Nancy Kerr Del Grande

Nancy Kerr Del Grande

Title: Chief Executive Officer, Founder, President
Company: Geo-Temp Corporation
Location: Newark, California, United States

Nancy Kerr Del Grande, Chief Executive Officer, Founder and President at Geo-Temp Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.

Upon reading about the Manhattan Project and becoming fascinated by physics at the age of 13, Ms. Del Grande pursued a career in the field, beginning her career as a senior physicist with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1981 until 1999. She subsequently established Geo-Temp Corporation in 1985, with which she currently excels as the chief executive officer, founder and president. With Geo-Temp, Ms. Del Grande provides thermal imaging solutions, including scanning surface and subsurface terrain using infrared radiation detectors for locating and identifying subsurface objects and voids, data analysis services and surveying services.

Notably, Ms. Del Grande was the first female physicist to measure hot temperature of an underground deep nuclear explosive device in a tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. She cites this instance as her most memorable career moment, as it propelled her into a higher rank with greater opportunities. To add to her professional feats, she and her Geo-Temp team spent 19 days in Israel at the Gaza border and were able to find a deeper tunnel. Ms. Del Grande holds five patents and has one pending.

To remain abreast of changes and advancements in her industry, Ms. Del Grande is a member of the American Physical Society and the Society for Photo Industrial Engineering. She attributes her professional success to her dedication to service to her country, along with her genuine love for her chosen field. Likewise, she hopes to be remembered as a woman of faith, who believes in the Bible, God and Jesus Christ. Ms. Del Grande attained a Bachelor of Arts in physics from Mount Holyoke College and later a Master of Science in physics from Stanford University in 1957.

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