Dr. DAVID M. PEPPER, Ph.D.: 35+ years experience in scientific and applied technology research, laser technology. Career: Senior Research Scientist & Manager--HRL Laboratories and Hughes Research Laboratories; Adjunct Professor--Pepperdine University, Malibu; B.S. (Summa Cum Laude), Physics, UCLA; M.S. & Ph.D., Applied Physics, Caltech. Howard Hughes Masters & Doctoral Fellow. Extensive research & applied technology experience in lasers, quantum electronics, photonics, nonlinear optics, phase conjugation, laser communication, adaptive optics, spatial light modulators, remote sensors, laser ultrasonics, optical processing, fibers, E-O systems, MEMS. 250+ technical publications, presentations, university colloquia, international workshops, symposia, short courses. Served on DSRC & NSF panels. JASON Defense Advisory Panel invitee. 2 articles in Scientific American; 6 invited chapters in 5 reference textbooks; 67 issued US patents. “HRL Outstanding/Distinguished Inventor of the Year,” won award 13 years (1997-2008; 2010). Rudolph Kingslake Award & Medal, SPIE; Fellow, Optical Society of America, OSA; past Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics; Appears in myriad Who's Who compilations. Expertise in scientific and applied technology research, technical proposal writing, patents, program management, technical marketing, teaching.