Dr. Craig A. Robin was appointed as a Senior Scientific Professional (ST) in August 2017 and serves as Senior Research Scientist (Directed Energy Applications), Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. He is the technical adviser and coordinator for the development, implementation, and oversight of the command's high energy laser programs and other directed energy initiatives.
Dr. Robin is responsible for the overview, execution, and coordination of programs in basic research, exploratory development, advanced development, and system integration in the technological and functional areas of directed energy weapons necessary to advance the pioneering development of revolutionary military systems and equipment.
Dr. Robin previously worked with Lockheed Martin Laser and Sensor Systems in Bothell, Washington, as a research scientist from October 2013 to August 2017. Prior to that, he spent more than seven years, from February 2006 to October 2013, as a research physicist with the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr. Robin received the R. Earl Good Award for Directed Energy and was an honorable mention for the John L. McLucas Basic Research Award. He has received numerous awards for presentations and has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications and conference presentations.
Dr. Robin earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, in 2003 and a Master in Science in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2009. He earned his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2011.
Dr. Robin is a member of the Directed Energy Professional Society, the Optical Society of America, and the International Society for Optics and Photonics.
Dr. Robin is married.