Richard Silberglitt, PhD

Richard Silberglitt, PhD

phone: 703-413-1100 x5441


Senior Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School, Washington Office, RAND Corporation


1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202-5050



Ph.D. solid state physics, University of Pennsylvania
M.S physics, University of Pennsylvania
B.S. physics, Stevens Institute of Technology

Research interests: Richard Silberglitt has worked in academia, government, and private industry for more than 40 years performing, evaluating, and managing research in advanced technology areas; has lectured widely on emerging technologies in the United States and Asia; and chaired the International Advisory Board of the APEC Center for Technology Foresight, Bangkok, Thailand. He led a road-mapping effort for the U.S. government’s Nano-Enabled Technology Initiative, was a member of the Chemical Industry Vision 2020 team, and participated in the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensing Workshop.

In addition to his technology foresight work, Silberglitt has coauthored the development of a method for research and development (R&D) portfolio analysis and management that has been expanded and modified for use by the U.S. Army, Navy, and National Security Agency. He has published more than 100 journal and proceedings articles and reports, and holds two patents.