Company: AltaTech Strategies LLC
Location: Kensington, Maryland, United States
Herbert Bennett, President of AltaTech Strategies LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in technology research and business administration.
Dr. Bennett prepared for his career at Harvard University, earning a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in 1958. He continued his education at the University of Maryland, receiving a Master of Science in 1960, and returned to his alma mater, graduating with honors from Harvard University in 1964 with a PhD. Dr. Bennett embarked on his professional journey as a postdoctoral research associate at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, and from 1966 to 1971, he garnered experience as a physicist at the National Bureau of Standards, now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in Gaithersburg, Maryland. After spending a year as a commerce science and technology fellow at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., he returned to NIST, accepting a position as the section chief of solid state materials in 1972, where he excelled until 1978. He transitioned to a role as the director of the division of materials research at the National Science Foundation, returning again to NIST in 1980.
Following more than a decade of service as the group leader of the device technology and materials technology groups at NIST, Dr. Bennett rose to the rank of a senior scientist and executive advisor, which he held until 1998. Until 2015, he held the positions of a fellow and executive advisor at NIST, and currently, he employs his experience and expertise as the president of AltaTech Strategies LLC. In addition to his primary professional pursuits, Dr. Bennett has contributed myriad articles to professional journals, and has presented at numerous seminars. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Materials Research Society and the American Physical Society. He has also been recognized with many awards throughout his career, including the IEEE-SA Emerging Technology Award in 2014, and he is proudest of the testimony he gave before the United States Senate and congressional committees which led to the passage of the Research & Development Act of 1980. As a further testament to his success, experience and stature, Dr. Bennett has been selected for inclusion in the fifth and ninth editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering as well as 17th edition of Who’s Who in the World.
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