Roger Hagengruber

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Roger L. Hagengruber, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President for Special Projects of Sandia National Laboratories.

As of January 23, 2003,[1] Dr. Hagenbruber was "the director-designate of a new Center for Policy, Security, and Technology that will be a collaboration of Sandia and the University of New Mexico. Within Sandia, he currently is focusing on security, nuclear terrorism, and strategic studies. He has announced his plan to retire in early 2003 and will assume emeritus status at Sandia at that time.

"For the past 5 years, he has been responsible for Sandia's strategy in national security, with particular emphasis on arms control, threat assessment, security technology, nonproliferation, and interactions with Russia and China. Until his transition to special assignment, he managed about $400 million in research, development, and engineering work for the government.

"His technical career has included engineering and analysis in sensor, security, and weapon technologies. He has had a long involvement with the arms control, intelligence, and defense communities and is considered an expert in sensor technologies and nonproliferation.

"During his 14 years as an officer of Sandia, he managed for five years all the Sandia activities for the Department of Defense and a wide variety of technical engineering and research groups. From 1991-99, he directed Sandia's primary mission in nuclear weapons, managed a $750-million-plus program, and helped transform national post-Cold War era strategy. In 1998, he became Sandia's first senior vice-president in recognition of his experience and contributions.

"Before then, he was Assistant Professor of Physics at Western Michigan University. He became an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico in 1975 and has taught popular courses in Arms Control and International Conflict periodically for 25 years. Currently, he holds the position of Research Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Public Policy and serves as a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.

"Dr. Hagengruber serves on or chairs a number of active panels and studies. He has served in government in various assignments, including four tours in Geneva as a member of various US arms-control negotiating teams. In 1979, he was appointed the US expert on an international forum on New Weapons of Mass Destruction. He has been a member on various national security community panels, committees, and task forces.

"He has BS in physics and holds an MS and Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces."


  • Defense Science Board Task Force on Unconventional Nuclear Warfare Defense, Chairman (2001)[2]

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