Retirement reception for Drs. Marlow and Braby

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Drs. William Marlow and Leslie Braby retire from the Department of Nuclear Engineering. A retirement reception will be held on Friday, May 2 at 4 pm on the third floor of the Zachry Engineering Center. 

Dr. Marlow has 29 years of service, and has been the undergraduate student advisor for 13 years. He earned his B.S. in physics from MIT in 1966, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973. His employment has varied, from 1973-74 a post-doctoral research associate for the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina; in 1975-1986, he worked at the Department of Applied Sciences in Brookhaven National Laboratory; in 1985-86, he was a TEES Research Engineer for the Texas A&M Civil Engineering Department; in 1986-2014, he was a faculty member of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M. While at Texas A&M, he held a number of research grants, graduated Ph.D. students now employed around the world, was the College of Engineering Faculty Fellow in 1996, and served on numerous department, college, and university committees. In 2000-2004, he was department coordinator and organizer for ABET. In 1999-2000, he was Wenner-Gren Visiting Professor of Solid State Physics at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow in Chemical Engineering Department, Hiroshima University. His wife, Dr. Laurine Elkins-Marlow is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Performance Studies. Their daughter is Synnöve Marlow. Dr. Marlow retires May 31, 2014. 

Dr. Braby has 17 years of service. He earned a B.A. in physics from Linfield College and a Ph.D. in radiological physics from Oregon State University. He has worked in the fields of microdosimetry, instrument development, and the biological effects of radiation. He is currently a TEES Research Professor with the department, and his research is focused on developing a better understanding of the physical processes responsible for the effects of ionizing radiation on biological systems. He is a member of the Radiation Research Society, Health Physics Society, Sigma Xi and Sigma Pi Sigma. He is active in report committees for the National Council on Radiation Protection, National Academy of Science, and the International Commission on Radiation Units and recently gave the H. H. Rossi lecture at the 16th International Symposium on Microdosimetry. He and his wife of 48 years, Barbara, have 3 sons, all in the computer science profession. Dr. Braby retired on June 30, 2013.