Justin J. Brooke – Biography

Justin BrookeDr. Justin J. Brooke is the Head of the Air, Missile, and Maritime Defense Technology Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Prior to his appointment to this position, Dr. Brooke was an Assistant Head of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Tactical Systems Division.

Dr. Brooke joined Lincoln Laboratory in 2003 as member of the technical staff in the Systems and Analysis Group. His initial work included characterization and analysis of GPS interference susceptibility and long-wave infrared target detection performance for the Air Force Red Team.

In 2004, the emphasis of his research shifted to developing, prototyping, and integrating novel counterinsurgency sensor technology for both traditional and unmanned tactical air and ground systems. He served as Assistant Leader, then Associate Leader, and finally Leader of the Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group, which seeks to provide innovative and rapid solutions to critical national problems through systems analysis, modeling, measurement, and system prototyping.

Dr. Brooke completed his undergraduate work at Cornell University in 1995, majoring in physics and graduating cum laude. He received a PhD degree in physics from the University of Chicago in 2000, researching quantum phase transitions. His post-doctoral research stretched from the University of Chicago to the California Institute of Technology, where he used molecular epitaxy to study such phenomena as spintronics and avalanche photodiodes.


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