Martin Fricke, PhD

About This Member:

Dr. Martin P. Fricke holds a Ph.D. in nuclear physics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and was elected to the APS Panel on Public Affairs (POPA). He conducted nuclear physics research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He has also served as the Corporate Officer of various R&D companies, and as the Extraordinary Minister of the San Diego Catholic Diocese.

After his research at ORNL under a national fellowship, he became a corporate officer of seven R&D companies. Dr. Fricke has published many articles in top peer-reviewed scientific journals (e.g., Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev., Phys. Lett. and Nucl. Phys.) and in classified channels; and he has given talks at international symposia.

Much of Dr. Fricke’s career has been devoted to supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community, requiring multiple-Agency Top Secret and compartmented data clearances. He personally interacted with the Director of Central Intelligence (now termed Director of National Intelligence), who is in charge of all U.S. intelligence activities, and also with the Secretary of Defense. He led nationally important programs for the CIA, DoD, and other agencies, most of which remain classified.