Title: Research Physicist
Company: Jacobs Technologies
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
John F. Reintjes, Research Physicist/Scientist at Jacobs Technologies (formerly Sotera Defense Solutions), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics research.
Dr. Reintjes became involved in his profession due to his interest in puzzle solving, constant learning, and learning about things that were not immediately understood. He pursued his interests professionally, earning a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966 and later a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1972. He was a postdoctoral fellow for the IBM Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, from 1971 to 1973 before working as a research physicist for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., from 1973 to 2007. Dr. Reintjes then took his talents to Jacobs Technologies (formerly Sotera Defense Solutions and KeyW Corp), where he has been a research physicist and scientist since 2007. In addition to his main pursuits, he has been a lecturer at Catholic University, in Washington, D.C., from 1984 to 1992.
Eager to share his knowledge with others, Dr. Reintjes has written “Nonlinear Optical Parametric” in 1984 and has contributed scientific papers to scientific journals. He holds nearly 20 patents for his scientific work and plans on continuing to work in his field. Among all his accomplishments, he considers the highlight of his career to be the time he spent working on a project for the U.S. Navy that revolved around mechanical diagnostics. Additionally, Dr. Reintjes feels grateful for the opportunities he has had to work with incredible groups of talented and excellent people in his lab and other institutions.
In recognition of his excellence in the field of physics and research, Dr. Reintjes is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Washington D.C. Academy of Science, and is a member of the American Physical Society. He is also a member of Sigma Xi and has been the chapter secretary from 1982 to 1984 as well as chapter president from 1985 to 1986. As a testament to his success, Dr. Reintjes has been achieved the honor of being named a Presidential Rank Award Meritorious Senior Professional in 2003, was a recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1985, and has been featured in the 21st and 22nd editions of Who’s Who in the East as well as in the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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