Bradley G. Boone - (Chair)
BRADLEY G. BOONE is a principal professional staff member of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Applied Physics Laboratory. During his career he has worked in infrared and microwave sensors (active and passive), radar electronic countermeasures, pattern recognition, radar target modeling, optical image correlation and signal processing, superconducting electronics, laser radar, optical and radio frequency communications, and systems engineering. He has been technology manager for Civilian Space; project lead on numerous exterally funded projects wih the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, and Ballistic Missile Defense; group supervisor in electro-optical systems; and principal investigator for numerous research and development efforts to advance innovative concepts in sensing, pattern recogition, and communication. He has taught for the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering for 37 years, serving both applied physics and electrical engineering curricula, and previously, was the visiting professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has published 70 papers and conference presentations, one textbook, two pending textbooks, and holds seven U.S. patents. He earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia.
RYAN ADAMS currently serves the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as an associate professor, and associate department chair of electrical engineering. In his graduate education, Dr. Adams studied microwave ferrite devices, and wave propagation in complex media. His research has resulted in over 60 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications in the area of antenna and metamaterial design, implementation, and measurement, as well as computational techniques in electromagnetics. Dr. Adams received the B.S. in electrical engineering, B.S. in applied mathematics, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho.
JOSEPH MAIT is a private consultant at Mait-Optik LLC and adjunct faculty member at George Washington University. He retired from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in 2018, after 30 years of federal service. He retired as a senior technical researcher (ST), of which there are only 40 in the Army civilian workforce. His contributions to defense-related science and technology range from specific technical achievements to shaping the Army’s strategic research posture. As ARL’s Chief Scientist from 2013 to 2017, he was responsible for the laboratory’s technical forecasting and strategic vision. He led the efforts that established ARL’s essential research areas. Dr. Mait's research interests include the application of optics, photonics, and electro-magnetics to sensing and sensor signal processing. Areas of particular research interest include diffractive optics, graded-index optics, and computational imaging—a field of imaging he helped define in the 1990s. For six years he also led ARL’s program on micro-autonomous systems and technology. Prior to his government career, Dr. Mait was an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Virginia. In addition, he has held visiting positions at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, the National Defense University in Washington DC, and the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies in Jena, Germany. He is a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and Optical Society of America (OSA), and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was also editor-in-chief of the OSA’s Applied Optics. Dr. Mait received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, and his M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
VLADIMIR B. MARKOV is vice president and director of Applied Optics at MetroLaser, Inc. He specializes in the research, design, and development of devices and systems in the areas of laser physics and real time holography, multi-beam interaction, and holographic sensors. Throughout his career, Dr. Markov’s research has worked toward the development of the fundamental properties of 3D holograms, real-time holography, optical image processing, and holographic non-destructive testing. He was actively involved and participated in the development of such areas as non-linear optical holography, including optical wave front conjugation, lasers with controlled parameters, especially with phase conjugation mirrors, multi-beam interaction, and holographic sensors. In the area of holographic interferometry, Dr. Markov developed the technique for studying the vibrational characteristics of large scale pressurized plastic pipes—the method that for the first time allowed the dectection, study, and development of technology to arrest the fast-running cracks propagating in this type of pipe. At the same time, using a more conventional approach, Dr. Markov developed an opto-electronic holographic non-destructive system for defect detection in various items, including components used in the electronics industry and museum objects. Some of his recent activities include development of: matrix (16x16 beams) laser Doppler velocimeter systems capable of detection of defects in airframe components (for the U.S. Navy and Air Force); a novel long-range active laser tracking system for Space Situation Awareness; a miniature laser system for crack precursor detection; a multi-beam laser vibrometer; and a novel method for wave function sensing. Dr. Markov has more than 100 papers published in refereed journals, and two books and patents. He is a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), a member of Optical Society of America, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Optics and Laser Technology and Journal of Speckle and Holography.