University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Physics

Alumni of UVM Physics

The physics department takes great pride in a long roster of successful alumni. To see some of their work, check out Bailey/Howe's list of all UVM Physics graduate thesis.

In recent years, many UVM physics graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia, at national laboratories and the private sector with high-tech and consulting firms. Below is a list of just some of the talented UVM Physics alumni, both graduate and undergraduate, organized by the area they went in to:

UVM physicists in technology focused companies

  • Applied Physics Lab (Johns Hopkins) -- TJ Howard
  • BioTek Instruments -- Jerry Gormley
  • Brion Technologies -- Rafael Howell
  • Bruker Nano -- Sean Hand
  • Coherent -- Paul Mark
  • Foley & Lardner --Thomas Bilodeau
  • GE Healthcare -- Konstantin Afanasyev, Alena Mernicky
  • Google -- Tony Voellm
  • HighRes Biosolutions -- Ira Hoffman
  • IBM -- Yanting Zhang, Ian Goyette, Adam McPadden, Frances Clougherty, Chris Muzzy
  • Intel -- Ishviene Cour
  • Lockheed-Martin -- Andrew Winkler
  • LORD Microstrain Sensing Systems -- Jonathan Bessette
  • New Relic -- Kate Morrow
  • Phillips Healthcare -- Mark Ward
  • Pratt and Whitney -- Adam Doherty
  • Radiator Labs -- Meg Sutton
  • Vermont Information Processing -- Kasey Hulvey, Evan Laird

UVM physicists as entrepreneurs

  • Juniper Networks -- Xiang Zhu
  • MicroGen Systems, founder -- Robert Andosca
  • Quantum optics start-up, Washington -- Charles Foell
  • Solar cell start-up, China -- Wenjun Zhao
  • Veeco Instruments -- Paul Low

UVM physicists in finance

  • Greenwoods Capital -- Justin Vagliano
  • Lazard Freres -- Binran Wang
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management -- Daniel Khalaf

UVM physicists in business

  • EY -- James Morris
  • WW Norton -- Mateus Teixeira

UVM physicists in academia

  • Ames Lab -- Wenjie Wang
  • Ashville School -- Karen Ciancuilli
  • Argonne National Lab -- Hua Zhou
  • Burlington HS -- Lisa Sitek
  • Caltech -- Lan Zhou
  • Cornell -- Amy Cochran, Isabel Kloumann
  • Harvard -- Kelly Miller
  • Harvard Medical School -- Ashley Laughney
  • Los Alamos National Lab -- Hal Frost
  • UC Berkeley -- Richard Packard
  • UMaine -- James Rooney -- In Memoriam
  • U Michigan -- Di Chen
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Matthew Mazloff
  • Sharon Academy -- Steve Basham

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Last modified November 12 2015 07:03 PM