ABOUT US / Steve Solomon

Steve Solomon

President & CEO
Phone: 805.708.5084
Email: steve@acumenscientific.com

 


Description

President & CEO | Acumen Scientific, Goleta, CA
Technical consultant to industry and US government in the areas of electro-optical sensors and focal planes

Experience

2000-present | Acumen Scientific, Goleta, CA
President
  • Successful transfer of IR emitter MEMS technology
  • MEMS design and fabrication
  • Developed new high temperature material set for IR emitters
  • Materials science & engineering
  • Technology evaluation for venture capital firms
1993–2000 | Raytheon Vision Systems, Goleta, CA
Principal Physics Engineer
  • InSb detector fabrication process scientist
  • IR&D, and technology development
  • Surface & semiconductor device analysis, physics & modeling
Technical Head
  • Test director for EO-1 earth observing program
  • Line manager in engineering test department, recruitment & technical oversight of 25 engineers
  • Budget oversight and planning
  • Developed highly successful training program
Senior Systems Engineer
  • Systems engineer for a major tactical production program, responsible for in excess of 3M$ in cost savings by design of test and specification analysis
  • Systems engineer for astronomy programs and 2 color FPA program
  • Optical design and radiometric analysis, performance prediction, specification generation & flow-down
Member of Technical Staff
  • Design, development & implementation of focal plane array and silicon wafer cryoprobing test capability
  • Extensive infrared array diagnostics, troubleshooting, testing and circuit analysis
  • Responsible for substantial improvements in simultaneous 2 color focal plane array performance, test engineering authority for a major tactical DOD production program

Education

PhD, Physics University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
MA, Physics University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
BS (Magna Cum Laude), Physics University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Awards

  • Best Paper at 1997 Detector IRIS Conference, Monterrey, CA (1997)
  • Hughes Summit Award for Performance Excellence (1997)
  • Best paper at Electro-Optic Sensors and Technology Network conference (1998)
  • NASA Graduate Research Fellow (1991-1993)
  • Rush Rhees Fellow (1986-1988)
  • Member elect: Phi Beta Kappa

Publications

Over 50 publications

Patents

7 patents (none listed)