Dr John Pellegrino
Dr. John M. Pellegrino is the Director of the Sensors & Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).
Dr. Pellegrino holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Gordon College, Boston, MA and Master's and a Doctoral degree in Physics from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Prior to his appointment in September 1998 to the Director, SEDD, Dr. Pellegrino was the Chief, Electro-Optics and Acoustics Division and Associate Director for Sensors Research.
He also served as Chief, ARL Signal and Information Processing Division, and Chief, Optical Processing Branch, Harry Diamond Laboratories.
He began his professional career as a Physicist in September 1981 at the Harry Diamond Laboratories.
Dr. Pellegrino serves as the Chair of the RDECOM Sensors and Power & Energy Technology Focus Teams.
He regularly serves by invitation as conference chair, technical consultant for various programs, and as a member of various advisory boards and committees.
These include serving as a member of the SPIE
Board of Directors, Chair of the SPIE Symposia Committee, Chair of the Office of Secretary of Defense Energy
and Power Technologies Initiative, Army member of the Defense Department Advisory Group on Electron Devices
, and conferences and studies on sensors and sensor networking.
Dr. Pellegrino is a fellow of the International Optical Engineering Society (SPIE), and a Senior Member of the IEEE; he also a member of AAAS, Sigma Xi, and the Optical Society of America.
is recipient of the 2009 Meritorious Presidential Rank Award; twice recipient of the U.S. Army Research and Development Achievement Award (1994 & 1997), and a recipient of the Harry Diamond Laboratories
Hinman Award for Technical Achievement (1986).
He has authored and co-authored more than two dozen technical papers and reports, and is co-editor of the book Acousto-Optic Signal Processing.
plenary presentation slides can be found here.