Mr. Hoey has more than 15 years providing technical leadership exceeding the expectations of his customers.  Customer focus remains his top priority and is well supported with over 10 years providing lead applications engineering support to both high volume manufacturing (HVM), and test and evaluation (T&E) customer sites.  Mr. Hoey has a proven track record for providing the technical direction, the management of projects and personnel, and the fostering of collaborative team environments. 

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2013 - Present

Senior Engineer and Technical Lead

Signature Science, LLC
  • Provide the technical leadership and project management skills to execute Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contracts related to the detection of contraband using X-ray detection technologies.
  • Accountable for the direction and management of resources to meet DHS project deliverables, cost, and schedules.
  • Serve as advisor to the customer supplying expert knowledge and advice related to detection methods utilizing X-ray computed tomography, X-ray backscatter, X-ray flourescence, X-ray diffraction , and CHNO elemental analysis.
  • Provide the technical knowledge, inputs, and writing resulting in winning proposals.
Mar 2009 - Aug 2011

Senior Scientist

Applied Research Associates
  • Provided the technical leadership and oversight for X-ray computed tomography operations related to the detection of contraband articles.
  • Respected peer in the DHS computed tomography community for measurement support, analysis, and process knowledge.
Jul 2001 - Sep 2008

Senior Applications Engineer

Nikon Precision
  • Developed, implemented, and maintained a world-wide data management system to monitor the performance of Nikon scanners anywhere in the world.
  • Provided scientific and engineering support to Intel 248 nm and 193 nm lithography steppers and scanners.
  • Performed a field applications engineering role serving as customer’s first point of contact for tool/process troubleshooting.
  • Operated and maintained equipment, collected and analyzed data, designed and performed experiments.


Jun 1997 - Jul 2001

Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer

BAE Systems
  • Performed as the Project Lead for the X-ray Lithography Stepper and Dense Plasma Focus Source.
  • Served as Project Engineer supporting E-beam Lithography, photo-mask procurement, and photo-stepper job preparation.
Jan 1995 - Jun 1997

Mechanical Engineer/physicist

Harvard Center for Astrophysics
  • Responsible for upkeep and routine operation of the Advanced Detector Laboratory.
  • Performed chemical vapor deposition on micro-channel plate based gamma-ray detectors.
  • Designed, ordered components, assembled, and maintained several high vacuum test systems.


1990 - 1994

M.Sc - Mechanical Engineering

University of New Hampshire
1983 - 1987

B.Sc - Physics

University of Massachusetts (N. Dartmouth)