Spiros Dimolitsas is Senior Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer at Georgetown University. In this role, he leads Georgetown’s development of innovation alliances and partnerships with industry, universities, and national laboratories domestically and overseas to address complex socio-technical problems of our time in such fields as health, security and sustainability.
Prior to joining Georgetown Spiros served as Senior Executive for Engineering and Associate Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL), an applied-science national security organization. In that capacity, Dr. Dimolitsas led the engineering design of the world’s largest laser (the National Ignition Facility); and the design, fabrication and fielding of systems for cyber operations, environmental sustainability, energy and counter-proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
Prior to LLNL, Dr. Dimolitsas held a variety of positions with the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat), the United Technologies Corporation, the Mayo Clinic and the High Energy and Nuclear Equipment-Geneva S.A. in the semi-conductor and biomedical industries, in the United States and Europe.
Dr. Dimolitsas chairs the scientific board of Leidos’ Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, and is a member of the board of the MedStar Heatlh Research Institute.
Dr. Dimolitsas holds a B.S. in Theoretical Physics with Honors from Sussex University in England; a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Imperial College and Queen Mary College –London; and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Sussex University. In 1992, he received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers outstanding achievement medallion, and in 1995 was elected Fellow of the Institute. In 2013, he was inducted to the National Academy of Inventors.