Visit from Robert Gross, Professor Emeritus

Prof. Robert Gross, emeritus, was on campus on April 8, 2009 to have lunch with Mikhail Klassen, (B.S. ‘09, Applied Physics), the Robert Gross Named Scholar from 2005 to 2009.  

While Mikhail and Prof. Gross kept in contact with each other over those four years, they were never able to meet face to face. The Fu Foundation’s Stewardship Officer, Timothy Greene, set up a special luncheon on their behalf during which they had a wonderful time discussing Mikhail’s plans for after graduation. Mikhail is currently studying astrophysics at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Prof. Gross then stopped by the APAM Department to visit his former colleagues and the staff. Prof. Thomas Marshall, emeritus, and Prof. C.K. Chu, emeritus, also made a special appearance.

Prof. Gross was a member of the faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 1960 to 1994 and was dean from 1982 to 1989. The Robert Gross Scholarship was established in 1999 by friends of Prof. Gross and recognizes exceptional students in applied physics.


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