GTRI Director Bio, Dr. Andrew Gerber

Dr. Andrew Gerber, GTRI Director, Senior Vice President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Andrew Gerber is the Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Senior Vice President of the Georgia Institute of Technology. As Director of GTRI, Dr. Gerber leads a team of about 2,000 researchers, staff and students in accomplishing applied research solutions to complex problems for sponsors in federal and state government and industry.  Prior to coming to GTRI, Dr. Gerber served as Associate Head of the Air and Missile Defense Technology Division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.

Dr. Gerber joined the Lincoln Laboratory as a staff member in 1988. In 1991, he took an assignment at the Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands, where he was responsible for space surveillance programs and later served as leader of the ALTAIR radar (ARPA Long-range Tracking And Instrumentation Radar). He returned to Lincoln Laboratory in 1996 as Assistant Leader of the Air Defense Techniques Group, where he helped build the Laboratory's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program.

In 1997, he became an Intergovernmental Personnel Act appointee with the Navy's Program Executive Office for Theater Surface Combatants. His efforts were focused on development and implementation of a plan for the next generation of radars for the Surface Navy.

In September 2001, he once again returned to Lincoln Laboratory as Assistant Head of the Sensor Systems Division and became head of the Sensor Systems Division in 2002. In 2004, he assumed his position as Associate Head of the Air and Missile Defense Technology Division.

Dr. Gerber holds an AB degree in chemistry from Duke University and MS, MPhil, and PhD degrees in applied physics from Yale University.


Updated August 2015