Millennium Magazine_4th Ed

342 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine D r. John F. Reintjes has always been interested in learning, particularly when problem solving was a component in the learning process. Naturally drawn to the sciences, he has since become a coveted research physicist and scientist with over 45 years of experience in the field. At the inception of his career in 1971, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the IBM Watson Research Center for two years before being hired by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory as a research physicist, a role he held for 34 years. Since 2007, he has been a research physicist at KeyW Corporation, formerly known as Sotera Defense Solutions. Notably, Dr. Reintjes holds 20 patents in the field. Proudest of his work with mechanical diagnostics, he specializes in nonlinear optics and is a fellow of the Optical Society of America. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to physics, he was honored with the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1985 and the Presidential Rank Award in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD from Harvard University. A research chemist, director and administrator of nearly four decades, Dr. Ropchan has served in several capacities since 1986, from chief chemist to director of cyclotron/radiopharmaceutical operations at the VA West Los Angeles PET Center; vice president of radiopharmaceutical/ cyclotron operations at Vital Imaging/UC San Diego; and director of cyclotron/radiopharmaceutical preparation and distribution at Molecular Imaging Corp./UC San Diego. Prior to these illustrious and challenging roles, he was an associate investigator and postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Biophysics at UC Los Angeles. Drawing upon a degree in chemical engineering technology from the St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario, Canada, BS from the Detroit Institute of Technology and PhD from the University of Detroit, Dr. Ropchan is renowned for the design of new targetry and chemistry processing systems and new radiopharmaceuticals and organic molecules. A fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and the IBC, and a research fellow of the ABI, he has earned more than 20 accolades. He has continued his work in PET research/production at the Yale PET Center since 2006. RESEARCH CHEMIST, DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATOR Los Angeles and San Diego, CA RESEARCH PHYSICIST KeyW Corporation Alexandria, VA JIM R. ROPCHAN, PHD JOHN F. REINTJES, PHD SCIENCES, PHARMACEUTICALS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY