The newly formed College of Science and Technology Alumni Board, led by president Paul Curcillo, MD '84, is giving back to Temple by reaching out to help CST students. The alumni board will hold several networking events throughout the year, giving students the opportunity to ask this group of accomplished alumni questions on their careers, education and experiences to use them as a resource to guide CST students through their educational experience and future career opportunities. These events will include a Coffee and Conversation networking event, roundtable discussions and networking receptions at a Temple basketball game. For questions regarding the Alumni Board, please contact Erika Clemons at email@example.com.
Paul Curcillo earned his BA in Biology from Temple in 1984 and MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. Curcillo is currently the Vice Chairman of Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at the Drexel University College of Medicine and holds appointments as Associate Professor of Surgery as well as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Curcillo is a leader in the field of laparoscopy and performed what is believed to be the world's first single port access (SPA™) gallbladder surgery in 2007. The procedure is one of a string of surgical advancements pioneered by Curcillo and his wife, Stephanie King, MD that reduce the number of incisions in laparoscopic surgeries and improve patient outcomes. He is the past-president of the American College of Surgeons - Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter and a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health. Curcillo was inducted into Temple's 2009 – 2010 Gallery of Success and remains involved with Temple, serving on the College of Science and Technology's Board of Visitors and President of the CST Alumni Board.
Sina Adibi earned his BA and MA in Computer and Information Science from Temple University. He is currently a Sr. Technology Product and Services Executive and serves as the General Manager and a member of the Board of Directors of Artezio, a global information technology services and consulting company focused on helping its clients implement e-business solutions. He also serves as the Chief Information Officer and founder at Superior Media Solutions, a digital and print publishing technology services company, and the President at Practical CTO, an advisory and product development company in the healthcare and scientific information market. Prior to these roles, Adibi was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Systems Technology at ThomsonReuters Scientific & Healthcare. He is an active member in the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives (GPSEG) and the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS).
John Campolongo earned his BS in Computer and Information Science at Temple University in 1992 before joining SEI, a leading global provider of outsourced investment business solutions for banks, trust companies, and investment managers, in Oaks, PA. He has been with SEI for 18 years and currently serves as the Global Wealth Platform Business Migration Leader for SEI's US Advisor Network where he is responsible for the business transition to a new global platform. Prior to this role, Campolongo was the Transformation Manager in SEI's Worldwide Private Banking Unit, developing and directing a transformation program that helped clients execute against their business objectives through the consumption of SEI's Global Wealth Services. During his career at SEI, he has developed or managed many of the products that SEI offers to US Private Banks, to SEI's Advisor Network Clients, and to SEI's Wealth Management group. He is very active within Temple, serving as the President Elect for the Temple University Alumni Association in addition to his role on the College of Science and Technology Alumni Board.
George Dimitoglou earned his BS in Computer and Information Science from Temple University in 1995 and went on to receive his MS from the University of Maryland and his D.Sc. in Computer Science with concentration in Parallel and Distributed Systems from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at George Washington University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Before joining the faculty he spent over a decade in the industry and government working in the areas of information systems, telecommunications, data archiving and space science. His research interests span the range from algorithms and distributed systems to simulations and very large databases. Dimitoglou is the recipient of a Mission Contribution Award from the European Space Agency and a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center National Resource Award. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE and the Mathematical Association of America.
James P. Guare earned his BA and MA in Chemistry at Temple University before beginning a career as a medicinal chemist at Merck & Co., Inc. He was one of the first synthetic chemists to work on protease inhibitors for the treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), playing a major role in the development of Crixivan. Guare continued his work on HIV treatments during his career at Merck and was recognized by the company as a Key Contributor to Isentress, the first integrase inhibitor approved by the FDA and an even more effective HIV drug. Guare has coauthored over 38 scientific publications and holds 12 patents. His work on Crixivan has earned him, along with his four colleagues, many honors and awards including the National Inventor of the Year Award in 1997, the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Invention in 1998, and the European Inventor of the Year Award in 2007. In addition to serving on the College of Science and Technology alumni board, Guare was inducted into Temple's 2009 – 2010 Gallery of Success, honoring alumni from each of the 17 schools and colleges.
Christian Obasi earned his BS in Geology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State in 2003 before coming to Temple University from his home country of Nigeria to earn his MS in Geology in 2008.
While at Temple, he represented the College of Science and Technology at the 2008 North-East Geological Society of America conference, received an honorable mention award from NEGSA for his research on “Measuring the Sedimentation Rates Along the K/T Boundary in the Glauconite Bearing- Hornerstown and Naversink/ New Egypt Formations, New Jersey, USA.” This research was the first of its kind in ten years and has been submitted for publication in the Journal of Sedimentary Research. Upon graduating from Temple, Obasi joined the Data and Consulting Services division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation where he currently works as a Well Placement Engineer/Geologist. In addition, Obasi is pursuing his PhD in Geology at the University of Oklahoma where his research focuses on pellet generated tight gas plays.