Dr. Ronald Pirich currently is a Technical fellow at Northrop Grumman's Advanced
Concepts and Integrated Solutions/Technology Development Center in Bethpage, NY.
Ron has over thirty one years of experience in systems engineering, technical integration
and associated research & development enabling technologies ranging from nanotechnology,
which includes nanofabrication and characterization of nano and microstructures
for sensors and advanced coatings, materials for signature management, Program Manger
and Principal Investigator of several NASA materials processing in space programs,
several USAF / USN / Government Signature Management efforts, DARPA Unconventional
Pathogen Countermeasures program, US Army Chem/Bio Detection programs, RDECOM/CERDEC
WMD initiative and an advanced NASA HR&T Program. He is also a key contributor to
Northrop Grumman's Cross-Sector BioHazard Detector System (BDS) for the United States
Postal Service / State and Justice Depts. He is a holder of nine patents.