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EDUCATION

1979-1982 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY   
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
Performed analytical and experimental studies of the effects of moisture and other parameters on pollutant formation in large-scale experimental coal combustor.
Advisor:  L. Douglas Smoot
Dissertation: " Effects of coal type and moisture content on burnout and nitrogenous pollutant formation"

1973-1979 BRIGHAM  YOUNG  UNIVERSITY   
B.A. Chemistry

EXPERIENCE

June 2012-pres  A PRIVATE MATERIALS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY    
Principal Member
In association with other principals, conduct research for, and consult and collaborate with universities and DOE and DOD laboratories on topics dealing with national security and energetic materials.

June 2012-pres  UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANNA-CHAMPAIGN   
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Adjunct Professor
Perform research on topics related to the performance, safety and manufacture of energetic materials

Apr 2012-pres  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY   
Guest Scientist
Organize and lead red team analysis of large Global Security program. Provide assistance in data analysis and experimental design and mentoring of new staff members

Member of Department of Energy Intelligence Reserve Corps.

Jan 2012-pres  A PRIVATE COMPANY       
Chief Executive Officer
Teach graduate- and undergraduate-level courses on topics that include deflagration-to-detonation transition, explosives safety and hazards, detonation and shock physics, non-shock initiation, and effects of damage on explosives behavior.Consult with government, university, and private laboratories on experimental design, data analysis, and safe operating procedures in the use of
energetic materials

Jan 06-Jan 2012  HIGH EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS                   
Consultant
Teach graduate- and undergraduate-level courses on topics that include deflagration-to-detonation transition, explosives safety and hazards, detonation and shock physics, non-shock initiation, and effects of damage on explosives behavior.

May 11–Apr 12  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY   
Scientist Level 5
Principle investigator for DMGIR model validation for nuclear counter-terrorism program
Investigator for Geothermal Drilling using Encapsulated Chemical Energy Sources Program
Investigator in program developing optical pressure and temperature sensors
Senior Project Leader for Counter Terrorist Tactics
Chairman, Laboratory Director-Chartered Explosives Review Committee
Coordinate research and engineering across a broad spectrum of programs, participate in program direction, technical evaluation, research
definition and analysis.  Continue work in areas dealing with non-shock initiation of explosives, thermobarics, combined effects explosives, and
thermal response.

May 10–Apr11  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY  DE-6, Explosives Applications and Special Projects     
WX-6, Explosives Applications and Special Projects
Scientist Level 5
Senior Project Leader for Counter Terrorist Tactics
Senior Project Leader for Intelligence Analysis
Scientific advisor for Applied Electromagnetics
Project leader for programs in Global Security Directorate
Chairman, Laboratory Director-Chartered Explosives Review Committee
Coordinate research and engineering across a broad spectrum of programs, participate in program direction, technical evaluation, research definition and analysis.  Continue work in areas dealing with non-shock initiation of explosives, thermobarics, combined effects explosives, and thermal
response.

Nov08-Apr10  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY  DE-6, Explosives Applications and Special Projects
Group Leader
Group Leader for team of ~32 physicists, chemists, engineers (PhD., MS, BS) and technicians engaged in studies of high explosives behavior and design.
Provide technical leadership, safety analysis and oversight, personnel management, program development, and facilities management for outdoor firing sites, chemistry laboratories and large capacitor bank.Serve as principal investigator for various high explosive research and development programs.  Manage resources required for fast response to new programmatic and technical directions as well as technical contributions to the design, conduct and analysis of experiments studying novel energetic materials, thermobarics, abnormal initiation, blast effects, and thermal response.

Oct96-Oct06  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY     
DX-2, High Explosives Science and Technology
Technical Staff Member
Project leader for nonshock initiation program
Principal investigator for High Explosives Science program
Principal investigator for Explosives Surety program
Principal investigator for Special Projects program
Team Leader for High Explosives Physics, a group of approximately 22 technical staff, technicians and post docs (1996-2005)
Apply speckle photography, neutron resonance spectroscopy, and IR methods to measure strain and temperature fields in deforming explosives.
Conduct studies on phase transition kinetics of HMX and TATB, development of nonlinear methods for phase detection, IR and optical high-speed imaging
Studies on thermal initiation mechanisms and kinetics for explosives and nanomaterials/thermobarics.
Studies on abnormal initiation, blast effects, thermal response and novel energetic materials.

Sep93-Oct96  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY       
Group DX-2, Explosives Technology and Safety (formerly DX-16, formerly M-1).
Technical Staff Member
Project leader and Principal Investigator for Nonshock Initiation program
Project leader and Principal Investigator for DDT Program
Develop laser speckle interferometric and IR techniques to measure spatially resolved strain and temperature fields in deforming explosives.

Feb86-Aug93  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY   
M-8, Explosives Applications
Technical Staff Member
Conduct research in detonation and shock wave physics, study jet-propellant interactions and failure mechanisms in propellants and explosives
Project leader and Principal Investigator for Nonshock Initiation program
Project leader for DDT Program
Lead research team studying response of energetic materials in multi-dimensional complex systems, shock wave physics, and detonation

Nov84-Jan86  LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY       
Q-6, Analysis and Assessment
Technical Staff Member
Part of team modifying and developing 3D coal gasification hydrocode and evaluating codes designed to predict deflagration to detonation transition (DDT). 
Conduct experiments to study two-phase particle-laden gas flow.

10/82-10/84  EASTMAN KODAK RESEARCH LABORATORIES       
Chemical Process Engineering Laboratory
Research Scientist
Research area of advanced chemical separation technologies, which included membrane transport processes, adsorption, and other novel methodologies

4/79-9/82    BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY       
Combustion Research Laboratory
Graduate Research Assistant
Designed and conducted experiments using pulverized coal combustor
Designed and implemented specialized feeder for reliably introducing precise amounts of coal dust into swirl chamber.
Supervised other graduate students

1975-1977  CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS      San Juan, Puerto Rico
Representative
Organized meetings, supervised other representatives

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
   
Advised numerous undergraduate and graduate students
Advised a number of post doctoral students.
Reviewer for: International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Explosives, Propellants and Pyrotechnics, Journal of Applied Physics, Combustion Theory and
Modeling, Journal of Energetic Materials, International Combustion Symposium, International Detonation Symposium
Instructor for numerous Hazards and Explosives Research and Education LLC short course on various topics including, Hazards of Energetic Materials,
Deflagration to Detonation Transition, Non-shock Initiation, and Effects of Damage on Explosives Behavior.  Taught at Picatinny Arsenal, Sandia National
Laboratories, DRDC Ontario Canada, and Albuquerque NM.
Instructor, University of New Mexico, Los Alamos Campus, CE202, Engineering Statics
Conference Co-Chair for 2010 International Detonation Symposium, Coeur d’Alene, ID 2010
Member of organizing committee for 2010, 2006, 2004 International Detonation Symposia
Served as session chair at numerous APS, JANNAF, and International Detonation Symposia
Served on hiring committees, task forces, hazard reviews, accident reviews
Chair of the High Explosives Working Group  (HEWG), which is a laboratory-wide seminar series
Charter member of Employee Advisory Committee; committee established to advise senior management on technical and employment issues.
Chair, Fellows Selection Committee; Committee of senior staff that reviews nominations and recommends candidates to the Director for selection of Laboratory Fellow Chair, Explosives Review Committee; Laboratory Director-chartered committee responsible for reviewing and approving explosives operations and procedures (1996-present)

Patents/Disclosures: Upon Request

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Elected Member of Los Alamos Public School Board, serving as secretary, vice president and president, 1993-2005
Appointed member of Los Alamos County Transportation Board, 2007-2008
2LT, Cadet Orientation Pilot and Mission Transport Pilot, USAF Civil Air Patrol, 2009-present
ARCHIVAL PUBLICATIONS

Journals and Tests:
Upon Request

International Combustion Symposia:
Upon Request

International Detonation Symposia: Upon Request

PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS & REPORTS

American Physical Society Shock Physics Conferences: Upon Request
Other Conference Proceedings: Upon Request
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Selected Internal Reports
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