Dr. Keith B. Doyle

Fellow Member | MIT Lincoln Lab
Doyle, Keith B.
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SPIE Membership: 23.3 years total | 22.3 years voting
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | Senior status
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Area of Expertise: Optomechanical engineering, Integrated modeling, Design optimization, Finite element analysis, Structural dynamics, Fracture Mechanics
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Keith B. Doyle has over 25-years of experience in the field of optomechanical engineering and the development of high performance optical systems including ground, aerial and space-borne sensors for aerospace, astronomical, and commercial applications. Keith is considered an expert in the field where he has developed novel integrated analysis techniques to optimize system architectures and enable the development of cutting-edge optical system technology. He was named an SPIE Fellow in 2014 and was the recipient of the 2015 SPIE Technology Achievement award.

Keith is currently the leader of the Structural & Thermal-Fluids Engineering Group in the Engineering Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory with over 50 members. The Group develops advanced engineering technologies and multidisciplinary engineering solutions for prototype systems including lightweight structures, high-efficiency thermal-fluid heat exchangers, and innovative aerodynamic platforms using advanced materials and state-of-the-art integrated analysis and environmental test capabilities.

Prior to joining MIT/Lincoln Laboratory, Keith was a Vice-President of Sigmadyne, Inc. where he provided optomechanical consulting services and supported the development of the commercial software product, SigFit, which is used in four continents across the globe. Prior to joining Sigmadyne, Dr. Doyle worked as a Senior Systems Engineer at Optical Research Associates as part of their engineering consulting team.

Keith enjoys sharing his work and advancing the field of optomechanical engineering through teaching, publishing, and mentoring. This includes active participation in SPIE symposia authoring technical papers, teaching short courses, and writing books. The second edition of Integrated Optomechanical Analysis was completed in 2012. He completed his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics with a minor in Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona in 1993.

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