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Dr Stephen Seiffert

Retired
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Bio

I am a retired experimentalist, materials scientist and applied physicist with over 47 years of professional technical, technical management, and safety engineering experience.  I began my professional career in 1967, as a Civil Service Physicist at White Sands Missile Range, NM.  My specialty has been in metallurgical physics and applications technologies.  My experience is rather broad with professional-technical and management support to a wide range governmental programs in defense, as well as, private industry programs as Government Science and Engineering Technical Assistance (SETA) to the government program management.  I am an alumni of both the 1990s Airborne Laser Laboratory Program and the 2000s Airborne Laser (ABL) Program as experimentalist and analyst. 

I am a graduate of New Mexico State University with BS in Physics and minor in Astrophysics/Planetology.  I hold a MS and PhD in Materials Science/Experimental Metallurgical Physics from the University of Utah.  After completing my doctoral work, I spent two years as a post doctoral researcher at the Centre d'Etude Nucleaires de Grenoble in France, Physique du Solide, CEA-CEN Grenoble, France. 

I retired in 2010 from the ABL Program, but have remained active as Ex Officio officer/council member and former chair for two  local sections: AIAA (Honors & Awards Chair) and the International System Safety Society (ISSS), as well as, the local community.   I am involve in local High School STEM activities and am an At-Large Member of the greater Albuquerque Community Policing Council (ACPC).

Industry
(linked to AIAA member record)

  • Retired Industry

Industry

  • Retired Industry

Professional Interest

  • Laser Technology & Applications
  • Materials
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • System Effectiveness and Safety

University

  • New Mexico State University
  • University of Utah

Professional Interests
(linked to AIAA member record)

  • Laser Technology & Applications
  • Materials
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • System Effectiveness and Safety