Dr Ernie Baker

Ernie (USA) joined MSIAC on 1 June 2016 as the TSO for Warheads Technology.

Ernie retired from the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center in May 2016 after more than thirty years service. He was the Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Insensitive Munitions and was strongly involved in the US DoD Joint IM Technology Program and the US DoD/DOE Joint Munitions Program .

Ernie was also an adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. Most notable, are his work and publications on IM technology, detonation products equation of state, aluminized explosives, overdriven detonation, more powerful explosives, nonlinear optimization application to explosive systems, shaped charges and multimode warheads. Ernie has developed IM and warheads technology for a broad range of U.S. Army munitions. Ernie received the MSIAC Munition Safety Award for Career Achievement in May 2015. He also received the U.S. Army Greatest Invention Award, twelve U.S. Army Research and Development Awards, the Zernow Best Paper Award at the 24th International Symposium on Ballistics, the Neill Griffiths Memorial Best Paper Award at the 23rd, 18th and 17th International Symposium on Ballistics, the Bellman Best Paper Award at the Fifth International Mathematical Modeling Conference, the Best Poster Paper Award at the 42nd Annual Denver X-ray Conference and the National Defense Industrial Society Firepower Award. Ernie is a founding member and elected board member of the International Ballistics Society. Dr. Baker is an invited member of the Editorial Board for the Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements journal.

Ernie earned his PhD, MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. 

Area of Expertise
Warhead Technology
Warhead Technology TSO
United States
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