Alumni Class Notes 2019

January 01, 2019

Giovanni Angelini, MS ’18, is analyzing data obtained by the CLAS12 collaboration (Jlab) related to the strong nuclear force for his PhD. Soon he is going to present his results in an international conference. He is also working for GW as lecturer for PHYS 1022.

Hans Bode, BS ’60, earned a PhD in biophysics at Yale in 1966 and then worked as a post-doctoral fellow  in Germany for four years after his time at GW. From 1970 to 2006, he was a professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at University of California at Irvine. He is now retired.

Joseph Crandall, BS ’17, is starting work as a data scientist at the NSA.

Bin Hu, PhD ’18, now works as a software engineer in New York City.

Derek Jones, BA ’11, BS ’11, earned the Scenie Award for Lighting Designer of the Year in Los Angeles. He has joined Glendale Community College as adjunct faculty for stage design and production. He has also been promoted to resident lighting designer at the Sierra Madre Playhouse.

Caiyi Lang, PhD ’06, is a senior program manager in the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Matt Palmer, PhD ’01, works in quantitative finance at Bank of America, and serves as board secretary with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. He recently visited Prague for the Shakespeare Theatre Association conference.

Alex Prengel, BA ’70, is retired and living in Arlington, Mass., after working for 26 years in MIT's information Systems and Technology department. He has also taught physics and computer science overseas in Algeria (1978-80) and at Brandeis University (1981-91).

Christian Smith, BA ’89, served in the Army for nine years, and the corporate world for 20. He is currently a director for Target Corp in operational excellence. He has been married for over 22 years, has three sons (21, 19, 13) and one grandson (3).

Rajyashree (Raji) Tripathi -Chiramal, MA ’72, is working on three books and taking classes in watercolor.

Agung Waluyo, PhD ’06, is involved in finding a new Calvin Institute of Technology in Jakarta, Indonesia. The program is starting with new six study programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Stew Wennersten, BA ’93, is now retired and is settling down back in Washington, D.C., after 25 years in the U.S. Navy. He will always treasure his summer out at LAMPF and it is great to see and hear about all the exciting things happening in the Physics Department at GW!