STEPHEN W. ALLISON
Emerging Measurements (EMCO
9910 Kay Meg Way
Education: Ph.D. Engineering Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 1979.
M.S. Physics, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, August 1974.
B.S. Physics and Math, Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, May 1972.
Dissertation: Laser Induced Emission of UF6
Areas of Specialization
He has participated with his close associates in pioneering thermometry based on phosphor materials. This technique has seen use in internal fighter jet engines, heat pump efficiency studies, motor-surface measurements, aerodynamic model thermometry, and other applications. He authored the first paper to characterize high-power pulsed laser damage to optical fibers and one of the early papers on how to design laser-fiber delivery systems. During the 1989 school year he was a Visiting Professor in Engineering Physics at the University of Virginia where he established feasibility of a medical imaging device for enabling brain surgery in high magnetic fields. His relationship continued with that school as an Advisory Board Member to the Center for High Temperature Composites from 1995 - 1997. Also, he is a past adjunct Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee where he has taught introductions to optics and to lasers. He has coauthored about 100 papers. His current plans concern the development of phosphor thermometry, new optical materials (including nanopowders), and fiber sensor applications.
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant
1978 Development Associate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1989 R&D Staff Member
1995 Senior R&D Staff Member
2004 Distinguished R&D Staff Member
University of Tennessee,
Adjunct Professor Electrical Engineering, 1987 to1992
Adjunct Professor of Physics, 1999- present
Instructor of Laser Fundamentals and Introduction to Optics classes
University of Virginia, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics Department
Visiting Research Associate Professor of Engineering Physics, 1989-1990
Professional Societies and Activities:
Member of Advisory Board for the Center for High Temperature Composites at the University of Virginia, 1994-1996.
Editorial Board Member for the Review of Scientific Instruments, 1997-1999.
Fellow of the ISA (The International Society of Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation.) 2006
Chairman 2002 IIS Symposium of the ISA.
Director of the Aerospace Industries Division of the ISA. 2005-2006.
Vice President Elect Automation and Technology Department of the ISA 2011-2012.
Vice President of Thermometry Systems of the Test and Measurement Division.
MS and PhD Advisory Committees at the Universities of TN, VA, and AL A&M.
STEM Advisory Board of Roane State Community College
American Museum of Science and Energy Award for Galvanneal Thermometry 1998.
R&D 100 Award for Galvanneal Thermometry System, 1999.
Innovative Technology Award – DoD Counter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office 2006.
Fellow of the International Society of Automation (ISA) 2006.
Space Act Award from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center 2007.
UOP Technology Award of the ISA 2008.
The Department of Energy Secretarial Achievement Award, January 2009.
32 Technical Reports
35 Major Presentations