DIRECTED ENERGY PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY


DEPS Fellows
In Recognition of Significant Contributions to DE

Fellows of the Directed Energy Professional Society, listed below, are esteemed members of the Directed Energy community, noted for creative contributions and distinguished service.  Nominating a DEPS Fellow

 

  • John Albertine, invested 15 November 2005 in Lihue, Hawaii, was cited for more than thirty-five years of continuing system engineering contributions to Navy and DoD development, integration, and performance testing of directed energy systems; recognized by all three services as a major source of systems expertise for emerging directed energy weapon systems.
John Albertine
 

  • Tim Andreadis, invested 3 November 2009 in San Antonio, Texas, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the United States for enchancing the survivability and effectivenss on our warfighters by investigating the effects of Radio Frequency Directed Energy on electronic threat systems and developing the technology needed to help evaluate the military utility of RF DEW concepts for ship and harbor protection.
Tim Andreadis
 

  • William Baker, invested on 16 November 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, was cited for demonstrating exemplary and visionary leadership in Directed Energy. He initiated many ground-breaking programs in pulsed power, high energy particle beams, high power microwaves and other directed energy technologies and applications. Dr. Baker is a founding member of the Directed Energy Professional Society and served two terms as DEPS president.
William Baker
 

  • Frederick (Fritz) Benning, invested 13 November 2002 in Monterey, California, was cited for forty-six years of outstanding contributions to and leadership of the programs that are the foundation for directed energy in our nation.
Frederick Benning
 

  • Jorge Beraun, invested 1 November 2006 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for significant contributions to the field of Directed Energy. He is one of this country’s leading experts in laser lethality and target vulnerability studies.
Jorge Beraun
 

  • Kenneth Billman, invested 13 November 2002 in Monterey, California, was cited for a lifetime of developing Directed Energy, and especially for recent contributions to the Airborne Laser Beam Control System.
Kenneth Billman
 

  • Samuel Blankenship, invested 18 November 2013, was cited for guiding DEPS through its formative years, as well as a long career at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. He continues to serve the DE community as the publishing editor for the Journal of Directed Energy.
Sam Blankenship
 

  • Robert Butts, invested 23 October 2003 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for 33 years of outstanding contributions to the advancement of High Energy Laser beam control in adaptive optics, tracking and pointing, and in critical support of the Airborne Laser Program through his technical leadership in the AFRL ABL technology program.
Robert Butts
 

  • Jacqueline Gish, invested 20 October 2004 in Rockville, Maryland, was cited significant contributions to the Directed Energy community through personal technical contributions to laser technology development and the integrity of her management and leadership of solid-state laser research and development.
Jacqueline Gish
 

  • Arthur Guenther, invested 23 October 2003 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for pioneering leadership in laser induced damage of high power optical materials, revolutionary concepts in optical materials and optics manufacturing, leadership and support to pulsed power technology, and exemplary guidance in enabling the infrastructure of Directed Energy technology.
Arthur Guenther
 

  • Kirk Hackett, invested 1 November 2006 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for for significant technical contributions and visionary technical leadership in the areas of high power microwaves and RF Active Denial non-lethal directed energy weapons development.
Kirk Hackett
 

  • Kelly Hammett, invested 2 March 2015 in Anaheim, California, was cited for outstanding leadership and technical contributions in the development, integration, and test of the Airborne Laser and other major HEL weapon systems, and advancing the maturity of imaging and surveillance beam control technologies.
Kelly Hammett
 

  • Richard Holmes, invested on 16 November 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, was cited for 26 years of exceptional technical leadership and innovation in beam control for directed energy applications.
Richard Holmes
 

  • James Horkovich, invested on 14 February 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama, was cited for technical contributions to high-energy lasers of international impact, enhancing our national defense and improving technical capabilities available to our warfighters and playing a key role in establishing DEPS as the premier Directed Energy organization for industry, academia, and government.
James Horkovich
 

  • Martin Hubbard, invested on 16 November 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, was cited for his outstanding leadership of the United Kingdom RF Directed Energy Weapons and Non-Lethal weapons programs. His personal efforts to foster closer ties between the United States and the United Kingdom have resulted in a long string of mutually beneficial joint programs.
Martin Hubbard
 

  • Eric Jumper, invested on 14 November 2011 in La Jolla, California, was cited for his unmatched contributions to the laser community, especially regarding aero-optic laser beam interaction, absolute dedication to pursuit of significant advanced research, teaching and mentoring the next generation of laser technologists.
Eric Jumper
 

  • Demos Kyrazis, invested on 16 November 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, was cited for his service as program manager for the USAF Airborne Laser Laboratory where he laid the foundation for Directed Energy Weapon Beam Control. After 55 years of service, he is still making fundamental contributions to understanding atmospheric propagation.
Demos Kyrazis
 

  • Charles LaMar, invested on 14 February 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama, was cited for over 30 years of contributions in the fields of high-energy laser lethality and advanced beam control technologies. He is considered one of the nation’s leading experts in the laser lethality and target vulnerabilities.
Charles LaMar
 

  • William (Pete) Latham, invested 18 November 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii, was cited for outstanding scholarship in the fields of directed energy, beam control and laser technology, and for consistent and tireless support of the Directed Energy Professional Society, its members and activities.
Pete Latham
 

  • William Laughlin, invested 15 November 2005 in Lihue, Hawaii, was cited for thirty-six years of dedicated and meritorious efforts related to the understanding of laser/material interactions, the assessment of target vulnerabilities, and the establishment of laser weapon lethality criteria.
William Laughlin
 

  • Michael Lavan, invested on 14 February 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama, was cited for exceptional advancements, technical insights and leadership contributions made to the overall advancements of high energy laser systems throughout his highly successful career in service to the US Department of Defense.
Michael Lavan
 

  • Louis Marquet, invested 14 November 2011 in La Jolla, California, was cited for his four decades of pioneering research, leadership, and advocacy of Directed Energy and sustained contributions to the DEPS organization.
Louis Marquet
 

  • Paul McManamon, invested 26 November, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for his development of beam control options for laser weapons, including optical phased array technology.
Paul McManamon
 

  • Tom Meyer, invested 18 November 2013, was cited for his numerous contributions to the development of high energy laser technologies, his leadership of the Directed Energy program office for the Strategic Defense Initiative, as well as leadership in DE efforts at both DARPA and the AF Research Lab.
Tom Meyer
 

  • Stephanie Miller, invested 18 November 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii, was cited for leadership in the fields of radio frequency radiation bioeffects and non-lethal directed energy weapons development, including technical contributions to the development of the Active Denial System.
Stephanie Miller
 

  • Michael Murphy, invested on 7 November 2007 in Huntsville, Alabama, was cited for excellence in national and international contributions and leadership on the bioeffects of Directed Energy, including research, health and safety standards setting, enabling DE weapons, and professional service.
Michael Murphy
 

  • Mark Neice, invested 26 November, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for technical leadership and building organizations dedicated to the advancement of directed energy technologies as well as creating and enabling a highly effective interactive community to achieve breakthrough technical goals.
Mark Neice
 

  • George Neil, invested 1 November 2006 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for constructing and bringing into operation the world’s most powerful CW Free-Electron Laser at 10 kW, also the world’s first FEL to lase at the second and fifth harmonics. He also performed the first demonstration of FEL oscillation with a tapered wiggler for high efficiency and the first measurement of optical beam quality in an FEL.
George Neil
 

  • Glen Perram, invested on 7 November 2007 in Huntsville, Alabama, was cited for significant contributions to the development of directed energy weapons through outstanding research in the area of chemical lasers, leadership in the education of military officers, and service to the profession through DEPS.
Glen Perram
 

  • Thomas Romesser, invested 13 November 2002 in Monterey, California, was cited for 25 years of significant contributions to the Nation's Directed Energy development program through the direction of TRW's directed energy efforts and promoting the interests of the Directed Energy Community.
Thomas Romesser
 

  • Harold Schall, invested 18 November 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii, was cited for outstanding leadership and technical contributions in the development, integration, and test of the Airborne Laser and other major HEL weapon systems and advancing the maturity of HEL wavefront control technologies.
Harold Schall
 

  • LaVerne Schlie, invested 18 November 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii, was cited for his exceptional research and numerous contributions to the field of high-energy lasers and high-power microwaves as well as his critical role in transitioning the technologies for use in directed-energy applications plus incorporating international HEL activities into the scope and forum of DEPS.
LaVerne Schlie
 

  • J.Thomas Schriempf, invested 13 November 2002 in Monterey, California, was cited for a career committed to directed energy research and development and his invaluable contributions to both the science and engineering of high energy lasers and our national security.
J.Thomas Schriempf
 

  • Donald Shiffler, invested 14 February 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama, was cited for leadership in the development and fielding of rep-rate high power microwave devices for national defense and security applications.
Donald Shiffler
 

  • Sadegh Siahatgar, invested 15 November 2005 in Lihue, Hawaii, was cited for more than thirty years of significant contributions toward development of Navy and DoD Directed Energy Systems, specifically in the fields of high energy laser optics, optical coatings, and optical metrology.
Sadegh Siahatgar
 

  • Alfred Skolnick, invested 20 October 2004 in Rockville, Maryland, was cited for extraordinary leadership, engineering acumen, and sustained superior performance over a thirty year period of making consistent and singular contributions to the forward progress of Directed Energy weapons for our Nation.
Alfred Skolnick
 

  • Jack Slater, invested 3 November 2009 in San Antonio, Texas, was recognized for over thirty years of distinguished contributions to the evolution of lasers to weapon class powers including incorporation of a proven methodology for independent measurement and validation of HEL system metrics.
Jack Slater
 

  • Phillip Sprangle, invested 15 November 2005 in Lihue, Hawaii, was cited for over thirty years of outstanding scientific leadership and exceptional research in directed energy, high energy laser propagation, free electron lasers, and advanced particle accelerators.
Phillip Sprangle
 

  • C. Martin Stickley, invested 14 November 2011 in La Jolla, California, was cited for leadership in the development of efficient diodes for pumping solid state lasers and of IR laser windows, and to the understanding and compensation of thermal effects in solid state lasers.
Martin Stickley
 

  • David Stoudt, invested 15 November 2005 in Lihue, Hawaii, was cited for exemplary leadership and engineering sagacity over a sustained period making consistent contributions to the forward progress of the U.S. Navy's Directed Energy Weapons Program.
David Stoudt
 

  • John Tatum, invested 20 October 2004 in Rockville, Maryland, was cited for outstanding contributions in investigating the effects of Radio Frequency Directed Energy on electronic systems, developing prediction tools/databases, and evaluating the utility of RFDEW for warfighters.
John Tatum
 

  • David Titterton, invested 10 March 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for his 45-year career in DE-related science. He continually engages the DE community and beyond, demonstrated by how he embraces international relationships and reaches out to both young and seasoned minds in order to advance scientific knowledge. His work is noted in over 150 technical reports and several books that he has authored.
David Titterton
 

  • Keith Truesdell, invested on 16 November 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, was cited for two decades of dedicated leadership in the development and scaling of chemical oxygen iodine lasers to megawatt-class power levels and validation of that performance through ten years of Airborne Laser testing.
Keith Truesdell
 

  • Patrick Vail, invested 23 October 2003 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was cited for technical and management contributions to the advancement of the full spectrum of the U.S. Directed Energy program through development and assessment of system concepts in high power microwaves, high energy lasers, and particle beams.
Patrick Vail


Nominating a DEPS Fellow

Individuals nominated for selection as a DEPS Fellow must have at least 10 years of active practice in DE-related fields. In addition, both the candidate and the nominator must be a current member of DEPS. It is suggested that you obtain a copy of your candidate's resume as it should provide most of the details that are required the nomination. Members of the DEPS Board of Directors, the DEPS Board of Scientific and Engineering Advisors, and the DEPS professional staff are not eligible to be nominated as Fellows.

Nomination Deadline
Nominations are accepted throughout the year, but new Fellows are announced only once, generally at the annual symposium in the fall. Completed nomination packages received after 1 September of any one year will be put in the pool for the next year.

Procedures

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Complete the Fellow Nomination Form, carefully following the directions on the form. This form is available either in PDF format, which may be printed and completed manually, or in Word format, that may be completed electronically then printed and mailed.

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Identify potential sponsors for this nomination.

 

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At least three sponsors, in addition to the initiator, are required for a nomination. 

 

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At least two sponsors must be current DEPS members. Sponsors who are not DEPS Fellows or Members may be chosen to broaden the base of sponsor support.

 

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No more than two sponsors should be from the applicant's organization or institution.

 

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The sponsors should be chosen to provide support for the candidate's major achievements. For example, an educator with industry consulting experience should have at least one sponsor from industry.

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Contact the potential sponsors.

 

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Explain your purpose, describe the reference that is needed.

 

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Obtain their support and agree on a target date for completion of the reference. 
 

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Either send each sponsor a copy of the Fellows Reference Form for completion or point them to this web site to obtain the reference form. Again, the form is available both in PDF format for manual completion, and in Word format for electronic completion.

 

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Effective references may depend on the sponsor's understanding of DEPS, the Fellows Program, and the candidate's qualifications. To assist with this understanding, provide the sponsor with copies of the completed Fellow Nomination Form (number 1 above) and the candidate's resume. Point them to this web site.

 

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The sponsor's letter of reference should be succinct, focusing on specifics which qualify the candidate. The sponsor should provide information on the candidate only in those areas in which the sponsor has personal knowledge.

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Write your own initiator's letter.

 

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This is often the most important reference based on the initiator's specific knowledge of the candidate's qualifications.

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Verify completeness of the nomination.

 

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Confirm that the sponsor's letters were completed and mailed to DEPS at the address provided. 

 

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Carefully confirm each item is complete on the Fellows Nomination Form. 

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Send the completed Fellow Nomination Package to DEPS at the address below.

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Verify receipt of the Nomination Package by DEPS
 

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Receipt of the package will be acknowledged by DEPS to the initiator. This will occur regardless of the manner in which the package was submitted.
 

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If you do not receive acknowledgment, DEPS did not receive the package.

Upon receipt of the Fellows Nomination Package, the application will be reviewed by the DEPS Board of Scientific and Engineering Advisors (BSEA). BSEA will check the package for completeness and inform the initiator of any omissions that would prevent adequate evaluation. Once the package is deemed complete, it will be evaluated by the BSEA. The selection of a candidate to the grade of Fellow shall be by a vote of at least 80% of the voting BSEA. If the total number of qualified candidates exceeds the quota for advancement that year, the BSEA will select the most qualified to fill the quota. Upon selection of a candidate, DEPS will work with the initiator to arrange for an appropriate presentation. DEPS will not inform any candidate of his nomination before this time.

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