Dr. Michael J. Duggin, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is Senior Scientist, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Dr. Duggin generates new concepts and aids in developing leading-edge technologies for space-based surveillance and other military applications. He leads and conducts concept development, analysis, modeling and simulation for performance characterization of new space capabilities for the military. This includes designing novel space systems and assessing performance characteristics involving advanced techniques and technical interactions with scientists and technologists associated with theory, experiments, simulations and military needs.
Dr. Duggin was born in England and immigrated to Australia with his parents in 1951. He obtained a doctorate of philosophy in physics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, in 1965. He did a post-doctoral tour at the University of Pittsburgh, and spent several years working for the Australian government before coming to the United States in 1979. Prior to joining the Air Force research laboratories, Dr. Duggin taught at the State University of New York since 1979. He was also an adjunct professor at Syracuse University and at the Rochester Institute of Technology for several years. During this time he was a consultant to NASA, the U.S. Navy and various government instrumentalities.
Dr. Duggin has successfully designed experiments, made measurements and developed protocols for making measurements relevant to remote sensing in multiple bandpasses and using polarized light. The results have been incorporated into feasibility studies and have been used in sensor calibration. Additionally, Dr. Duggin used simulation studies to determine the feasibility of performing remote sensing tasks, calibrated remotely sensed digital image data, and developed algorithms for image analysis to perform specialized functions. He is the author or co-author of approximately 100 publications, and has been an invited speaker, session chair or co-chair at several international conferences. Dr. Duggin has performed research in these areas for almost 40 years, and taught for more than 20 years as a full professor. He has been elected to fellowship in several internationally recognized scientific societies.
1959 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, Melbourne University, Australia
1965 Doctor of Philosophy in physics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
1. 1960 - 1964, research assistant, then teaching Fellow, Department of Physics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
2. 1964 - 1966, post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, and assistant professor, Department of Materials Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
3. 1966 - 1979, research scientist, later, senior research scientist for the Australian government
4. 1979 - 1982, associate professor, Department of Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering, Division of Engineering, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse
5. 1982 - 2002, professor (with tenure), Department of Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering, Division of Engineering, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse
6. 1989 - 1995, adjunct professor at Syracuse University and at Rochester Institute of Technology, N.Y.
7. 1982 - 2001, consultant to NASA, U.S. Navy Research Laboratory and various U.S. government agencies
8. 1986 - 2002, consultant to Research Associates of Syracuse, PAR Government Systems and other organizations
9. 2002 - present, Senior Scientist, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
Fellow, Optical Society of America
Fellow, Institute of Physics, London
Fellow, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, London
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer, London
Certified Mapping Scientist, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
(Current as of September 2002)