John R. Clarke

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Scientific Director, Technical Department Head, Navy Experimental Diving Unit


About John R. Clarke

John R. Clarke, Ph.D., has been the Scientific Director of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU), since 1991. From 1979 to 1991 he conducted diving research at the Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI), Bethesda, MD where he was the Program Director; Diving Life Support Equipment. Before that he was a researcher at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and a Fellow in Respiratory Mechanics at the University of Florida School of Medicine from 1977-1979, where he conducted human research on a deep saturation dive to 1500 fsw at NEDU. At NMRI he conducted research on multiple 1000 fsw dives and a 450 msw dive at GUSI in Germany. He received his Ph.D. in physiology from FSU, M.S. and B.S. from Georgia Tech. He is a graduate of the Navy/NOAA Scientist in the Sea Program.

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