Dr. Concetto R. Giuliano, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist for Nonlinear Optics, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. He is responsible for planning, conducting and coordinating theoretical and experimental studies in the field of nonlinear optics and lasers. He coordinates scientific advances with military technical requirements and guides research and development programs.
Dr. Giuliano spent most of his career at the Hughes Research Laboratories, where he conducted basic and applied research in the fields of lasers and nonlinear optics. He has made many fundamental contributions and gained international recognition in fields such as the physics of optical phase conjugation, and its application to adaptive optics and laser power scaling; self-focusing of light; laser-induced damaged to transparent dielectrics; stimulated Brillouin and Raman scattering; nonlinear absorption of light, and its application to saturable absorbers and optical limiters; and reversible photodissociative lasers.
Dr. Giuliano began his Air Force civil service career in August 1995. Prior to joining Phillips Laboratory, now the Air Force Research Laboratory, he worked at the University of New Mexico as Director of the Alliance for Photonic Technology. After joining the AFRL, Dr. Giuliano led a study to identify military applications of lasers in and through space. He also served as Director of the High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute for Space Situational Awareness, located at the Maui High Performance Computing Center in Hawaii. The Software Applications Institutes were created in 2005 by the Office of the Secretary of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program Office with the goal of expanding the utilization of super computers to a broader community through the development of user-friendly software applications.
1957 Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, magna cum laude, University of Southern California
1961 Doctor of Philosophy in chemical physics, California Institute of Technology
1. 1961 - 1970, member, technical staff, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, Calif.
2. 1970 - 1975, senior staff physicist, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, Calif.
3. 1975 - 1977, assistant manager, Optoelectronics Department, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, Calif.
4. 1977 - 1980, manager, adaptive optical systems project, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, Calif.
5. 1980 -1983, assistant manager, Optical Physics Department, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, Calif.
6. 1983 -1989, manager, Optical Physics Department, Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, Calif.
7. 1990 - 1993, Program Manager, Textron Defense Systems
8. 1993 - 1995, Director, Alliance for Photonic Technology, University of New Mexico
9. 1995 - 1997, Senior Scientist, Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
10. 1997 - present, Senior Scientist, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1957 Phi Beta Kappa
1957 - 1961 Full-term National Science Foundation Fellowship, California Institute of Technology
1957 Phi Kappa Phi
1957 Sigma Xi
2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal
2001 IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Service Award
2003 Awarded Life-Fellow Status at IEEE
Inventor and co-inventor of five U.S. patents
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow, Optical Society of America
Former president, IEEE/LEOS
Board of governors, IEEE/LEOS
Former chair, Steering Committee, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
(Current as of August 2007)