Eric Landree

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Senior Engineer; Associate Research Department Director, Engineering and Applied Sciences Department
Washington Office


Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, Northwestern University; B.S. in physics, Allegheny College

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Eric Landree is associate research department director for the Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS) Department and a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation.  As associate research department director, he helps support roughly 185 professional research staff in the department. At RAND, his research portfolio focuses on topics related to intelligence, national security, emerging technologies, and program evaluation.  In the area of program evaluation, he has recently completed a project for the NIOSH to characterize whether and how research related to engineered nanomaterials influences occupational safety and health practices. In the areas of national security, intelligence, and technology, Landree previously led a project to assess the manpower needs and use of biometrics-enabled technologies to enhance intelligence operations.  He is currently co-leading a project that seeks to identify pathways for foreign countries to gain access to U.S. technologies through corporate investments. Other previous research projects include assessing intelligence-related research and development, and assessing the potential impact of emerging technologies on national security.  Prior to joining RAND, Landree was a defense policy fellow within the Office of the Director for Defense Research and Engineering through the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He was also a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he helped study and develop new methods for charactering materials used in fabrication of electronic circuits and devices. Landree earned his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University and his B.S. in physics from Allegheny College.

Recent Projects

  • Research and development strategic planning for components of the Intelligence Community
  • Science and technology portfolio evaluation
  • Assessing the societal impact of federal research and development