Career details on 1999-2014 grads

Information on recent Physics Major graduates

The tables below detail the career info on Luther College Physics graduates from 1998 to present.

Note that if you are a Luther College Physics graduate, we would love to hear from you. One recent Physics graduate sent  the department the photo at right, along with an email describing his excitement for his new job as a Process Engineer. If you would like your information added, revised, or removed, please contact Erin Flater [email protected]

2014 Post-graduate location Position Field of Study
1 Epic, Madison, WI Medical software
2 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Graduate student Physics 
3 Whirlpool Corporation Fabric Care Controls Test Technician                      
4 Superior Edge Inc., Mankato, MN Customer Support Representative
5 Tartan High School, Oakdale, MN High School teacher
6 Minneapolis, MN Medical Scribe
2013 Post-graduate location Position Field of Study
1 Penn State University Graduate Student Meteorology
2 Rushford NanoElectroChemistry Technician                                    
3 University of Kansas Graduate Student Astronomy
4 Central Senior High School, St. Paul, MN High School Teacher
5 Polar Semiconductor, Bloomington, MN Process Engineer
6 University of Iowa Graduate Student Mechanical Engineering
7 Indiana University Graduate Student Physics

For earlier years below, click on the names of the graduates to see current information on the web about their careers. Approximately 65 percent of 1999-2009 graduates have a web presence and are listed.

2012 2011 2010
Opeoluwa Matthews
Computer Engineering Grad Student
Duke University
Kirsten Strandjord
Krista Morris
Structural Engineer
Dallas Wulf
Physics Grad Student
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Braulio Dumba
Computer Science Grad Student
University of Minnesota
Joseph Berg
Physics Grad Student
George Zacharakis-Jutz
Mechanical Lead Engineer


2009 2008 2007
Andrea Schiefelbein
Project Manager
Epic Systems
Josh Bruflodt
Software Engineer
Aerosim Technologies
Jonathan Allen
Customer Care Specialist
Spectrum Brands
Andrew Webber
Electrical Engineer
Honeywell Technology Solutions
Kris Klein
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of New Hampshire
Dan Gonzalez
Supply Base Manager
John Deere
Ujjwal Joshi
Software Developer
Open Access Technology International
Jeff Hoden
Quality Engineer
John Deere
Ryan Schultz
Medical Student
University of Iowa
Nathan Rengstorf
Orchestra director
Meadowdale High School
Lynnwood, WA
Isaac White
Software Engineer
TeamQuest Corporation
Kai Tsruta
Math Grad Student
University of Iowa
John Xavier
Technical Services
Epic Systems
2006 2005 2004
Shovit Bhari
Staff Physicist Tech
California State University Fullerton
Amalia Anderson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Hendrix College
Chris Anderson
Staff Scientist
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Todd Brown
Cassini Spacecraft Control Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Katie Bremer
Writer and editor
Meredith (Bird) Pfister
Certifying Birth Doula
Andrew Foltz
Math Instructor
Boone, IA
Scott Channon
Systems Engineer
Rockwell Collins
Luke Johnson
Postdoctoral Associate
University of MN
Kari Frank
Postdoctoral Researcher
Pennsylvania State University
Ronnie Cooper
Service Engineer
Kyle Knoepfel
Postdoctoral Researcher
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Nathan Holt
Actuarial Analyst
Securian Financial Group
Adrian Hanson
Mechanical Engineer
Integrated Process Engineers & Constructors
Scott Roland
Systems & Mechanical Engineering Analyst
Airborne Systems
Sheil Kee
Grad Student
Johns Hopkins University
Eric Henderson
Mechanical Engineer
KJWW Engineering
Brajesh Lacoul
Data Analyst
Clarks Americas
Jared Thompson
Design Engineer
Case New Holland
Timo Mechler
Research Analyst
Castleton Commodities International LLC
Mark Thompson
Senior Design Engineer
Alex Nugent
Applications Engineer
Seagate Technology
Matt Roling
Structural Designer
Flad Architects
2003 2002 2001
Andrea (Dunker) Tiwari
Civil and Environmental Engineering Grad Student
Virginia Tech
Jared Bosch
Agate Alley Bistro
Phil Assmus
Senior Staff Associate
National Association of Clean Air Agencies
Jason Hartfield
Advanced Developer, Architect 
Ryan Flynn
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Iowa
Erin Flater
Associate Professor of Physics
Luther College
Nate Jensen
Postdoctoral Researcher
Cornell University
Jake Hildebrand
Erdman Engineering PC
Tory Hegrenes
FA-18 Officer
US Navy
Heather (Lehmann) Witts
Deputy Chief, Directed Energy Branch
US Navy
Bill Mabuce
Engineering Project Manager
West Des Moines Water Works
Chris Knutson
Senior Development Scientist
Beckman Coulter
Caleb Mattoon
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Jami McLaren
Senior Scientist
Boston Scientific
David Muth
Graduate Intern
Idaho National Laboratory
Alex Schwarzhoff
Interstate Engineering, Inc.
Ujjwal Raut
Research Scientist
University of Virginia
Brian Thomas
Pre-Engineering Teacher
Centaurus High School
Robyn (Siedschlag) Wangberg
Assistant Professor of Physics
St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Hilary Teslow
Finance Manager
Siri Thompson 
Supplying Engineering Manager
Boston Scientific

2000 1999 1998
Adam Bumpus Sarika Bajoria Mike Dillon
Jeff Friedhof Joel Duenow Michael Feldman
Jason Havel Micah Hanson Brian Gregg
Travis Poole Marcy Howerter Trent Habiger
Angela Reisetter Mustafa Ozer Brian Kinnan
 Chad Reinertson Alex Phelps Jesse Krusemark
 Ben Stanerson Spencer Utley Pawan Sharma
Cliff Youngberg Jon Zora