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Expert in Electro-optical Systems Engineering and Architecture

Expert ID: 731842 California, USA

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Expert is a generalist systems engineer in electro-optical systems. He has over 20 years of experience with all aspects of optical detection and illumination systems. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics, he began his post-Ph.D. career with a post-doctoral position in astronomical spectrometers for large telescopes. He then moved into aerospace and has worked on various terrestrial and space-based optical systems. He has three patents and three patents pending.

Some of the projects he has worked on are imaging spectrometers (or hyperspectral imagers), remote sensing systems, infrared Earth-observing satellites and Earth and space-based concentrated solar power. His expertise is end-to-end, system-level understanding of complex systems, as well as unusual non-imaging systems.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Bakersfield, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: PhD Subject: Astronomy & Astrophysics Institution: UC Santa Cruz
Year: 2008 Degree: MA Subject: Mathematics Institution: Claremont Graduate University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2013 Employer: UTC Aerospace Systems Title: Space Instrument Systems Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1998 to 2003 Employer: The Observatories of the Carnegie Institutions of Washington Title: Optical Scientist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Optical Systems Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SPIE - the international society for optics and photonics
Professional Appointments
Member of research board, Majority Decisions
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 4 patents, 2 patents pending, and more than 25 publications in optics or related fields.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
While working at Carnegie Observatories, he sourced approximately 2.5 million dollars worth of optics.
Other Relevant Experience
C++/stdlib, VHDL, Xilinx SDK, real-time systems, Linux, DOORS, Zemax, custom optics software, scientific programming, Monte Carlo methods, MS Office

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese social only

Fields of Expertise

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