Larry earned his B.A. in physics cum laude from Hendrix College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has co-authored 15 peer-reviewed and popular scientific articles and is a co-inventor on 7 issued patents and 7 pending patent applications. Currently, Larry is the Assistant Director for the NSF-funded Nanomanufacturing Systems Center (NASCENT) at UT Austin. He lives in Round Rock, Texas with his wife and 1-year old son.
Robert graduated from Chicago’s Rush Medical College and recently retired. His career included the practice of general surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care and wound care/hyperbaric medicine. His fascination with aviation stems from his father, who completed 44 missions as a navigator in the USAAF’s 8th Air Force during WWII. After the war he became a physician specializing in psychiatry and obtained his private pilot’s license. Robert got his private pilot certificate in 1976 but after accumulating 100 hours realized he did not have the time nor the finances to be proficient and safe so gave up flying. However, his aviation addiction proved incurable: he reads books and magazines, attends air shows, and flies X-Plane. He and his wife Anna and reside in Round Rock, Texas.