Alumni

Where did they go?

Here are the success stories of some of our undergraduate alumni (last update September 2020).  If you are an alum and your name isn't on the list, please send us an email and let us know your place in the world today!

Everyone in the list below earned their BS degree in physics from UCR and most of the links are to LinkedIn pages.  You can also browse LinkedIn directly for UCR physics alumni, but that will also include people who earned their MS or PhD from UCR (and not their BS).  If you want to browse UCR physics alumni on LinkedIn directly, try this link.

Here's the list going back to 1991
  • 2020, Tyler Smith, Grad school (Physics) UC Irvine
  • 2020, Emilie Simpson
  • 2020, Endy Segundo
  • 2020, Simon Sandhofer
  • 2020, Lizeth Romo, Teaching credential program, UCR Graduate School of Education
  • 2020, Bryant Phan
  • 2020, Syris Norelli
  • 2020, Andre Medina
  • 2020, Abby Leung, Grad school (Physics), Cornell University
  • 2020, Clarence Lau
  • 2020, Jose Lara Espinosa
  • 2020, Ethan Jarquin
  • 2020, Erik Hagen, Grad school (Materials Science), UCR
  • 2020, Calvin Glisson
  • 2020, Jocelyn Fischer
  • 2020, Nicholas Darden, Grad school (Astronomy), UCR
  • 2020, Bryan Cubillo
  • 2020, Oscar Chung
  • 2019, Quinten Yurek, Grad school (Materials Science), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 2019, Cindy Yanez, Grad school (Earth System Science), UC Irvine
  • 2019, Thomas Waddleton, Grad school (Physics), Johns Hopkins University
  • 2019, Brandon Tran, Customer Support Engineer at Parker Aerospace
  • 2019, Francisco Raygoza
  • 2019, Jeremy Quijano, Grad school (Physics), University of Alabama
  • 2019, Van Quiambao, Internship at NASA JPL
  • 2019, Nicholas Pham
  • 2019, Kyle Perez, Grad school (Physics), Rice University
  • 2019, Parth Patel, Project Manager at Onsite Storage Solutions
  • 2019, David Nelson, Grad school (Physics), UC Irvine
  • 2019, Jesus Negrete, Grad school (Physics), University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2019, Brian Murarik
  • 2019, Alec Morrison
  • 2019, Breanna Lucero, Grad school (Astronomy), the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 2019, Martin Liu, Air quality engineer at South Coast AQMD
  • 2019, Renata Koontz, Grad school (Astronomy and Astrophysics), Yale University
  • 2019, Allen Issa
  • 2019, Stephen Iota
  • 2019, Andrew Holman
  • 2019, Antonio Gomez, Biomedical technician at MEDYGATE, INC
  • 2010, Sergio Garcia, Grad school (Physics), University of Michigan
  • 2019, J. Donovan Dikitanan, Data Analyst, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • 2019, Dallas Charlot, Teaching credential program, UCR Graduate School of Education
  • 2018, Greyson Voigt, Grad school (Physics), The Ohio State University
  • 2018, Louis Penafiel, Grad school (Physics), Cornell University
  • 2018, Everardo Molina, Grad school at CSU Long Beach
  • 2018, Felix Marcia, Grad school (Physics), University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • 2018, Trevor Ketcherside, Helthcare Data Analyst
  • 2018, William Hicks, Grad school (Physics) at UC San Diego
  • 2018, Adam Green, Grad school (Physics) at UCR
  • 2018, Esther Cookson, Grad school (Civil and Environmental Engineering) at UC Irvine
  • 2018, Hugo Chica, Esparza Landscaping
  • 2018, Kevin Bleich, M.S. (Transporation Science) UC Irvine, Management Analyst I, Railroad Operations at Metrolink
  • 2018, Peter Bautista, Web development intern at Farmers Insurance
  • 2017, Rodolfo Rodriguez, Grad school at UCR
  • 2017, Andrew Konz, Grad school at CSU Long Beach
  • 2017, Ugne Dargyte, Grad school at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2017, Lisa Cahn, Campus Safety at Orange Coast College
  • 2017, Nathan Bright - General Manager at Bright Manufacturing Services
  • 2016, Francisco Gonzalez - Associate Electrical Engineer at California Steel Industries
  • 2016, Eric Gonzalez - Grad school (Physics) at University of Michigan
  • 2016, Connor Richards - Grad school (Physics) at Cambridge (Gates Cambridge Scholar).
  • 2016, Dominick Martinez-Ta - Intern at StarNet
  • 2016, Aaron Morefield - Web Programmer and Software Developer
  • 2016, Sasha Pierce - Teaching credential program
  • 2016, Ziqi pi - Grad school (Physics) at UCLA
  • 2016, Jorge Huizar - Teaching physics, Hemet Unified district.
  • 2016, Adam Lane
  • 2016, Gerardo Alvarez - Grad school (Physics) UCR
  • 2016, Oscar Osorio, MS (Physics) at CSU Long Beach, Software development analyst at Northrop Grumman
  • 2016, Camile Loui - System Engineer at Networks inMocean Inc.
  • 2016, Josiah Kegy
  • 2015, Lucas Flores - Grad school (Physics) at University of Pennsylvania
  • 2015, Martha Nunez Ornelas - Grad school (Physics) at Ohio State
  • 2015, Ethan Roeder - Grad school (Physics) at UC Riverside
  • 2015, Tyler Caro - Research Engineer at USAA
  • 2015, Jesus Lopez - Grad school (Masters in Education and teaching credential) at UC Riverside
  • 2014, Louise Daniels - Teaching physics and astronomy at RCC, Riverside campus
  • 2014, Alina Escalera - Grad school (Physics) at UC Riverside
  • 2014, Chenise Chapin - Accelerator Operator I at Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 2014, George Floyd - Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division
  • 2014, Parth Patel - Grad school (Physics) at MIT
  • 2014, Javier Fajardo Jr. - Grad school (Chemistry) at CalTech
  • 2014, Matthew Chiapa - Optometry school
  • 2014, Will Usher - Grad school (CS) at University of Utah
  • 2013, Kevin Aylor - Grad school (Physics) at UC Davis
  • 2013, Ilja Goushcha - Cofounder, CTO at Proboknow
  • 2013, Gabriel Cecchini - Grad school (Physics) UC Riverside
  • 2013, Courtenay Franklin - 2nd Lieutenant at United States Marine Corps
  • 2013, George Vejar - Grad school at Vanderbilt University
  • 2013, David Tran - Grad school (Physics) at Ohio State
  • 2013, Dmitriy Gavryushkin - Development Engineer at RadiaBeam Technologies
  • 2013, Louis Garcia - M.S. (Medical Physics) San Diego State, M.S. (Geophysics) Louisiana State, Data Scientist at Facebook Reality Labs
  • 2013, Joshua Hacker - Grad school (Physics) at Cal State Fullerton
  • 2013, Katie Marie Magnone - Grad school (Materials science and engineering) at UC Riverside
  • 2013, Aron Pedigo - Semiconductors Professional
  • 2013, Gina Ribis - Grad school (Medical Physics) at Georgia Tech
  • 2013, Marissa Smirnoff - Grad school (Geochemistry) at Cal State Fullerton
  • 2013, Igor Pinchuk - Grad school (Physics) at Ohio State
  • 2013, Sarah Smolenski - Grad school (Physics) at UC Riverside
  • 2013, Aaron Toop - Grad school (Bioengineering) at UC Riverside
  • 2012, Jacob Freeman - Grad school at Cal State Northridge
  • 2012, Ryan Muoio - Component Engineer at Extron Electronics
  • 2012, Joshua Kast - Source Code Auditor at Adobe
  • 2012, Steven Tjung - Grad school at Ohio State
  • 2012, Rob Fletcher - Grad school at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2012, Kelvin Tran - Telecommunications Professional
  • 2011, Sarah Pickrahn - Secondary science teacher
  • 2011, Kevin Myhro - Grad school (Physics) at UC Riverside
  • 2011, Alexis Quental - Accelerator operator, Department of Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 2011, Philip Kratz - Grad school at Stanford University
  • 2010, Evan Davis - Grad school at MIT
  • 2010, Steven Warneke - Grad school (MBA) at Harvard
  • 2010, Sam Mullin - Ph.D. (Physics) UC Santa Barbara, Data Scientist at EcoFactor.
  • 2010, Eric Romero - Secondary science teacher
  • 2010, Luciana Ramirez - M.S. (ME) Cal State Fullerton
  • 2009, Greenfield Trinh - M.S. (Areospace Engineering) San Jose State Univ.  Research Engineer at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT)
  • 2009, Daniel Seisun - Analytics Engineer at Netflix
  • 2009, Vincent On - Grad school (EE) at UC Riverside
  • 2009, Ian McGregor - M.S. (Physics) Cal State Univ. LA, Adjunct Lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles
  • 2009, Alex Garabedian - Research professional
  • 2009, Farhad Bahrani - Specialist at Apple
  • 2009, Wojciech Karas - Grad school (CS) at UC Riverside
  • 2009, Manatosh (Milton) Bose - Ph.D. (Physics) UC Santa Cruz, Data Science Manager, AI Analytics, Facebook
  • 2009, Bob Wimbrow - Partner at Kinetic Custom Machine
  • 2008, Neal Steinberg - M.S. (Applied Physics) San Diego State Univ., EEG Neurofeedback Clinician at Dr. Mark Steinberg & Associates
  • 2008, Stephanie Chaidez - Grad school at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • 2008, Sitara Wijeratne - Grad school (Physics) at Rice University
  • 2008, Sean Redmond - Teacher, Riverside Prep.
  • 2007, Matthew Hudgins - Ph.D. (EE) UC Riverside, Systems Engineer at Raytheon
  • 2007, Desalegne Teweldebrhan - Ph.D. (EE) UC Riverside, Process TD Engineer at Intel Corporation
  • 2007, Joshua Marberry - RED, Sr Test Engineer
  • 2007, Herman Tsui - Scientist
  • 2007, Jacob Metsker - A.D., California Culinary Academy, Sous Chef at Le Burgeon Bar and Bistro
  • 2007, Hoang Luong - M.S. (EE) Cal State LA, Region Electrical Engineer at Targa Resources
  • 2007, Ian Seward - M.B.A UC Irvine, Pricing Manager at Boeing
  • 2007, Thomas Lau - M.S. (Physics) UC Irvine, Math Teacher at Santa Margarita Catholic High School
  • 2007, Allison Whited - Grad school (Physics) at Portland State University
  • 2007, Greg Quiroz - Ph.D. (Physics) University of Southern California, MTS in Comp. Sys. Research Dept. at The Aerospace Corporation
  • 2006, David Haber - Private Tutor - Self Employed
  • 2006, Justin Komine - M.S. (Physics) UC Riverside, Assistant Professor at Irvine Valley College
  • 2006, Albert Valderrama - Program Coordinator (Cultural Diplomacy)
  • 2006, Heman Gharibnejad - Ph.D. (Physics) University of Nevada Reno, Lecturer in Mathematics at University of Nevada Reno
  • 2005, Anson D'Aloisio - Ph.D. (Physics) Yale University, Postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas Austin
  • 2005, Daniel Hicks - M.S. (CS) Naval Postgraduate School, Supervisory Physicist at NSWC Corona
  • 2005, Joseph Bashe - Owner at Bashe Development
  • 2005, Sabrina Cales - Ph.D. (Astrophysics) University of Wyoming, ALMA Postdoctoral Fellow (Yale University) and Visiting Scholar (UT Austin) at Yale University and UT Austin
  • 2005, Alexander ShveydPh.D. (Chemistry) Northwestern University, Senior Process Engineer at Intel Corporation
  • 2005, Prakash GaneshM.D. Ben-Gurion University's Medical School for International Health, Doctor
  • 2004, William SomersM.S. (Physics) Brigham Young University, Propulsion Engineer at TASC, Inc.
  • 2004, Matthew MoscouPh.D. (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) Iowa State, Post Doctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2004, Jay ErkerPh.D. (Physical Chemistry) UC Davis, Lecturer, chemistry & biochemistry, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • 2004, Daniel Burbott, Attorney
  • 2004, James Fitzpatrick, Secondary school teacher
  • 2004, Travis Lawrence, Full Stack Developer at Sincerely
  • 2004, Derrick Leung, Research and Analysis
  • 2004, Luke Nysen, Sr Software Engineer at TripAdvisor
  • 2004, Eric RamirezM.S. (Physics) Cal State Long Beach, Medical Physicist at ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc.
  • 2004, Orion Schuh, Financial Analyst
  • 2004, Mike Taber, Loma Linda Medical center.
  • 2004, Brendon VillegasM.S. (Applied Physics) Cal State Long Beach, Grad school (Biomedical Physics) at UCLA
  • 2004, Victoria WintersPh.D. (Math and Science Education) UC San Diego, Co Founder, Consultant at Cultivate Inquiry, LLC
  • 2003, James CramerPh.D. (Physics) Univ of Massachusetts at Lowel, Senior Research Scientist, Lockeed Martin Aeronautics
  • 2003, Edward LaagPh.D. (Physics) UC Riverside, Focal Plane Array Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation
  • 2003, Mark PadillaPh.D. (Physics) UC Riverside, Professor at Chaffey College
  • 2003, Alexander Renfro, Business Project Manager III at Cabela's
  • 2003, Robert RodriguezPh.D. Cornell University, Staff Process Engineer, Intel Corporation
  • 2003, Sharon ShinM.S. (Health Policy and Management) Boston University, Project Manager - New Product Development, Edwards Lifesciences
  • 2002, Brian BrugmanPh.D. (Physics) UCLA, Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein
  • 2002, Jackie FiorelloM.S. (Physics) UC Riverside, Custotmer Service Planner C at Austin Energy
  • 2002, John GuerreroM.S. (Physics) Cal State Los Angeles, Teacher
  • 2002, Tomu HisakadoPh.D. (Physics) UC Riverside
  • 2002, Christopher KirbyM.S. (Nuclear Engineering) University of Michigan, Consultant at ANATECH Corp.
  • 2002, Tiffany Phillips, Ph.D. DABR David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • 2001, David CardozaPh.D. (Physics) Stony Brook University, Research Scientist at The Aerospace Corporation
  • 2001, Richard Moon, Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional
  • 2000, Jonathan Cox, Senior R&D Engineer, Space Systems / Loral
  • 2000, Filepe RiveraPh.D. (Physics) Brigham Young University, TEM engineer at Intel Corporation
  • 2000, Tabitha Swan-WoodPh.D. (Materials Science) CalTech, Professor, Cal State University Channel Islands
  • 1999, Chris Maness, Teacher, Colton Jount Unified School District
  • 1999, ChiDao NguyenM.S. (EE) UC Irvine, D.O. Western University of Health Sciences, Internal Medicine Physician
  • 1999, Rob RiebenPh.D. (Engineering / Applied Science) UC Davis, Computational Physicist, Group Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 1999, Steven Rightnar, Laboratory Manager at UCR
  • 1999, Seth Van LiewPh.D. (Physics) University of Washington, Research Scientist at American Science & Engineering, Inc
  • 1998, Bryan BensonM.S. (Physics) Cal State Fullerton, Clinical Technical Support Specialist, Varian Medical Systems
  • 1997, Brian Scanlan, Engineer at Home Reliance LLC
  • 1997, Rafael VilledaM.D. UC San Francisco, Physician at Kaiser Permanente
  • 1996, Eric BoszePh.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) UC San Diego, Director of Conductor Materials Research, CTC Global
  • 1996, Russell GauthierM.S. (ME) UC Davis, Systems Engineer at Gatan, Inc.
  • 1996, David Jaffe, Senior Imaging Developer at Beckman Coulter
  • 1996, Scott NealPh.D. (Geophysics) Indiana University Bloomington, Myanmar Country Manager at Chevron
  • 1996, Frederic WealsM.S. (Physics) UC San Diego, Senior Staff Engineer at Exelis, Inc.
  • 1996, Giles Goodwin, CEO and Founder of FLITE.
  • 1995, Ryan Runge, Teacher at Charlotte Christian School
  • 1994, Adam Ince, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering Professional
  • 1994, Martin MasonM.S. (Physics) UC Riverside, Professor, Mt. San Antonio College
  • 1994, Dale Thompson, HVT Quality Manager at Edwards Lifesciences
  • 1994, Kouji Watanabe, Advisory Project Manager / System Engineer at IBM Japan
  • 1993, Chris Brodeur, Principal R&D Engineer at HLT, Inc.
  • 1993, Patrick GartungPh.D. (Physics) UC Riverside, Programer Analyst at Fermilab
  • 1993, Albert GomezM.S. (Physics) UC Santa Cruz, Principal Software Engineer at Portrait Displays, Inc.
  • 1993, Herb Kuehne, Associate Development Engineer and Instructional Lab Manager, UC Riverside, Department of Physics
  • 1993, Don Lambert, AMD Member of Technical Staff
  • 1993, Mark LindemanPh.D. (Physics) UC Davis, Technologist III at JPL
  • 1993, Scott BlairM.S. (Physics) UC Riverside, Professor at Riverside City College
  • 1992, Warren EldredgePh.D. (Physics) UC Riverside, President and CEO at Venator Solutions, LLC
  • 1992, Robert SimpsonMSMP (Medical Physics) Georgia Institute of Technology, Medical Physicist at Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • 1992, John YaneyM.S. (EE) Cal State Fullerton, Lead Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment
  • 1991, Michelle EspyPh.D. (Physics) University of Minnesota, Team Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 1991, Jeff Graham, Consultant at Above & Beyond Normal, Inc.
  • 1991, Richard HoM.S. (EE) San Jose State University, Sr Design Engineer, Winbond Electronics
  • 1991, Steve JergerPh.D. (Physics) Michigan State University, Project Manager at Gogo
  • 1991, Tom ScogginsM.D. (Medicine) Loma Linda University, Emergency Medicine Physician & Emergency Department Medical Director
  • 1991, Michael Towne, Secondary Science Teacher

 


Selected alumni from earlier classes
  • 1967, John Maus, ETO Managing Partner / Senior Technical Consultant