Title: Physicist, Program Manager, Owner
Company: Carman & Associates
Location: Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Robert Carman Jr., Program Manager, Physicist, and Owner of Carman & Associates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of physics and program management.
Dr. Carman started his higher education at Adelphi College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in physics in 1962. He started working as a staff member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory in 1964, and in 1968, he earned a PhD in physics from Harvard University. In 1970, Dr. Carman transitioned to a role as group leader for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and in 1973, he rose to the rank of director of the laser fusion program. In 1974, he became a special project leader and program manager for Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he worked until 1984.
From 1982 to 1988, Dr. Carman worked as a consultant in his field. He co-founded KDC Tech, and has acted as president and CEO. Since 1984, after his departure from Los Alamos National Laboratory, he became the program manager at Rockwell International Corp., now The Boeing Company. Currently, he continues to work in his role at Boeing, and consults through his company Carman & Associates. He has contributed various articles to professional journals and chapters to books, and he was a contributing author to “Heritage of Copernicus” in 1974.
As an experienced physicist, Dr. Carman has been a part of several discoveries in his field. He developed and founded the field of transient spectroscopy with Nicholas Bloembergen, a professor at Harvard University. Additionally, he discovered the underlying physics limiting the scale-up of solid-state lasers, generated the first terawatt sub-picosecond pulse lasers, and performed fundamental studies on self-focusing phenomena. Dr. Carman holds three patents and has three pending, and is a member of the American Physical Society and the National Management Association.
Dr. Carman has been a fellow of the National Science Foundation and a postdoctoral fellow of Harvard University. As a consultant, he’s never advertised or sought out business—potential clients contact him directly, seeking his expertise, and they strike an agreement. In the coming years, he plans to continue his work as a consultant and hopes to travel more. As a testament to his success, expertise, and experience as a physicist and program manager, Dr. Carman was featured in the second edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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