WOODROW WILSON

Del Mar, California 92014

 

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R&D MANAGER     TEAM BUILDER      BUSINESS DEVELOPER

Cal Tech PhD     TS Clearances     Chemical Physicist     Winning Proposals

Trained under Nobel Prize winners.  Built high tech teams and optimized technologies to solve problems in military and medical chemistry.  Retained 70% of employees beyond five years. Managed 95% of projects to delivery on time and within budget.  Grew technical businesses.  Wrote more than $100M in winning technical proposals—mostly follow-on proposals to satisfied clients.  Evaluated major grant proposals ($50M-$100M) for a US Government agency.  Lectured in Germany. Russia and throughout North America.  Distinguished Toastmaster, Division Governor, Past Area Governor, Past President of Encinitas Toastmasters Club.  Leads San Diego area Cal Tech Alumni.

 

Years of Experience     Modeling     Advanced Numerical Methods     Measurements
Testing     Physics      Chemical Kinetics      Quantum and Classical Mechanics Problem Solver      Inventor     Innovator     Customer Liaison      SBIR Contracts
Hands-on Manager     Technical and Line Management     Staff Training    

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ANTIBALLISTIC MISSILE TECHNOLOGY.

Assessed the effects of lasers and other directed energy weapons on reentry vehicles.  Applied high-speed spectrometry to monitor interceptor impact lethality testing in the laboratory.  Grew this program from one to ten professional level.  Measured chemical kinetics and spectroscopy at 5000K.  Extrapolated the spectroscopic technology to flight-testing and battle management.  This is the “look” in the “shoot-look-shoot” approach used in the fielded weapon system.  This technology was a significant factor in the largest win in Photon Research Associate’s history—a major subcontract to Boeing.  Served on Flight Test Objectives and Flight Test Instrumentation Working Groups.  Served as technical liaison between Army and Air Force R&D programs.  Modeled and measured explosive phenomena.  Was the first to detonate liquid hydrazine. 

PROPELLANTS AND EXPLOSIVES

Measured and analyzed residual propellant effects on hypervelocity impact lethality.  Detonated liquid hydrazine.  Measured chemical kinetics in explosions.  Initiated jet fuel/air explosions with pulsed lasers.  Identified double-base propellant autoignition and autodetonation hazards in stockpiled nerve gas rockets.  Extrapolated methane/air detonation thresholds from laboratory measurements.  Modeled fuel/air explosions in industrial accidents.  Assessed explosion hazards in sampling stored radioactive waste. Invented a passive technique to reduce chemical explosion hazards from stored nuclear fuel rods.

CHEMICAL WARFARE TECHNOLOGY

Built SAIC chemical demilitarization business from a $40K safety assessment to a $400M engineering support contract.  Hired and trained a dozen professionals and retain most beyond five years.  Managed projects up to $15M.  Managed subcontracts with hardware deliverables.

Contributed to detection of chemical agents and other weapons of mass destruction.  Led engineering upgrade to agent monitors and alarms in use in demilitarization facilities.  Invented and demonstrated neutron activation analysis for inspecting suspected chemical ammunition.  Supported an Air Force Medical R&D program for the detection and decontamination of anthrax.  Represented USDOD in discussions with Russian Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Atomic Energy on development of WMD proliferation detection.  Invented and demonstrated pulsed ultraviolet techniques for decontamination.

BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Management support to the Army Medical R&D Command for protection of our troops.  This included independent analysis of pharmacokinetics and other medical research data on detection, treatment, and prophylaxis of chemical agent intoxication.  Authored an Investigational New Drug application to the Federal Drug Administration for a Walter Reed developed malaria drug.  Also developed a detailed roadmap for medical research to allow the commander to assess his program’s progress.

FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

Developed reacting compressible flow models and applied them to gas phase combustion phenomena.  Extrapolated laboratory data to estimate the threshold for natural gas/air detonation.  Also modeled fuel/air fires and explosions in hypothetical industrial accidents.  Identified and characterized the auto-detonation hazards of double-based propellants in stored chemical rockets.  Predicted toxic and explosive hazards from incinerators.  Assessed the explosion hazards of sampling radioactive waste at Pacific Northwest Laboratory.

Predicted and demonstrated detonation of liquid hydrazine under hypervelocity impact.  Measured residual propellant effects on impact lethality for anti-ballistic missile interceptors.  Measured chemical kinetics and spectroscopy above 5000K. Measured pulsed laser initiated explosions in simulated aircraft fuel tanks.  Invented a passive technique to reduce chemical explosion hazards from stored nuclear fuel rods.

APPLYING SPECTROSCOPY

Invented spectroscopy-based techniques for material identification in hyperspectral image data.  Applied high-speed spectrometry to monitor interceptor impact lethality testing in the laboratory.  Extrapolated the spectroscopic technology to flight-testing and battle management.  This is the “look” in the “shoot-look-shoot” approach used in the fielded weapon system.  This technology was a significant factor in the largest win in Photon Research Associate’s history—a major subcontract to Boeing.  Measured chemical kinetics and spectroscopy at 5000K.

MODELING & SIMULATION

Developed reacting compressible flow models and applied them to fires, explosions and detonations.  Modeled the delayed radiation output from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.  Coded Monte-Carlo models of radiation transport through electronics and other objects.  Performed classical, quasi-classical and quantum mechanical models of chemical kinetics.  Consulted on simulation of the photochemistry of biorhodopsin.

EMPLOYMENT

Photon Research Associates, Inc.—Scientist/Director

Science Applications International Corporation—Senior Scientist

EDUCATION

Argonne National Laboratory—Presidential Intern—Theoretical Chemistry

University of Toronto—Postdoctoral Fellow—Theoretical Chemistry

California Institute of Technology—PhD Chemical Physics

Temple University—BA Chemistry