Oliver C. Field Professor of Engineering Economics (faculty member since 1975)
My wife, Louise, and I have traveled to 50 countries, and there are about 200 countries in the world, so we still have a few more to visit. I plan to spend more time with my wife, three children and their spouses, and our eight grandchildren. Professionally, I plan to continue doing research at HMC and present short courses at places like UCLA and the Sandia National Laboratory.
What I’ll miss most is interacting with students in class, in labs, in research and in the hallways. Also, interacting with my colleagues at HMC.
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources (hired in 2008)
I’ll visit some of my favorite places in Southern California when I want to (gardens, San Diego Zoo, museums).
I’ll miss walking across campus and greeting and stopping to chat briefly with faculty and staff.
Department of Physics Administrative Assistant (hired in 1974)
Now that I’m retired, I’ll finally have time to: sleep in, paint more, read more, travel more, garden more, visit friends more often and hopefully do some volunteer work.
It isn’t day-to-day stuff I’ll miss, it’s everything; the students, the people I’ve worked with across the campus (especially the people in the physics department). I’ll miss the great food. I’ll miss the campus itself, which is always kept so nice. It’s been a wonderful place to spend most of my working life.
Departent of Physics Stockroom Manager (hired in 1973)
I plan to spend more time with my family and read more books.
I will miss the day-to-day routine and the wonderful people at the physics department.
Burton G. Bettingen Professor of Physics (faculty member since 1980)
I will immerse myself in full-time research! I’ll be focusing on an ongoing Sandia Clinic project aimed at exploring barium titanate nanoparticles as a candidate material for the next generation of high-energydensity capacitors which in turn will allow full utilization of renewable energy sources.
I will miss consulting with students in lab courses and in the research lab.