A series of discussions with alumni, industry representatives, faculty, and occasional other visitors together with undergraduate Physics and Astronomy majors on the general topic of career opportunities and prospects for department majors. For more about employment prospects for physicists, please see the American Physical Society page.
Dr. Truehart received her BS in Physics in 1990. She was very active in many groups while at LSU. She was elected president of the Society of Physics Students while at LSU. Dr. Truehart is board certified adult psychiatrist and received Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from National Alliance on Mental Illness in 2014.
As an undergraduate at LSU, Christopher worked in the high energy physics lab under Dr. Mike Cherry.In 2009, he moved to Houston, providing physics support to the St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital radiation therapy department.2012, Shell Oil Co. approached Christopher to make a career change. He is currently a Petrophysicist supporting the company's onshore Unconventional assets in Latin America. It is a role which he finds to be deeply fulfilling due to the unique challenges,technology, and opportunities.
2010, Exxon Mobil, Artificial Lift Engineer for United States land assets. While in that roll, Lawrence was able to try and test new technologies in difficult environments in order to make previously uneconomic fields economically viable. 2012, joined Shell New Orleans as a Petrophysicist for their Deep Water Gulf of Mexico assets. Lawrence works along Engineers, Geophysicists, Geologists and Physicists to determine the downhole rock properties of the petroleum reservoirs using nuclear tools.
Senior Associate Researcher/ Innovation, Research & Dev., Shell: Ben will discuss
his experience working in Shellâ€™s NMR and MRI research labs, and how he uses magnetic
resonance to understand both the fundamental physics of fluids and gases in porous
rocks as well as the application of this knowledge to problems of commercial interest.
Geophysics Discipline Lead/ Upstream Americas Deepwater, Shell: Madhu joined Shell
in 1981 as a Geophysicist supporting lease sale assessments. In her journey at Shell,
she has had several assignments in Exploration, Development and Technology teams addressing
geophysical challenges that impact reservoirs for development. She will share how
she has utilized her degree and journey in physics to have a sustaining career in
the oil industry.
Petrophysicist, Shell Deepwater Operations &
Petrophysicist, Shell Deepwater Operation: Alec and Liz joined Shellâ€™s Deepwater Operational Petrophysicist group within the last few years after completing their doctorates. Petrophysics is the study of the properties (physical, electrical and mechanical) and the rock/fluid interactions of petroleum systems. They will share how they progressed in the oil and gas industry and explain how their backgroundin physics provided an easy transition into their new roles.
PosiTech Corporation: Peter will share how he uses physics to design electric hydraulic circuits in industrial automation and how he uses computation to program electrical circuits using the Programmable Logic Controller.
Carver Scientific: Sean will discuss his experience with Carver Scientific, and the
development of innovative materials, processes and technologies that bring transformative
change to the way electricity is generated, managed and stored.
Rackspace: Alex will share his journey to explore what a physics degree provides in the business world. As a cloud evangelist, he provides support and technology solutions, internally developing new approaches with evolving technologies.
Ph.D. in Physics in 1981 from the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Dr. Abusalbi is the Chief Architect, Operations and Corporate University Relations Manager for Schlumberger Limited in Omaha, Nebraska - Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 5:30 PM, Nicholson 119.
BS in Physics in 1952 from the Department of Physics & Astronomy and member of the College of Science Hall of Distinction. Major Welch is a former advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Defense Science Board, the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, defense policy coordinator for the National Security Council, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and member of the National Academy of Engineering - Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:30 PM, Nicholson 435.
BS in Physics 2004 and MS in Medical Physics 2008, will be on campus to tell us about life at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston after he graduated from our Medical Physics program and then what he is doing now as a petro-physicist using his knowledge about radiation detection for Shell Exploration Company - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 5:00 PM, Nicholson 119.
1983 graduate and now a project manager with defense contractor Praeses.
Graduate of our department and now a patent attorney and director of the Electronics Group at Sterne Kessler Goldstein and Fox law firm in Washington, met with undergraduate Physics and Astronomy majors - Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:30 PM, Nicholson 119.
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, 1989 LSU Physics and Mechanical Engineering graduate, "Landing Curiosity on Mars" - departmental colloquium, Thursday, Oct. 112012 - 4:30 PM, 130 Howe-Russell.