Dr. Carl Weimer is a Senior Staff Consultant in Systems Engineering and the Civil Space Chief Technologist at Ball Aerospace. There he manages technology initiatives for Civil business as well as coordinating internal research and development. He was the technical manager for the CALIPSO Payload including the CALIOP lidar for which he was awarded a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2008. He was also the System Lead for integration and test for Ralph on the New Horizons mission. Prior to Ball, he was the Director of Research at OPHIR Corporation, and was the Principal Investigator on several SBIR projects. Carl has seven patents in optical remote sensing. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Colorado State University, performing his research at NIST in Boulder on single electron ion traps, and staying on in postdoctoral positions in nonneutral plasmas and frequency stabilized semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optics.