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Carl Salvaggio ’85, ’87 (imaging science) joined the faculty of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science as an associate professor last fall.

Salvaggio, who holds a Ph.D. from SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry at Syracuse University, worked with the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Laboratory at RIT from 1987 to 1994. He left RIT for Washington, D.C., working first for Hughes Aircraft and then MRJ Inc. (which became part of Veridian Corp.). Salvaggio and his wife, Nanette Guido Salvaggio ’87 (imaging and photo technology), along with Joseph Sirianni ’94 (imaging science) and a fourth colleague formed a consulting company called Imagery Solutions in 1997.

Events of Sept. 11, 2001, made him think about making a change. Salvaggio was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles on American Airlines 77, the flight that was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon. At the last minute, his trip was cancelled.

Some months later, Salvaggio told DIRS Laboratory Director John Schott that he was ready to come back to RIT.

In addition to his faculty responsibilities, he continues as president of Imagery Solutions. Nanette serves as vice president for the company and full-time consultant. The two have one son, Philip, age 11.