Director, Lincoln Laboratory

Room S3-132

Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108


Lincoln Laboratory is a mission-oriented, multidisciplinary laboratory operated by MIT for the Department of Defense (DoD). As MIT's largest facility, with a diverse workforce of 2,400 employees (including 1,400 technical professionals), Lincoln Laboratory focuses on sensors, information extraction, and communications. This research supports the DoD, including the three military services, and other government agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As a federally funded research and development center, Lincoln Laboratory maintains a long-term relationship with the federal government—adhering to DoD guidelines—and also collaborates with industry in cooperative research to commercialize new technology.

As Director, Eric D. Evans is the chief executive and reports to MIT's Vice President. He is responsible for insuring compliance with policy and the approved program of the DoD Joint Advisory Committee for management oversight. He represents Lincoln Laboratory with DoD, serves on national defense studies, and establishes strategic planning priorities for the laboratory.

Within the laboratory, the Director chairs the steering committee responsible for coordinating policies and the management of resources. Heads of seven divisions, six departments, and director's office staff report to him. The Director shares with two assistant directors and a chief operating officer oversight of the execution of technical programs, sponsor relationships, and administration.