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Thomas Santoro (MS '69, PhD '77)

Retired for over six years, but still maintain the swimming and diving skills I learned back in the CIT scuba program in Pasadena. Now I just free-dive off the light house at my local beach in Watch Hill, Rhode Island as in the photo. Not as interesting as those great dives off Catalina, but I still love it.

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Martin Pall (PhD '68)

I have published 6 papers on how microwave/lower frequency EMFs impact the cells of our bodies.  They activate voltage-gated calcium channels via a mechanism involving both physics and biology.  This leads, in turn, to a wide variety of impacts on the brain, the heart, the reproductive and endocrine systems; it also leads to oxidative stress and cellular DNA damage. There are also therapeutic effect.  EMFs act in plant cells via very similar mechanisms to the action in animal cells.  Since my first such paper in 2013, I have given 38 invited professional talks on this topic in 10 countries.  This is a stunning falsification of the industry propaganda which claims these EMFs only produce thermal effects.

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Michael Decker (BS '68)

After nearly 20 years as full-time faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (working principally on vaccines clinical research), I took a position as Vice President, Scientific & Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer at Sanofi Pasteur USA (a large global vaccine company, where I spent 16 years before retiring at the end of 2016. Retiring--sort of. Haven't noticed much spare time yet, but I hope the initial surge of work for consulting clients will settle down to a modest level that leaves me entertained but with plenty of time to build my next airplane, whose parts have been sitting in my shop for a year now, as well as take care of the long list of honey-dos my wife has been saving up. Meanwhile, I continue as Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt. Apart from that, we have 4 kids scattered around the southeast that need visiting; football games to attend; and lots of travel that beckons.
 

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Luc Olivier Bauer (MS '64, PhD '68)

Failed miserably in my attempt to retire, but I enjoy tremendously my work at the nanotechnology venture capital fund of Nanodimension, where I have to chance to sit on boards of innovative companies and interact with the young entrepreneurs. I also enjoy a lot my work with Optilux/Invenios of Santa Barbara, where we are in the process of ramping production of miniature liquid lenses for cell phone customers.

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Ernesto Martin (MS ’68)

Ernesto Martin (MS ’68) relates that “after...Caltech I spent nearly 20 years on communications satellites (from rocket propulsion to the delivery of HDTV) and then 10 years in the jet-engine business." He also acted as a consultant to firms like GE and as an advisor to Cessna and the US Government. He is now retired in Florida, where he takes the opportunity to pilot his plane to the islands to visit his beach house.

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