Dr. Robert M L Baker, Jr, Advisor Engineering, Manufacturing & Testing

Dr. Robert M L Baker, Jr, Advisor Engineering, Manufacturing & Testing

Dr. Robert M L Baker, Jr. earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics at UCLA with highest honors (summa cum laude), Phi Beta Kappa, earned a master’s degree in Nuclear Physics and a Ph.D. in Engineering at UCLA– the Ph.D. degree with a specialization in space navigation was, according to UCLA officials, the first of its kind to be granted in the United States. Faculty of the Department of Astronomy at UCLA from 1959 to 1963 and the Department of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA from 1963 to 1971 as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor. Director of the Lockheed Astrodynamics Research Center and President of West Coast University, an ABET accredited university for the adult learner.  He won the UCLA Physics Prize, was recipient of the AIAA’s Dirk Brouwer Award for outstanding contributions in Astrodynamics and orbital mechanics, Junior Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year awarded by Ronald Regan  and the 2011 “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in the Field of High-Frequency Gravitational Waves” Awarded by the International Institute of Information and Systems (IIIS). He was Vice Chairperson of the first International High-Frequency Gravitational Wave (HFGW) Conference and Workshop at the MITRE Corporation in 2003, appointed Chairman of the HFGW Symposium at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in 2010 and keynote address at the 3rd HFGW International Workshop in 2017 at Chengdu, China., Associate Fellow AIAA and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mr. Baker will be advising the Kepler team with regards to all of Kepler’s products, their engineering, manufacturing, testing and marketing.