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Dr Nicholas Morley

Senior Scientist, High Power Photonics,
Air Force Reseach Laboratory
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Air Force Reseach Laboratory

Bio

Nicholas Morley is a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives and holds the position of Senior Scientist for High Power Photonics at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate. He completed his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico, in 1993; after which he went on to work as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Air Force Phillips Laboratory investigating laser interaction with materials. Since September of 1999 he has served in many positions within AFRLs Directed Energy Directorate, including: Technical Advisor and Branch Chief for the Laser Effects Research Branch; Chief of the High Power Electric Laser Branch; Technical Advisor for the System Engineering and Assessment, Special Projects, and Laser Applications Branches; and Laser System Core Technical Competency Area Lead.

Industry
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  • Government- U.S. Military

Education

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
PhD, 1993
Nuclear Engineering
1991 To 1993
Dissertation: Two-Dimensional Thermal Hydraulic Analyses of High Temperature Packed Beds with Applications to The Pellet Bed Reactor
Advisor: Prof Mohamed El-Genk

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
MS, 1991
Nuclear Engineering
1988 To 1991
Advisor: Prof Mohamed El-Genk

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
BS, 1988
Nuclear Engineering
1982 To 1988

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Associate, 1987
Computer Programming
1982 To 1987

Industry

  • Government- U.S. Military

Professional Interest

  • Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion
  • Plasmadynamics and Lasers
  • Thermodynamics

University

  • University of New Mexico

Professional Interests
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  • Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion
  • Plasmadynamics and Lasers
  • Thermodynamics

Other Professional Affiliations

Optical Society of America
2018 - Present

SPIE
2010 - Present

Directed Energy Professional Society
2000 - Present

American Nuclear Society
1988 - 1996