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Doss earns doctorate in Michigan

By Staff | Apr 30, 2011

Forrest William Doss, son of Denis and Nan Doss of Shepherdstown and recent doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has completed his degree requirements, culminating in his oral dissertation defense on March 28 and has been awarded his Ph.D. in applied physics.

Doss, a 2001 graduate of Jefferson High School, earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees at West Virginia University in 2005 (physics, mechanical engineering). He was a Goldwater Scholar during his senior year at WVU.

Following graduation he attended Cambridge University (England) where he earned a CASM in applied mathematics in 2006.

Doss began graduate studies at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2006 and was awarded a Krell Fellowship.

His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled “Structure in Radiative Shock Experiments.”