Camille Minichino - Resume




1968 Ph.D. in physics, Fordham University, New York City
1958 B.A. in Mathematics, Emmanuel College, Boston


Instructor/Curriculum Developer
As an educator, I've developed and taught physics and interdisciplinary courses at all levels. I've served on numerous faculties: Emmanuel College, Boston; St. John's College, Boston; Dominican College, San Rafael, California; and John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California.

As a physicist, I carried out experimental physics research in spectroscopy at Fordham University in New York, and in high-temperature high-pressure physics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. I've also performed systems engineering, and human factors audits of safeguards, waste management, and control room design at commercial nuclear power plants.

My series of mystery novels and other publications are listed elsewhere on this web site.
My classes and workshops in writing are listed at classes on this web site.


  • on the faculty of Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
  • on the faculty of various community colleges and outreach programs
  • on the Board of NorCal Sisters in Crime
  • a member of NorCal Mystery Writers of America
  • a member of California Writers Club
  • a member of National Association of Miniatures Enthusiasts


• Jack London Award from the California Writers Club, 2007
• Excellence in editing awards from the Society of Technical Communication, 2003 through 2008


Experimental Physics

"Brillouin Scattering in Rutile," Fordham University doctoral thesis, 1968.

"Experimental Very High Pressure Equation of State and Thermophysical Properties of Liquid Ta and W," Proceedings of the American Physical Society December, 1975, UCRL 77360, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, with G. R. Gathers and J. W. Shaner.

"A New Apparatus for Thermophysical Measurements Above 2500 K," High Temperatures-High Pressures, 1976, Vol. 8, pp. 425-429, with G. R. Gathers and J. W. Shaner.

"Thermophysical Properties of Liquid Tantalum and Molybdenum," May 26, 1977, UCRL 79344, with G. R. Gathers and J. W. Shaner.

Nuclear Systems

Nuclear Waste Management Abstracts, with Richard Heckman, Plenum Press, New York, 1982.

"Inspection Methods for Safeguards Systems at Nuclear Facilities," Nuclear Science Symposium, Proceedings, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, San Francisco, October, 1981.

"Physical Protection Inspection Methods," prepared for Office of Inspection and Enforcement, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, December, 1981.

ANSI N15.38 and Supplementary Standards, for American National Standards Institute Committee on methods of Nuclear Material Control, 1981.

Philosophy of Science

"Critical Dimensions in the Sociology of Science: Merton Vs Kuhn," with Richard Wunderlich, Red Feather Institute for Advanced Studies in Sociology, January, 1980.

Book Reviewer for Review of Metaphysics Journal, 1974-1976

Book Reviewer for The Yankee Book Peddler, 1974

Science Education

"The Role of the National Laboratories in Science Education," American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, January 1989.

"The Role of the National Laboratories in Science Education," National Science Teachers Association Meeting, Corvallis, Oregon, June, 1989.

"Fusion Energy: Meeting the Challenge," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Booklet, 1988.

"Team LOGO Meets Newton and Maxwell," National Educational Computing Conference, Nashville, 1990, with S. C. Sesko.

"LOGO and Nuclear Physics," National Educational Computing Conference, Phoenix, 1991, with S. C. Sesko.