Advisory Board

Dr. James B. Kadtke

James B. Kadtke, Ph.D. is currently Senior Policy Analyst at the National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office.
Jim has served as Executive Director of the Accelerating Innovation Foundation, as adjunct faculty at the National Defense University and George Mason University, and as a consultant to the government on policy and research in the defense, technology, and homeland security areas.
Jim earned his Ph.D. in physics in the areas of chaos, complexity, information science, and computational methods applied to defense problems. After a graduate fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he spent over ten years as a faculty at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in the national security division.
From 1999 to 2001, he was a policy analyst in the Rand Science and Technology Policy institute, focusing on developing new methodologies to apply nonlinear science and complexity to policy analysis. From 2001 to 2002, he served as a staff member and policy analyst on the Science Committee in the US House of Representatives. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the science advisor on the staff of Senator John Warner of Virginia, and as a designee on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Jim coauthored Linking Effectively: International Cooperation in Science and Technology and Assessing the Benefits and Costs of a Science Submarine, and coedited Predictability of Complex Dynamical Systems. His patents include Signal and pattern detection or classification by estimation of continuous dynamical models and Detection and classification system for analyzing deterministic properties of data using correlation parameters.
His degrees are: B.S. Mathematics, Penn State University, 1979; B.S. Physics, Penn State University, 1979; Certificate in Science Policy, Penn State University, 1979; M.S. Physics, Brown University, 1982; and Ph.D. Physics, Brown University, 1987.
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