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JULY 2005

Dear Clark School Alumni,

Here at the Clark School, we don't slow down over the summer and neither do you! Click the items at right to learn about the latest Clark School news and read below to see what your fellow alumni have been up to!

We also need your help. Between now until September 30, please visit the Clark School web site to complete a brief survey.

Don't forget, we always welcome your comments and, of course, your latest news. Thanks to those who submitted items last month!

Cornelia Kennedy '82
Director of Alumni Affairs

Alumni Notes

Sgt. and Lt. Col. Runkle in IraqLt. Col. George W. Runkle III (B.S. '81 civil engineering) is stationed in Kuwait with the U.S. Air Force Reserves. His son, Sgt. George Runkle IV, is in Iraq with the Georgia Army National Guard. The pair is pictured at left in front of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Kuwait.

Dan Easton (B.S. '76 civil and nuclear engineering), has been promoted to deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

Marc Hodak (B.S. '82 aerospace engineering) married Theresa Boyce on September 11, 2004, in Rye, New York. Mr. Hodak is head of Hodak Value Advisors, a financial research and consulting firm, advising senior executives, corporate directors, and institutional investors. He also teaches corporate governance at NYU.

Naveen Bhat (Ph.D. '91 chemical engineering) has been appointed as vice-president and general manager of United States-based technology giant Agilent Technologies' operational support system business in the Asia-Pacific region.

Thom Francis (B.S. '91 aerospace engineering) married Mary Reardon, a nurse practitioner, in 2004. Mr. Francis also celebrated his 13th year at National Semiconductor Corporation, published an article at the ASMC conference and has eight patents pending related to plasma etch semiconductor processing.

Ajay Gupta (B.S. '95 and M.S. '98 electrical engineering) earned an MBA from Georgetown University in April 2005, graduating with honors, and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma.

David A. Bader (Ph.D. '96 electrical engineering) accepted a faculty position at Georgia Tech, starting in the fall.

Koroush Saraf (B.S. '96 electrical engineering) began ConSentry Networks in August 2003 in San Jose, Calif. Consentry Networks addresses internal security problems in enterprise.  The company has developed the latest worm detection algorithms on a fast, multithreaded processor.

Jeffrey Goldberg (B.S. '99 civil engineering) received his Master of Science in civil engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2005.

The Clark School Mourns the Passing of.

Over the past two months, we have said goodbye to alumnus and former Clark School faculty members William B. Anspacher (M.S. '50 electrical engineering) and John Warren Jackson, and alumnus Harry Raymond Smith Jr. (B.S. '50 civil engineering).

Tell Us Your News

Clark School Alumni, we produce this e-newsletter so we can tell you about the school but also so you can tell your fellow alumni about yourself. Send us news about your recent career moves and personal events and we will include them in upcoming issues. Please send your news to .


This e-mail was approved for distribution by Cornelia Kennedy '82, director of Alumni Affairs.

Table of Contents

Clark School Team Wins Flight Competition for Eighth Year in a Row

Clark School Center to Expand Energetics Research in Southern Maryland

Clark School Faculty Garner National Honors

The Washington Post Gives Maryland's Nanotech Center an 'A'

Clark School's Center for Reliability Engineering to Run DoD Initiative

O'Shea to Head Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Clark School Benefactor Hinman, '82, Is Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Bar-Cohen Named Distinguished University Professor

Clark School Teams with Biotech Institute on Nano-biotechnology

TAP Director Testifies Before Congress on Accelerating Technology Commercialization for Bio-Terrorism Defense

Clark School Students to Compete in Solar Decathlon

Dean Farvardin Takes Major Role in New Chesapeake Nanotechnology Initiative

Pioneering MTECH Celebrates 20 Years Linking the Clark School and Business

Miller, Plummer To Be Inducted Into Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame

Giving to the Clark School

Departmental and Institute News:

Aerospace Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fire Protection Engineering

Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute

Institute for Physical Science and Technology

Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics

Institute for Systems Research

Maryland Center for Integrated Nano Science and Engineering

Bioengineering Graduate Program

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