Meet the experienced professionals of Technology Metrics and its partners
Technology Metrics has received small business classification from the Small Business Administration, and is registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Its president is Leonard Rockett, Ph.D.
Leonard Rockett, Ph.D.
Leonard Rockett, Ph.D. is the president of Technology Metrics, LLC. Technology Metrics is an independent certified small business in Washington DC that specializes in the full range of patent services and in management and engineering consulting support services.
Dr. Rockett is a registered U.S. patent agent, licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the drafting, filing, and prosecution of patent cases. His work in this area focuses primarily on working with independent inventors, small businesses, and universities to ensure that they fully exploit their patentable opportunities and in helping them to manage their intellectual property portfolios.
He earned his doctorate degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in microelectronics from Columbia University in the City of New York and he has had extensive engineering and management experience in private industry. He is a subject matter expert in microelectronics; semiconductor device, circuit, and product design and characterization; design and process radiation hardening techniques for aerospace and military electronics; advanced memory circuits; sensors; nanotechnology devices and structures; and program management. As an author and inventor, he has authored or co-authored over 80 published peer-reviewed technical reports and papers, and he holds 16 U.S. patents.
Dr. Rockett is also a certified program management professional. His program management experience spans across all contract types, from firm fixed-price standard product delivery programs while under contract to aerospace primes to DoD-sponsored multi-million dollar, multi-year cost-plus technology and product development prime contracts. For over eight years, he was the manager of the microelectronics business area within the space electronics line of business at BAE Systems, where he was the senior executive manager of technology development programs that typically produced $15-20 million of annual revenues and he had a staff comprised of senior program managers directly reporting to him over that time. He also was the program management director during a three-year DoD-funded $125-million foundry modernization major program that significantly upgraded the semiconductor wafer fabrication capabilities of the microelectronics foundry at BAE Systems.
He has received numerous awards for leadership and innovation over his professional career, including being a key member of the contractor team of the foundry modernization program awarded The Defense Certificate of Recognition for Acquisition Innovation by the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) acknowledging the exemplary program performance in achieving all of the major objectives of the contract, within budget and schedule.
Dr. Rockett is an educator. For 12 years while at BAE Systems he taught junior- and senior-level courses as a visiting professor and then an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Howard University in Washington DC, including courses on microelectronics, digital logic design, electrical circuit analysis, semiconductor device physics, and a course that he developed on radiation hardening, and he was a graduate student research adviser. For the past 10 years he has been a member of the electrical engineering advisory board at the University of the District of Columbia.
He is also an ABET program evaluator. ABET, incorporated as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accredits college and university degree programs in the United States and in many other countries. Program evaluators provide knowledge on professional practice, professional preparation, and continuous improvement. Evaluation teams, comprised of program evaluators, conduct periodic on-campus reviews of these programs to assess their continued compliance with ABET accreditation criteria.
Dr. Rockett is also an experienced peer reviewer. He has provided his subject matter expert peer review services to assess manuscripts submitted to numerous technical journal publishers, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Elsevier, and to rank proposals sent to project funding organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the Center for Innovative Technology.
Being a member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and a senior member of the IEEE are included among his many professional affiliations.
Dr. Rockett is a U.S. citizen and has held a SECRET security clearance.
Julia Lara, Ph.D.
Julia Lara has over 30 years of experience in the fields of education and program management. She has managed various contracts focusing on student education and interventions designed to improve delivery of instruction for students in public schools. She worked at the office of the Deputy Mayor for Education in the District of Columbia as the early childhood content specialist, and for over 20 years, she held various management positions at the Council of Chief State School officers (CCSSO) including Director of the Division of State Services and Technical Assistance (SSTA), center director, program director, and senior project associate. As Director of SSTA, she supervised over 30 professional and support staff and over 12 projects. Key areas of strength include: program management, policy research, analysis and writing, fundraising, and establishing and maintaining networks of government officials, researchers, community members. Dr. Lara has written extensively on matters related to the education of English Language Learners and students enrolled in low performing schools. Dr. Julia Lara holds a PhD from George Mason University in Education Administration with a specialization in Bilingual Education; a Masters degree from Columbia University in Public Policy and International Affairs; and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Middlebury College in Vermont. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.