Lou Bruch Symposium Registration

Saturday, May 10, 2014
5280 Chamberlin Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

We are having a symposium to honor and celebrate the work of Lou Bruch on Saturday, May 10, 2014. There will be a scientific program during the day in 5280 Chamberlin Hall, and a banquet dinner at Imperial Garden West at 7PM, 2039 Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI.


There is no registration fee, but please register if you plan to attend.  Up to one guest at dinner is free.  Additional guests will be $30 each.

Craig Heberer

Craig received his degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics (AMEP) from University of Wisconsin - Madison and has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and a MBA from Duke University. Craig worked in various areas of aerospace engineering and now does consulting for start-up companies.

Wesley Traub

Dr. Wesley Traub received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (1968) and worked at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for 37 years. Since 2005, Wes has been the Chief Scientist for NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program and has a particular interest in coronagraphs and spectroscopy to image terrestrial planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the habitable zones.

Dai Dee Pun

She received her Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1987 and has spent over two decades in various high tech industries, mainly in the area of semiconductor technology and production.

Glen Porter

Glen Porter graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1978 with a BS in Political Science. With a lifelong interest in Physics, Glen nurtures his passion with board attendance while tending to his duties in the family business.

Greg Piefer

Dr. Piefer received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison before entering graduate school in the Nuclear Engineering program.  In graduate school, he studied nuclear fusion under Dr. Gerald Kulcinski earning his Ph.D. in 2006. He is the founder and CEO of SHINE Medical Technologies a leader in safe, clean, affordable production of medical tracers and cancer treatment elements.

Robert (Bob) K. Leach

Dr. Robert (Bob) K. Leach completed his Ph.D. in low temperature physics in 1972 under the direction of Professors Paul Moran and William Fitzsimmons. He held a number of research positions over thirty years in the Minneapolis MN area at Honeywell and Alliant Techsystems, then finished his career with 11 years at SAIC.

Thomas K. (Tom) Holley

After many years in petroleum research at Shell Oil Co., Dr. Thomas K. (Tom) Holley took on the task of establishing, and now directing, the Petroleum Engineering Program at the University of Houston. In 1982 he received his Ph.D. with Professor Chun Lin at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Yung-Lung (Bill) Ho

Dr. Yung-Lung Ho is a plasma physicist, a telecom consultant, an electrical engineer, and a photographer.  After receiving his training from the Johns Hopkins University in electrical engineering (B.E.S. 81, M.S.E. 82), he redirected his career toward fusion research and received his Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (88).

Lloyd Hackel

Dr. Hackel received a BS degree in Applied Mathematics and Engineering Physics (AMEP) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1971 and an MS degree in 1973 and a Doctorate degree in 1974 in Applied Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lloyd left the laser division of Lawrence Livermore National Labs to commercialize a process for laser peening at Curtiss-Wright’s Metal Improvement Products Co. in Livermore, CA.


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