Roger is a New Jersey native who attended Rutgers University (B.S. Chem. Eng. ’85) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S. Chem. Eng. ’88) before being employed by Xerox Corporation (Webster, NY). Roger worked as a process engineering at Xerox for 13 years in such areas a thin-film organic coating, colloidal suspensions, latex polymerization, and distillation. He worked in all areas of process engineering, from bench scale to pilot scale to manufacturing, spending time in Oklahoma City and Mississauga, Ontario. During this period Roger earned a Professional Engineering license through New York State.
In 2001 Roger began work at the Laser Lab under David Harding. His first assignment was to implement two tritium removal systems in support of the Cryogenic and Tritium Facility (C&TF). He eventually took over operations of the C&TF as Facility Manager and helped shepherd the transition from cryogenic deuterium operations to cryogenic tritium operations. Roger is grateful to the excellent staff supporting him that enabled the facility to persevere during the early days of tritium operations and continues to improve on layer quality, equipment uptime, and target production.