Millennium Magazine_6th Ed

154 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine PHYSICIST (RETIRED) Deep Sea Development Services Houston, TX G rowing up, Robert Lee Hall was enchanted by astronomy and science. As he learned and researched in and out of school, he decided he wanted to be a physicist, and later obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1973 and a Master of Science in 1977, both in physics from the University of Houston. Today, Mr. Hall is recognized as the inventor of both the fiber optic transducer and the pressure wave transducer. Now retired, Mr. Hall previously consulted for Deep Sea Development Services (DSDS) from 2012 to 2014. He previously spent 2005 to 2010 as a senior project manager for Cameron in the Gulf of Mexico and was a multiplex control systems manager for R&B Falcon Drilling in Houston from 1997 to 2003. In his early years, he worked for Macco Enterprises, Altech Controls Inc., Halliburton Logging Services, Koomey Inc., and Vector-Schlumberger. Mr. Hall recalls the highlight of his career as being the first to witness the usefulness of fiber optics in the oilfield, and through his application of this newfound knowledge, helped R&B Falcon set the world record in deep water drilling off the coast of Brazil. ROBERT LEE HALL ENGINEER, CONSULTANT (RETIRED) NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA K nown for her achievements in research of sonic boom predictions, sonic boom minimization, supersonic wing design and subsonic flap design, Dr. Christine Mann Darden dedicated 40 years of her career to the NASA Langley Research Center. Most recently, she was director of the Office of Strategic Communications and Education from 2004 to 2007, with past experience as strategic planning assistant director, aero-performing center management officer director, group leader, aerospace engineer and data analyst. The author of 34 refereed and 23 non-refereed technical reports in supersonic aerodynamics and sonic boom minimization, Dr. Darden was awarded the NASA Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Leading the Center’s Sonic Boom Minimization Program in 1994. She was inducted into the GeorgeWashington University Engineering Hall of Fame, named Black Engineer of the Year for outstanding achievements in government by a consortium, including Mobile Corp., and granted the Candace Award from the Coalition of 100 Black Women. Dr. Darden received a BS from the Hampton Institute, MS from Virginia State College and DSc from George Washington University. She also worked a two-month detail at Lockheed Martin. CHRISTINE MANN DARDEN, DSC ENERGY, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING