Birendra (Raj) Dutt, PhD
Dr. Raj Dutt is a scientist and leading-edge technology entrepreneur whose customer base has included the US Military and the Intelligence Community.
Born in Calcutta, India, Dr. Dutt is the nephew of Satyendra Nath Bose, a mathematician and physicist who worked with Albert Einstein to define one of two basic classes of subatomic particles, Bose-Einstein Statistics, and developed Bose-Einstein Condensate and the Higgs-boson – or “God Particle.” Inspired and tutored by his uncle, Dr. Dutt pursued a life and education in particle physics.
RDL: Dr. Dutt began his entrepreneurial career by founding Research & Development Laboratories (RDL), a high-technology research-and-development firm specializing in advanced proprietary radar technologies. RDL opened its doors in 1984 with a staff of 16 scientists and six consultants, including Dr. Julian Schwinger, a Nobel laureate in physics, and within weeks had been awarded $1.5 million in government contracts. The company grew to over 100 employees, both technical and support, with offices in Los Angeles, China Lake and Ridgecrest, California, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
APIC: As founder, President and CEO of APIC Corporation, Dr. Dutt developed his proprietary technologies for RF over fiber (RFoF) and silicon photonics for high performance computing under the Highly Integrated Photonics (HIP) development effort sponsored by DARPA, the US Navy, the Air Force and NSA.
Education: Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Southern California in 1976-1977, Nonlinear Physics of Solitons; a Ph.D. in Experimental Fluid Mechanics from the University of Southern California in 1976. Thesis work: California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ph.D., Theoretical Applied Physics, Minor in Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1974(Thesis Incomplete); a MS Applied Physics, Minor in Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1973; and, a B. Tech. with Honors at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1971.