Mark Rosker, Director of DARPA MTO
The MTO's core objective is to develop intelligence microsystems and next-generation components in the areas of command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic warfare; and directed energy.
As a program manager, Rosker developed a portfolio of technical programs in gallium nitride and other compound semiconductor radio-frequency devices, heterogenous circuit integration, terahertz electronics and quantum cascade lasers.
Rosker's Wide Band Gap Semiconductors for Radio Frequency Applications program was honored in 2016 with the DARPA Game-Changer Award.
He previously also served as the deputy director of DARPA's Defense Sciences Office, which pursues high-payoff research initiatives in science and engineering disciplines related to national security technologies.
Prior to his most recent DARPA role, Rosker served as a principal engineering fellow at Raytheon's space and airborne system division based in Rosslyn, Virginia.
Earlier in his career, he worked in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was part of a team that pursued submillimeter-wave advanced technologies.
He also worked at Rockwell Scientific, now Teledyne Scientific, where he researched photorefractive oscillators and visible and infrared frequency conversion materials and devices, time-domain spectroscopy of materials and optical power limiters, among other nonlinear optics disciplines.
Rosker earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology and both a master's degree and a doctorate in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University.
In 2012, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers selected Rosker as a fellow for “his leadership in microwave and millimeter-wave phased arrays, gallium nitride semiconductors and terahertz electronics.”
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