Chris Pernin is a senior physical scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he serves as director of the RAND Arroyo Center's Force Development and Technology Program. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Since joining RAND in 1999, Pernin has been involved with or led a wide range of national security and domestic research projects on decisionmaking, institutional reform, acquisition, technology development, and strategic planning, for both national and international clients. He has served on various advisory panels throughout his career, including being an ad hoc member of the Army Science Board and member of the Defense Acquisition Research Journal editorial board. Prior to joining RAND, he spent time at Argonne National Laboratory, working on early development of the Advanced Photon Source facility. Pernin received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.S. and Ph.D., also in chemistry, from Northwestern University.
Christopher G. Pernin, Elliot Axelband, Jeffrey A. Drezner, Brian B. Dille, John Gordon IV, Bruce J. Held, K. Scott McMahon, Walter L. Perry, Christopher Rizzi, Akhil R. Shah, Peter A. Wilson, Jerry M. Sollinger, Lessons from the Army's Future Combat Systems Program, RAND Corporation (MG-1206-A), 2012
Christopher G. Pernin, Edward Wu, Aaron L. Martin, Gregory Midgette, Brendan See, Efficiencies from Applying a Rotational Equipping Strategy, RAND Corporation (MG-1092-A), 2011
John F. Schank, Christopher G. Pernin, Mark V. Arena, Carter Price, Susan Woodward, Controlling the Cost of C4I Upgrades on Naval Ships, RAND Corporation (MG-907-NAVY), 2009
Christopher G. Pernin, Katherine Comanor, Lance Menthe, Louis R. Moore, and Tim Andersen, Allocation of Forces, Fires and Effects Using Genetic Algorithms, RAND Corporation (TR-423-A), 2008
Christopher G. Pernin, Brian Nichiporuk, Dale Stahl, Justin Beck, Ricky Radaelli-Sanchez, Unfolding the Future of the Long War, RAND Corporation (MG-738-A), 2008
Christopher G. Pernin, Louis R. Moore, Katherine Comanor, Knowledge Matrix Approach to Intelligence Fusion, RAND Corporation (TR-416-A), 2007
Christopher G. Pernin, et al, Next Generation Environmental Technologies: Benefits and Barriers, RAND Corporation (MR-1682-OSTP), 2003