Richard Silberglitt

Position Department / Business Unit
Senior Physical Scientist
Institution Disciplines
RAND Corporation Physics
City State / Provence
Arlington Virginia
Country Website
U.S.A. link

Richard Silberglitt (Ph.D., Solid State Physics) is a Senior Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation.

Dr. Silberglitt is experienced in performing, evaluating, and managing research in ceramics, magnetic materials, superconductivity, joining of advanced materials, microwave processing of materials, solar energy, and other advanced technology areas. He was co-author of a foresight study for the National Intelligence Council of global trends in bio-, nano-, and materials technologies and their synergies with information technology by 2015, which is currently being updated to 2020. He recently led a nanotechnology analysis and roadmapping effort on nanotech applications. He also authored an article entitled, “Nanomaterials: New Trends,” which appears in the first edition (2004) of the Marcel Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and co-authored, together with several RAND colleagues, a chapter on biodefense in an upcoming book on biomedical nanotechnology. His recent work at RAND also includes a study of the potential impact of high-temperature superconductivity on the reliability of the electric utility grid, and the development of a quantitative decision framework for prioritizing advanced industrial materials research and development that has been adapted for R&D portfolio analysis and management for the Office of Naval Research. Prior to joining RAND in 2000, Dr. Silberglitt worked for more than 20 years in the private sector, as well as at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Division of Materials Research of the National Science Foundation (founding member), and the National Academy of Sciences. He has published over 100 journal and proceedings articles and reports, and holds two patents on materials processing.


Ph.D in Solid State Physics, University of Pennsylvania

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