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EPISODE: The Engineering Physics Department Newsletter


Spring / Summer 2007
Featured articles

HIdden gems:
New composites are stiffer than diamond

Proof expands limits
of composite materials

Study helps nanotech researchers hone their outreach skills

all-platform friendly

Ray Fonck to head
DOE Office of Fusion Energy Science

New funding

Regular Features

Message from the chair

Department News

Faculty Profile:
Matt Allen

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.

Steve Zinkle


Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Steven J. Zinkle (BS ’80, MS ’82, MSMS&E ’85, PhD ‘85) has been named a winner of the Department of Energy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, which honors mid-career scientists and engineers for exceptional contributions in research and development.

Zinkle, a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow and director of ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division, is a materials scientist whose work has focused on physical metallurgy of structural materials and the investigation of radiation’s effects on ceramic materials and metallic alloys for fusion and fission reactors and space reactor systems.

A March story in the Wisconsin State Journal about Gillware, a growing Madison company that specializes in retrieving data from failed computer hard drives, quoted Greg Piefer (BSECE ’99, MSNEEP ’04, PhDNEEP/MedPhys ’06), company chief technology officer.


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