Alumni Class Notes 2015

April 01, 2015

John Capone, BS ’10, is currently enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, since 2010. John received his MS in astronomy in 2012 and expects to complete his PhD in 2016. As part of his dissertation, he is developing a new astronomical instrumentation at NASA Goddard.

Brendan Freehart, BS ’10, lives in Columbia Heights and works as a data analyst for a software company near Farragut Square in Washington, D.C. He has traveled around the U.S. and to 10 different countries since graduation for backpacking trips, music festivals and to visit friends.

Craig Futterman, BS ’78, is a pediatric cardiac intensive care specialist at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He continues to have a relationship with the Department of Physics by supporting the best graduate student in biophysics.

James Kelly, BS ’13, is finishing his second year of physics graduate school at the University of Notre Dame. In his spare time, and starting more seriously this summer, he'll be working in experimental nuclear physics, helping to commission a multi reflection time of flight spectrometer that will be attached to a cyclotron. He'll study unstable nuclei that play some role in the r-process inside stars. He also lifts weights, bikes, and goes to concerts and music festivals.

Kasey Lewis, BS ’09, currently serves as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He is stationed at Trident Training Facility on Naval Submarine Base Bangor in Silverdale, Wash.

Edwin Munévar, PhD ’14, is living in his home country, Colombia, where he got a faculty position in the Department of Physics of Universidad Distrital (Bogotá, Colombia). He continues to work on nuclear physics, leading a small group of undergraduate students.

Joseph Musielski, BS ’03, is planning to attend graduate school.

Bruce Ollodart, BS ’81, double majored in physics and mathematics at GW. Since graduation, he studied and became a property and casualty actuary. In 1997, he started a private consulting business in the property and casualty actuarial field. He has been married for 24 years with two kids—one in college, one soon on the way.

Sasha Philips, PhD ’01, works for Canberra Industries in Connecticut as the director of NDA & criticality systems in the area of nuclear waste and safeguards measurements. Sasha and his wife just had twins (Samuel & Avielle). Two-year-old brother Noah is excited.

David Rosenberg, BS ’09, a mechanical engineering major with a physics minor, recently graduated from the University of Michigan, in 2014, with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. In May 2014, he married Jessica Young, and is now a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory in DC.

Agung Waluyo, PhD ’06, is busy developing a business incubator & accelerator, Entrepreneurship Lab Indonesia (ELI), for science and technology based entrepreneurship in Indonesia. He welcomes students, faculty and alumni in Indonesia to join him.