Patrick Williams serves as a Technical Advisor specializing in electro-optical/infrared systems, advanced electronics, and high voltage, pulsed laser, and radio frequency experimentation. Mr. Williams received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Texas A&M University in 2012 and has authored or co-authored publications in the fields of pulsed power and astronomical instrumentation.
While at Texas A&M, Mr. Williams was part of a joint UT-Austin–Texas A&M collaboration which developed 70 Visible Integral-Field Replicable Unit Spectrographs (VIRUS) for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX). Additionally, he designed and installed electronics and housing for the Dark Energy Calibration system (DECal) at the 4-meter Blanco telescope at Cerro-Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Chile and performed image processing/data analysis of high redshift Lyman-alpha emitting galaxies using data from the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Williams worked as an Electronic Warfare Engineer for the non-profit R&D contractor SRC, Inc. where he managed and conducted engineering research for battlefield sensor systems including electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems, radars, weapon systems, and platforms for the U.S. Armed Forces. Most recently, Mr. Williams served as Senior Test Engineer for the Austin based Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. where he designed and tested advanced electromagnetic and optical systems related to EMI/EMC testing and high-speed pulsed power RF systems for the U.S. and allied defense sectors.