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UCR Physics Undergraduate Alumni


Where are they now?

Here are the success stories of some of our undergraduate alumni (last update Sept. 2015).  If you are an alum and your name isn't on the list, please send us an email and let us know your place in the world today!

Here's the total number of alumni in a few categories from the list below (going back to 1991)
  • Currently attending graduate school: 33
  • Earned a Ph.D. : 30
  • Earned a M.S.: 26
  • Aerospace industry: 14
  • Health professions: 15 including 5 medical doctors
  • Information technology, data science, and programming: 11
  • Applied physics, including materials science: 9
  • Teaching, high school: 9
  • Teaching, college and university: 8

 

Here's the list going back to 1991
  • 2016, Francisco Gonzalez - Associate Electrical Engineer at California Steel Industries
  • 2016, Eric Gonzalez - Grad school (Physics) at University of Michigan
  • 2016, Connor Richards - Grad school (Physics) at Cambridge (Gates Cambridge Scholar).
  • 2016, Dominick Martinez-Ta - Intern at StarNet
  • 2016, Aaron Morefield - Web Programmer and Software Developer
  • 2016, Sasha Pierce - Teaching credential program
  • 2016, Ziqi pi - Grad school (Physics) at UCLA
  • 2016, Jorge Huizar - Teaching physics, Hemet Unified district.
  • 2016, Adam Lane
  • 2016, Gerardo Alvarez - Grad school (Physics) UCR
  • 2016, Camile Loui - System Engineer at Networks inMocean Inc.
  • 2016, Josiah Kegy
  • 2015, Lucas Flores - Grad school (Physics) at University of Pennsylvania
  • 2015, Martha Nunez Ornelas - Grad school (Physics) at Ohio State
  • 2015, Ethan Roeder - Grad school (Physics) at UC Riverside
  • 2015, Tyler Caro - Research Engineer at USAA
  • 2015, Jesus Lopez - Grad school (Masters in Education and teaching credential) at UC Riverside
  • 2014, Louise Daniels - Teaching physics and astronomy at RCC, Riverside campus
  • 2014, Alina Escalera - Grad school (Physics) at UC Riverside
  • 2014, Chenise Chapin - Accelerator Operator I at Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 2014, George Floyd - Engineer
  • 2014, Parth Patel - Grad school (Physics) at MIT
  • 2014, Javier Fajardo Jr. - Grad school (Chemistry) at CalTech
  • 2014, Matthew Chiapa - Optometry school
  • 2014, Will Usher - Grad school (CS) at University of Utah
  • 2013, Kevin Aylor - Grad school (Physics) at UC Davis
  • 2013, Ilja Goushcha - Cofounder, CTO at Proboknow
  • 2013, Gabriel Cecchini - Grad school (Physics) UC Riverside
  • 2013, Courtenay Franklin - 2nd Lieutenant at United States Marine Corps
  • 2013, George Vejar - Grad school at Vanderbilt University
  • 2013, David Tran - Grad school (Physics) at Ohio State
  • 2013, Dmitriy Gavryushkin - Development Engineer at RadiaBeam Technologies
  • 2013, Joshua Hacker - Grad school (Physics) at Cal State Fullerton
  • 2013, Katie Marie Magnone - Grad school (Materials science and engineering) at UC Riverside
  • 2013, Aron Pedigo - Semiconductors Professional
  • 2013, Gina Ribis - Grad school (Medical Physics) at Georgia Tech
  • 2013, Marissa Smirnoff - Grad school (Geochemistry) at Cal State Fullerton
  • 2013, Igor Pinchuk - Grad school (Physics) at Ohio State
  • 2013, Sarah Smolenski - Grad school (Physics) at UC Riverside
  • 2013, Aaron Toop - Grad school (Bioengineering) at UC Riverside
  • 2012, Jacob Freeman - Grad school at Cal State Northridge
  • 2012, Ryan Muoio - Component Engineer at Extron Electronics
  • 2012, Joshua Kast - Source Code Auditor at Adobe
  • 2012, Steven Tjung - Grad school at Ohio State
  • 2012, Rob Fletcher - Grad school at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2012, Kelvin Tran - Telecommunications Professional
  • 2011, Sarah Pickrahn - Secondary science teacher
  • 2011, Kevin Myhro - Grad school (Physics) at UC Riverside
  • 2011, Alexis Quental - Accelerator operator, Department of Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 2011, Philip Kratz - Grad school at Stanford University
  • 2010, Evan Davis - Grad school at MIT
  • 2010, Steven Warneke - Grad school (MBA) at Harvard
  • 2010, Sam Mullin - Ph.D. (Physics) UC Santa Barbara, Data Scientist at EcoFactor.
  • 2010, Eric Romero - Secondary science teacher
  • 2010, Luciana Ramirez - M.S. (ME) Cal State Fullerton
  • 2009, Greenfield Trinh - M.S. (Areospace Engineering) San Jose State Univ.  Research Engineer at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT)
  • 2009, Daniel Seisun - Analytics Engineer at Netflix
  • 2009, Vincent On - Grad school (EE) at UC Riverside
  • 2009, Ian McGregor - M.S. (Physics) Cal State Univ. LA, Adjunct Lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles
  • 2009, Alex Garabedian - Research professional
  • 2009, Farhad Bahrani - Specialist at Apple
  • 2009, Wojciech Karas - Grad school (CS) at UC Riverside
  • 2009, Manatosh (Milton) Bose - Ph.D. (Physics) UC Santa Cruz, Data Scientist at Luxe
  • 2009, Bob Wimbrow - Partner at Kinetic Custom Machine
  • 2008, Neal Steinberg - M.S. (Applied Physics) San Diego State Univ., EEG Neurofeedback Clinician at Dr. Mark Steinberg & Associates
  • 2008, Stephanie Chaidez - Grad school at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • 2008, Sitara Wijeratne - Grad school (Physics) at Rice University
  • 2008, Sean Redmond - Teacher, Riverside Prep.
  • 2007, Matthew Hudgins - Ph.D. (EE) UC Riverside, Systems Engineer at Raytheon
  • 2007, Desalegne Teweldebrhan - Ph.D. (EE) UC Riverside, Process TD Engineer at Intel Corporation
  • 2007, Joshua Marberry - RED, Sr Test Engineer
  • 2007, Herman Tsui - Scientist
  • 2007, Jacob Metsker - A.D., California Culinary Academy, Sous Chef at Le Burgeon Bar and Bistro
  • 2007, Hoang Luong - M.S. (EE) Cal State LA, Region Electrical Engineer at Targa Resources
  • 2007, Ian Seward - M.B.A UC Irvine, Pricing Manager at Boeing
  • 2007, Thomas Lau - M.S. (Physics) UC Irvine, Math Teacher at Santa Margarita Catholic High School
  • 2007, Allison Whited - Grad school (Physics) at Portland State University
  • 2007, Greg Quiroz - Ph.D. (Physics) University of Southern California, MTS in Comp. Sys. Research Dept. at The Aerospace Corporation
  • 2006, David Haber - Private Tutor - Self Employed
  • 2006, Justin Komine - M.S. (Physics) UC Riverside, Assistant Professor at Irvine Valley College
  • 2006, Albert Valderrama - Program Coordinator (Cultural Diplomacy)
  • 2006, Heman Gharibnejad - Ph.D. (Physics) University of Nevada Reno, Lecturer in Mathematics at University of Nevada Reno
  • 2005, Anson D'Aloisio - Ph.D. (Physics) Yale University, Postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas Austin
  • 2005, Daniel Hicks - M.S. (CS) Naval Postgraduate School, Supervisory Physicist at NSWC Corona
  • 2005, Joseph Bashe - Owner at Bashe Development
  • 2005, Sabrina Cales - Ph.D. (Astrophysics) University of Wyoming, ALMA Postdoctoral Fellow (Yale University) and Visiting Scholar (UT Austin) at Yale University and UT Austin
  • 2005, Alexander Shveyd, Ph.D. (Chemistry) Northwestern University, Senior Process Engineer at Intel Corporation
  • 2005, Prakash Ganesh, M.D. Ben-Gurion University's Medical School for International Health, Doctor
  • 2004, William Somers, M.S. (Physics) Brigham Young University, Propulsion Engineer at TASC, Inc.
  • 2004, Matthew Moscou, Ph.D. (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) Iowa State, Post Doctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2004, Jay Erker, Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) UC Davis, Lecturer, chemistry & biochemistry, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 2004, Daniel Burbott, Attorney
  • 2004, James Fitzpatrick, Secondary school teacher
  • 2004, Travis Lawrence, Full Stack Developer at Sincerely
  • 2004, Derrick Leung, Research and Analysis
  • 2004, Luke Nysen, Sr Software Engineer at TripAdvisor
  • 2004, Eric Ramirez, M.S. (Physics) Cal State Long Beach, Medical Physicist at ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc.
  • 2004, Orion Schuh, Financial Analyst
  • 2004, Mike Taber, Loma Linda Medical center.
  • 2004, Brendon Villegas, M.S. (Applied Physics) Cal State Long Beach, Grad school (Biomedical Physics) at UCLA
  • 2004, Victoria Winters, Ph.D. (Math and Science Education) UC San Diego, Co Founder, Consultant at Cultivate Inquiry, LLC
  • 2003, James Cramer, Ph.D. (Physics) Univ of Massachusetts at Lowel, Senior Research Scientist, Lockeed Martin Aeronautics
  • 2003, Edward Laag, Ph.D. (Physics) UC Riverside, Focal Plane Array Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation
  • 2003, Mark Padilla, Ph.D. (Physics) UC Riverside, Professor at Chaffey College
  • 2003, Alexander Renfro, Business Project Manager III at Cabela's
  • 2003, Robert Rodriguez, Ph.D. Cornell University, Staff Process Engineer, Intel Corporation
  • 2003, Sharon Shin, M.S. (Health Policy and Management) Boston University, Project Manager - New Product Development, Edwards Lifesciences
  • 2002, Brian Brugman, Ph.D. (Physics) UCLA, Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein
  • 2002, Jackie Fiorello, M.S. (Physics) UC Riverside, Custotmer Service Planner C at Austin Energy
  • 2002, John Guerrero, M.S. (Physics) Cal State Los Angeles, Teacher
  • 2002, Tomu Hisakado, Ph.D. (Physics) UC Riverside
  • 2002, Christopher Kirby, M.S. (Nuclear Engineering) University of Michigan, Consultant at ANATECH Corp.
  • 2002, Tiffany Phillips, Ph.D. DABR David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • 2001, David Cardoza, Ph.D. (Physics) Stony Brook University, Research Scientist at The Aerospace Corporation
  • 2001, Richard Moon, Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional
  • 2000, Jonathan Cox, Senior R&D Engineer, Space Systems / Loral
  • 2000, Filepe Rivera, Ph.D. (Physics) Brigham Young University, TEM engineer at Intel Corporation
  • 2000, Tabitha Swan-Wood, Ph.D. (Materials Science) CalTech, Professor, Cal State University Channel Islands
  • 1999, Chris Maness, Teacher, Colton Jount Unified School District
  • 1999, ChiDao Nguyen, M.S. (EE) UC Irvine, D.O. Western University of Health Sciences, Internal Medicine Physician
  • 1999, Rob Rieben, Ph.D. (Engineering / Applied Science) UC Davis, Computational Physicist, Group Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 1999, Steven Rightnar, Laboratory Manager at UCR
  • 1999, Seth Van Liew, Ph.D. (Physics) University of Washington, Research Scientist at American Science & Engineering, Inc
  • 1998, Bryan Benson, M.S. (Physics) Cal State Fullerton, Clinical Technical Support Specialist, Varian Medical Systems
  • 1997, Brian Scanlan, Engineer at Home Reliance LLC
  • 1997, Rafael Villeda, M.D. UC San Francisco, Physician at Kaiser Permanente
  • 1996, Eric Bosze, Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) UC San Diego, Director of Conductor Materials Research, CTC Global
  • 1996, Russell Gauthier, M.S. (ME) UC Davis, Systems Engineer at Gatan, Inc.
  • 1996, David Jaffe, Senior Imaging Developer at Beckman Coulter
  • 1996, Scott Neal, Ph.D. (Geophysics) Indiana University Bloomington, Myanmar Country Manager at Chevron
  • 1996, Frederic Weals, M.S. (Physics) UC San Diego, Senior Staff Engineer at Exelis, Inc.
  • 1995, Ryan Runge, Teacher at Charlotte Christian School
  • 1994, Adam Ince, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering Professional
  • 1994, Martin Mason, M.S. (Physics) UC Riverside, Professor, Mt. San Antonio College
  • 1994, Dale Thompson, HVT Quality Manager at Edwards Lifesciences
  • 1994, Kouji Watanabe, Advisory Project Manager / System Engineer at IBM Japan
  • 1993, Chris Brodeur, Principal R&D Engineer at HLT, Inc.
  • 1993, Patrick Gartung, Ph.D. (Physics) UC Riverside, Programer Analyst at Fermilab
  • 1993, Albert Gomez, M.S. (Physics) UC Santa Cruz, Principal Software Engineer at Portrait Displays, Inc.
  • 1993, Herb Kuehne, Associate Development Engineer and Instructional Lab Manager, UC Riverside, Department of Physics
  • 1993, Don Lambert, AMD Member of Technical Staff
  • 1993, Mark Lindeman, Ph.D. (Physics) UC Davis, Technologist III at JPL
  • 1993, Scott Blair, M.S. (Physics) UC Riverside, Professor at Riverside City College
  • 1992, Warren Eldredge, Ph.D. (Physics) UC Riverside, President and CEO at Venator Solutions, LLC
  • 1992, Robert Simpson, MSMP (Medical Physics) Georgia Institute of Technology, Medical Physicist at Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 1992, John Yaney, M.S. (EE) Cal State Fullerton, Lead Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment
  • 1991, Michelle Espy, Ph.D. (Physics) University of Minnesota, Team Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 1991, Jeff Graham, Consultant at Above & Beyond Normal, Inc.
  • 1991, Richard Ho, M.S. (EE) San Jose State University, Sr Design Engineer, Winbond Electronics
  • 1991, Steve Jerger, Ph.D. (Physics) Michigan State University, Project Manager at Gogo
  • 1991, Tom Scoggins, M.D. (Medicine) Loma Linda University, Emergency Medicine Physician & Emergency Department Medical Director
  • 1991, Michael Towne, Secondary Science Teacher

 


Selected alumni from earlier classes
  • 1967, John Maus, ETO Managing Partner / Senior Technical Consultant

 

 

 


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