American Association of Physics Teachers Award, 1990
My background is in the field of diffractive and reflective optics, as it relates to spectroscopic applications (IR thru gamma-ray). I have worked closely with university research programs as well as foreign (ESA, DESY) and national laboratories (NASA, NIST, LBL, etc.). Optics that I have had a hand in designing or fabricating, have seen use in various space programs: Scimachy, SOHO and Venus Express mission are some examples. I have also worked on the synchrotron beamlines: SRC, ALS, NSLS and DESY. I maintain close ties with industry, helping aerospace firms with space flight optics and high-tech firms in the development of meteorological and spectroscopic instrumentation. I was owner and partner in two high-tech firms: Hyperfine Inc. and Bach Research Corp. and a member of industrial advisory board, for NSF's Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology's industrial advisory board.
In 2012, I was a member of the American Climber Science program's Cordillera Blanca Environmental Expedition.