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 a senior engineer and associate research department director for the Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS) Department at the RAND Corporation. In EAS, he helps support and guide approximately 200 professional research staff in the department to achieve their goals and provide leading scientific and technical expertise to RAND’s research portfolio. Landree's research focuses on topics related to program evaluation, emerging technologies, research and development strategic planning, and national security. In the area of program evaluation Landree led a project for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on how their research on engineered nanomaterials has influenced occupational safety and health practices. He led a follow-on project using the findings from the previous study to develop a survey instrument that could be administered to U.S. nanotechnology-related industries to collect information about the degree to which NIOSH has influenced occupational safety and health practices. In national security, intelligence, and technology, Landree led a project to assess the manpower needs and use of biometrics-enabled technologies to enhance intelligence operations. He is co-leading a project to identify pathways for foreign countries to gain access to U.S. technologies through corporate investments. 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. Landree also was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. he holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University.

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