The Physics Instrument Shop at Purdue The Physics Instrument Shop at Purdue

The Physics Instrument Shop has a history that predates everybody's memory. We estimate the shop was established in the 1930's to meet the increasing needs of the Physics Department's growing research faculty.

The previous shop foremen include:

  • Glenn Lawler
  • John Moore: late 1960s - 1984
  • Alfred Strehle: 1984 - 1994
  • Thomas Halsmer: 1995 - present

Previous members of the shop (with years of service when known) include:

Circa 1955

  • Earl Jordan Noland Howell
  • Harold Brewer John Vass
  • Hugh Blaugher Floyd Long
  • Glen Lawler John Moore

Circa 1965

  • Harold Larsen
  • Robert Scott 1962-1985
  • Herb Hessong

Circa 1970

  • Charlie Lashbrook
  • Alfred Strehle 1970-1994
  • Paul Heimbach
  • Wilson Dobelbower
  • Fredrick Yates

Circa 1975

  • Mark Brouillette
  • Clarence Minniear 1978-1987

Circa 1985

  • Pat Mullen 1984 - 1995
  • Tom Halsmer 1985 - present
  • Kevin Howard 1986-1987; 1995- present

Circa 1990

  • Jim Corwin 1990-1993; 1995 - present

More Pictures pictures from the past.

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