Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Dr. Stephen McCahon

  • Co-Founder & Chief Scientist Ionatron/Applied Energetics.
  • Founder Applied Optical Sciences.
  • Ph.D. Photonics, University of Iowa, 1996. MSEE, 1988 & BSEE 1986 University of Southern California.
  • 30+ patents, patents applications, > 50 peer reviewed and conference proceeding publications.

Dr. Gregory Quarles

  • Primary reasons for inclusion: Career spans Gov’t/ DoD / private. Congressional / DoD Bridge & Liaison
  • Chief Scientific Officer for The Optical Society (OSA) in Washington, DC.
  • Ph.D. M.S., B.S., Physics, University of Oklahoma, 1987.
  • 30+ years experience Optical Physics, Executive and Management Positions, Major Scientific Advisory Boards
  • 100+ Publications, 5 Patents

Dr. L. A. Schlie

  • Primary reasons for inclusion: Gov’t / DoD / Nationally recognized expert in DEW, DoD Bridge / Liasion
  • 40+ years experience In Optical Physics, Sr. Gov’t Scientist for Directed Energy Weapons
  • Ph.D. EE , 1970, MSEE, 1966, BSEE, University of Illinois, 1965
  • 70+ journal papers, 2 book chapters and 21 patents
  • Advisor for DoD, DOE, NASA and NSF on laser technology, applications and effects

Dr. Charles Hale

  • Primary reasons for inclusion: DoD recognized expert in Adv. Technology Development, DoD Liaison
  • Partner Applied Optical Sciences
  • Ph.D. Engineering, Purdue University, 1999, MBA, University of Arizona. 2006.
  • 21+ years experience in engineering and program management in commercial and D.o.D. environments.
  • 14 publications, 1 patent issued.

Dr. James Harrison

  • Primary reasons for inclusion: Broad background in Commercial Optical Technology Product Development.
  • Ph.D., M.S., B.S. Electrical Engineering, M.I.T., 1986.
  • 30+ years experience in Lasers, Optical physics, Electronic materials, Program and Executive Management.
  • 10 patents issued or pending, 60+ scientific publications.