Provost Joel Moses has announced that Dr. Herbert Kottler, assistant director of Lincoln Laboratory, will become associate director on July 1. He will report to Dr. David Briggs, who will become the director that day, succeeding Walter Morrow.
Dr. Kottler, 58, joined Lincoln Lab in 1969. He received the BS in electrical engineering from Drexel Institute in 1962, and MS and PhDdegrees in physics at the Case Institute in 1965 and 1967. After joining Lincoln in 1969, he became a group leader in the Aerospace Division in 1975, and was appointed head of the division in 1984.
In 1996, he became an assistant director of Lincoln Lab with responsibility for space activities involving the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Provost Moses said Dr. Kottler has done "an outstanding job in interacting with Congress. As associate director, in addition to his broad technical management responsibilities, he will continue his interaction with Congress and the office of the Secretary of Defense.
"Dr. Briggs and I are confident that Dr. Kottler will continue to do an outstanding job in the director's office and look forward to working with him in his new role," Provost Moses said.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 29, 1998.