Chris Lampe

Chris Lampe Chris Lampe standing before field of yellow flowers

Chris Lampe

Senior Program Manager, STAR4Defense

Chris Lampe began working at the Iowa Waste Reduction Center in 1999 conducting on-site reviews, assisting with demonstrations, and working on watershed projects using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In the early 2000's, he began conducting training sessions throughout the United States as a Spray Technique Analysis and Research (STAR) instructor. With the creation of the Spray Technique Analysis and Research for Defense (STAR4D) program in 2003, he began focusing efforts towards military painter training by traveling to military facilities to conduct on-site training, conducting training on-site at the IWRC's painter training facility, and coordinating STAR4D research activities, eventually becoming the Lead Instructor for the program. Additional roles include managing IWRC's industrial painter training activities and being promoted to STAR4D Program Manager in July 2018. Chris earned his B.A. in Geography with an Environmental emphasis and his Program Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from UNI.


B.A. (Geography Environmental Emphasis), University of Northern Iowa; Program Certificate (Geographic Information Systems), University of Northern Iowa


Military painter training, industrial painter training, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Patents held / co-inventor: virtual blasting system for removal of coating and/or rust from a virtual surface