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Eric Meloche

Eric Meloche

Eric Meloche - PhD in Theoretical Physics

“I obtained my Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics in 2006 working under the supervision of Prof. M. G. Cottam.

After obtaining my doctorate I worked for nearly two years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Memorial University in Newfoundland.   I then moved to the U.S. to work as a design engineer for Seagate Technology, a world leader in the disk drive and magnetic storage industry.  During my first 4 years at Seagate I worked in the transducer design team, where I developed and ran large scale computer simulations to help recommend and define a design path to improve the recording head performance and reliability.  For the past year I’ve been working in the electrical test group where I develop and apply a broad range of leading disc drive head and media tests to gain a deeper understanding of the recording physics.

My graduate education and experience at Western provided me with the skills necessary to succeed in academic and industry environments.  These skills include problem solving, analytical abilities, mathematical modeling, interpretation of experiments, research and teaching experience, and communication skills.

I have great memories of my years at Western and I always look forward to going back to the Physics and Astronomy Department to visit faculty and staff when I’m in the area.”