Dustin Carr

Curriculum Vitae



Animus Technologies, LLC

Alpharetta, GA | 2020-2021

  • Collaborating with multiple companies to enhance optical design and streamline supply chain development.

  • Innovating a new laser manufacturing system, currently deployed with a 30X reduction in build time for complex components.

Director of Advanced Systems and Software

Luna Innovations, Inc.

Atlanta, GA | 2018-2020

  • Designing, programming, testing, and implementing a global remote interrogation system for hundreds of sensors.

  • Constructing a serverless infrastructure for cloud-based sensor data distribution within the company.

  • Deploying large-scale bridge monitoring projects in Hawaii, utilizing optical vibration sensors of my own invention.

  • Architecting and designing a novel manufacturing system for the precise laser forming of microstructures.

Chief Technology Officer

Micron Optics, Inc.

Atlanta, GA | 2015-2018

  • Leading the components manufacturing group, identifying and resolving issues in yield and costs, ultimately establishing new processes that significantly decreased COGs and increased throughput.

  • Establishing the technical roadmap for the company.

Director of Product Development

Micron Optics, Inc.

Atlanta, GA | 2014-2015

  • Directing the release of a new flagship product, which has since become the highest revenue generator in the company.

  • Implementing best practices for product development and product line management.

Product Development Engineer

Micron Optics, Inc.

Atlanta, GA | 2013-2014

  • Developing a new fiber-optic accelerometer from concept to customer trials in just 6 months, opening up multiple large market opportunities for this technology that are now in an advanced stage of development.

  • Supporting the continued development of leading-edge optical interrogation systems through hardware, firmware, and software enhancements.

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Symphony Acoustics, Inc.

Rio Rancho, NM | 2006-2013

  • Developing a new optical platform for physical sensing, applying this successfully to acoustics, seismic, and gravity sensing applications.

  • Introducing a new type of passive Fabry-Perot fiber-optic sensor, currently in customer trials.

  • Developing and programming advanced embedded systems for signal processing, system control, and data delivery.

  • Working in all areas of product development, including packaging, electronics circuit design, fabrication, assembly, and testing.

  • Conducting extensive mechanical design and simulation to achieve low-cost, quick-turn prototyping of integrated MEMS and NIR optoelectronic devices.

  • Serving as the primary inventor on 13 patents issued to Symphony Acoustics, with more in progress.

Principal Member of Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM | 2003-2006

  • Establishing a broad research program focused on deformable nanophotonic elements for sensor applications.

  • Designing and fabricating nanophotonic devices that exploit novel optical properties not previously predicted in any system.

  • Demonstrating anomalous behavior in near-field coupled gratings, enabling remarkable measurements of in-plane displacements (10 fm/Hz1/2), ideal for physical and chemical sensor applications.

  • Recruiting and mentoring post-doctoral fellows from prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, MIT, and Georgia Tech.

Technical Manager - Bell Laboratories

Lucent Technologies

Murray Hill, NJ | 2000-2002

  • Building a group for advanced MEMS device research and leading the development of large micromirror arrays for optical switching systems.

  • Recruiting and managing the work of 4 PhD researchers, and guiding interactions with the silicon fabrication lab, now known as the New Jersey Nano Center (NJNC).

Member of Technical Staff – Bell Laboratories

Lucent Technologies

Murray Hill, NJ | 1999-2000

  • Developing new MEMS fabrication techniques now in use for the fabrication of large-scale optical cross-connects. Setting up a lab for the measurement and characterization of the dynamic properties of MEMS mirror arrays.

  • Playing a key role in the team that transitioned a research concept into a Lucent product in just 18 months.

Staff Scientist

Cornell Nanofabrication Facility

Ithaca, NY | 1997–1999

  • Collaborating with scientists both within and external to Cornell to fabricate nanostructures using state-of-the-art electron beam lithography systems. Gaining experience on a wide variety of research programs involving nanotechnology.

  • Primarily responsible for a state-of-the-art 100 kV electron beam lithography system.

  • Working in all areas of nano and micro fabrication, including optical lithography, reactive ion etching, and wet etching.

Research Assistant

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | 1995–1997

  • Developing technologies for the fabrication and measurement of ultra-small silicon mechanical structures.

  • Studying under Professor Harold Craighead in applied and engineering physics.

  • Gaining worldwide recognition for the fabrication of the nanoguitar, emblematic of the pioneering research being conducted.

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