Mikhail A. Vorontsov is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Optonicus.
He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1977 and Doctor of Science in physics and mathematics in 1989, both from Moscow State University.
Currently he is a Professor & Wright Brothers Endowed Chair in Ladar and Free Space Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) at University of Dayton and a research professor at University of Maryland College Park.
From 1997 to 2009 Vorontsov was a senior physicist and Director of the Intelligent Optics Laboratory in the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory.
has published over 250 papers and four books on the subjects of adaptive optics, beam control, nonlinear spatio-temporal dynamics and image processing.
Vorontsov is ARL, SPIE and OSA Fellow and a recipient of several awards including: University of Maryland "Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty" award (2008); U.S. Army Research and Development Achievement Award: "Target-in-the-Loop Beam Control and Active Imaging"; ARL Achievement Award for Best Publication (2006) and ARL Achievement Award for Science for development of a new generation of adaptive laser communication and imaging systems (2000).