Edwin Loh, a long-term professor of physics at Michigan State University, died June 7, 2019, at the age of 71.
In 1948 he was born in Suzhou, China, and was brought to the United States as an infant. He grew up in Blacksburg, Va., with his sister and three brothers.
Loh graduated from Caltech in 1971, and then earned a master’s degree in 1973 and Ph.D. in 1977 in physics from Princeton. While at Princeton, Loh met his wife, Joyce, at a cooking club.
Loh was a professor in Michigan State’s Department of Physics and Astronomy for 31 years. He taught thousands of students and emphasized empowering their ability to think critically and independently more so than committing textbook content to memory.
Loh is survived by his wife, Joyce, and three sons. He is remembered first and foremost as a dedicated family man and educator.
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