DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS AT JACOBS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, UC SAN DIEGO
Lon McPhail is Director of Corporate Research Partnerships at the Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego. Additionally, Lon is the Executive Director of the Veteran Forge, a veteran career placement program through the Jacobs School. Lon is responsible for expanding the Jacobs School engagement with industry in supported research areas including Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Artificial Intelligence/Neural networks, CHO cell genetic- and bio-engineering, Materials and Structures during Extreme Events, and Wearable Sensors & Systems.
Previously Lon was Managing President, Strategy and Advanced Technology, for ARCSAFE LLC. (the ARCitecture for SAFEr schools). He also served as Director of Navy IT Operations at Dell, Technical Director at Lockheed Martin, and Operations Analyst for Northrop Grumman. Lon was also President, CTO and Founder of Cerver Systems, Inc., a provider of military grade, cyber security for commercial enterprises. Preceding, Lon spent 9 years active duty in the U.S. Navy in operations, serving aboard VINCENNES and HEWITT, then as Chief Systems Engineer of the distributed training center at Tactical Training Group Pacific.
Lon is pursuing an MS graduate degree in systems architecture and engineering from USC, and holds a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. Currently, he is also a Managing Partner at Level 7 Ventures, and President of Catapult Services, and resides in San Diego with his wife Deanne, and son Atlas