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     Date Submitted:13-05-2014
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     Current job:VP-Scientific Computing and Special Projects
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordselectromagnetics; radiation effects; simulation and data analysis code development; EMC/EMI/radiation measurements; shielding design; GPS
    CV

     

    Background

    Summary

    Physicist/electrical engineer with a strong background in electromagnetics and scientific computing. Excellent skills in applied mathematics and communications. Author of numerous papers, successful grant proposals and reports, experienced presenter to technical and managerial audiences. PhD in Physics; Senior member of the IEEE. Areas of expertise include

    ·         Particle accelerators

    ·         Rf and microwave measurements

    ·         Simulation/modeling (electromagnetic structures and wave propagation, radiation effects in solids)

    ·         Parallel computing (Message processing interface, graphical processing units)

    Experience

    EUCLID TECHLABS, Gaithersburg, Maryland
    Vice President for Scientific Computing              

    Vice President for Research and Development  

    ·         Responsible for preparing grant and patent applications, Principal Investigator for two successful Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects (Active Microwave Media for Particle Acceleration, Beam breakup experiments and simulations for dielectric accelerator structures.)  Principal Investigator for several Phase I SBIR grants. Maintenance and upgrade of in-house beam dynamics code. Developed numerical model for dielectric radiation damage and charging by intense electron beams

    2006-present

     

    TECH-X CORP, Boulder, Colorado

    Principal Scientist

    ·         Developed numerical model and performed simulations of multipactor effects in high power dielectric microwave structures. Developed computational model of ion source/Hall thruster. Funded for Phase I SBIR from the Department of Energy on active microwave media. Developed numerical model of active medium using auxiliary differential equation algorithms. Funded for Phase I DOE SBIR on use of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based Kalman filter for particle accelerator control applications.

    2004-2006

     

    ELECTROMAGNETIC APPLICATIONS, INC., Lakewood, Colorado

    Senior Scientist

    ·         Wrote test plan for Electromagnetic compatibility/ electromagnetic interference (EMC/EMI) measurements for Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD); conducted field measurements on hardware at Orbital Sciences and Vandenberg Air Force Base. Authored white paper on experimental study of neutron induced single event upsets in commercial avionics. Analyzed and measured precipitation static and its interference with GMD spacecraft communications (GPS, Command/Destruct); measured EMI from corona and breakdown using GPS antenna; developed Matlab code to simulate C/D receiver response to noise pulses. Measured shielding effectiveness for missile components and avionics enclosures.  Developed successful proposal for analysis of multipath errors in Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) GPS ground stations and VHF data beacons.

     

    2002-2004
     

     

    ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Argonne, Illinois
    Physicist

    ·         Developed control and data acquisition system for large area scintillation counter mapping for the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search Project (MINOS), a long-baseline neutrino experiment designed to observe neutrino oscillations.

    2001-2002

     

    ETEC SYSTEMS (Interconnect Products Group), Tucson, Arizona

    Senior Software Engineer, Laser Direct Imaging Systems

    ·         Designed and developed real-time software for precision stage motion control. Developed software for mapping and for calculating thermal compensation of stage position errors.

    2000-2001

     

    ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Argonne, Illinois
    Physicist (1989-2000)

    ·         Developed the first particle accelerator electromagnetics code to run on a massively parallel computer used to analyze and resolve advanced accelerator design problems not otherwise tractable. Engineered control system and data analysis software for advanced technology electron accelerator, including requirements and design specifications development and system integration. Performed extensive work on measurement and simulation of electromagnetic radiation from high energy particle beams, contributing significantly to a breakthrough laboratory verification of the Askaryan effect, an important technique used in the detection of cosmic rays.

     

    Assistant Physicist (1986-1989)

    ·         Supported design and operation of the Advanced Accelerator Test Facility, developed a PC based control and data acquisition system. Performed secondary electron beam target calculations using the EGS Monte Carlo code. Developed offline image analysis software for measurement of electron beam characteristics from the phosphor screen data.

     

    Postdoctoral Appointee (1983-1986)

    ·         Directed construction of scintillator based electromagnetic calorimeter modules for the proton-antiproton Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) in Batavia, Illinois; designed, built and supervised installation of proportional wire chamber electron detector system. Developed database program for retrieval and analysis of detector test data. Created software for analysis of test beam and cosmic ray data.

     

    1983-2000

    Education

    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Urbana, Illinois
    Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, 1983
    Master of Science, Physics, 1979

    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Bachelor of Science, Physics, 1976

    Short Courses

    Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects

    Z Pinches

    Diffractive Optics

     

     



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