William L. Dimpfl

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William L. Dimpfl
William L. Dimpfl

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William L. Dimpfl

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William L. Dimpfl

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Residing In: San Pedro, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Heather
Homepage: On Facebook
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Occupation: Former Senior Scientist (now casual)
Children: Emily, born 1986
Charlotte, born 1989
Derek, born 1993
Grandson Darcy, born 2014
Class Year: 1964
Where did you go to 8th grade?

Kentfield/Greenbrae- A E Kent Middle School

What have you been up to since you graduated from Redwood?

1964-1966 College of Marin: major in physics
1965 Started rock climbing
1966-1968 UC Irvine: changed major to physical chemistry
1967 Climbed East face of Mt. Whitney
1968-1973 UC Berkeley: PhD in physical chemistry
1969-1971 Occupational deferment from draft for defense related curriculum
1969 Met Lou Reichardt climbed Lost Arrow, El Cap, Yosemite Point Buttress
1970 Climbed volcanoes in Mexico, Orizaba, Popocatapetyl
1971 Married Deborah Kimbrell
1973-1974 Postdoc at Max Planck Ins, Germany: chemical physics
1974 3 weeks climbing in Chamonix with Lou Reichardt: Brenva face Mt. Blanc, etc.
1974-1978 Postdoc at MIT: Laser induced fluorescence probe of molecular beams
1975-1978 Extensive cross country skiing & ice climbing in New England
1977 Led expedition on 2nd ascent of East Buttress of Denali
1978-1984 Chevron Research: refinery emission & catalysts research
1982 Joined USCF for bicycle racing
1983 Won Marin USCF road race
1984 Divorced Deborah
1985-1992 Aerospace Corp: rocket plume phenomenology
1986 Married Suzanne Garacochea
1992-2000 Spectral Sciences, Boston: rocket plume phenomenology
1999 plume experiments are secondary payload on STS-93: space shuttle mission which launched the Chandra x-ray observatory
2001-present Aerospace Corp: plume phenomenology & missile defense
2001 took up the violin
2002 Joined a barbershop chorus
2002 took up oil painting
2004 Left the barbershop chorus
2005 Climbed SW face of Half Dome with Steve Beck
2006 Divorced Suzanne
2009 Met Heather on cruise to Australia
2008 Climbed SW face of Half Dome with Mike Syvanen
2009 Took up sailing
2011 Completed RAMBO experiments with space shuttle
2011 Took Heather and Derek to watch launch of last space shuttle
2013 Married Heather
2013 Survived Double Bypass surgery
2014 Filed patent for detecting satellite maneuvers
2014 Spent a month vacationing in Europe with Heather
2017 Reunion of Denali East Buttress Expedition at Mt. Rainer
2017 Cruise to Alaska with Heather
2017 Started YouTube channel
2017 Diagnosed with rare, aggressive leukemia
2018 Vacationed in Galapagos Islands with Heather before becoming symptomatic
2018 Patent on detecting satellite maneuvers issued
2018 Stem cell transplant from sister Joan (only chance to survive)
2019 Had sailboat overhauled for competitive racing
2019 Bought Mavic 2 drone
2019 Vacationed in Southwest US with Heather
2019 Progressed in RC hobby to flying EDF jets
2020 Videoed CBYC sailboat races with drone
2020 Resumed sailboat racing
2021 Finished rebuilding my immune system
2021 Decided to move to Hawaii after pandemic is under control

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Mar 29, 2021 at 1:58 PM

I had Mr. Bunds for chemistry during my junior year and for physics during my senior year. My memory is that he was the best instructor I had in high school. I ended up getting a PhD in physical chemistry from UC Berkeley and went on to Post Doc at the Max Planck insitute in Germany and MIT. I am surprised that there are not more comments, acknowledging his contributions.

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Hi Andi, I was surprised to see your name in your post for Don Carroll. It has been a long time since Kentfield. My wife, Heather, and I have been spending time at our family cabin in Healdsburg, which is close to you in Cloverdale. We are back in San Pedro but plan to go up again.

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