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Physics Alumni Directory

Below are the entries in our physics department's online alumni directory. If you would like to be included, please fill out our alumni directory information form, or send an e-mail request to

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William Bugg (Ph.D., Physics, 1959)
Professor Emeritus
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
5113 Yosemite Trail
Knoxville, TN 37909
Phone: 865-584-4589

James E. "Bill" Hancock, M.D. (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1952)
Retired Physician
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
540 Colbert Street
Mandeville, LA 70448
Phone: 985-626-3644

William E. Javert (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1952)
Thompson Ramo Wooldridge (TRW) Ballistic Missile Division
2861 Leicester Terrace
The Villages, FL 32162
Phone: 352-259-7896

Ted S. Lundy (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1954/M.S., Metallurgy, 1957/Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, 1964)
Retired from ORNL (1988); Retired from TTU (2000)
1859 Cherokee Bluff Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920-2216
Phone: 865-577-9170

James O. Placak (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1959)
President (Retired), Soroc Technology Inc.
Anaheim, CA
Phone: 828-926-0829


Dr. Laszlo Adler (Ph.D., 1969)
Taine McDougal Professor Emeritus
Ohio State University
1560 Gulf Blvd., #1002
Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone: 727-595-7196

Barry M. Bishop (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1964)
1922 Country Club Drive
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Phone: 931-455-0377

Dr. William Kelly Dagenhart (M.S., 1964//Ph.D. 1977)
Physicist, Retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory
110 Newton Lane
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-8120
Phone: 865-483-8801

Dr. Ronald E. Goans (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1968/M.S., 1969/Ph.D. 1974)
Senior Medical Consultant; Clinical Associate Professor
MJW Corporation, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1422 Eagle Bend Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: 865-457-3996
Fax: 865-457-7590

Paul G. Huray (B.S., Engineering Physics 1964/Ph.D., Physics 1968)
Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of South Carolina
110 Summer Haven Court
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: 843-527-2197
Fax: 803-777-8045

Thomas B. Holmes (B.S., Engineering Physics 1967/M.S., 1970)
Physics Instructor
Arkansas Northeastern College
6128 North County Road 727
Blyetheville, AR 72315
Phone: 870-763-9207

George L. Marshall, Jr. (B.S., Physics, 1965)
Research Physicist (Retired)
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
161 Anna Kathryn Drive
Gurley, AL 35748
Phone: 256-776-2534

Richard Martin (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1964)
Department of Physics
University of Illinois
1110 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-4229
Fax: 217-333-9819

Samuel J. Nalley (M.S., 1967; Ph.D., 1971)
Chattanooga State Technical Community College
4501 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: 423-697-4786
Fax: 423-697-2595

Jerry L. Pate (B.S., 1965)
Teacher, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences
Hamilton County Department of Education
915 Canebreak Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Phone: 423-870-2540

David O. Patterson (B.S. in Engineering Physics 1962; Ph.D., 1966)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
517 Croatan Hills Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 757-422-1493

Royce O. Sayer (Ph.D., 1968)
Physicist, Retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory
110 Wiltshire Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-482-4536


Tom Bass (Ph.D., 1970)
Chief Scientist
Mercer Engineering Research Center
5123 Rivoli Drive
Macon, GA 31210
Phone: 478-953-6800
Fax: 478-953-6815

John H. Cantrell (Ph.D., 1976)
Senior Materials Physicist
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center
3 East Taylor Street
Mail Stop 231
Hampton, VA 23681-2199
Phone: 757-864-4989
Fax: 757-864-4914

Judy Winegar Goans (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1971)
Nathan Associates, Inc.
1422 Eagle Bend Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: 865-457-3996
Fax: 865-457-7590

Dennis G. Hall (Ph.D., 1976)
Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Physics & Professor of Electrical Engineering
Vanderbilt University
105 Kirkland Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
Phone: 615-322-2809
Fax: 615-322-7629

Roy T. Hull, Jr. (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1973)
Retired Electronics Engineer
Civilian DOD/Robins Air Force Base
135 Julee Emilyn Drive
Bonaire, GA 31005-4340
Phone: 478-328-0115

Albert (Skip) Kahler, III (Ph.D., 1978)
Fellow Scientist
Bechtel Bettis, Inc.
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
P.O. Box 79
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Phone: 412-476-5399

Joseph Thomas (Tom) Lewis (Ph.D., 1971)
Retired, Formerly a Division Director with The Boeing Company
113 259th Avenue, NE
Sammamish, WA 98074
Phone: 425-836-5012

L.Z.T. Lukuba (M.S., 1973)
Tugeme, Inc.
P.O. Box 660
South Bend, IN 46624-0660
Phone: 219-234-3424
Fax: 219-288-5020

Dr. Jack F. McMillan (B.S., 1979)
Instructor, Physics and Astronomy
Hawaii Pacific University
1188 Fort St. Mall
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-544-0200

Trent L. Nichols, M.D., Ph.D. (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1972; M.S., 1978; M.D., 1986; Ph.D., 2008)
Research and Development Staff
Image Science and Machine Vision Group
Measurement Science and Systems Engineering Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Building 5800, B209
P.O. Box 2008 MS6075
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6075
Phone: 865-574-0338
Fax: 865-576-8993

Marshall Saylors (Ph.D., 1977)
Senior Scientist
National Security Agency, Laboratory for Physical Science
8050 Greenmeade Road
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301-935-6456
Fax: 301-935-6327

William K. Tuttle, III (Ph.D., 1976)
Radiation Safety Officer
Portland VA Medical Center
Radiation Safety Officer P-5-FMS-RSO
3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
PO Box 1034
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: 503-220-8262, ext. 55853
Fax: 503-721-7822

Richard L. White (B.S., 1974)
Space Telescope Science Institute
1213 Havenwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-338-4899
Fax: 410-338-4767

Gary M. Woody (B.S., 1971)
Laurel High School
411 Maple Loop
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-573-4937

Kenneth H. Wright (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1977)
Research Scientist
Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-961-7648

Michael C. Wright (B.S., 1977)
Group Leader, Advanced Nuclear Measurements and Controls
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, MS 6004
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Phone: 865-574-5604
Fax: 865-574-1249

Ali R. Yazdi (M.S., 1974; Ph.D., 1978)
Associate Dean, Northeast Campus
Jefferson State Community College
2601 Carson Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35215
Phone: 205-856-7799
Fax: 205-856-7798

Glenn R. Young (B.S., 1973)
Director, Physics Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
MS 6369, Building 6025
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6369
Phone: 865-576-2770
Fax: 865-574-1268


Scott D. Berry (Ph.D., 1985)
Professor of Physics/Director of Network Services
Limestone College
1115 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340
Phone: 864-488-4525
Fax: 864-487-8706

William D. Brandon (B.A., 1988, Ph.D., 1997)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Illinois Wesleyan University Department of Physics
201 E. Beecher Street
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: 309-556-3661
Fax: 309-556-3864

Grady Campbell (M.S., 1986)
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: 954-262-1369
Fax: 954-262-1802

Madani A. Dakhil (Ph.D., 1983)
Professor of Physics
Al-Fateh University
Department of Physics
Faculty of Science
Al-Fateh University
P.O. Box 13537
Tripoli, Libya
Phone: 00 218 21 3693898

John T. Ellis (Ph.D., 1987)
Airborne Sensors Product Branch Chief
U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency Test Resources Directorate
Mailing Address:
Missile Defense Agency/DTR
Attn: John Ellis
Bldg 5222, Martin Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
Phone: 256-955-9626
Fax: 256-313-8558

Mary Anne Moore (B.A., 1983/Ph.D., 1988)
Assistant Professor of Physics
East Stroudsburg University
42 Skyhigh Drive
Bartonsville, PA 18321

Jeong-Kwan Na (M.S., 1986; Ph.D., 1991)
Senior Research Physicist
University of Dayton Research Institute
300 College Park
Structure Integrity Division
Dayton, OH 45469
Phone: (937) 904-4689
Fax: (937) 255-9804

Macy W. Summers (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1981)
Director, Business Development
Lockheed Martin IS&S
P.O. Box 8048
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Phone: 610-354-7658

Brenna Williams (B.S., 1984/M.S., 1986)
Deputy Director, Analysis and Assessment Directorate
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City
110 Vernon Avenue
Panama City, FL 32407
Phone: 850-235-5615
Fax: 850-234-4509

Katsuya Yamada (Ph.D., 1982)
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91371
Phone: 818-883-9909
Fax: 818-884-7882


Adam Berryhill (B.S., 1997)
Senior Engineer
Cryomagnetics, Inc.
1006 Alvin Weinberg Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37930
Phone: 865-482-9551

Raditya Agarwalla (B.S., 1996)
New Product Introduction Engineer
Volex, Inc.
4950 Springlake Drive
San Leandro, CA 94578
Phone: 510-346-6659

Eric D. Black (B.S., 1991)
Manager, Senior Undergraduate Laboratories and Staff Scientist, LIGO Project
California Institute of Technology
Mail Stop 264-33
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: 626-395-3858
Fax: 626-395-3814

Gavin Blackett (Ph.D, 1993)
VP, Global Marketing
22 Quail Run
Warren, NJ 07059
Phone: 908-222-9555

Michael Childers (B.S., 1993)
Physics Teacher
Webb School of Knoxville
9800 Webb School Drive
Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone: 865-693-0011

Carrie Brindle (B.S., 1996)
Graduate Student
University of California, Irvine
6396 Adobe Circle Road
Irvine, CA 92612

Shane Collins (B.S., 1996)
United States Navy
Phone: 904-234-5255

Ted Corcovilos (B.S., 1999)
Graduate Student
California Instiute of Technology
MC 114-36
Pasadena, CA 91125-3600
Phone: 626-395-8197

Luis E. Cuéllar (Ph.D., 1993)
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)
P.O. Box 13941, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711-3941
Adjunct Professor
Austin Community College
ACC Rio Grande Campus
1212 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-475-3828

Dharmin Desai (Ph.D., 1997)
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Medicine
University of Kentucky School of Medicine
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536
Phone: 859-323-6904

Todd R. Downey (M.S., 1998)
Sr. Optical Engineer
ASML Lithography
77 Danbury Road
M/S 470
Wilton, CT 06468
Phone: 203-761-6829
Fax: 203-761-6854

Alan Ewing (M.S., 1993)
Senior Engineering Manager
Nokia Mobile Phones
600 Sundance Cr.
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 972-444-8564

John Gibbons (Ph.D., 1991)
Chief of Clinical Physics
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
4950 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: 225-215-1145

Sam Held (M.S., 1999)
Program Manager
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
P.O. Box 117, MS 36
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-576-8223

Andi Hermanto (B.S., 1997)
Unix Administrator/NC Manufacturing Engineer
Boeing Commercial Airplane, Oak Ridge
1717 South Forrest Drive
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-406-4754

Karen Lewis Hirsch (M.S., 1994)
Scientific Advisor
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, TDAT
6801 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 703-325-9684
Fax: 703-325-7560

A. Glenn Jones (M.S., 1995)
AP Physics Teacher
Providence High School-Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
3900 Country Oaks Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 704-843-2178
Fax: 980-343-5390

Edwin C. Jones, M.D. (Ph.D., 1992)
Physician and Physicist
Veterans' Administration
Knoxville VA Outpatient Clinic

Md-Said bin Kassim (M.S., 1990)
Telekom Malaysia
19th Floor, TM Tower
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603-2240-5800

Joseph G. Kreke (Ph.D., 1996)
Applications Portfolio Manager
Computer Sciences Corporation
428 Carroll Parkway
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-631-5229

James J. Kuropatwinski (B.S., 1995)
Technical Staff Member
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 457
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Bronson Messer (B.S., 1991; Ph.D., 2000)
Research Associate
ASCI/Alliances Flash Center
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago
5640 S. Ellis Avenue
RI 453
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-834-6831
Fax: 773-834-3230
E-mail: messer-at-flash-dot-uchicago-dot-edu

Richard Tran Mills (B.S., College Scholars [Physics] 1999)
Research Computer Scientist
Center for Computational Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road
P.O. Box 2008
Building 5600, Mail Stop 6008, Room B115
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6008
Phone: 865-241-3198

James T. Mooney (B.S., Physics, 1996)
Research Engineer
Center for Applied Optics
University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive, 0B400K
Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-824-2526

Kevin Patterson (M.S., 1995)
Physics Teacher
North Mecklenburg High School
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
9120 Shepparton Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-947-0845

Makoto Namioka (M.S., 1991)
4-2-221 Takamori
Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi
Miyagi-ken 981-3203
Phone: 81-22-378-0234
Fax: 81-22-378-0234

Leticia Pibida (Ph.D., 1997)
Ionizing Radiation Division
Radioactivity Group
Phone: 301-975-5538
Fax: 301-926-7418

Jeff Roberts (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1992)
Statistical Engineer (Vehicle Assembly)
General Motors
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: 931-489-4127

Mark Rupright (B.S., 1992)
Associate Professor of Physics
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Box 549022
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office: 205-226-4875
Fax: 205-226-3078

Richard Styles (B.S., 1991)
Assistant Professor
Department of Geological Sciences and Marine Science Program
University of South Carolina
701 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-4588
Fax: 803-777-6610

Gholam A. Torshizi (M.S., 1992)
RF Senior Engineer
Bechtel Telecommunications
14740 Braemar Crescent Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3910
Phone: 301-590-0869

William Weintraub (M.S., 1999)
Phone: 865-696-0111

David Andrew Witt (B.S., Engineering Physics, 1995)
Senior Health Data Analyst
CIGNA Healthcare
4503 Cove Lane
Chattanooga, TN 37415-2306
Phone: 423-877-6505
Fax: 423-321-4466

Jeremy Wood (M.S., 1993)
Assistant Professor
Hazard Community College
539 Ridgeview Way
Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: 606-436-4682
Fax: 606-487-9343


Watheq Al-Basheer (Ph.D., 2006)
Assistant Professor
Physics Department-College of Sciences
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Office: Bldg 6/ Rm 154
Phone: +966-3-860-2216
Fax: +966-3-860-2293

Trey Forgety (B.S., Physics, 2004)
Presidential Management Fellow
Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications
9441 Creek View Terrace, No. 1025
Manassas Park, VA 20111
Phone: 865-591-8194

Thomas Gadfort (B.A., College Scholars [Physics] 2001)
Columbia University
Nevis Laboratories
136 South Broadway
P.O. Box 137
Irvington, NY 10533

Dane Gillaspie (Ph.D., 2006)
Staff Scientist
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-384-6613

Stewart Hager (Ph.D., 2001)
Senior Research Associate
Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER)
131 Hartwell
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: 865-755-4647

Jesse Henderson (B.S., 2005)
Graduate Student in Natural Resource Policy
North Carolina State University

Zhiyu (Jerry) Hu (Ph.D., 2000)
Director and Chief Scientist
Institute of NanoMicroEnergy
Shanghai University
99 Shangda Road, Shanghai 200444, China
Phone: +86-21-66132189
Fax: +86-21-66134208

Stacey (Thomas) Kaufman (B.S., 2005)
Physics Teacher
The Franklin Academy
1137 Chalk Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Karen Kuehnel (B.S., 2000)
Business Application Analyst
FedEx Corporate Services
2955 Republican Drive, 2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38118
Phone: 901-360-6006

Eric Lingerfelt (M.S., 2002)
IT Specialist I
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-1200

Stephen Mahan (Ph.D., 2000)
Physics and Clinical Productivity
Medical Physicist

Richard Manley (B.S., Engineering Physics, 2001; M.S., Applied Physics, 2003)
Research Scientist
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City
Code R22
6703 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32407
Phone: 850-230-7056

Ray Martin (B.S., 2002)
Physical Testing Engineer
BWXT Y12, L.L.C.
Y12 National Security Complex

Erin McMahon (B.S., 2002)
Research Scientist
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-9525

Anatoli V. Melechko (Ph.D., 2001)
Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering Department
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Khaled Mriziq (Ph.D., 2003)
Test and Validation Group Manager
Eksigent Technologies
5875 Arnold Road, Suite 300
Dublin, CA 94568

Dustin Osborne (B.S. in Applied Physics, 2003; M.S. in Medical Imaging Physics, 2005)
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
1611 Singletree Lane
Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: 865-300-3823

John P. Pierce (Ph.D., 2003)
Postdoctoral Appointee
Materials Physics
Sandia National Laboratories
Mail Stop 9161
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: 925-294-6189
Fax: 925-294-3231

Oscar D. Restrepo (Ph.D., 2006)
Research Associate
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
6301 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37235
Phone: 615-343-4552
Fax: 615-343-7697

Chris Seibold (B.S., 2001)
7312 Ashford Glen Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918

Korey D. Sorge (Ph.D., 2002)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Nebraska
304 Brace Lab
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone: 402-472-5385
Fax: 402-472-2879

Izabela Szlufarska (Ph.D., 2002)
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
1509 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1595
Phone: 608-265-5878
Fax: 608-262-8353

Alexander Thesen (Ph.D., 2003)
Product Manager
Carl Zeiss Nano Technology Systems
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 56
73447 Oberkochen

Dowman Varn (Ph.D., 2001)
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University
622 West 168th Street
Vanderbilt Clinic 5th Floor, Room 538
New York, NY 10032
Web site:

Andy Welton (B.S. Research Physics, 2009)
Product Test Engineer
Globalstar Inc.
300 Holiday Square Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433

James Wicker (Ph.D, 2006)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
National Astronomical Observatories
Chinese Academy of Sciences
20A Datun Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100012

Andrew Wig (Master's, 1995; Ph.D., 2000)
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 630-829-6527

Gerald Woods (Ph.D., 2001)
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., PHY114
Tampa, FL 33620-5700
Phone: 813-974-2871
Fax: 813-974-5813

Omar Zeidan (Ph.D, 2002), DABR
Assistant Professor of Radiotherapy Physics
Department of Radiation Physics
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando
1400 S. Orange Ave., MP 730
Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: 321-841-7037


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