Dennis K. Killinger
Dennis K. Killinger
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Fellow of Optical Society of America
Office: ISA 4216
Lab: ISA 5070
Ph.D. physics, 1978, University of Michigan
- laser & optical physics
- Lidar remote sensing
- laser atmospheric propagation
- free-space optical laser telecommunication
- industrial applications of lasers & optical sensors
- technology transfer & applied R&D
Dr. Dennis K. Killinger is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Physics at the University of South Florida and is an expert in laser and optical remote sensing/Lidar, applied laser spectroscopy, laser physics, and Free Space Optical (FSO) laser communication. He received the BA degree from the University of Iowa, MA degree from De Pauw University, and Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Michigan. He has conducted research on radar analysis and microwave atmospheric propagation while employed as a research physicist at the Naval Avionics Facility, and was on the research staff in Quantum Electronics at Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducting research in the development of new solid state lasers and their application as spectroscopic Lidar probes of the atmosphere. In 1987, he joined the Physics faculty at the University of South Florida and is director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric Lidar and Laser Communication Studies, and past Technical Director of the Technology Deployment Center working on technology transfer for the University and regional industries.
Dr. Killinger is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Senior Member of the IEEE, past associate editor of Applied Optics and Optics Letters, past member of the NAS/NRC Committee on Optical Science and Engineering, and has served as chairman of several international conferences on lasers and applied spectroscopy. He has published over 200 technical papers, reports, and conference papers, and five books or book chapters.