Lisa Lim completed her Ph.D. in materials science at the University of Minnesota in Fall 2005. Her research was in the area of design, synthesis, and characterization of polymers. She's currently a Senior Engineer at BD Medical in Salt Lake, Utah.  (5/10)

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Barry Beetz earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois. He now manages his family's farm near Mendota, Illinois. Barry also serves as an elected director member of the LaSalle County Farm Bureau Board. (4/09)

Nathaniel Burke lives in Warrenville, IL. (6/05)

Amber (Larson) Kenney is Chief Safety Officer at Fermilab. She is the laboratory's 'principal agent for planning, implementing and overseeing the necessary programs to maintain safe, healthy, compliant and secure workplace conditions.'  Amber began her Fermilab career as an accelerator operator in the main Control Room. (7/20)


Michael Malik earned a Ph.D. in physics at the University of New Mexico.  (4/15)

Marshall Moore earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. He lives in Charleston, IL.  (5/11)

Janelle (Neubauer) Whipple earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She works for Electro-Motive in LaGrange, Illinois. (1/06)

Christopher Sosnowski is a science teacher in Des Moines, Iowa.  (2/11)

Jason Tracy earned a second bachelor's degree, a B.A.S. in radiation therapy, at the University of Minnesota in 2005. He now works in radiation oncology at the V.A. Medical Center in Minneapolis and hopes to soon begin working toward a master's degree in medical physics. He and his wife Sarah are the parents of two children, Ella and Owen.(1/07)

Jonathan Van Ginneken earned a M.S. degree in Financial Markets with a concentration in Financial Engineering and Programming at Illinois Institute of Technology. He's currently vice-president and exchange-traded funds portfolio manager at Claymore Securities. (5/10)


Chad Muir earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois. He is a design engineer at Caterpillar in Aurora, IL.  (2/11)

Christopher Principe earned a M.S. in mechanical engineering at Northern Illinois University. He is a mechanical design engineer at Provisur Technologies. (2/11)

Matthew Sinnott teaches physics and coaches cross country at Aurora West High School. He earned a M.A. in Education from Aurora University in 2007. (12/07)


David Bopp graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. degree in civil engineering in May 2005. He was ranked in the top 3% of the graduating class in the College of Engineering! Dave now works as a structural engineer for Chicago Bridge and Iron in Plainfield, IL. (6/05)

Matthew Brolley earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois - Chicago.  He works for Koziol Engineering in Lisle and serves as the Village President of Montgomery, Illinois.  (9/15)

Nikola Kunovski earned a B.S. in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota. He currently works for Johnson Matthey in Skopje, Macedonia. (4/09)

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Timothy Peceniak is a project engineer at Testing Service Corporation (5/10).


Andrew Eden is a Controls Engineer at TM Process & Controls.  He completed the dual-degree program in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois. (4/18)


Mark Durante teaches science at Westside Middle School in Omaha.  He earned a M.S. in physics at Creighton University.  [1/15]

John Habegger works at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a worldwide company specializing in information technology outsourcing, systems integration and consulting. (05/06)



Aaron Hankin earned a Ph.D. in physics at the University of New Mexico, and is now a postdoc at the National Institute of Standards & Technology in Boulder, CO. He married Maiko Yamachika '07 in 2009.  (1/15)

Robert Krzyzanowski is a Ph.D. student in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (8/07)

Holly Nolan is an Operations Assistant at the ATLAS heavy ion accelerator. (6/07)

Jeffrey Perrine earned a B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is currently employed by General Mills in Hannibal, Missouri (4/09)

Ida Sefer-Roche is employed by MedVision, a company which designs information management software for managed health care organizations. She married Michael Roche on July 18, 2009.  (9/09)

Brendan Wischweh teaches science at Waubonsie Valley High School.   (8/11)

Maiko Yamachika earned a M.S. in physics at Central Michigan University. She married Aaron Hankin '07 in 2009.  (9/09)


Jason Karpus is a graduate student in the chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago. (9/08)

Eugenia (Rakhno) Perevalova earned a doctorate in medical physics at Vanderbilt University. She's currently a medical physicist at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL.  Eugenia and husband Denis are the proud parents of daughter Anna, born in Spring 2016.  (6/16)



John Bentel earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is now working as a test engineer with Cummins in Columbus, Indiana. John says "I run the engines and collect data at the test center.  It's pretty much exactly what I was looking for, something fairly hands on having to do with engines." (12/10)

Nicholas Warrens earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His M.S. work focused on Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering. Nic is currently a water engineer with CH2M Hill in Boston. (7/12)