Joe Devinny (BS '69, PhD '72)

After graduation I joined the Environmental Engineering faculty at USC and stayed there for 35 years. I taught courses in environmental biology and environmental chemistry, and did research on biodegradation of hazardous materials, and more recently, on biofilters for contaminated air. I retired six years ago. My wife and I have done a lot of traveling, particularly adventure cruises to places like Antarctica and the Amazon. My primary work at home is woodturning--I make ornamental bowl and vases on a lathe and sell them at art galleries and shows. But I have also tried writing science fiction. Please check out my book "E-suits" on Amazon.

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