Program Manager in the Defense Sciences Office, DARPA
Dr. William Carter is a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office. He was formerly the director of the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory at HRL Laboratories. He received his doctorate in applied physics from Harvard University in 1997 and has more than 15 years of experience managing government and industrial materials research programs. His background spans applied physics, materials science, and mechanics. He is the author or co-author of over 40 refereed publications and 100 issued patents covering new materials and devices for automotive and aerospace applications. As director of the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory at HRL, he focused on new materials for 3-D printing (including high-strength metals and ceramics), nonlinear mechanical systems for platform stabilization, scalable approaches to high-performance anti-fouling and nanomaterial coatings, and microelectromechanical systems devices for the position, navigation, and timing.