• I'm currently trying to teach myself something about general relativity and the use of the inexpensive hobby micro-processors such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
  • Past:
    • I worked on the Dark Energy Survey astrophysics experiment at Fermilab.
    • I was also involved with the Physics Education Research groups at both the University of Illinois and the Ohio State University, on science education research projects.
    • I have completed research in particle physics experiment on
      • Experiment E791 which looked at heavy quark production from a positive meson beam and
      • Experiment E735 which attempted to find quark-gluon plasma in proton-antiproton collisions in the Fermilab collider
  • Complete List of Publications (ORCID: 0000-0003-1657-7464)


  • I am a retired Navy engineering officer and underwater construction diver.  I commanded the 25th Naval Mobile Construction Battalion.
  • For reasons that aren't clear, I'm qualified as an expert for both the 9mm and .45 caliber pistols and have a HUMV driver's license. 


  • I am a QuarkNet mentor for the Fermilab/UIC QuarkNet group.
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  • I'm the Engineering Club adviser.