Adam Salamon, Deputy to the Corporate Chief Scientist

Adam Salamon

Deputy to the Corporate Chief Scientist

Lockheed Martin

An entrepreneur at heart, I've spent my life thinking of ways to do simple things better to make a real impact in people's lives. From my first business setting up a snack stand in my father's office building at age 10 to DJ'ing to creating hiking guide iPhone apps, I've always looked for ways that technology can improve the world.

I am the Deputy to the Corporate Chief Scientist of Lockheed Martin. In my role at Lockheed Martin, I oversee the programmatics for research efforts spanning the USA, Canada, UK, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, and Turkey. My focus is supporting high-risk, high-reward research at international universities and businesses with a focus on creating new business entities which can serve as new suppliers for Lockheed Martin.

I began my career as a robotics and autonomy researcher at the Advanced Technology Laboratories at Lockheed Martin. As a researcher, my primary focus has been in the area of unmanned and autonomous vehicles operating in complex teaming environments. Most notably, I was the lead of the autonomy team for the Marlin underwater vehicle, an autonomous system designed to inspect offshore oil and gas platforms, from August, 2009 through March, 2012. In 2012, I joined Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations as the Technical Lead for the Corporate University Research Program. I transitioned to my current role at LM in September, 2012. In February, 2012 I co-founded Pression Inc. after spending 4 years leading research in the IPC space. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (2006) and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (2014), both from Drexel University.