We started in the dusty town of Tucson, Arizona in the heart of the American southwest and known in the world of science for astronomy and optics. Since 2008, we have been using our expertise in both fields to solve hard challenges in high-resolution imaging and related sensing technologies. We’re more than just stargazers these days; our work spans academia, aerospace industries, and major government partners.
Michael Hart studied physics at Oxford University before taking a PhD in Astronomy at the University of Arizona, with an emphasis on optical instrumentation for high resolution imaging. He founded HartSCI in 2008 and he continues to provide technical leadership to the product development teams.
His scientific specialties include adaptive optics, the dynamic compensation of optical image blur, numerical image restoration, and optical remote sensing methods. Dr. Hart is also a faculty member at the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences where he leads a research group and provides student mentoring and graduate-level teaching. He holds several patents in the fields of remote sensing and adaptive optics.
Stephen Warner is Vice President and Program Manager for Hart Scientific Consulting International. Spanning three decades, Mr. Warner provided engineering, technical, and management expertise at the University of Arizona Richard F. Carris Mirror Lab as engineer and Production Manager. He completed his career at UA Engineering and Technical Services (ETS) as a Project Manager, and retired from there in 2015 when he joined Hart Scientific.
Since joining the company he has provided engineering and contract management for a variety of DoD research programs as well as managing company operations.
Mr. Warner’s hobbies include golf, RVing, boating, and off-road vehicle adventures.