David L. Esquibel

Senior Member | Manager/Diagnostic Instrumentation at Mission Support and Test Services,
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SPIE Membership: 26.0 years
SPIE Awards: Senior status
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Area of Expertise: Diagnostic System Development, High-speed Imaging, Laser-based Optical Diagnostics, Project Management, Team building & Leadership, Research & Development
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Major focus areas are to develop the next generation diagnostic systems for use on shock physics material studies in support of the National Laboratories. Develop diagnostic systems and instrumentation that is used on experimental physics research, plutonium research, and subcritical and hydrodynamic experiments. Develop cutting-edge experimental techniques, diagnostic instrumentation, and data analysis methods. Lead and conduct applied research activities by applying core capabilities in engineering design, prototype fabrication, characterization, and ruggedization. Projects and deliverables include the development and fielding of unique and novel diagnostics, single-point and camera sensors, fiber and macro optical systems, electronic control systems, and modeling, simulation, and analysis. Focus areas include: Development of high-speed imaging systems, development of optical velocimetry diagnostics such as photon doppler velocimetry and laser ranging, development of temperature diagnostics such as radiometry and optical pyrometry, development of diagnostics to study equations of state, and development of diagnostics to study ejecta formation and transport. Awards and accomplishments: Mentored numerous scientists and engineers to publish in SPIE proceedings. Winner of two R&D100 awards (High-Resolution UV holographic lens for particle size distribution measurements, 2009; and Multiplexed Photonic Doppler Velocimetry System, 2012); and one R&D100 Finalist Award (Argus Fisheye Velocimetry Probe, 2015). Career achievement of more than thirty DOE Defense Program Awards of Excellence.

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