2019
RAPID
19-21 August 2019
Miramar Beach, FL, USA
Research and Applications of Photonics in Defense

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration for technical sessions is open to all members of the scientific and technical community., i.e. government, academia and industry.

2019 Travel Grants Available

The IEEE Photonics Society is providing more travel grant opportunities than ever to encourage early career participation and mentorship at IEEE RAPID. The grant funds within both application programs are intended to be used for travel and lodging expenses. In addition, comped student registrations for the conference will be given to the grantees. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 14, 2019.

Keynote Speaker

Richard J. Joseph
Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. 

Richard J. Joseph Bio:

Dr. Richard J. Joseph is the Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. He serves as the chief scientific adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, and provides assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. In this role, he identifies and analyzes technical issues and brings them to the attention of Air Force leaders, and interacts with other Air Staff principals, operational commanders, combatant commands, acquisition and science and technology communities to address cross-organizational technical issues and solutions. He also interacts with other services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense on issues affecting the Air Force technical enterprise. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He is the principal science and technology representative of the Air Force to the civilian scientific and engineering community and to the public at large.

General Co-Chair

Monica Allen, Ph.D.
Air Force Research Laboratory

Monica Allen Bio:

Monica Allen is a Senior Research Electronics Engineer at the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Florida. Her primary areas of research interest include modeling, simulation, fabrication and characterization of nonlinear optical, photonic, and plasmonic physics through exploitation of light-matter interactions for application in detection and sensing.

General Co-Chair

Jeffery Allen, Ph.D.
Air Force Research Laboratory

Jeffery Allen Bio:

Jeffery Allen is a Senior Research Electronics Engineer at the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  His primary area of interest is electromagnetic wave matter interaction, metamaterials, optimized RF apertures, conformal/structurally integrated apertures, semiconductor physics, IR plasmonics, nonlinear optics, quantum sensing and research in novel sensing paradigms.