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BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS


Emory University and Columbia University utilize his work. Dr. Sow’s ultimate goal is to use his technical talents to save lives in intensive care units worldwide.


Sow has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Université Laval in Quebec. He also earned a Master of Science, M. Phil. and Ph. D in electrical engineering from Co- lumbia University.


OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION IN INDUSTRY


Phillip Lovell Fellow Mechanical Engineer Northrop Grumman Corporation


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hillip Lovell is a mechanical en- gineering fellow for Northrop Grumman Electronic Sys- tems. His Northrop career began when he joined the radio


frequency (RF) antenna system products department. He received hands-on experience working with the intricacies of mechanical antenna design. Since then, he has made several technical contri- butions to Northrop and his field of expertise. Mr. Lovell is currently overseeing computer aided mechani- cal layout design of antennas. His responsibilities include an- tenna component tolerance study analyses and managing drawing creation.


During his career, Mr. Lovell has tackled several technical roles. Mechanical design engineer, integrated product team lead, managerial team lead and mechanical technical lead are a few of his past roles. Key Northrop programs, such as Cobra Judy Radar (CJR), STARLite and Joint Strike Fighter have benefited from his expertise. Mr. Lovell works on inventions in Northrop Grumman’s


Technology Underground. The space is a non-production labora- tory available so employees can work on personal projects. Mr. Lovell is particularly interested in thermal manipulation of polyerthimide material for fabricating RF circuit boards. He is also interested in an advanced additive manufacturing process for creating RF circuits.


In addition to his engineering contributions, Mr. Lovell has authored 18 publications and received more than 20 new technol- ogy and trade secret awards. He also dedicates time to mentoring junior engineers and college students, which he counts as one of his proudest accomplishments. Mr. Lovell earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of the District of Columbia and a Master of Science from the University of Maryland, both in mechanical engineering.


s. Dorthea Green


earned a nomina- tion for Outstand- ing Technical Contribution based on her work from 2005 through 2014 to advance the application of


Raman spectroscopy to manned and unmanned reconnaissance for detecting and identifying hazardous chemicals and chemical warfare agents.


Now a senior engineer in the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemi- cal Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Ms. Green has more than 20 years experience in engineering, managing, testing, and contracting in the chemical/biological arena. She managed the first integration of a new Raman-based detection system onto a military platform to demonstrate the utility of this technology for chemical reconnaissance operations. These efforts prompted the industry to further refine and mature the technology. Ms. Green’s efforts also inspired new concepts for military application. This led to a follow-on program in which she demonstrated updated Raman spectroscopy detection and identification systems as a handheld device, and then integrated it with an unmanned robotic ground vehicle.


The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Experimentation Center deemed this technology to have military utility that could potentially reduce risk to warfighters, increase situational aware- ness, and shape the CBRN hazard for the commander. Ms. Green’s technical management of both efforts — first, to integrate Raman spectroscopy onto a manned reconnaissance vehicle, and second, to integrate a Raman spectroscopy detec- tion and identification system onto an unmanned platform and to demonstrate its use as a standalone handheld detector — estab- lished the utility of using Raman technology in military opera- tions.


Ms. Green’s work has paved the way for Raman-based tech- nologies to be adopted by the military, not only removing current reconnaissance limitations and providing improved intelligence to the military, but ultimately keeping personnel away from chemically contaminated areas and thus saving Warfighter lives.


OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION IN GOVERNMENT


Dorthea Green Technical Manager,


Industrial Engineer, GS-13


U.S. Army


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