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Rich Fernsler

After graduating from the University of Maryland with a Ph.D. in plasma physics in 1976, Rich Fernsler spent his entire career at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Six months after retiring at age 67, Rich returned as a rehired government annuitant for two years, and after that he continued as a part-time consultant for another four years. He still occasionally consults today, although now on an informal basis only. 

Rich, his wife, Christine, and their dog Murray live at Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro, N.C., where they enjoy many outdoor activities. The two humans volunteer on several Galloway Ridge committees.

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