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Henry Abrash (PhD ’61)

Henry Abrash (PhD ’61) is now retired after a many years as a Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor at CSU, Northridge. However, he is “staying busy, most satisfyingly as a volunteer presenter at the California Science Center.” He is also an active member in the Southern California section of the American Chemical Society, the CSUN chapter of Sigma Xi, and offers his expertise as a judge in the California State Science Fair.

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Laurence Trafton (BS ’60, MS ’61, PhD ’65)

Laurence Trafton  (BS ’60, MS ’61, PhD ’65) is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin. He notes that he missed his 55th reunion due a scheduling conflict: he was due on Mauna Kea to observe Pluto during the New Horizons flyby in July. “Hope to see you at our 60th,” he says.

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James Kallis (MS '61)

James Kallis, a reliability engineer, is applying his expertise to improve medical and dental devices. The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patents, in 2013 and 2014, for two of his inventions as an independent inventor: "Detecting Imminent Structural Failure of an Electrical Lead in an Implanted Cardiac Therapy Medical Device" and "Tooth Crack Detection by Means of Acoustic Emission".

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