Gisele Bennett, PhD

Gisele Bennett, PhD
Trustee since 2019

Dr. Gisele Bennett brings extensive experience in basic and applied R&D to Riverside Research’s Board of Trustees. Across multidisciplinary programs, Dr. Bennett’s research experience includes work supporting industry, federal, and Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

Dr. Bennett has held academic, industry, and research positions for over 29 years. These positions include Senior VP for Strategic and Research Initiatives and Professor at Florida Tech, numerous positions at Georgia Tech and founding member of a startup. At Georgia Tech, she held the positions of Regents’ Researcher, an Associate Vice President for Research, Faculty Integration, and Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and was responsible for increasing research collaboration between academic and applied research. At the Georgia Tech Research Institute, she held the Glenn Robinson Chair in Electro-Optics, founded the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center and as the Director for the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory grew the research portfolio from industry and DoD sponsored research in the areas of optical imaging systems, EO modeling, and simulation, LIDAR development for sensing, Active-EO Systems development, and IoT sensor system development.

She is on the Board of Directors for the Optical Society, served as the 2017-2019 President for the IEEE Council on RFID and is a member of the AIP Investment Advisory Committee. She is a fellow with OSA and SPIE and a member of the Army Science Board. In addition to other professional recognitions, she has received the Superior Civilian Service Medal, and the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the Department of the Army.

Dr. Bennett holds a BSE and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida. She earned her PhD in electrical engineering and Certificate in Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology.