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.
Giuliano assumed his first position with the Air Force 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. The alliance is a technology-transfer union that involved the university, Phillips Laboratory, and the Los Alamos and Sandia National laboratories. After joining the AFRL, Giuliano led a study to identify military applications of lasers in and through space. The study titled "Lasers and Space Optical Systems" or LASSOS has had wide exposure and support throughout the Department of Defense and has influenced Air Force science and technology investment strategy.
Giuliano has 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.
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.
6. 1990 - 1993, program manager, Textron Defense Systems
7. 1993 - 1995, director, Alliance for Photonic Technology, University of New Mexico
8. 1995 - 1997, senior scientist, Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
9. 1997 - present, senior scientist, Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, 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
Inventor and co-inventor of five U.S. patents