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Tom’s Story

"I’ve always been interested in the intersection of science and business. It’s incredibly satisfying to build and sell technologies that serve national needs."

Tom Schmit
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Tom Schmit, Production Manager

Taking a Chance

I came to PSI from the mid-west without knowing much about what a career in physics-based R&D would look like. Being surrounded by a huge range of skill sets was very stimulating and I pretty quickly found my niche in prototype sensor hardware. Now I’m standing up a production capability to deliver sensors for an important border security application.

The jump into an unknown environment didn’t exactly lead to what I expected, but it did lead to something good!

I’m so excited to see where the new sensing technologies I’m helping to develop will have an impact!"

Libby Schundler, Group Leader, Optical Systems Technologies