Helmut Poppa’s research career in electronic microscopy has spanned over five decades and resulted in numerous publications in professional journals as well as innovations at his numerous labs. He has held appointments at Stanford/NASA Joint Institute for Surface and Microstructure Research, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University and at the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.
Traudel Poppa has provided decades of sage advice and consultation. Since her knowledge and experience of the Institute spans since its formative years, her wisdom and historical knowledge has always been invaluable. Her personal warmth, culinary skills, and gracious way with her family and ours, is infectious.
Monika Gruter Cheney, President of the Board of the Gruter Institute, thanks “our dear friends, the Poppas, for thier contributions to the success of the Gruter Institute. Their sage insight and institutional memory have helped guide the direction of the Institute in keeping with its mission of fostering interdisciplinary research and teaching designed to inform law, economics and other social sciences about the latest scientific findings about human behavior. This has been of special help to the Institute and to me personally, since the death of the Institute’s founder, my grandmother, Margaret Gruter. Although they will officially resign from the Board, we look forward to their continued friendship and consultation. We express our gratitude to them both for their generous service and wish them well.”