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Albert Whittlesey (BS '62)

Albert Whittlesey (BS '62) retired in 2014 after 52 years with the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. So far he has kept busy traveling, hiking, and reading (all avidly). "My wife gave me a book about how how to keep from being bored in retirement and I hope to read it when I get time," he says. "It's looking to be a good new life."

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Himanshu Mishra (MS '10, PhD '13)

Himanushu Mishra (MS '10, PhD '13) is an Assistant Professor in Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. His research investigates "chemical and physical phenomena on the surface of water, such as intermolecular forces, rates of reactions, and specific ion effects."

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Harvey Butcher (BS '79)

Harvey Butcher (BS '79) retired in 2013 from his position as Director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University, Canberra. Prior to this time, he worked with governmental agencies in the USA and Holland on the development of advanced astronomical instrumentation. His own research has "focused on aspects of observational cosmology: understanding how galaxies evolve over cosmic time and why the Universe around us today looks the way it does."

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Nick Hutzler (BS '07)

Nick Hutzler (BS '07) received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard in 2014 and is currently a Harvard Quantum Optics Center Postdoctoral Fellow. His work focuses on combining ultracold atoms into polar molecules. He has also "made partial progress toward [a] fulfilling role as Ricketts Hovse station wagon with Mary Wahl ('08) by marrying her in June 2015."

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Lanny Lewyn (BS '59, MS '60)

Lanny Lewyn (BS '59, MS '60) is the Principal Consultant at Lewyn Consulting, Inc., holds 29 US patents in CMOS and bipolar circuits, and is a Life Senior Member of the IEEE. He is "happy to say that [his] last ADC was used in 2009 to fix the one that broke on the Hubble ACS Telescope. It is used on the ESO-VLT Paranal (Atacama) Chile and will also be used on the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) due to fly in 2018."

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Carl Scandella (BS '66)

Carl Scandella (BS '66) is the owner of Carl Scandella Consulting. He started working in the nascent biotechnology industry in 1981, and participated in some of the "breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease that launched the industry. Over the course of his career, he notes that "the biotech industry has grown and matured in the way I hoped it would," and he adds that he has "no plans to retire from this exciting field.

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Kevin Maher (PhD '89)

Kevin Maher  (PhD '89) is a Competitive Intelligence Advisor with Shell, where he has worked on a wide variety of projects and in many capacities for the past 26 years. In the last few years he has focused on play geology, resource scoping and economics, competitive activity and forecasting, and corporate strategy. He notes that he did not expect his career would take him on this path when he left Caltech, but finds it "fascinating and rewarding work nonetheless."

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James Kuyper (BS '89)

James Kuyper (BS '89) has worked for NASA contractors for 20 years as a Level 1 Lead. He continues work on geolocation programming "for the MODIS instruments on the Terra and Aqua satellites, and for the VIIRS instrument on the NPP Suomo satellite." After moving to a new home in 2013, he and his wife welcomed twins Allen and Ashlyn early this year. 

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Dave Zobel (BS '84)

Dave Zobel  (BS '84) is a freelance writer, humorist, and radio commentator. He is also on the Board of Trash for Teaching, an organization that repurposes manufacturing overages into science and art kits for schools. In keeping with his goal to make science accessible and fun, he has recently published a book titled, "The Science of TV's the Big Bang Theory," which provide a general audience with insights into the "heady science concepts mentioned on the show."

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Dick Van Kirk (BS '58)

Dick Van Kirk (BS '58) is the President Emeritus of the Special Olympics Southern California. He has been active in the planning and preparation of the 2015 World Games in LA, noting that they have attracted nearly 7,000 athletes from 170 countries to compete in 25 sport. As he says, "what a way to increase awareness and inclusion for persons with disabilities!"

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Shamim Rahman (MS '85)

Shamim Rahman (MS '85) has been with NASA since 199, and is currently the Interface Lead for Orion Spacecraft to Space Launch System Launcher. An uncrewed launch is planned for 2018, with a crewed launch to follow. The project is currently in the Critical Design Review stage, and Shamim notes that he is "glad to be part of this effort."

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Bill Bradley (BS '70)

Bill Bradley (BS '70) is soon to step down from a 13-year tenure as Chair of the Department of Radiology at UCSD. As one of the first radiologists to to get involved with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, he recalls that he was "very lucky to hit the 'MRI' wave." He is looking forward to continuing his work in clinical neuroradiology and research, which he pursued before his time at UCSD.

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Tim Lesko (PhD '04)

Tim Lesko  (PhD '04) is a Quality and Operations Support Manager with Schlumberger Well Services. He works on the development of fluid systems, equipment, and extraction processes, facilitating a turn to greener technology in the industry. His work allows him to "travel the world and play with full size Tonka trucks." 

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William Brownlie (PhD '82)

William Brownlie (PhD '82) has worked with Tetra Tech in Pasadena for 34 years, and is currently Chief Engineer, Senior VP, and Risk Management Officer with the firm. He worked on hydraulics and sediment transport during his time at Caltech, and the methods he developed at that time have since been widely adopted in industrial practice. His research and methods, listed as the "Brownlie Methods," was included in the 2007 "Sedimentation Engineering Manual 110," published by ASCE.

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Kyong Chris Oh (MS '97)

Kyong Chris Oh, M.D.S.C. (MS '97) is an Internist full-time in a private practice. He also works with Guatemala's Ministry of Health to provide care to remote Mayan villages, developing a sustainable model for the healthcare system to train local midwives and health promoters. In addition, he delivers obstetric ultrasound training to rural clinics through a pioneering application of information technologies.

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