Since graduating from CREOL in 2006 with his Ph.D. in Optics, Robert has gathered extensive experience designing and building prototype lasers, primarily for defense contractors. Recently, he was the Principal Scientist at NUBURU generating IP and designing lasers using visible laser diodes for single mode operation. He returned to CREOL in 2017 to pursue research with Dr. Guifang Li on brightness enhancement of laser diodes and few-mode fiber pre-amplifiers, resulting in three patent applications. He is currently at LGS Innovations performing systems and optical investigator roles on space-qualified free-space optical communications systems, as well as pursuing business development opportunities. In 2012, he co-authored a nonlinear optics textbook with his father, George.