Joe Abbin is a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1964, and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same university in 1966.
Joe was employed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque from 1964 until he retired from the Labs in 1994. During this time he worked in and managed activities related to nuclear weapons, national security, and energy systems. Since 1994, he has owned and operated Roadrunner Engineering, specializing in the analysis, design and sale of high performance equipment and books for automotive applications. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of New Mexico and is the author or co-author of over 40 technical articles and four books. He holds five U.S. patents.
Joe's civic activities include being an Albuquerque Police Department Reserve Officer since 1983. He has served on the Foothills Community Policing Council for 5 years..