SAN DIEGO —Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) is delighted to announce senior Navy scientist Anna Leese de Escobar has been elevated to the position of Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Leese de Escobar is the founder of SSC Pacific’s Cryogenic Exploitation of Radio Frequency (CERF) Laboratory, a unique venue for research, development and cryogenic testing of superconducting devices and systems. She leads a group of scientists and engineers working at the forefront of research in superconducting microwave devices, superconducting analog to digital converters, superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) arrays, high temperature superconducting (HTS) devices for RF systems, and emerging quantum information technologies.
Dr. Stephen Russell, Director, Science & Technology, and Chief Technology Officer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, says the selection is noteworthy, both for SSC Pacific and the NAI.
“Throughout her 30-year professional career, Leese de Escobar has consistently demonstrated a proven and infectious spirit of innovation, and is one of the most prolific female inventors in the 77-year history of our organization,” Russell said. “She holds 18 U.S. patents issued or pending and has 26 additional patent applications in process. Three of her inventions have been commercially licensed, thereby successfully transferring technology from a government laboratory to the commercial sector. She fosters innovation in technology development and encourages the protection of government intellectual property supporting U.S. taxpayers.”
SSC Pacific's mission: To conduct research, development, engineering, and support of integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, and space systems across all warfighting domains, and to rapidly prototype, conduct test and evaluation, and provide acquisition, installation, and in-service engineering support. www.spawar.navy.mil/pacific.