Senior Research Specialist, Semi-Retired
Doctorate in Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1989
Bachelor of Arts in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1954
Echotech Geophysical: 1997-Present. Consultant for all aspects of research and
development of materials and instrumentation.
Army Science Board: 2002-present. Consultant for U.S. Army Advanced
ATA Associates: 1975-Present. President and owner, Santa Barbara, California.
XonTech, Inc.: 1998-Present. Consultant to Boeing Corporation for National
General Research Corporation: 1976-2002. Principal Scientist, System Test
Current Technical Areas of Interest:
Design and Manufacture: Optical and electronic instruments for remote
measurement of dynamic processes, with application to impact and penetration of
geologic materials, chip-resistant automobile paints, high pressure properties
of materials, others. Customers include: Army Research Laboratory; Naval Surface
Weapons Center; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Los Alamos National
Laboratory; Sandia National Laboratories; Japan Defense Agency; Ford Motor
Company; BASF Corporation; and numerous laboratories worldwide.
Ballistic Missile Defense and Conventional Weapons Studies: System
Effectiveness Evaluation – Target design and instrumentation. Remote sensor
systems to determine the lethality of kinetic energy defensive weapon systems
against theater and strategic ballistic missiles. Customers include: Ballistic
Missile Defense Organization; Defense Nuclear Agency /Defense Special Weapons
Agency; Army – Space and Missiles Defense Command; Army Research and Development
Establishment Center; USAF – Eglin AFB; Naval Surface Weapons Center.
Over 150 publications and reports in the field of advanced instrumentation
and applications to system assessments. Author of book entitled, "Understanding
the Effects of Shock Waves on Materials: Theory, Experimental Techniques, and