From: Michael Hayden, Chair, Department of Physics
It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of Wallace McMillan, associate professor of physics and director of the graduate program in atmospheric physics. For the past 16 years, Wallace was a valued member of the Department of Physics and the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. He was especially influential in the development of the Ph.D. program in atmospheric physics and served as the graduate program director for that program from 2003-2010. He was the Department liaison to the campus chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Wallace’s research in atmospheric physics involved measurements of the products of fire, particularly carbon monoxide, as tracers of atmospheric pollution.
Wallace is remembered by his colleagues and friends for his collegial spirit, sense of humor and commitment to the success of our students through his outstanding service as a teacher and mentor. He will be greatly missed.
Wallace McMillan’s memorial service will be held Saturday, April 17, 1-3 p.m., at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, Maryland. His obituary will be published in the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post the two consecutive Sundays prior to the service.