Our Staff

Donald Smith

Donald Smith

Senior Engineer

Mr. Smith has over 35 years of experience in systems engineering, hardware design, specification and development of military and commercial communications products. He has held positions with Magnavox Electronic Systems Company (now Raytheon), Texas Instruments Semiconductor, and Raytheon – Crosspan Network Access Technologies Division. Mr. Smith was responsible for design and specification for the next generation of software defined radios. He led extensive analysis and simulations to make system trade decisions for commercial digital cellular air-ground phone system. He received BS and MS Electrical Engineering degrees from the Ohio State University

Damian Rouson, PhD

Damian Rouson, PhD

Senior Scientist

Dr. Rouson has over 25 years of expertise as engineering, educator and individual researcher and development consultant. Prior to starting Sourcery Institute in 2015, he held technical staff and management positions at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories; faculty, and staff positions at The City University of New York and Stanford University. He holds 2 patents, is recognized internationally for providing valuable scientific and engineering services, teaching and lecturing, authored books and peer-reviewed articles, and contributes to greater development and dissemination of modern Fortran software to industry, government and academia. Dr. Rouson Holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Howard University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Michael “Mike” Mullen, PhD

Michael “Mike” Mullen, PhD

Senior Scientist

Dr. Mullen applies over 35 years of research and applied engineering experience to problems involving modeling and simulation, physics based analysis, and remote sensor technologies. Dr. Mullen is a subject matter expert in underwater sensor technology and has lead an managed numerous SBIR and internal research and development efforts while with ITT, Magnavox Government Electronics (now USSI), Progeny Systems, ITT Aerospace & Communications Division, principal in and cofounder of ECS Technology (now incorporated into MasterSports). As a project manager, Dr. Mullen successfully managed internal Research & Development programs of Phase I and Phase II magnitude, including principal investigator of several multiyear development programs. Dr Mullen holds a B.S. Physics, University of Nebraska, and Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Rutgers University, specializing in physical acoustics.

Neal Baitcher

Neal Baitcher

Industrial Engineer/Business Development Manager

Mr. Baitcher has over 30 years of industrial experience and strong program management skills. He specializes in program management, developing communications systems and related production, test, and quality assurance systems for commercial and government clients. Mr. Baitcher has held technical and senior management positions at Fibre Form, Motorola, Industrial Composites Inc., and Material Innovation Technologies. He has five (5) issued patents, and has managed SBIR projects and ISO 9000 facilities. He has a BS in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Seibert Murphy

Seibert Murphy

President

Mr. Murphy has over 25 years of progressive development, project management, and business development experience; He began his career in the US Navy as an aircrewman, and held technical and management positions at Magnavox Government Electronics (now USSI), Automation Engineering, Johns Hopkins University APL, and Progeny Systems. His technical specialization includes acoustics, underwater sensors, remote systems, and signal analysis and processing. Since 2006, Mr. Murphy has led Guide Star Engineering, successfully performing programs for commercial and government customers. He has a BS in Physics from Purdue University, and a MS in Engineering from Catholic University.

Surendra Ray, PhD

Surendra Ray, PhD

Business Development Manager

Dr. Ray has over twenty years of professional experience in Corporate/Program/Project/Technical Management of Scientific Research and Information Technology programs for Federal (NASA, NOAA, FAA, DHS, NSA, and US Navy), State, and Local governments and as well as Commercial entities. He has lead scientific and computer system/software engineering groups in many different areas. His own expertise is in the areas of architecture design, system analysis, data base management, data communications system, and realtime systems. Dr. Ray has contributed to innovations in NASA and FAA programs in technical and cost management, and has published numerous technical papers in refereed journals. His experience includes systems management and training responsibilities for the development of the FAA Air Traffic Control Systems, Science Data Processing Study for Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EosDIS), Multi Sensor Data Fusion for DHS, SBIR Programs, and Product Development. He has a Physics Ph. D., State University of New York, Albany, NY, a Physics B. Sc. (Honors),  Utkal University, India, Physics M. Sc., Utkal University, India, and Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, Postdoctoral Fellow.