Dr. Christopher C. Wilcox

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Wilcox, Christopher C.
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SPIE Membership: 20.1 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | Senior status | 2020 SPIE Community Champion | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Area of Expertise: Optics, Adaptive Optics, MEMS, Liquid Crystals
Websites: Personal Website
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Christopher C. Wilcox, PhD is an Electrical Engineer at the US Air Force Research Laboratory. Prior to this, Dr. Wilcox worked in the field of Adaptive Optics, Optical Interferometry, and Wavefront Sensing & Control at the US Naval Research Laboratory for 15 years. His research areas include optics, adaptive optics, mathematics, and hardware interfacing. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and has his Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He earned his PhD in Engineering at the University of New Mexico in 2009 in which his dissertation topic was a model for atmospheric turbulence and holds several government patents. Dr. Wilcox is a Research Fellow at the US Naval Postgraduate School at the Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence in National Security. He is a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, in which he currently serves as chair of the SPIE Information Technologies Committee, is a member of the SPIE Publications and Strategic Planning Committees, and has chaired over a dozen technical conference sessions. Previous work also includes working for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array outside of Socorro, New Mexico. Dr. Wilcox has also had many years of experience in the development of mobile applications for smartphones including Android and iOS as well as web development and assisted in the development of SPIE’s first smartphone apps as well as the highly utilized SPIE Conferences app.

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