Chemistry and Physics Alumni

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What are they doing now?

Check out these SHORT BIOS that describe the careers of recent ISU chemistry grads.

Alumni Contact information

Year Graduate Contact Information
2008 Ying Chau (Allen) Liu (BS) Missouri University of Science and Technology
St. Louis, MO 63146
2007 Erica Miller (BS) Waters Corporation, Field Service Engineer
Greenville, SC 29615
  April Manning (minor) Eli Lilly, Senior Specialist Supply Chain
Clinton, IN
2006 Justin Hadar (BS) BASi, Bioanalytic Operations analyst II
Lafayette, IN 47906
  Rebecca Hadar (BS)
BASi, Bioanalytic Operations project manager I
Lafayette, IN 47906
2005 Benjamin Chastain (BS) IU School of Medicine
Terre Haute, IN
  Chris Edwards (BS) Roche Diagnostic
Analytical Meteorologist
Fischers, IN
  Rebecca Bauer (BS)
Family Medicine Resident Physician at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  Chris Gleckler (BS) Newport Chemical Depot
Assistant Lead Chemist
Newport, IN
  Carrie Marusek (BS) IU School of Medicine
Terre Haute, IN
  Erin Oelker (BS) Arizona State University
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry
Tempe, AZ
2004 Mike Denton (BS) Theoris Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical Validation Consultant
Indianapolis, IN
  Lauren Dixon (BS)
Praxair Surface Technologies
Indianapolis, IN
  Rebecca Fagan (BS) Department of Biological Chemistry
Graduate Student
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
  Shawn Mattingly (BS) Medical Student
IU School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
  Ivana Peralta (BS) Department of Chemistry
Graduate Student
Rice University
Houston, TX
2003 Dominique Dempah (BS) IU School of Medicine
Gary, IN
  Dustin Ellis (BS) IU School of Medicine
  Ryuji Hayashi (BS) University of Wisconsin
School of Pharmacy
Madison, WI
  Julia Kiefer (BS) IU School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN
  Amy Lane (BS) Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry
Atlanta, GA
  Lindsey Ledford (BS) Purdue School of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy Program
West Lafayette, IN
  Heather Nichols (BS) IU School of Medicine
Bloomington, IN
  Jacob Pong (BS) IU School of Medicine
  Kris Thompson (BS) University of Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City, MO
2002 Kofi Afriyie (BS) Janssen Pharmaceutica Co.
Indianapolis, IN
  Braionna Barber (BS)
Ampacet Corporation
Development Engineer
Terre Haute, IN
  John Beerbower (BS) St. Francis Hospital Family Practice Residency Program
Beech Grove, IN
  Erika Craig (BS) Medical University of South Carolina
Pharm.D. Student
Charleston, SC
  Keyna Martinez (BS)
IU School of Medicine
Gary, IN
  Robert McGee (BS) IU School of Medicine
Terre Haute, IN
  Aaron Meier (BS) Arkansas-Oklahoma Center for
Space and Planetary Science
Graduate Student
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
2001 Nicole Bonham, O.D. (BS)
Brazil, IN
  Matthew Strange (BS) EG&G Technical Services, Crane Operations
Crane, IN
  Sha Joshua Ye (MS) University of Utah
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry
Salt Lake City, UT
2000 Erin Bennett (BS)
Covance CLS
Account Manager
  Andrew Chandler (BS) IU School of Medicine
Graduate Student
Indianapolis, IN
  Valerie Kempf (BS)
Duke University
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry
Durham, NC
  Xiaorong Lu (MS) Code Plus, Inc.
Senior software engineer
2810 Old Lee Hwy.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-280-7893
  Dr. Chris Mullins (BS) Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Division of Natural Sciences
Campbellsville University
1 University Drive
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Office: Carter Hall 318
Campus Box 900
Phone: 270-789-5041
  Thomas Tsai, O.D. (BS) Dr. Thomas Tsai, O.D., PLLC & Associates
Dumfries, VA
1999 Michael Backfish (Physics BS) Fermi National Accelerator Lab
Batavia, Illinois
  Sean Cook, DDS, MSD (BS) Just for Kids Pediatric Dentistry
PO Box 206
Newburgh, IN 47629
  Jennifer Gatsos-Walter (BS) Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Patient Care Pharmacist
Philadelphia, PA
  Dr. Matthew Hancock (BS) Albemarle Corporation
Senior R&D Chemist
Dayton, OH
  Sarah Owens (BS)
Ampacet Corporation
Development Engineer
Terre Haute, IN
  Matthew Vannette (Physics BS) Assistant Professor of Physics
Saginaw Valley State University
1998 Dr. Tony Shrout (BS) P.A. Technologies
Amherst, MA
1997 Dr. Timothy Durham (BS) Lilly Research Laboratories
Research Scientist
Discovery Chemistry Research
Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, IN
  Dr. Zhili Li (MS) 3M Company
Senior Pharmacist
Drug Delivery Systems Division
St Paul, MN
  Travis Roberts (BS) National Starch and Chemical Co.
Laboratory Manager
Indianapolis, IN
  Jeffrey Simon (BS) Bristol-Myers Squibb
Associate Research Scientist
New Brunswick, NJ
1994 Roland Ridge (BS) Senior Beverage Technologist
1993 Keith Collins (BS) Quality Assurance Technical Compliance Supervisor
Schwarz Pharma
Seymour, IN
1990 Michelle Whiteman (BS)
Advance Project Engineer
Delphi Corporation
Delphi Electronics and Safety
1989 Timothy Templeton, O.D. (BS) Green Valley, AZ
1985 Dr. Evan House (BS) Advanced Materials & Power Systems
Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Reno, NV
1983 Dr. Ricky Kendall (BS) Group Leader, Scientific Computing
National Center for Computational Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN
1982 Beth Shively (BS) U.S. Air Force (civilian) retired
Punta Gorda, FL
  Steven Walker (Physics BS) Ordained minister and lead pastor
The Turning Pointe United Methodist Church
Evansville, IN
1980 Cindy Fuchs (BA)
National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Technology Development Manager
Bethesda, MD
  Kathy Wall (BS)
Benedictine University
Chemistry Instructor
Lisle, IL
1978 Emil Fleck (Physics BS) Evansville, IN
  Kris Grauer (BA) Alberdingk Boley, Inc.
Technical Marketing Manager
Greensboro, NC
  Christine May (BS) (Walker) Daytona Beach Crime Laboratory
Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement
Senior Crime Lab Analyst
1977 M Austin Carr (BS) Eli Lilly and Company
Assistant Senior Organic Chemist
  Vincent DiNoto (Physics BS) Jefferson Community & Technical College
Dean of College & Systemic Initiatives
Louisville, KY
1976 Mary Branham (Physics BS) Aerospace research and development, staff physicist
Northrop Grumman
Redondo Beach, CA
1972 Paul Catt (BA) Senior Chemist
Valero Energy Corporation
St. Charles Refinery
Norco, LA
1971 Michael (Mick) McCombs (Physics BS, MS) Retired from electrical engineering and radio frequency semiconductor design and development
Fountain Hills, AZ
  Francis Tenbarge (BA) Scottsdale, AZ
1967 Leslie J. Jardine Russian Projects Leader
Fissile Material Programs
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA
1951 Rupert Beall Jones Sacramento, CA