Title: Physicist, Consultant
Location: Spring, Texas, United States of America
James Robert Birchak, Physicist, Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of physics.
Having grown up with supportive and encouraging parents and teachers, Dr. Birchak studied physics at Carnegie-Mellon University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1961. He completed additional coursework at Rice University and earned a Master of Arts in physics in 1964 before going on to obtain a Doctor of Philosophy in 1966. Dr. Birchak credits Dr. William V. Houston, who worked with him on his thesis, as one of his mentors. After leaving Rice University, he began his professional experience as an associate senior research physicist for the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, until 1971, when he completed his studies at Wayne State University and graduated with a Master of Business Administration. He progressed to the positon of a senior research physicist with the institute from 1971 to 1976. His wife, Beatrice Christiana Brennan, who works in education and supported him during his last few years of school, is one of his greatest inspirations and they currently collaborate on the Home Energy Project.
From 1976 to 1991, Dr. Birchak found success as a research specialist for Babcock and Wilcox, a manager for NL Industries, and a member of the technical staff at Reliability Inc. He then served as the principal research physicist at Halliburton Energy Services until 2004. Dr. Birchak currently finds success as the president of Birchak Consulting, a position he has held since 1986. An expert in his field, he contributes articles to a number of professional journals and holds several patents in the field, with co-inventors from at least 12 different nations. He has given two presentations at the prestigious IEEE Conference in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and dedicates his time and skill to the American Physical Society, the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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