Dean joined DAPR in March 2020 as an Engineering Technician. Dean holds a B.S. in Physics from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon where he specialized in Surface Science. He has been part of a dozen or so published papers and has his name on 5 patents. Dean has over 25 years of industry experience, having spent time in automotive sensor research, electron and ion source engineering and physics, and even crystal growth and furnace design.
Dean is a comedic character around the office and will always elicit a chuckle with his wisecracks and sarcasm. Outside of work, Dean finds interest in woodworking, auto and home repair, motorcycling, and hiking.