| 27 May 1999
For Immediate Release
Blatstein Named Deputy Assistant Director for Programs at Johns Hopkins APL
Ira M. Blatstein joins The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., June 1, as its deputy assistant director for programs. In that capacity he will help manage the Laboratory's technical programs and overall strategic plan implementation.
Dr. Blatstein recently retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Headquarters (NSWC) in Arlington, Va., where he served as its acting commander and technical director, and director of the University Affiliated Research Center Management Office of the Naval Sea Systems Command.
"Dr. Blatstein brings a dynamic personality and a vast amount of experience managing headquarters operations at the Naval Surface Warfare Center and other operations during times of change," says Eugene J. Hinman, APL interim director and the Laboratory's assistant director for programs.
After earning a B.S. degree in physics from Drexel University in 1967, Dr. Blatstein joined the staff of the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, Md., conducting research in underwater explosion effects and explosion acoustics. He continued his education at Catholic University, earning an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics in 1969 and 1974, respectively.
He went on to hold senior executive assignments at NOL (later named NSWC) at both its White Oak and Dahlgren, Va., facilities, including head of its Engineering Department, deputy technical director of NSWC, and head of the Research and Technology Department. His areas of technical expertise include anti-submarine warfare sensors, energetic materials, tactical nuclear warfare, and nuclear simulators.
Dr. Blatstein lives in Silver Spring, Md., with his wife, Sue, and son, David. His daughter, Amy, and family also live in Montgomery County, Md.
The Applied Physics Laboratory is a not-for-profit laboratory and independent division of The Johns Hopkins University. APL conducts research and development primarily for national security and for nondefense projects of national and global significance. APL is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., in Laurel, Md.
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