Dr. Christopher A. Ciarcia
Dr. Christopher A. Ciarcia is the president and founder of TARDIS Systems, Inc.
Through TSI, Dr. Ciarcia has successfully provided consultant services for a wide variety of high tech firms often in the role of principle investigator and project leader.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell with a Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics, Dr. Ciarcia has demonstrated professional capability in imaging science, computer modeling and simulation, tomography, holography, fractal imaging, nuclear physics, x-ray modeling, neural network applications, optics and electronics, technical writing and scientific visualization techniques.
Much of this experience was gained as an optical engineer for Fairchild Imaging Systems, as a professor of physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology
and fourteen years experience at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
As a senior staff physicist and project leader at LANL* Dr. Ciarcia worked as an independent research scientist under the direction of the facility director as a problem-solver "fireman" for multiple groups within the LANL environment, in both experimental and theoretical fields.
actively participated in the areas of X-ray tomography, image processing, geophysics (studying underground stress wave propagation), projects involving neutron time-of-flight techniques, geomagnetic fields, x-ray modeling, neutron-proton detector modeling, fractal analysis, holographic imaging and optical design with a heavy emphasis on computer modeling and simulation.
Major contributions were made in, magneto-hydrodynamic modeling, EMP and neutron effects modeling with EES-7, flash x-ray system modeling with P-5, the SMC underground shock-wave modeling with EES-5 and the GRUMPY
program, the Phased Optical Array studies with NIS-8, and the holographic imaging work under the P-23
Currently Dr. Ciarcia acts as the Program Manager and Principal Investigator on all TARDIS projects.