Dr. Greg A. Pitz, PHD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Physics

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Dr. Pitz received his B.A. and M.S. degree in Physics from Wright State University, Dayton, OH, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. In 2010 he received his PhD from the Air Force Institute of Technology, where his primary work was to perform research to aid the development of electric hybrid lasers. His Master’s Thesis was to aid in the understanding of pure oxygen discharges and their usefulness for Electrically pumped Oxygen Iodine Lasers (EOIL). His dissertation contributed to the understanding of the cesium line-shape and collisional kinetics associated with diode pumped alkali lasers (DPAL). Since then, he has been serving at the Principal Investigator of the Novel High Energy Laser Sources Program at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM.


PhD, Applied Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2010

MS, Physics, Wright State University, 2004

BA, Physics, Wright State University, 2001




Outstanding Mentor Award, July 2021

RD’s Giller Award for Novel Fiber Structures, January 2019

Directed Energy Outstanding Mentor Award, January 2018

RDL’s Sparks Award for Gas Laser Research, November 2015

RD’s Giller Award for Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers, January 2014

RDL Innovation Award for DPAL & Discharge Assisted Noble Gas Lasers, November 2013

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers, January 2012

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