Gianluca Longoni

Systems Engineer ManTech

"I was born in Torino, Italy, located in the northwest part of the country, in a region called Piedmont. I spent the first part of my life in Italy where I studied at the Polytechnic of Turin, earning a master’s degree in nuclear engineering. I then decided to move to the United States of America in August 2000, where I was accepted in the PhD program at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Not so long after that, I moved to the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where I earned a PhD in Nuclear Engineering Sciences and an MBA."

"Today I am employed as a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer by ManTech International, serving its many excellent customers within the Intelligence Community. In my current role I designed a system to treat complex cryptographic problems that directly contribute to the IC mission around the world."

"Before joining ManTech International, I was a research engineer and manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington state. At PNNL I developed methods to optimize tritium production for the US nuclear weapons stockpile, and I was a proud member of the Field Intelligence Element working on several projects of national relevance. I remember when I was brought into a project where I had been told, 'We would like to achieve this, but we do not even know if the physics exist, let alone the technology.' This is my best project so far, and it summarizes my attitude, that I have no reservations going into 'unknown territory' knowing that 'I will engineer my way out.'"

"In my spare time I like to work out, and I have been long time practitioner in martial arts, mainly aikido and jujutsu, and when possible I do not pass on the opportunity for some great scuba diving."

"Today I am employed as a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer by ManTech International, serving its many excellent customers within the Intelligence Community. In my current role I designed a system to treat complex cryptographic problems that directly contribute to the IC mission around the world."

Gianluca Longoni