Dr. Steven Ramberg

Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Chair; Distinguished Research Fellow

Steven RambergPhone: 202-685-3578
Email: Steve.Ramberg@ndu.edu
Areas of Expertise: Defense Policy; International Organizations; National Security Reform; Science and Technology

Dr. Steve Ramberg is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University (NDU) on assignment from the Applied Research Laboratory of Penn State University. At NDU he occupies the Chief of Naval Research Chair where he provides analysis and advice on S&T topics and policies, primarily in areas of naval relevance. He also regularly participates in studies, panels and lectures for NDU, for the National Academy, for the National Ocean Council via ORAP and for others. He is a Member of the NRC/NAS Ocean Studies Board.

During his career, he served as a Fellow and as Vice President for Arete Associates during 2007 to 2010; as the Director of the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) in LaSpezia, Italy from 2003 to 2007; and as Director and Chief Scientist for ONR during 2001-2003 after joining ONR in 1988. His career at ONR also involved oversight of ocean, atmosphere and space programs in basic research through applied programs (6.1-6.3) including the Navy-owned research vessels in the academic fleet as well as inaugurating the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP) across 12 federal agencies. At the NURC, he focused on maritime, mostly undersea, research programs while advising NATO in a number of informal and formal settings including research and technology strategies, coordination of programs among the 26 NATO Nations as well as transformation of NATO capabilities. Earlier, he worked at the Naval Research Laboratory where he published over 60 unclassified papers in the archival literature on fluid dynamics of bluff bodies, nonlinear ocean waves, stratified wakes, turbulence near a free surface and related remote sensing topics.


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