Walter Koroljow

Title: Retired Senior Associate
Company: Booz Allen Hamilton
Location: Newark, Delaware, United States

Walter Koroljow, PhD, Retired Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics and mathematics.

From conducting scientific experiments with his father in his youth, Dr. Koroljow’s interest in the sciences has been piqued and he soon fell in love with practical physics. In the coming years, he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1963 and a Master of Science in physics in 1963, both from Rutgers University. In 1980, Dr. Koroljow notably obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in physics from Temple University in Philadelphia. Following his formal education, Dr. Koroljow was recruited at random from the American Mathematical Society and was interviewed for a job by a man he met at a group meeting. From there, his career smoothly progressed and he found himself with the opportunity to choose from various exceptional job offers.

Prior to his retirement in 2015, Dr. Koroljow offered his expertise as a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton from 2009 to 2015, as a consultant in 2007 and 2008, and as an associate from 2001 to 2007. In these roles, he designed prototype detection, localization, and tracking systems for hostile electronics. From 1993 to 2001, he was the assistant vice president of Planning Systems, Inc, having joined as an Associate in 1985. He was technical director of the Matrix Corporation from 1983 to 1985. In the earlier years of his illustrious career, Dr. Koroljow was a systems design manager at Tracor, Inc. from 1981 to 1983, a director at Analytics, Inc. from 1969 to 1975 and a consultant for Kettelle Associates from 1966 to 1969.

Throughout the duration of his more than 40-year career, Dr. Koroljow applied his skills in conceiving, designing, and implementing signal-processing systems in acoustics and electronics. Specifically, he was responsible for the Navy’s High Gain Array, the only system capable of measuring the noise from Seawolf-class submarines and for acoustic imaging systems used by NASA Ames, NASA Lewis, and NASA Langley. While with Booz Allen Hamilton, he designed an interference cancellation system, which was successfully tested by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command in 2015. As a highlight of his career, Dr. Koroljow received a patent for a novel directional hearing aid design. Outside of his scientific focuses, Dr. Koroljow is an avid chess player and was a distinguished New Jersey Chess Champion in 1957.

Looking back on his career, Dr. Koroljow attributes his success to his optimism and his technological competence, which is a vital skill to have in his industry. Despite any obstacles that confronted him, he chose to never lose sight of his goals and was never afraid to have his try at something new or unfamiliar. With these sentiments, the advice Dr. Koroljow can offer to the next generation aspiring to work in his profession is to be prepared to adapt to changing circumstances.

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