Ronald Driggers

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Optical Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
Office Location: 
Meinel 437
Mailing Address: 

College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Phone Number: 
407-669-6958
Education: 
  • Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1990
  • M.S., University of Memphis, 1986
  • B.S., University of Memphis, 1984
Employment: 
  • Professor: University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2020-present
  • Professor: University of Central Florida, College of Optics and Photonics, 2017-2020
  • President & CEO: St. Johns Optical Systems, 2013-2017
  • Superindendent, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Optical Sciences Division (Senior Executive Service), 2008-2013
Awards and Honors: 
  • University of Memphis Alumni of the Year, 2010
  • OSA Fellow, 2008
  • MSS Fellow, 2006
  • SPIE Fellow, 2004
  • US Army RDA Award (Technical Leadership) 2007
  • US Army RDA Award (Technical Excellence) 2007
  • Federal Engineer of the Year (Top 10) 2002
  • U.S. Army Materiel Command Engineer of the Year, 2002
  • U.S. Army CECOM Technical Employee of the Year, 2001
  • US Navy Engineering Duty Officer of the Year (William Kastner Award), 2001
  • US Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate Employee of the Year, 2000

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