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EPISODE: The Engineering Physics Department Newsletter


Spring / Summer 2006
Featured articles

Fonck named chief scientist for international fusion experiment

Physicists persevere in quest for inexhaustible energy source

Radiation studies key to nuclear reactor life, recycling spent fuel

Systems analysis may guide fuel-cycle decisions

Regular Features

Message from the chair

Faculty News

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Alumni News


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Do you have a new job, address, spouse or child? Please let us know what good things are happening with your lives and careers and we will share the news with EP alumni in this column.

Send your address changes, alumni news or questions to:
EP Alumni News, 147 Engineering Research Building, 1500 Engineering Dr., Madison, WI 53706; or E-mail them to

The Fusion Technology Institute maintains a web-based list of fusion alumni and their current employers; you can access it at You also can send in updates through that webpage.

Former astronaut, combat fighter pilot and test pilot Brewster Shaw (BSEM ’68, MSEM ’69) was named vice president and general manager of the Boeing NASA Systems business unit. He is responsible for the strategic direction of Boeing’s civil space programs and the business unit key programs—Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Checkout, Assembly & Payload Processing Services, and Space Exploration Systems. Since 2003, Shaw had been chief operating officer of United Space Alliance.

Bryan Hanson (BSNE ’88), former manager of the Exelon Nuclear Limerick Generating Station in eastern Pennsylvania, was named senior executive at the company’s Clinton Power Station in central Illinois. He joined the company in 1988 and most recently was vice president of nuclear oversight for Exelon Nuclear.


We learned recently that Bruce J. Benedict, who earned his master’s degree in nuclear engineering in 1970, died Jan. 21. Benedict served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and worked as a nuclear engineer for Babcock and Wilcox for 23 years.



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