DARPA, Defense Sciences Office (DSO)
Dr. Michael Fiddy
Dr. Michael Fiddy joined DARPA as a Program Manager in the Defense Sciences Office in September 2016. His current interests include fundamental studies of wave-matter interactions from RF to visible light frequencies. Advancing scattering and inverse scattering methods for multiple scattering media leads to new imaging techniques and tools to synthesize 2-D and 3-D materials and structures, including those with sub-wavelength features. These research areas can also deepen our understanding of biological systems.
Dr. Fiddy comes to DARPA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he was the founding director of the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications and director of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Metamaterials. Prior to UNC Charlotte, he was Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department head at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a physics faculty member at Kings College London. Dr. Fiddy has a B.Sc. and Ph.D. from London University and is a fellow of IOP (UK), OSA and SPIE.