Ronald Lehmer
3314 Mentone Avenue #2
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Home: (310) 838-4734

Objective: Engineering management or senior project engineer position focusing on distributed computing environments for state-of-the-art scientific and engineering simulation applications.

Profile: A creative and highly adaptive systems engineer with a versatile background in engineering, computer hardware and software, and experimental physics. An enterprising and thorough engineer and project manager capable of providing highly effective and innovative solutions to meet customer requirements.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Technical Services, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA (6/1998 to date)

Virtual Airspace Simulation Technology - Real-Time (VAST-RT) Project Manager (1/2002 to date)

Successfully led a group of 20 software and hardware engineers to extend the state-of-the-art in NASA's real-time Air Traffic Management (ATM) simulation capability. Integrated three high-fidelity flight deck simulators with multiple Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulation facilities to create a real-time simulation of a region of the National Airspace. This simulation environment supports both system concept evaluation and human-factors related research.

Crew Vehicle Systems Research Facility (CVSRF) Sub-Task Manager (6/2000 to 12/2001)

Provided on-site coordination and prime contractor oversight of engineering and maintenance support of the Crew Vehicle Systems Research Facility (CVSRF).

Senior Systems Engineer - Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) (6/1998 to 6/2000)

Led system integration and design projects to support the VMS flight simulation facility at NASA/Ames.


Associate Development Engineer, University of California, San Diego (4/1996 to 5/1998)

Designed and implemented analog electronic instrumentation and data reduction software for the reciprocated Langmuir probe system at the DIII-D fusion energy research facility at General Atomics.

Participated in fusion energy experiments and presented results at research meetings and conferences.


Staff Research Associate, UCLA and UC-San Diego (8/1986 to 3/1996)

System developer for the PISCES plasma-surface interaction laboratory; developed scientific software applications for various plasma physics experiments. Managed growth of distributed computing environment and facilitated integration of new experimental initiatives into existing data acquisition and analysis environment.


Professional Skills


Education and Training

Nuclear Engineering (Applied Plasma Physics), UCLA Ph. D. (1996) and M. S. (1989)

Physics with Highest Honors, University of California, Berkeley B. S. (1986)

Object Oriented Analysis, Object Oriented Design, Management of Object Oriented Projects, UCSC Extension, 3/2002 to 6/2002

C++ Programming Language, UCSC Extension, 3/2002

HLA Training, Distributed Simulation (DISTI), 3/2002

Project Management Tools and Techniques, NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership, 4/2001

Systems Engineering: Principles and Practices, UCLA Extension Short Course, 7/1999


6 First Author Papers and 34 Co-Authored Papers (List Available Upon Request)


TRW Fellowship in Material Science (Diagnostic Probes for Plasmas),1988 and 1990


References Available Upon Request