Dr. Fred Dylla joined the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in 1990 and presently leads the Technology Transfer Program. He is the Program Manager for the Free-Electron Laser (FEL) Project and concurrently holds an Adjunct Professorship in Applied Science at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
From 1975-1990, he held various research and management positions at Princeton University's Plasma Physics Laboratory, including responsibility for the design and operations of the vacuum systems, gas injection systems and vacuum diagnostics for the large tokamaks at Princeton. He developed glow discharge conditioning procedures which are widely used in fusion, accelerator and materials processing systems. He was president of Princeton Scientific Consultants from 1981-1990, a firm specializing in ultrahigh vacuum and plasma technology. He is a Past-President of the American Vacuum Society and a member of the Governing Board of the American Institute of Physics.
In local and regional communities, Dr. Dylla serves on the City of Newport News Applied Research Center Marketing Committee, the Jefferson Center for Research and Technology Committee, the Peninsula Alliance for Economic Development board, the Virginia Microelectronics Consortium and on the City of Newport News Applied Research Center University Consortium. He also served on the State Council of Higher Education's Committee to re-evaluate all physics Ph.D. programs.
Dr. Dylla received a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master's degree and a Ph.D in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.