Physics Careers in Industry and Government Workshop

March Meeting 2011


Heather Galloway
Texas State


Sam Wurzel
Octopart, Inc.


Crystal Bailey


Stefan Zollner
New Mexico State


Ernesto Marinero
Hitachi Global Storage

Saturday, March 20, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

About the Event

The Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) hosted a workshop on Physics Careers in Industry and Government at the 2011 March APS Meeting in Dallas, TX.  Speakers were chosen to represent a variety of perspectives, including physics in global corporations, physics careers in small companies and startups, and industrial physics careers as they relate to academic research.

Heather Galloway, Moderator
Physics Professor, Texas State University

Crystal Bailey, Overview of APS Career Programs, Physics Employment Statistics
Education and Careers Program Manager, APS

Sam Wurzel, Physics Careers in Small Companies and Startups
Company Founder, Octopart, Inc.

Ernesto Marinero, Physics Careers in Industrial and Academic Research
Research Staff Member, Hitachi Global Storage

Stefan Zollner, Physics Careers in Global Corporations
Physics Department Head, New Mexico State University

Presentation Slides

Crystal Bailey's Presentation
Gray arrow  Supply and Demand: A Picture of Physics PhD Employment in the US Format - PDF

Stefan Zollner's Presentation
Gray arrow  Physics Careers in Global Corporations Format - PDF

Sam Wurzel's Presentation
Gray arrow Starting a Company From a Physicist's Perspective Format - PDF