Biographies


Marvin B. Klein

Ph.D., Manager, Laser Ultrasonics Product Group, and formerly the President of Lasson Technologies, received his B.A. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Until 1973, he was with Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, N.J. In 1973, he joined the Optical Physics Laboratory at Hughes Research Laboratories. From 1987 until 1995 he was Manager of the Nonlinear Materials and Devices Department at Hughes. At Hughes, he worked on the application of lasers for non-linear frequency conversion, phase conjugation, holographic storage, optical limiting, diode laser power combining, and laser ultrasonics. He left Hughes in 1997 to form Lasson Technologies, whose focus was on process control and in-service inspection using laser ultrasonics. He joined IOS when they purchased Lasson in November, 2006. Dr. Klein has authored over 75 publications (including 19 on laser ultrasonics), and has been issued 16 patents. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Stephen E Pflanze

B.A. Physics, B.S Electrical Engineering. Research and Development Engineer at Intelligent Optical Systems, recevied his B.A. Physics from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St Louis. Until 1988 he was an engineer at General Dynamics, Pomona, CA, and Rancho Cucamonga CA, where he worked on Stinger Missile and the Phalanx Gun System. From 1988 to 1998 he was a consulting engineer who worked on electronics for disk drives, CCD read out signal processing chains, power supplies, and RF remote controls. From 1998 to present he has worked at Intelligent Optical Systems where, in support of research projects, he has designed electronics, firmware, and software for chemical sensors, and laser ultrasonics. He has designed some of electronic devices used in the laser ultrasonics system, and is the responsible programmer for LaserScan which is the application that operates the laser ultrasonics system.