BS. Physics and Math 1972. Harding University - Searcy, AR.
MS Physics 1974. University of Memphis - Memphis, TN.
PhD Engineering Physics 1979. University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA.
R&D 100 Award for the Galvanneal Thermometry System in 1999
Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant 1978-1989
University of Virginia Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 1989-present
A staff member at the Oak Ridge facilities since 1978, he has participated
with his close associates in pioneering fluorescence-based thermometry. This
technique has seen use in internal fighter jet engines, heat pump efficiency
studies, motor-surface measurements, the steel industry, and other
applications. His other activities have included a wide variety of laser,
optical and fiberoptic diagnostic investigations. He has held adjunct
appointments at the Universities of Virginia (Engineering Physics) and
Tennessee (Electrical Engineering and Physics Departments) He has coauthored
about 80 papers. His current plans concern the development of phosphor
thermometry, laser materials processing, new optical materials, and fiber
sensor applications. He has 7 patents.
Some Representative Publications:
S. W. Allison, G. T. Gillies, D. W. Magnuson, and T. Pagano, Pulsed
Laser Damage to Optical Fibers, App. Opt. 24, pp. 3140-3145, 1985.
S. W. Allison, Ramos, P. A., and Gillies, G. T., Microchannel Plate
Intensifier Response in a Transverse Magnetic Field, Electronic Letters,
Vol. 26, No. 12, pp. 770-772, June 7, 1990.
S. W. Allison, D. L. Beshears, M. R. Cates, B. W. Noel, and W. D. Turley, Taking
an engine's temperature, Mechanical Engineering, Vol.
110(1), pp. 72-74, 1997.
S. W. Allison and G. T. Gillies, ARemote
thermometry with thermographic phosphors: Instrumentation and applications,@
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68(7), pp. 1-36, July 1997.
W. W. Manges, S. W. Allison, J. R. Vehec, AGalvanneal
thermometry with a thermographic phosphor system@,
Iron and Steel Engineer Vol. 74(12), pp. 33-36, Dec. 1997.
S. W. Allison, M. R. Cates, and D. L. Beshears, "A Survey of Thermally
Sensitive Phosphors for Pressure Sensitive Paint Applications" Published
in the Proceedings of the ISA 46th Annual, May 2000.
A J Sanders, A D Alexeev, S W Allison, V Antonov, K A Bronnikov, J W
Campbell, M R Cates, T A Corcovilos, D D Earl, T Gadfort, G T Gillies , M J
Harris,N I Kolosnitsyn, M Yu Konstantinov, V N Melnikov,R J Newby, R G Schunk,
and L L Smalley, Project SEE (satellite energy exchange: an international
effort to develop a space-based mission for precise measurements of
gravitation, Class. Quantum Grav. 17, 2331-2345, (2000)