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DR. STEPHEN W. SCHNEIDER PH.D.

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Dr. Stephen W. Schneider, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is the Chief Scientist for the Systems Technology Office of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He specializes in the science and technology needed to provide superior U.S. system capabilities to the combat Air Force. Dr. Schneider initiates, technically plans, coordinates, evaluates, and conducts research and development to advance the knowledge of radio frequency surveillance, electronic warfare, radar technologies, as well as a host of other avionics applications.

Dr. Schneider began his career in the Air Force in 1992 when he joined AFRL. Throughout his career, he has served as principal investigator, team lead for numerous in-house activities and major multi-division programs, thrust lead, mentor, senior scientist and technical consultant to AFRL, Air Force and national efforts. His technical leadership and world class contributions in the theory, development, and testing of lightweight, broadband RF antennas and electronically scanned arrays have led to technology transition for a variety of military applications. He has over fifty peer- reviewed publications, numerous technical reports, a book chapter, and a patent. Dr. Schneider is an internationally recognized scientific expert, and provides authoritarian counsel and advice to AFRL management and the professional staff as well as to other government organizations. In addition, he participates in numerous national panels, committees, taskforces and working groups.

EDUCATION

1985 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe
1988 Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus
1992 Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus
2008 U.S. Air War College, by correspondence

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1985 - 1992, Graduate Research Associate, The Ohio State University, Columbus
2. 1992 - 1995, Radio Frequency Engineer, Active Electronic Attack Branch, Electronic Warfare Division, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1995 - 1998, Applied RF Aperture Technology Technical Lead, Advanced RF Technology Branch, RF
4. 1998 - 2000, RF aperture sub-thrust leader, RF Technology Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. 2000 - 2002, Senior Engineer, RF Technology Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 2002 - 2006, Principal Engineer, RF Technology Division, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 2006 - 2007, Principal RF Engineer, Aerospace Components and Subsystems Division, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 2007 - 2010, Principal Research Fellow, Aerospace Components and Subsystems Division, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2010 – 2018, Senior Scientist for Low Observables and Electronic Warfare, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. 2018 to present, Chief Scientist for Systems Technology, Systems Technology Office, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS

1996 Transition Award, Avionics Directorate, Wright Laboratory
1998 Director's Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
1999 External Customer Support Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
2005 Outstanding Team Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
2006 Sustained Professional Service Award, Sensors Directorate, AFRL
2006 Outstanding Service Award, Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
2007 Senior Member, Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
2007 Fellow, Air Force Research Laboratory
2007 Frank D. Cherry Directors Award, System Technology Office, AFRL
2010 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
2011 Executive Management Award, Kittyhawk Chapter, Association of Old Crows
2016 Technology Hall of Fame, Association of Old Crows
2016 Meritorious Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Association of Old Crows
Former Technical Coordinator (2003, 2004) and President (2005), Antenna
Measurement Techniques Association
Former Associate Editor, "AMTA Corner," IEEE Antenna and Propagation Magazine
Full member, United States National Committee/International Union of Radio
Science (USNC/URSI), Commission B
Board Member, Wright-Patterson Educational Fund
Board of Directors and former President and Vice-President, Honors
Seminars of Metropolitan Dayton
Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi Honorary Societies

(Current as of August 2018)

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