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Filbert Bartoli, Director, Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems, National Science Foundation – Lehigh University
Presenting: Opportunities for Research at NSF and in the Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems Division

Speaker Profile

Filbert J. Bartoli

Filbert Bartoli serves as division director of the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems in the Directorate for Engineering. This division promotes fundamental research in device and component technologies, power, controls, computation, networking, communications, and cyber technologies to support the integration and networking of intelligent systems.

Prior to his current position, Bartoli served as Chandler Weaver Chair and professor and department chair of electrical and computer engineering at Lehigh University. Bartoli spent much of his career at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). From 1993-2000, he led the advanced materials section in the optical sciences division. Earlier, he spent eight years as head of the sources and effects section and nearly fifteen years as a research physicist. From 1986-2000, he also was a technical agent for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

He left NRL in 2000 to join NSF where he served for five years as program director in the Division of Electrical and Communications Systems before moving to Lehigh.

Bartoli’s research has focused on creating photonic, plasmonic, interferometric, and microfluidic technologies to develop biosensors, solar cells and new tools for biomedical discovery and other photonic applications. He has published more than 340 technical papers and holds twenty patents and one license.

Bartoli earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and his Ph.D. in physics at Catholic University of America. He is an active member and Fellow of OSA and IEEE and recently served as editor in chief for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.