H. Frederick Dylla is the Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a not-for-profit umbrella organization for 10 scientific societies that publishes scientific journals and provides information-based products and services. Prior to this appointment, Dylla was the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virginia. Concurrently he held an Adjunct Professorship in Physics and Applied Science at the College of William and Mary. The author of over 190 publications, Dylla received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Past President of the AVS (one of AIP’s ten Member Societies) where he was elected a Fellow in 1998 and is currently a distinguished lecturer for AVS. Dylla is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a founding member of its largest unit—Forum of Industrial and Applied Physics. He has been an active member in numerous local and regional technology development organizations, including appointments by the Virginia governor to two scientific commissions, and has served on many national advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his contributions to physics and national leadership of scientific professional associations in the promotion of physics.
Since becoming the Executive Director of AIP in April of 2007, Dylla has been active in promoting the importance of scientific journals for the scientific enterprise, advocating improved access to scientific information through various business models. In 2008, Dylla was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers (STM), and to the Executive Committee of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the American Association of Publishers (AAP). In 2009 Dylla helped organize and participated in the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable under the aegis of the US House Science and Technology Committee. The Roundtable developed consensus recommendations for the development of public access policies for scholarly data and publications.