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A few years later the mar- cent position was as vice president of understands my passion for this in- recommending engineering. Most of
ket crashed and I felt lucky and ap- technology for a group of wire and ca- dustry. In the past year and a half, in us have witnessed the engineer be-
preciative ofthat class I took so many ble plants than stretched from Hon- addition to my consulting since 2001, corning merely a necessary resource.
years ago. As an undergrad I got to duras to Thailand. After spending I and a small team of savvy business It is no wonder that the economy no
build simple computational imple- substantial time in China, Thailand, and technical professionals have been longer has any traction.
mentations of Similarly simple math- and Chile, I decided to leave the cor- researching the market and develop-~Jack Oswald '84: Today I am entirely fo-
ematical models of many of the porate world and teach high school ing an innovative product to help car- cused on establishing an intelligent
systems we were discussing in class- for a few years. I recently obtained diac surgeons perform an improved clean energy strategy for the United
es. The computer hooked my interest teaching certification in physics and atrial fibrillation ablation procedure. States and beyond. The strategy has
and now, years later, I teach comput- mathematics and expect to be in the We welcome any Thayer or Dart- three main thrusts that all need atten-
er modeling and analysis in the en- classroom very soon. My intention is mouth alumni or Dartmouth physi- tion today but bear fruit at different
gineering school at Stanford. I finally to return some of my education to to- cians with relevant experience in this intervals. Phase 1 is. all about energy
am able to do some of the things I day's youth. I am also bringing to life area to contact us. At Thayer I learned efficiency. Focus on getting every light
dreamed of with the teletype clacking our family farm in Justus, Pa., which how to run a project, from defining bulb in America changed. Blanket
away slowly late at night in Cum- . my great-grandparents purchased in the project goals to planning activities every city and town and just provide
mings Hall. 1921. We are trying to raise grass-fed and implementing the plan. Professor them at no cost. Seal homes and place
beef and free-range chickens and Francis Kennedy was instrumental in reflective paper in attics. These few
19705 turkeys along with growing various helping me develop a friction and things alone will reduce the country's
Jack Howanski Th75: The Dartmouth types of berries for jelly and jam pro- wear test apparatus, which was used energy used in bUildings by 20 per-
setting, individual attention, and ac- duction. The challenge is to raise the to simulate various ASTM friction cent. Given that buildings use about
ademic challenge I experienced made various food sources with a minimal and wear tests. I understand from 45 percent of all energy, we can get a
me a more complete and better engi- carbon footprint. My great-grandfa- more recent Thayer students, whom I very quick national 18-percent over-
neer and person. The Thayer educa- ther operated the farm with two draft met at alumni gatherings in Boston, all reduction-just like that. Phase 2
tion instilled in me two basics. First, horses and no electricity. I just need to that it ran as a test instrument until a is about "drop-in" renewable fuels that
always look at the total problem; at figure out how he did it as we enter a few years ago. It was also designed for are fully compatible in the existing
times the technical portions of an is- world where the words "eat local" take implant testing. That experience was fleet and infrastructure. Today, we
sue may be the least important. Sec- on new meaning. critical to my future work and has make about 8 billion gallons per year
ond, always take time to reflect on Fred Kriebel 75, Th76: After 33 years in served me well when leading the of ethanol that must be brought to
alternative solutions. The one course the San Francisco Bay Area working development of other medical prod- market either in specialized rail cars
at the Thayer School that has stayed as an executive for contractors, cor- ucts. I can be contacted at linkedin. or trucks because the fuel is incom-
with me through my career was the porate owners, and developers in the com/in!martinsklar and am a mem- patible with existing pipelines and
internship program taught by Profes- building industry, I have started my ber of the Thayer School group. other distribution methods. It's also
sor Robert Dean. Professor Dean es- own company (kriebelandassociates. not very compatible with existing ve-
sentially gave us a real-world problem corn) as a real estate development! 19805 hicles. That means no more ethanol,
with the simple instruction to solve it. construction management consult- Toby Reiley '81: Other than re-engi- cellulosic or otherwise. Several com-
The value in the course came from ant, serving owners, developers, and neering the used -car finance busi- panies, SynGest Inc. (syngest.com)
Professor Dean challenging us at banks that need outside expertise to ness, I just bought a clean diesel car and Optinol Inc. (two of my startups)
every step in the process and con- deliver their projects. My back- that gets 50-plus miles-per-gallon, among them, are making such fuels at
stantly asking us to understand the ground in commercial, multi-family burns cleaner than a gas engine for lower cost than any ethanol produced
thought process we used Since taking residential and medical projects, particulate emissions, and is certain- or contemplated. The issue isn't even
this course, I have continually chal- from steel to wood-framing, and ly more fun to drive than a Prius. so much about the cost. It is an infra-
lenged my own thinking and the from the contractor's and owner's Steve Morris '84 Th'85: In the news I al-, structure issue. We just can't build out
route chosen to solve a problem. Since perspectives gives me the ability to ways hear how this country does not specialized infrastructure fast enough
leaving Thayer in 1974, I have held see and resolve problems from all an- have enough engineers, yet in our so- and it just doesn't make sense unless
several positions in industry, ranging gles. This diversity and ability to work ciety engineers are considered ex- it has many uses. Phase 3 is all about
from a research-and-development people with different viewpoints is a pensive overhead. Often engineers in achieving an abundance of solar en-
engineer designing equipment to skill first nurtured at Dartmouth, and their 50s are put out to pasture. I was ergy. There is more than enough so-
measure heat transfer in various in the RE. year at Thayer. able to avoid this by starting my own lar energy hitting the planet every day
building sections to doubling the out- Martin Sklar Th78: With children Adam successful business, Accuware Inc. to meet our needs many times over.
put of a major wire and cable facility and Jennifer out of college and mov- (accuware-inc.com), 10 years ago. The fact that we don't collect enough
as the general manager of one of the ing on in their lives, I have focused on Although my children are not yet at of it is simply an engineering prob-
largest medium-voltage cable produc- my major professional interest: med- the age where they wilT be choosing lem. As soon as we can achieve a five-
ers in the United States. My most re- ical devices. Luckily, my wife, Janis, paths for their futures, I struggle with times increase in solar collection, we

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l will have an abundance of energy, sire to meet the biggest challenge we Springs, Colo., and just got engaged Princeton University orchestra and
even if we do not solve the energy face today: the environment. Building to Meghan Palmer. I'm in the moun- enjoy traveling all over the world.
J I storage problem as elegantly.
John Chae Th'86: My professional life is
fuel-efficient cars is important, but I
wanted to do something more direct-
tains and get to play outdoors a lot!
David Koch Th'02: Our second child was
Laura Weyl Th'08: Having gone to three
different schools now, it's interesting
focused on medical research. I cred- 1y tangible to addressing global warm- just born, so we're excited! I am con- to see which one seems to follow me
it Thayer for sparking this interest in Reading about the fine work led tinuing DFR project in a way, devel- and continue to shape and change my
me. I am a professor of physical med- by outstanding researchers such as oping heavy-duty truck engines for life. Dartmouth connections got me
icine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and Lee Lynd inspired me in part. Mywife Daimler Trucks (Mercedes-Benz, my last two jobs, Dartmouth friends
biomedical engineering at Case of nearly 10 years, Carmen Harden '96, Freightliner, Western Star, EvoBus). and friends of friends have become
Western Reserve University. After and I have two children, Nnamdi, 6, Keith Dennis '03 Th'OS: I was married to my main social scene in this new city,
med school and clinical training at and Amara, 8 months. My passion is Allison Bellins in June on the beach and my current relationship is with a
New Jersey Medical School, I com- working out and staying healthy, a in Chatham, Cape Cod. In atten- Dartmouth grad I met recently. Thay-
pleted a rehabilitation medicine sci- legacy of being on the Dartmouth dance were M.E.M.s Brian Henthorn '04 er is also the only school I'm still in-
entist training program fellowship at varsity track team for two years. and Dan Tadesse '03 Th'OS. Dartmouth volved with as far as alumni activities
Case Western. I am director of stroke Thanks to Dartmouth, I also have a alums Christian Haines '01, Dave Pereira and annual fund volunteer work. I live
rehabilitation and director of re- love for languages. Throughout my '03, and Sergey Polissar'04 were also in in Palo Alto, Calif, and am getting my
search for the department ofPM&R career at Ford I used the Japanese I attendance. Allison and I met at Ver- environmental structural engineering
and associate director of clinical af- learned at Dartmouth. I strongly rec- mont Law School, where we both degree. I spend time in San Francis-
fairs for the Cleveland Functional ommend that all Thayer engineers earned a master of studies in envi- co with friends I made while living
Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center. leverage their language skills! Dart- ronmentallaw, a program I became there last year. I worked at Oliver
My research focuses on the applica- mouth has influenced my life, per- involved in while taking a class that Wyman with several Dartmouth and
tion of FES for neuroprostheses, sonally and professionally, beyond counted toward my M.E.M. Allison Thayer grads and then at ATDynam-
neural plasticity, and shoulder dys- belief. Thank you! is director of communications for ics, a small Thayer/Tuck startup in the
function in hemiplegia. On a more Dan Mazzucco '98: I am the president of EPKs green power partnership. I South Bay.
personal level, I married Linda Oyer, a start-up medical-device company work for First Environment on issues Katie Gray '09 Th'09: I work as a deve-
Ph.D., who I met at Dartmouth. We called ZSX Medical. We are develop- related to energy, climate change, lopment engineer at Talisman Energy
have two wonderful sons, 17 and 15. surgical closure products. Our and greenhouse gas management. I Inc. in Calgary, Alberta. I play hock-
We live in Strongsville, Ohio, a sub- company is small, new, and growing. also recently earned my profession- ey for the Strathmore Rockies in the
urb of Cleveland. My favorite activ- The problem-solving skills I learned al engineering license. Western Women's Hockey League
ities outside of work include at Thayer School continue to guide Brian Mason '03 Th'OS: Jocelyn and I and coach my community Peewee 5
spending time with family, church, my approach to new problems, continue to love California. I am in boys' hockey team. I have also taken
and mentoring young men. whether technical or strategic. I've my fifth year at IDEO and have spent snowboarding up again.
always found that working in small, the last year working on a medical
19905 collaborative teams, as we did in product that began as a technical in- OBITUARY
Ike Anyanwu-Ebo '94 Th'9S: I am an en- bridges, systems, controls, thermo, vestigation and has moved all the Adjunct Professor Robert D. Collier died
gineering supervisor at Ford Motor etc., is the most efficient way to solve way to final industrial design and August 14, 2009, at his home in
Co. working in engineering design these new challenges. clinical trials. Jocelyn and I will be Lebanon, N.H., at the age of 85. A
and testing on budget, service, and back in Hanover in June for her five- researcher, lecturer, and entrepreneur,
prototype development for the six- 20005 year reunion. We hope to catch up he had a long career that included pio-
speed auto transmission for the Ford Tom Campbell'Ol Th'02: I'm working as with many friends. neering work in underwater acoustics,
Fiesta, scheduled to be launched in a composites applications engineer at Elizabeth Jensen Th'08: I am in my sec- sonar, noise, and vibration for the first
May (fordvehicles.com/cars/fiesta). Fiberforge, where I've been since ond year as a Ph.D. student in me- • U.S. nuclear submarine fleet. At
However, I have just given my notice 2003. My work is generally to make chanical and aerospace engineering Thayer School, he enjoyed teaching
that I'll be leaving the auto industry things from thermoplastic compos- at Princeton University. My research about acoustics and collaborating
after nearly 14 years to enter the re- ites, though it also extends to devel- focuses on directly imaging planets with students and Professor Laura Ray
newable energy field ofwind turbines. oping new manufacturing processes around stars (besides our sun). My on active noise reduction. In 2004, he
I'll be taking a position at Vestas A/S to work with the composite materi- work allows me to use the world's Ray; and Christopher Pearson Tu'03
in Denmark as a senior quality spe- als as well as creating new machines largest telescopes in Hawaii. Thayer founded Sound Innovations Inc., a
cialist charged with improving prod- with which to do that processing. My provided me with a fantastic back- company that develops advanced
uct and process quality and reducing projects are in a variety ofindustries, ground of engineering and science noise-reduction technologies. He is
waste, working with both product de- from consumer goods and recre- courses that I can apply to my cours- survived by his wife of 59 years,
sign and our supplier partners. The ation equipment to aerospace and es and research at graduate school. In Marguerite, three children, three
change was driven by the personal de- the military. I live in Glenwood my free time, I play the oboe in the grandchildren, and a sister.

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