Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Douglas Winslow Cooper is a writer and retired physicist, now helping to manage at-home nursing care of his wife, Tina, who has multiple sclerosis and is ventilator-dependent and quadriplegic. Cooper earned his A.B., with honors, in physics at Cornell, then served at the U.S. Army biological warfare labs at Ft. Detrick, MD. Subsequently, he returned to school, obtaining an M.S. degree in physics at Penn State and a Ph.D. in engineering from Harvard. His professional life centered on environmental issues. He was the author or co-author of more than 100 technical articles published in refereed journals. He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Sciences. He recently wrote Ting and I: A Memoir of Love, Courage, and Devotion, available at amazon.com. Writing the book encouraged him to return to work, part-time. He is available to do technical writing, copy writing, statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.


Ph.D., Engineering, Harvard University, 1974.

M.S., Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1969.

A.B., Physics, Cornell University, 1964.


Physicist, GCA / Technology Division, Bedford, MA. Conducted air pollution research, 1973-76.

Assistant, and then Associate Professor of Environmental Physics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. Taught environmental management and aerosol science and assisted in teaching introductory biostatistics and a health policy course. Performed research related to air pollution, industrial hygiene, and nuclear reactor health effects modeling. Became Director, Environmental Health Management Program, 1976-83.

Research Staff Member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. Carried out research and did internal consulting and training on topics related to contamination control, measurement and analysis, often involving statistical analysis and mathematical modeling, 1983-93.

Director, Contamination Control, The Texwipe Company, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Performed research and wrote technical articles on contamination control to support the company’s technical reputation. Managed contamination-related quality control aspects of production. 1993-2000. Then, retired.

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