GVSU Physicists Profile
Chris Brooks (2001)
Chris Brooks graduated from GVSU with a double major in physics and mathematics in 2001. He was on the Deans list for his entire undergraduate career and won senior awards in both departments. Following his graduation from GVSU, Chris went on to pursue graduate studies in shock-wave physics at Washington State University. He received his M.S. in physics in 2004; his thesis was entitled "Exploration of Several Aspects Pertaining to Multiply Shocked Water." He also received certification in Optoelectronics. Chris has been employed as a development engineer at Aculight Corporation since 2004, where he has done extensive research on fiber amplifiers and lasers. He has published numerous papers on that work, received one patent, and has several patents pending. He currently lives in Seattle.