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Philip J. Nistler (B.S., Physics, 1960)

                                                       

I spent eight years at Univac doing research on various ferrite components, and developing a radiation hardened device for monitoring nuclear weapons.

I have been married to my wife Toni for 45 years. We have four children and three grandchildren. I spent eight years at Univac doing research on various ferrite components, and developing a radiation hardened device for monitoring nuclear weapons. After Univac, I spent 29 years with Honeywell. The first 11 years were spent doing digital design, including the design and system testing of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Controller Assembly. The last 18 years at Honeywell were spent in engineering management leading the design and development of various commercial aviation products. I have been retired for 12 years. I am thoroughly enjoying the retirement phase of my life. I spend spring and fall farming in southwest Minnesota. In January and February, I hike in Kauai. The remainder of the year is spent traveling, playing tennis, skiing, biking, gardening and enjoying the grandchildren. I also volunteer my time for Habitat for Humanity. My favorite professor was J. Morris Blair. In the 1980s, I had the honor of hiring him as a consultant to help my design team during the development of a new fuel densitometer.