Dr. Jeff Pursel

Dr. Jeff Pursel

VP of Technology Development

Riverside Research

Dr. Pursel serves as Vice President of Technology Development for Riverside Research. He is a key strategic leader for this national security not-for profit and is charged with aligning strategy, technology roadmaps, customer engagement, cross-functional collaboration, intellectual property, and technical risk management across the company to bridge the gap between an enterprise-wide $14M independent research and development program and the specific mission needs of our customers.

Jeff has held several prior roles in his over 25 years with Riverside Research. These include leading the Open Innovation Center where he leveraged experience in research and development supporting Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities to oversee a collection of laboratories pursuing multidisciplinary R&D efforts focused on developing and maturing innovative technologies with customers to enhance our nation’s security and interests.

Earlier, Jeff served as a member of the research staff and ultimately Director of the Electromagnetics Laboratory. He is a senior subject matter expert in the areas of electromagnetic signature, scattering, multi-objective design optimization, and computational algorithm development and tuning. He has extensive experience in the development of highly efficient software for computational electromagnetics applications and design optimization tools. He was the principal architect of novel design tools that integrated optimization algorithms, computational prediction engines, and scriptable CAD tools employed to enhance system performance and mission impacts.

Dr. Pursel holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from California State University Fresno, and an MS and PhD in Engineering Science specializing in computational electromagnetics from University of Mississippi.

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