Before coming to Longmont:
- Directed several million dollars of NASA funding at DisplayTech (a Longmont company); Boulder Nonlinear Systems in Lafayette; and Vexcel in Boulder.
- Identified the commercial potential of a CU research lab technology and championed NASA funding to bring this technology to commercial practice. CDM Optics in Boulder is a direct result, a high-tech company employing more than 50.
- 35 Years as a NASA Scientist and Research Engineer
- Built and managed the Johnson Space Center’s Hybrid Vision Laboratory, staffed by dozens of researchers over several years of his guidance
- Established budgets, secured government-agency funding, and negotiated Inter-Agency agreements
- Holds nine patents, several of which have been licensed to industry
- Elected member of Sigma Xi, an honorary scientific organization
- Co-author of Correlation Pattern Recognition, a graduate level textbook in image processing, published by the Cambridge University Press in 2005 and released in the U.S. in 2006
- Fellow of SPIE (an international optical engineering professional organization) since 1994 (later, also Fellow of OSA)
- PhD in electrical engineering, Texas A&M University
- BA/physics Rice University; MS/physical sciences, University of Houston at Clear Lake
- Author/co-author of over 100 technical publications
- Calculus instructor at the University of Houston
- Post-doctoral advisor, accredited by the National Research Council