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Dr. Michael A. Kuliasha is Chief Technologist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As the principal adviser and consultant to the Commander, Dr. Kuliasha is responsible for advising him on the Air Force's $2 billion science and technology program, additional customer funded research and development of $1.7 billion, and a workforce of approximately 9,500 people.

Dr. Kuliasha attended the University of New Mexico where he received a bachelor's degree in mathematics, and a master's degree and doctorate in nuclear engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn. He has held a variety of leadership positions including Director of the Computational Physics and Engineering Division, Director for Homeland Security, and acting Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Robotics and Education, among others. He has technical expertise in a broad-range of scientific disciplines including nuclear science and technology, high-performance computing, modeling and simulation, knowledge discovery, and energy technologies. Dr. Kuliasha is currently on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program assignment to the AFRL.

1974 Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, with honors, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1975 Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1980 Doctor of Philosophy degree in nuclear engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1997 The Executive Program, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia

1. 1974 - 1976, teaching and research assistant, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2. 1977 - 1982, research staff member, Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
3. 1982 - 1985, Group Leader, Systems Development, Engineering Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
4. 1985 - 1986, Program Manager, Building Equipment Research, Energy Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
5. 1986 - 1990, Head, Efficiency and Renewables Research Section, Energy Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
6. 1990 - 1995, Associate Division Director, Energy Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
7. 1995 - 2001, Director, Computational Physics and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
8. 1999 - 2000, acting Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Robotics and Education, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
9. 2001 - 2003, Director for Homeland Security, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
10. 2003 - present, Chief Scientist, National Security Technologies, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn.
11. 2007 - present, Chief Technologist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio

1989 and 1990 Technology Transfer Awards, Martin Marietta
1991 Significant Event Award, Martin Marietta
1994 President's Award for Continuous Improvement, Lockheed Martin
1995 In-House Energy Management Award - Outstanding Group Effort Award, Secretary of Energy
1995 In-House Energy Management Award - Energy Efficiency Working Group Special Award, Secretary of Energy
1999 Candidate Finalist, Chief Technology Officer, Central Intelligence Agency

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1993 - 1994 Founding Chair, Energy Efficiency Working Group, Energy Facility Contractors Operating Group
1999 - present Advisory Board, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee
2003 - 2006 Board of Directors, National Safe Waterways and Seaports Alliance
2004 Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
2004 - 2005 U.S. Northern Command Technology Partnership Council
2006 Joint Laboratory Board, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization

(Current as of November 2007)


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