Jonathan D. Zuegel

Laser and Materials Development Division Director

Dr. Jonathan D. Zuegel is the Laser and Materials Development Division Director, Engineering Divsion Director, and a Senior Scientist at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics. As division director, Dr. Zuegel leads LLE's multidisciplinary technical staff for developing and maintaining technology, custom equipment, and the infrastructure needed to conduct research at LLE. Dr. Zuegel led the Laser Technology Development Group from 2001 to 2014.

Dr. Zuegel is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He has served as program chair and general chair for the OSA Advanced Solid State Photonics (ASSP) topical meeting, program chair for the biennial conference of the International Committee on Ultra-Intense Lasers (ICUIL), chair of two program subcommittees of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), and the OSA Technical Group Chair for Laser Systems. He is currently the Program Co-Chair for CLEO 2015, and serves on the CLEO Steering Committee. He has also served on international advisory committees related to the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) in Europe.

Dr. Zuegel joined LLE in 1996 after receiving his Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. He received his B.S. (1983) and Masters of Engineering (1984) in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and served in the U.S. Navy in the Department of Energy Division of Naval Reactors. Dr. Zuegel is author or co-author on more than 100 papers and more than 150 conference presentations.

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