Philip Hemmer received his B.S. in physics from the University of Dayton, and his Ph.D. in physics from MIT. He worked many years as a physicist for the Air Force Research Laboratory at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA. Since 2002, he has been with the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. His current research interests include quantum optics especially with nitrogen-vacancy diamond, subwavelength imaging, quantum computing in solids, plasmon-based nano-optics, slow and stopped light, and ultrasound imaging.