Dr. Strawser has over 40 years of experience in the development of advanced technology and university education.  Dr. Strawser is currently a member of the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals, Systems Engineering Program Leadership Team.  He serves as an Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor, and INCOSE and ASEE Liaison for the Master of Science in Engineering in Systems Engineering Program.

Education History

  • A.B. Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • Senior Executive Education National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Memphis

Work Experience

Adjunct Faculty, JHU Whiting School of Engineering


"Future Systems Engineering Research Directions," Jon Wade, Rick Adcock, Tom McDermott, Larry Strawser, 15th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research, 2017 (accepted).
“Overview of the Missile Defense Agency, Ongoing Technology Development Efforts, and Potential Opportunities for Collaboration with Danish Industry,” Joint U.S.—Danish Missile Defense Steering Committee, Copenhagen, Denmark (2005).
“Current and Planned Technology Development Programs of the Missile Defense Agency and Potential Opportunities for Collaboration with German Industry,” Joint U.S.—German Steering Committee for Extended Area Defense, Freiberg, Germany (2005).
“Overview of Missile Defense Agency Technology Development Programs and Potential for Collaboration with the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation,” U.S.—Australian Ballistic Missile Defense Cooperative Committee, Canberra, Australia (2005).
“Missile Defense Agency’s Family of Sensors at Initial Defensive Operations,” 6th International Military Sensing Symposium, Dresden, Germany (2004).
“The History and Value of Science and Technology Development to the Department of Defense and the Missile Defense Agency,” Raytheon Systems and Software Symposium, Fairfax, Virginia (2003).
“Technology-enabled Transformation,” TRW Technology Forum, Los Angeles, California (2002).
“Computational Studies of the Active Site of Alpha-Chymotrypsin,” Larry Strawser and Donn Storch, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (1986).
“Theoretical Calculations of the Peptide Bond,” Larry Strawser, Larry, Larry Davis, William Beninati, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry (1985).
“Cellular Processing of Lysosomal Enzymes,” Larry Strawser and Oscar Touster, Reviews of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry, 87 (1980).
“Demonstration of a Rat Liver Microsomal Binding Protein Specific for Beta-Glucuronidase,” Larry Strawser and Oscar Touster, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 254 (1979).

Honors and Awards

  • The Missile Sensing Symposia Organization John A. Jamieson Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Advanced Sensor Technology Development (2016)
  • Department of Defense, Legion of Merit; Department of Defense, Defense Superior Service Medal (2005)
  • United States National Chemistry Olympiad Mentor (1997)
  • NIH Young Scientist Research Fellowship Award (1976)

Professional Organizations

American Chemical Society
Sigma Xi
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Electronic Warfare
International Council of Systems Engineering