Jason Steffen is a P.H.D in Physics who used to sit in the cube next to me when I worked at L-3 Communications, but he later took a job with NASA. He has gained some minor fame for coming up with a better way to board passengers on airplanes. This method was tested on a NOVA TV program, and I saw him on this program recently.
'I'm currently a research professor at the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University. My research includes exoplanets, experimental searches for axion-like particles, dark energy, gravitation, and some other odds and ends. I obtained my B.S. in physics and mathematics from Weber State University (Ogden, UT) and my Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington (Seattle).'