Randall Cygan

  • EMS Degrees: M.S., Geochemistry and Mineralogy (1980)Ph.D., Geochemistry and Mineralogy (1983)
  • My Job: Geochemist, Sandia National Laboratories (retired) and Texas A&M University
  • Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Fun Fact About Me: I'm a juggler.

More About Me

My first job out of college was a technical staff member at Sandia National Laboratories.

Penn State paved the way for my career by providing the best research professors and research facilities to be competitive in industry, government, and the academic research job market.

The best course I took at Penn State was Crystal Chemistry (a graduate-level course) taught by Rustum Roy. It provided the foundation of much of my entire professional career.

My favorite part of being a Penn State alumnus is that it gives me the opportunity to come back to campus and develop research collaborations and support students and faculty.

I always root for the Chicago Blackhawks, of course.

In my free time, you can find me riding my road bike in the mountains.

Randall Cygan