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Tom Romesser
Vice President, Northrop Grumman Space Technology

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image Tom Romesser, who earned his MS (1973) and PhD (1974) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has significant accomplishments in both areas.
His technical leadership in isotope separation provided a key step in producing the palladium-103 isotope that has been used in the treatment of prostate cancers in over 100,000 men, with a record 84% cancer-free success rate. His work has also been instrumental in the development of high-energy lasers for use in land, air, and space defense systems. Dr. Romesser has spent his career in the aerospace industry, first at TRW Incorporated and, as Vice President of Technology Development, at Northrup Grumman. In 2002, he was made a fellow of the Directed Energy Professional Society, in recognition of 25 years of significant contributions to the nation’s directed energy development program. In 2003, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories
California Institute of Technology
Northrop Grumman Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Conference Chairs

Jean-Lou Chameau
President, California Institute of Technology
Alexis Livanos
President, Northrop Grumman Space Technology
Charles Elachi
Director, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Conference Organizers
Ares Rosakis
Director GALCIT, California Institute of Technology
Dwight Streit
Vice President, Foundation Technologies Northrop Grumman Space Technology


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