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Glenn Eli Baker

Karatholuvu Balasubramaniam

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Jeremy Banik

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Elizabeth Kay Bartlett

Raymond Bemish

Brendan Bialy

Lauren Danielle Bierman

Ken David Blackburn

Nydeia Bolden

Ryan Steven Booth

Christopher Box

Geoffrey Keith Bradshaw

Kevin Brink

Robert Allen Brown

Jarrod Paul Brown

Jessica Lynn Buckner

David John Buehler

Matthew Burfeindt

Robert Patrick Bush

Pamela Card

Daniel S. Cargill

Stacey R Carswell

Jared Clements

Ryan Coder

Jonah Colman

david lyttleton cooke

Russell Cooper

Matthew A Cooper

Vince Cowan

Andrew Crete

Jacob Edward Darling

James D Davis

Benjamin Thomas Dickinson

Darnell Diggs

Angela Spence Diggs

Jacob Dodson

Christopher Dodson

Emily Doucette

Derek Thomas Doyle

Hans-Peter Dumm

Arthur Henry Edwards

Jennifer Elle

Alex Englesbe

Richard Scott Erwin

Elizabeth Escamilla

Kaitlin Fair

Dale Curtis Ferguson

Rafael Fierro

Philip Flater

Timothy Fleming

Justin Ryan Fletcher

Kathryn Turk Flynn

Thomas Fraser

Michael D. Gallegos

Jeff Ganley

Jamie Gantert

Eli Garduno

Robert Garner

Paul David Gensheimer

Sean Gibbons

Hanna Eleanor Gjermo

George C Goldsmith

John Robert Grimes

Jacob Robert Grosek

Shelly Ann Gruenig, PhD

Venkata Gudimetla

Daniel Stephen Guillette

Jason Hammond

Beth Hanning

David Barrett Hardin

Arthur Garfield Hassall

Andrew James Haug

Carl Henney

Leanne Joan Henry

Joanna Hinks

Rachel Hock-Mysliwiec

Brad Hoff

Ryan Hoffmann

Jeffrey Morgan Holmes

Cheryl Yu-Ying Huang

Chaosong Huang

Geoffrey Drake Jenkins

Robert L. Johnson

Stephen Kahler

Lee A Kann

Brian Kasch

Christian Keith Keyser

Jordan Taylor Kirk

Tomislav Kosta

Michael Lambrecht

Mayer Landau

Matthew Isaac Landavazo

Christopher Joseph Leach

Nathan Lemke

Joshua Lentz

Zachary Levin

Pedro Lopez-Fernandez

Alan Lovell

Tyler M. Lovelly

Darren Patrick Luke

Ron Lumia

Timothy J Madden

Diana Maestas

Chi Mai

Stacy Manni

Peter Mardahl

Oscar Martinez

Brian Maue

Julian McCafferty

Chris McCartan

Steven McClendon

James P McCollough

Ryan McGuire

Jesse Keith Mee

Kevin Meng

Scott Milster

Christopher D Molek

Dennis Montera

Kyle H Montgomery

Christian Paul Morath

Fernando Moreu

Nicholas John Morley

Gabriel Mounce

Josue David Munoz

Michael Dean Murphy

Shadi Naderi

Madeleine Naudeau

Michael Nayak

Lynn James Neergaard

Kenneth S Obenberger

Meeko Oishi

Rachel Oliver

Garrett Olsen

Jesse Olson

Spencer E Olson

Andrew Ongstad

Larry E Parten

Crystal Pasiliao

Eduardo Lewis Pasiliao

Shivani Patel

Thomas L Peng

Dylan Penn

Christopher Daniel Petersen

Michael Edwin Peterson

Sean Phillips

Stephen Phillips

Andrew Carballo Pineda

Greg A. Pitz

John Bryan Plumley

Benjamin Douglas Prince

Ben Pulford

John Michael Rask

Daniel Archer Reasor

Malcolm Steven Reese

Remington Reid

Jeanne M Riga

Eric Robertson

Christopher Rocker

Patrick Andrew Roddy

Cal T Roman

Erin Ruiz

Connie Sue Runyan

Adam James Rutkowski

Judith Ann Saavedra

Lazaro P Sanchez

Eric Lewis Scarborough

Waid Thomas Schlaegel

Andreas Schmitt-Sody

Amanda Schrand

Frederick Schult

Paul W. Schumacher

Matthew Scott

John Paul Sena

Judith B Sherrill

Ryan Sherrill

Michael Peter Sheyka

Stephen Charles Sieck

Michelle Regan Simon

Andrew James Sinclair

Jacob Wade Singleton

Robert Sivilli

Sally Smith

Mark F. Spencer

Matthew Squires

Jaime Stearns

Elizabeth H Steenbergen

Joy Stein

Michael J. Steinbock

Karl Andrew Stolleis

Dimitar M Stoyanov

Eric K Sutton

Thomas Ryan Swindle

Brenton Taft

Jennifer Talley

Chung-Jen John Tam

Wilkin Tang

Nicholas Tarasenko

Brian K Kyle Taylor

Brian D D Taylor

Mehran Tehrani

Rhoe A Thompson

Chau Ton

Victor Torres

Jimmy E Touma

William Alexander Toussaint

Ashley Joseph Trowell

Joseph D Trujillo

Lok-kun Tsui

Jeannette van den Bosch

Noah Richard Van Zandt

Charles Francis Vaughan

Robert W Vick

Albert Viggiano

Robert M Watson

Reed Alan Weber

Preston Thomas Webster

Ryan M. Weisman

Stephen M White

Michael D White

Benjamin Raymond Wilde

Raymond James Willemann

Andrew Williams

David M Wilt

Donald Joseph Wittich

Jiakang Xie

Kate Yoshino

Justin William Young

Shawn Young

Richard S Zappulla

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Mark F. Spencer

Mark F. Spencer recently graduated with a PhD in Optical Sciences and Engineering from the Department of Engineering Physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).  He attended AFIT with the support of a Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship and is currently a Research Physicist with his sponsoring facility, the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate (AFRL/RD).  Mark's doctoral research extended the theory currently available in modeling rough surface scattering to include the effects of partially coherent electromagnetic beam illumination.  Such illumination plays a pivotal role in the use of active-illumination systems, similar to those found in directed-energy and remote-sensing applications, which use the light scattered from distant targets for tactical purposes. 

Mark graduated from the University of Redlands (U of R) in 2008 with a BS in Physics and from AFIT in 2011 with a MS in Optical Sciences and Engineering.  His research experience includes working as a SMART Intern at AFRL (Fall 2012, and 2013), a STTR team member with the Optical Sciences Company (2011), a Physics Intern at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Summer 2008), and as a Directed Energy Summer Intern at AFIT (Summer 2007).  He has also held research assistant positions at AFIT in the Center for Directed Energy (Winter 2009 - Fall 2011), the University of Arizona in the College of Optical Sciences (Fall 2008), and the U of R in the Department of Physics (Summer 2006).  Mark is a regular member of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS), and the Optical Society of America (OSA) and is a lifetime member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Kappa honors societies.




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