HS ASCEND Lawrence Robertson

Lawrence “Robbie” Robertson

Lead Space Experimentalist, Air Force Research Laboratory

Dr. Lawrence M. “Robbie” Robertson III is a member of the Scientific and Technical Cadre of Senior Executives, and the Lead Space Experimentalist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Dr. Robertson serves as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in the field of space satellite systems, integrates state-of-the-art scientific advances with military technology requirements and guides space experimentation research and development efforts across the AFRL enterprise.

Dr. Robertson began his career as a consultant to Teledesic Corporation and worked as a member of Technical Staff at SVS Inc. and Nichols Research, both small, high-tech companies, before joining the AFRL.

He joined the AFRL in 1998 and has contributed to a wide range of technologies in space and directed energy. Robbie’s first position was the Beam Control Lead for the highly successful Airborne Laser Advanced Concept Testbed, highlighted in the September 5, 2000 front-page article in the Wall Street Journal. He has been a leader in science and technology transition supporting Space Control, Space Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and Space Command and Control.

Dr. Robertson has published more than 40 papers in national and international journals or conferences, and has one U.S. patent. He has also served as an advisor to several national committees, including one Air Force Scientific Advisory Board position.

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