Technical Degrees


Ph. D.     EE, Electronic Materials                               Northeastern University        1989 - 1990

M. Sc.     ME, Materials Science and Engineering         Northeastern University        1986 - 1988

B. Sc.      Mechanical Engineering                               Northeastern University        1984 - 1985

               Mechanical Engineering                            U.S. Coast Guard Academy    1980 - 1983

Management Degrees


M. Sc.     Executive Technology Management*          University of Pennsylvania        2000 - 2003

M. Sc.     Engineering Management                             University of Maryland          1990 - 1995

*Co-administered by the Wharton Business School



Visiting Scientist

Senior International Scientists Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Institute of Microelectronics, Beijing, CHINA                                                               2009


Senior Fellow

Foreign Expert Program, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Baotou Institute, Inner Mongolia, Baotou, CHINA (Rare Earth Institute of China)             2012


Visiting Professor, Member, Next Generation Radar Panel

Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH                                                            2011


Fulbright Fellow
       J. William Fulbright Specialist Program                                                             2012-2017

      Tokyo Institute of Technology – Yokohama, Japan                                                       2013

Guest appointment - Professor

      Naval Postgraduate School, National Security Institute, Monterey, CA                  2008-2010

Post-doctoral appointment

National Research Council (NRC) Fellow,
       National Academies of Science and Engineering,
       Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC                                                     1990-1993

Community Activism and Social Justice


LeadBoston, Boston, MA

Boston Center for Community & Justice (BCCJ), Executive Training                     2008-2009

The Leadership Initiative (InIt) BCCJ,
        Executive mentoring of inner city youth leaders                                                2008- 2009


Continuing Professional Studies

The Boston Language Institute, Boston, MA

Mandarin Chinese (Beginning)                                                                                 

Immersion Program, Mandarin Chinese (Intermediate)                                                2011