Dr. Craig A. Robin

Liteye Systems Advisory Board Member

Dr. Craig A Robin is an industry expert in directed energy, optics, and photonics in the defense arena. He most recently served as the Director of the Directed Energy Project Office within the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).  He has been instrumental in advanced development within the US Army programs of directed energy military systems and equipment. 

Previously Dr. Robin served as Senior Research Scientist (Directed Applications), Technical Center, United States Army Space, and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. In this role, Dr. Robin was 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, Wash. as a Research Scientist from October of 2013 to August of 2017. Prior to that, Dr. Robin spent 10 years, from 2003 to 2013, as a Research Physicist and graduate student with the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M. Dr. Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.; a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.; and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.