Born to Wallace Vanderwalker and Mary (Wrzesien) Vanderwalker in Springfield, MA.
Earns a Bachelor of Science from Boston College.
Receives the Presidential Student Award from EMSA.
Obtains a Doctor of Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Is a NATO Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford in England until 1982.
Teaches as an assistant professor at SUNY Stony Brook until 1985; Earns the Stony Brook Research Award for First-Year Faculty.
Publishes the paper “The nucleation of Ni silicides on dislocations and twins in silicon.”
Publishes the paper “A Dark-Field TEM Method for Crystal Structure Determination of Cu-Rich Phases on Twins in Silicon.”
Publishes “Defects, Atomistic Aspects, The influence of Cu on dislocation motion in Si.”
Publishes the short note “The effect of doping on the motion of partial dislocations in silicon.”
Publishes the paper “The dependence of Li phase nucleation on the structure of partial dislocations in silicon.”
Publishes the short note “Hydrides on dislocations in silicon.”
Is a materials research engineer with the U.S. Army Material Technology Laboratory (Army Research Laboratory) until retiring in 1994.
Publishes the papers “Fracture in Titanium Diboride” and “Hydride Formation on Dislocations in Titanium.”
Maintains membership with the New York Academy of Science.