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Louise Price Giersch (ChemEngr '48), a 1989 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award winner, is serving on the Local Agency Formation Commission of Tuolumne County, California. She andher late husband, Lauron Giersch (ChemEngr '48), retired to Sonora in 1993 and traveled the world together.
Warren L. Dowler (ChemEngr ’52) is retired and at “82+” years old, reports that he’s feeling great and is still working on several projects. Following a wonderful career developing technologies for the Military and NASA space program at the Cal Tech Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stanford Research Institute Calaveras Test Site, Warren is now consulting part-time on Solid Propellant Rocket Motor current and historic technology. Warren splits his time between homes in Pahrump, Nevada, about 60 West of Las Vegas, and Brookings, Oregon on the Pacific Coast.
Glenn Selch (ChemEngr '56) remains active as a manufacturer's agent and consultant. He is the owner of Selch Process Systems, based in Erie, CO.
Johnny E. Johnson (ChemEngr ’67) reports that he is still working and loving what he does!
Harlan Bengtson (PhD ChemEngr ’71) is retired and currently active in preparing and marketing low-cost, easy-to-use spreadsheets for engineering calculations through www.EngineeringExcelSpreadsheets.com.
Brian W. MacArthur (ChemEngr ’72) continues to work in Seattle, Washington, at The Chemithon Corporation, where he has been for more than three decades since completing his PhD at the University of Washington in 1977.
Mohamed H. Al-Mady (ChemEngr ’73, HonDocSci ’12) was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science at the University of Colorado Boulder’s spring commencement. Vice chairman and CEO of Saudi Arabian petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and a 2010 CU Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award winner, Al-Mady also recently was named the new co-chairman of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council.
Michael Masterson (MS ChemEngr ’77), a 2012 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award winner, is currently the managing director of Oxford Innovations, as well as the chairman and chief executive officer of ALD NanoSolutions, a spinoff company from CU-Boulder.
Jeff Sczechowski (ChemEngr '85, PhD ’94) recently started as the Associate Director for the Office of Industry Collaboration at CU-Boulder.
Jim Kasic (MS ChemEngr ’93) is president and CEO of Sophono, Inc., a Boulder-based medical device company that received federal approval for its new Otomag Alpha 1 Bone Conduction Hearing System, designed to help patients with conductive hearing loss.
Heath Briggs (ChemEngr '97) was named to the Denver Business Journal's 2013 Forty under 40 list. Awardees include up-and-coming leaders who are recognized for their business success and community contributions. Heath works at Greenberg Traurig and also teaches the popular course Intellectual Property for Engineers here at CU Boulder as an adjunct professor. Read more about Heath.
Attorney Jeffrey Connor (ChemEngr ’99) was hired as an associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.
Rob Dahl (ChemEngr ’04) finished his PhD at the University of California Berkeley and got a job as a fermentation scientist at Amyris.
Andrew Schneider (ChemEngr ’06) moved to Houston to take a job as sales account manager for Trevida, an environmental services company.
Jason Bara (PhD ChemEngr ’07) is now the Reicchold-Shumaker Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of Alabama and has been awarded grants from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
Tyler Silverman (ChemEngr '08) is working in the R&D department of Abengoa Solar in Seville, Spain, where he designs and develops new power tower projects for concentrating solar power.
Michael Polmear (ChBioEngr ’11) is looking forward to graduating from Tufts University with an MS in biomedical engineering. He plans to continue to work at McLean Hospital while he applies to medical school. Polmear says he and his wife, Stephanie, are enjoying the Boston area and looking forward to their next adventure.
Ibrahim Almadhi (ChemEngr '12) is working in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia as a production engineer at SADARA Chemical Company – a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical. He reports walking the plant with the CU logo proudly stuck to his hard hat.
Zach Nager (ChemEngr '13) was hired as a laboratory technician by Boulder-based Siva Therapeutics Inc.