A career spanning 30+ years at Stanford performing Program Management. Primarily associated with spacecraft development programs (GP-B, WAAS, Fermi LAT and MGRS). Also manage the Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time (SCPNT) and the Accelerator on a Chip International Program (ACHIP).

Current Role at Stanford

Currently managing three technical programs: 1) the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Large Area Telescope, 2) the Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time (SCPNT), and 3) the Accelerator on a Chip International Program (ACHIP)

Education & Certifications

  • Program Management, Stanford University, Advanced Program Management (1990)
  • MBA Work, San Francisco State University, Business Administration (1978)
  • BS, San Jose State University, Industrial Engineering (1973)


  • Fermi Gamma-ray Space Large Area Telescope (LAT), Stanford University (6/1/2008 - Present)

    The Fermi spacecraft was launched into a near-earth orbit on 11 June 2008. The Fermi LAT instrument collaboration is an international effort, funded by agencies in several countries. The LAT is an imaging high-energy gamma-ray telescope covering the energy range from about 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV. Such gamma rays are emitted only in the most extreme conditions, by particles moving very nearly at the speed of light. The LAT's field of view covers about 20% of the sky at any time, and it scans continuously, covering the whole sky every three hours.

    Currently the LAT scientific collaboration includes more than 400 scientists and students at more than 90 universities and laboratories in 12 countries. The collaboration has published papers on pulsars, active galactic nuclei, globular clusters, cosmic-ray electrons, gamma-ray bursts, binary stars, supernova remnants, diffuse gamma-ray sources and other subjects.


    Stanford CA USA

  • Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time (SCPNT), Stanford University (6/1/2006 - Present)

    The Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time (SCPNT) is a multi-disciplinary organization that performs world-class research in PNT, GPS, GNSS and related fields of study.


    Stanford, CA USA

  • Accelerator on a Chip International Program (ACHIP), Stanford University (6/1/2015 - Present)

    Designing the accelerating chips is just one of the challenges facing the project. The ACHIP team will have to figure out the best way to distribute laser power among the chips, generate and steer the electrons, shrink the diameter of the electron beam 1,000-fold and a host of other technical details. The university, industry, and national labs partners will contribute expertise and make their facilities available for this effort.

    The Moore Foundation funded ACHIP collaboration includes world-renowned experts in accelerator physics, laser physics, nanophotonics and nanofabrication. The collaboration is led by principal investigators Prof. Robert Byer (Stanford University) and Prof. Peter Hommelhoff (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen). Three national laboratories ­– SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California; Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Germany; and Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland – will contribute expertise and make their facilities available for experiments. In addition to FAU Erlangen, five other universities and one industry partner are involved in the effort: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Purdue University, University of Hamburg, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Technical University of Darmstadt and Tech-X Corporation.


    Stanford CA USA

  • Gravity Probe B (GP-B) Program, Stanford University (11/12/1984 - September 30, 2006)

    GP-B was designed to measure two key predictions of Einstein's general theory of relativity (Geodetic and Frame Dragging) by monitoring the orientations of ultra-sensitive gyroscopes relative to a distant guide star. GP-B was conceived of and begun in the early 1960's. Most of the technology required to bring GP-B to the launch pad did not exist when the experiment was conceived. The spacecraft was launched in April 2004 and operated successfully in-orbit for it's expected lifetime of 18-months. GP-B precisely validated both predictions of Einstein's general theory of relativity.


    Stanford CA USA

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Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Past - Director Stanford Open Gymnastics Meet, San Mateo Gym and Stanford Boys Gymnastics Club (10/1/2000 - 2/1/2011)

    The Stanford Open is a boys - college level gymnastics meet held annually for the past 20+ years. Typically ~750 gymnasts will compete in different age and skill levels over a 3-day period.


    Stanford CA USA

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