S. J. GITOMER, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Steven J. Gitomer received his Bachelors (1964) and Masters (1966) Degrees from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland) and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1969. From 1969 to 1973, his was a member of the faculty of the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1974, he has been a member of the technical staff of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests have been primarily in the areas of laser interaction with matter, plasma simulation, and free-electron lasers.
From 1991 to 1993, Dr. Gitomer served at the US. Department of Energy's Office of Arms Control (Washington, DC) where his work focused on implementation of the Threshold Test Ban Treaty (TTBT) and the establishment of the science and technology centers in Russia and Ukraine. In 1994 and 1995, he served short term U.S. Department of State assignments in Washington, DC and Kiev, Ukraine involving the founding and establishment of the ISTC and STCU. He has been a member of U.S. delegations to the TTBT, ISTC and STCU on dozens occasions.
Since 1993, he has been a member of Los Alamos' Nonproliferation and International Security (NIS) Division and a member of the Center for International Security Affairs (CISA) since its founding in 1995. He is now a technical staff member of the Russian Nonproliferation Programs Office at CISA under NIS Division.
Dr. Gitomer has current responsibilities as: U.S. Member of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC, Moscow) Scientific Advisory Committee; Senior Science Advisor to the U.S. Department of State for the Science Centers in Russia (ISTC) and in Ukraine (STCU, Kiev); and principal Los Alamos point-of-contact for the ISTC, STCU, and Lab-to-Lab interactions with the FSU (Former Soviet Union).
Dr. Gitomer has published nearly fifty papers in plasma physics and laser fusion. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and was awarded the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984. He presently serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.