Graham and Brenda met at Aberdeen University in the UK, where Brenda was studying for a degree in Physiology and Graham was completing a Ph.D. in Natural Philosophy (Physics).
Graham and Brenda met at Aberdeen University in the UK, where Brenda was studying for a degree in Physiology and Graham was completing a Ph.D. in Natural Philosophy (Physics). In 1976, Graham was awarded a Lindemann Fellowship to work on the NASA/Stanford Gyro Relativity Experiment and they moved to California. After several years at Stanford, Graham went on to work at Hewlett Packard Labs and then moved east to work in New York and Boston, eventually returning to Silicon Valley in 1988, where he joined a small private company, Tencor Instruments, which went public in 1992. In July 1999, he joined Credence Systems, a semiconductor test equipment company, as its President and CEO and then later, as Chairman of the Board, before retiring in October 2005.
Graham is a past president of the American Society for Precision Engineering and remains actively involved with several private companies in Silicon Valley. His hobbies include boating, astronomy and listening to music. Sporadic attacks of Uveitis over the past twenty years have led to an increasing interest in eye disease and its alleviation.
Since coming to the US, Brenda has held several positions in basic research, with over 20 years spent in the Departments of Physiology and Psychiatry at Stanford Medical School. Brenda enjoys singing, gardening and hiking and spending time at their new home in Anacortes, complete with a rooftop greenhouse and garden.