Professor Robert Hampshire. Univ. Michigan Photo

President Biden has appointed Professor Robert Hampshire from the University of Michigan as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

DOT is the federal lead for civil positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) issues. Within the department, the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology has this responsibility. This makes Professor Hampshire a critical player in national PNT community.

Here is a link to the University of Michigan’s announcement about the appointment that includes a link to his bio:

We are looking forward to working with Prof. Hampshire to help make the nation’s transportation systems safer and more efficient.