Ken's specialties include physical protection and technically oriented subjects in the area of security and safeguards.
Personal interests are hiking and advising the rearing of a grandson.
Prior to beginning this program at SNL, Ken attended North Dakota State University and studied mathematics. He left NDSU in his senior year for personal reasons.
Ken was employed at a US Department of Energy National Laboratory for 34 years before retiring as a Principal Member of the Technical Staff. His work experience was in engineering with an emphasis on security and safeguards related to the nuclear industry. He led technical project teams and interacted with domestic and foreign partners for the purposes of coordinating technical and budget issues. Ken's experience included reporting and documenting the results of technical projects.
Ken has documented the state of commercially available products for consideration by technology managers to determine the direction of product design or research efforts. His experience with the development and implementation of security and safeguards systems has given him the perspective needed to assess equipment characteristics. A white paper is an appropriate vehicle for presenting those assessments to product users or other system designers.