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Class of 1985

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Celia Metz Click here to view a larger image

Date Submitted: 12/17/2012
Celia Metz, '85
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Celia Metz retired in November from her position as the Director of Corporate Operations at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, the Navy's R&D Lab on Point Loma. She and her husband Terry (Muir '96) have relocated to beautiful Whidbey Island, WA.

Lan Wolfkind - Computer Science (Class of 1985) Click here to view a larger image
Lan Wolfkind - Computer Science (Class of 1985)

Date Submitted: 10/16/2010
Lan Wolfkind, '85 (maiden name Vo)
Computer Science and Engineering
CEO, Syndetic Global Solutions LLC

I am chief executive officer/founder of Syndetic Global Solutions LLC, an IT Services & Solutions company in San Diego. We're currently developing a risk management software solution to help businesses assess, manage, and communicate their risks to reduce cost and liability. Our target market is the renewable energy sector. We'd like an opportunity to network with UCSD and local businesses to bring this product to the market.

Date Submitted: 04/13/2010
Scott Hansen, '85
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Partner/Intellectual Property Attorney, Fulwider Patton LLP

Scott is a patent, trademark, and internet attorney. He works with inventors, celebrities and website developers. In 2009, Los Angeles Magazine listed Hansen as a "Super Lawyer" in intellectual property law. "UCSD is a fantastic university, and I'm lucky to have gone there," he said.

Scott was a student of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences (AMES), which was renamed Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in 1999.

Gregory Chapelle Click here to view a larger image

Date Submitted: 04/08/2010
Gregory Chapelle, '85
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Principal Engineer, General Atomics

Chapelle just celebrated 5 years as the lead hardware engineer of the instrumentation, health, and predictive diagnostics for the next generation of Naval Aircraft Carrier landing system currently undergoing tests with Navair. This Advance Arresting Gear system will reduce the manpower for landing aircraft on the Ford class CVN78 carriers and provide a seamless synergy between equipment operation and maintenance. Chapelle works very closely with the HealthMAP (TM) software engineers to manage the difficult hardware/software/systems interface in order to create the most advanced and highest performing system possible. Chapelle is also a Scoutmaster with a San Diego Boy Scouts of America Troop that introduces boys to the outdoors and teaches leadership skills.

Dan holding his son Joshua's first ever fish, caught on Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach in July, 2007 Click here to view a larger image
Dan holding his son Joshua's first ever fish, caught on Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach in July, 2007

Date Submitted: 07/25/2007
Daniel Jacobson, '85
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Principal Investigator, San Diego Composites, Inc.

I have been with San Diego Composites - a small employee-owned aerospace company for over 2 years now. Our expertise includes design, analysis, test, systems integration, and manufacturing of aerospace composite structures.

I have been married for almost 14 years to Teri, and we have 2 boys - 7 year old Joshua and 19 month old Merrick. We live in Scripps Ranch.