The alumni pages will be changing over time as we are contacting alumni and getting more of their stories. If you would like to contribute, please contact us (Neil Hunt or Klaas Wynne). Those entries labelled have been updated in 2006/7. Those labelled have been updated in 2005 with approval of the alumnus/a concerned. Please also see our page on physics employers. You might perhaps also be interested in some short and lighthearted carreer profiles of some of the academics in our department.
Andy Love MP is a Labour/Cooperative Member of Parliament for Edmonton. He graduated in 1972.
Emma Pollock - Singer songwriter. emmapollock.com
John Dunn is Operations Manager at British Airways but is about to change job & company to become SAP Systems/IT Service Delivery Line Manager for Hewlett Packard. He graduated in 1992 with a BSc in Physics & Applied Physics.
Caroline Breslin (1997 BSc Hons Laser Physics and Optoelectronics) - Project Manager (e-learning) University of Strathclyde
Marie Claire McKee (LPO 2001) - Azure Production Team Leader with Coherent Scotland Ltd
Sheila Collins (2004 Msci Physics and Mathematical Finance) - Treasury Analyst with Tyco International.
Colin McLachlan (1983 Applied Physics) - Procurement Manager with Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems, Edinburgh
Joe McCaughey MBE is currently retired but used to work in in the space industry and graduated in Applied Physics at Strathclyde in 1964
Ian Robertson (BSc Applied Physics 1978) - Professor and head of department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
Oliver Milton is an office manager at the Word of Life Ministries UK Ltd and finished his MSci in Physics in 2006
Mark Sobey is currently the Senior Vice President of the SLS Business Group within Coherent Inc. He graduated in 1981 with a BSc in Physics.
Shelley Waugh is a trainee medical physicist and graduated in 2004 with a first class MSci in Physics.
Margaret O'Hara (1990 Applied Physics) - currently in here third year of a PhD
David Fulton (BSc Physics 1993) and Stephen Walker - Patent examiners with Kennedy’s Group, Glasgow
Fiona Wilson (1991 Applied Physics) - Radio Systems Advisor at Nortel
Gordon McKinlay is an Education Adviser for Renfrewshire Council and graduated in Physics in 1985
Walther Åsen (Applied Physics, 1986) - Principal Scientist Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (NDRE)
Laura Doherty (1993 Physics) - Software Engineer (Advanced) with UGS Corp.
Michelle Berry (LPO 1994) - Pilkington Optronics then Product Manager for East Kilbride Co. who make lo salt.
Fiona McGow: Fired by Light and Solid (external link)
Former postgrad wins prize
Iain Carrie, who took an Honours degree and PhD in Physics at Strathclyde, has been named winner of the Scottish Engineering/ Incorporation of Hammermen Award, presented annually to an outstanding graduate engineer working in Scotland's manufacturing industry.
Iain received his trophy from First Minister Alex Salmond at an awards dinner in Glasgow and earned the accolade for his work in developing thermal cameras with high-quality focus.
After graduating, Iain, 26, originally from Callander, worked as a test manager with educational software firm Crocodile Clips before joining the Glasgow site of Thales Optronics last year, as an algorithms engineer.
In his short time with Thales, Iain has already been in charge of innovative projects, including the research which won him his prize.