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Jacqueline Aguilera (née Korent), (B.S. 1973, Advisor: S. Gasiorowicz)


My advisor was Professor Stephen Gasiorowicz. After graduation I worked at 3M Corporation.

I retired from 3M as Research Specialist in 2009 and returned to work part-time at 3M in my former lab as a Technical Specialist through Pace Analytical Services in 2013. Currently 3M Center, Corporate Research Labs, St. Paul (Maplewood) MN. My physics degree was the perfect launching pad for connecting to other sciences I would use in my career at 3M. It provided a solid base to complement my high curiosity gene! After a few years in R&D using optical physics, I transferred to the Corporate Research Analytical Lab using transmission electron microscopy as a tool to solve problems in the world of materials science at a company with an incredibly rich diversity in products and materials. My career combined science and art, technical sleuthing and innovation, physics, chemistry, materials science, technical imaging (photography), nanotechnology. I retired in 2009, after 35+ years. In 2013 I was blessed to have the opportunity to return to work part-time in my former 3M lab through Pace Analytical. My favorite memories are working on my Senior project in the student machine shop in the physics building, being thankful for the several staff members who guided me through that and part-time job in the High Energy Physics lab doing manual image analysis measuring particle interactions on film, and the friendships formed with other students in that lab. I remember Clayton Giese fondly for his patience with the length of time it took me to complete my Senior project.