Steven J. Stagnitto is the Administrative Division Director and Controller of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Steven is responsible for LLE administrative services including human resources, finance and accounting, procurement, contractual management, publications, and facility management. Steven is also the Facility Security Officer for the lab.
Mr. Stagnitto joined LLE in 1998 as an Optical Engineer working in the Opto-Mechanical Systems group. He contributed to the design of laser diagnostics and implementation of several laser enhancements on OMEGA early in his career. Steven was appointed section leader of the Opto-Mechanical Systems group in 2001 and held that position until mid-2008. In 2008, he began the next phase of his career as Associate Laser Facility Manager for OMEGA. After 3 years, Steven was promoted to Laser Facility Manager for OMEGA and held this position from 2011 through 2018. In September of 2018, he was appointed Administrative Division Director and Controller of LLE.
Mr. Stagnitto received a B.S. in Optics with Distinction in 1998 from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics. Steven graduated from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School with an M.B.A. in 2003 and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society in business administration.