old. We have two children, both graduates of Purdue University, and five grandchildren. We love them dearly! Hobbies have been a problem…not enough time, too many interests. Since I turned 50 and ran a marathon at 52, I have been going to the highest point in every state. Some have been easier than others. My picture was taken on the summit of Granite Peak in Montana.