Dr Antoniades has over 35 years of experience in the system, hardware and software development of advanced technology systems for a wide variety of applications, and he has demonstrated leadership in the academic, government and private sectors. His experience includes intelligence and reconnaissance for civil and tactical applications, thermonuclear fusion reactor design, pulsed power, directed energy and sensor systems for space, hyperspectral sensors for airborne, ground and space platforms, as well as electro-optical, metamaterial and electromagnetic systems for laboratory and field use.
As an entrepreneur, Dr Antoniades founded Vlepsis Inc. in 2017 to commercialize the world’s first gigapixel camera system developed initially for the US DoD. From 2003 to 2015, he served as the BAE Systems Fellow for ISR and as the Director of ISR Technology Development Directorate for tactical, spectral, and real-time, full motion, video imaging systems for dual use applications. He was responsible for program management and research direction, business development, marketing, financial corporate management, and expansion into new business sectors.
Previously, Dr. Antoniades worked on imaging systems for five years as a director with APTI, which was acquired by BAE Systems. He was a section head for seven years at the US Naval Research Laboratory, working on plasma physics, remote sensing, and hyperspectral imaging systems.
Dr Antoniades has received numerous awards and distinctions for technology development and transfer for ground, airborne and spaceborne applications, government and industry meritorious service and technology development and transition. He holds a Ph.D. in Plasma and High-Temperature Physics and a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Maryland College Park. He holds a Master of Science in Plasma and High-Temperature Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Antoniades is listed as an inventor in 7 patents and has over 100 publications.