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Peter J. McNulty, Professor Emeritus – June 6, 2022

Peter J. McNulty, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, died June 6, 2022.

McNulty joined Clemson’s Physics and Astronomy department in 1988, serving as department head for more than 13 years before retiring in 2012.

McNulty was a doctoral graduate of the State University of New York-Buffalo and earned a Bachelor of Science at Fordham University. His teaching career spanned more than 45 years, beginning at Clarkson University in New York.

During his long career he published more than 140 papers, graduated 14 Ph.D. students and 23 master’s students, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers themselves. He held a number of prominent positions, including technical chair and short course chair for conferences of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and service on various panels for government funding agencies. He was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE.

His funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Seneca.