In Memoriam: John Arbo

Feb 23 2022

Marlene Arbo & John Arbo

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, and all of Columbia Engineering, mourn the loss of John Arbo, Associate in the Discipline of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics.

John Arbo was a cornerstone of the graduate program in Medical Physics from its inception. For 22 years he served as the Medical Physics graduate student academic advisor, taught the Radiation Instrumental and Measurement Laboratory courses, and was the coordinator and host of the Medical Physics Seminar. In 2008, the APAM Department recognized John for his “Leadership in the Development and Nurturing of the Medical Physics Program” and for his “Service as Instructor of Outstanding Quality and Dedication.” In 2010, he was appointed Associate in the Discipline of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics.

He is survived by his wife Marlene Arbo, the former Department Administrator of the APAM Department, his daughter, Rani, and son, John. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.