Boyan Tabakov

Program Officer

U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Dr. Boyan Tabakov is the Program Officer for the Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMP) portfolio at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in Arlington, VA. His primary objective is to nurture basic AMP research efforts supporting technological advances in areas relevant to the Air Force and Space Force Missions, including precision navigation, timekeeping, remote sensing, metrology, and novel materials. Prior to his current position, Dr. Tabakov served in different roles at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate (RI) in Rome, NY. His main objectives there were to establish AFRL/RI trapped ion capabilities and to grow them towards the exploration of photon-mediated quantum networks with trapped ion nodes, for Air Force needs.