Dr. Bryan E. Laubscher

Dr. Bryan E. Laubscher has a PhD in Physics with a concentration in Astrophysics. After a career as a project leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory that included research and development of astronomy projects, space missions, satellite instrumentation, optics, novel electrodynamic detection techniques, high power lasers, and classified projects Bryan became interested in the Space Elevator.

Pursuing the R&D of carbon nanotube synthesis technology (caused by his interest in the Space Elevator) led him to leave Los Alamos National Laboratory and start Odysseus Technologies, Inc. This very small “start-up” company based in Washington state has achieved 4 of the 6 required breakthroughs to develop a scalable, synthesis technology that will begin a carbon materials revolution based upon carbon nanotubes. Work is continuing toward the achievement of the last two goals.

Bryan now lives in Olympia, WA with his wife Carla Sabotta.