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 Expert  726227

Expert in Optics, Beam Propagation, Optical Analysis, Wavefront Control, Phase Retrieval, Imaging, Proposals

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Maryland (MD)
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He has developed algorithms and modeling methods and techniques for beam propagation, phase retrieval, image deconvolution, diffraction theory and non-linear iterative algorithms on massively parallel computers.

computational method

He has performed numerical design studies, sensitivity and error budgeting studies for space and ground telescopes and instruments.

numerical analysis

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1987   MS Optics   Optics, Physics, Lasers   U. of Rochester   Magna Cum Laude
1985   BS Physics   Physics, Math   U. of Massachusetts   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to




Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Lab


Optical Scientist


He is responsible for detailed design, analysis and optical modeling of optical telescopes and instruments for space flight. Development of wavefront control algorithms and laboratory testbeds.

1992 to 1994


Air Force Research Labs


Geophysics Directorate


Research Analyst


He developed algorithms for multispectral matched filter for target acquistion, tracking and control and image construction from scanned data. Developed algorithms for first DSP computer which flew in space.

1987 to 1992


Perkin-Elmer Corporation


Government Systems Sector


Optical Systems Engineer


He developed wavefront sensing and control algorithms for the Hubble Space Telescope. Developed the original phase retrieval algorithms for Hubble and participated in the Hubble launch activities and diagnosing its optical problems. Developed models of the fine guidance sensor.

1985 to 1987


University of Rochester


Laboratory for Laser Energetics


Graduate Student


Conducted research on picosecond pulse propagation in ND:Glass lasers. Developed numerical methods for modeling pulse propagation which couple Maxwell equations with the Heisenberg equation.

1984 to 1985


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Francis Bitter National Magnet Lab


Magnetics Technician


Assisted in the fabrication, assembly and test of super conducting magnets for MRI.

Career Accomplishments:

Lifetime member of the Optical Society of America, Member of SPIE.


Expert's Firm Exceptional Service Award - 2004, 5 Expert's Firm awards for Hubble Space Telescope work

Publications and Patents Summary

He has greater than 150 publications, and has two patents pending and contributed to 2 books.

Consulting Services:
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Market Research:
Worked as a consultant to the aerospace industry for larger scale proposals for spacecraft systems, including NPOESS, GOES, MSX, and the Hubble Space Telescope and for helicopter imaging systems, multispectral scanners.

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Additional Skills and Services:

He has given multiple course at Expert's Firm in Fourier optics and beam propagation techniques and numerous conference presentations.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has developed laboratory testbeds and integrated deformable mirror technology with DSP computers along with the algorithms and demonstrated high bandwidth closed-loop control.

Other Skills and Services

He has well honed proposal writing and oral presentation skills and functions well as a member of both large and small teams.


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