Graduated MU BS Physics - 1986
Graduated OSU MS Nuclear engineering - 1988
Started work as a radiological engineer doing shielding calculations and design of new nuclear facilities at the Savannah River Site. Eventually, I worked my way up the food chain to be a Facility Manager of Radiological Operations in a plutonium stabilization facility. I left Savannah River Site in 2005, and ended up, of all things, teaching high school science, specifically chemistry, physics, and AP physics.
"The Physics MS program at Miami did a fantastic job preparing me for a career as a scientist, both as a teacher and as a researcher. As an undergrad I never would have guessed I would have ended up in this area of research, but Miami provided me an excellent introduction to the world of nanoscience. Read More »
"When I got to Miami, I was anything but the high-school-science-guy; much more realistically, I was a high school jock! So, realistically, I was what they call in the National Basketball Association, a project player.... The truth is, without Miami's nurturing, this late-bloomer would never have blossomed." Read More »