Ronald Polcawich

CCDC U.S. Army Research Laboratory
IEEE Region
Region 01 (Northeastern U.S.)

Ronald G. Polcawich (Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997, the M.S. degree in materials from Penn State University in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Penn State University in 2007.,He is currently a Program Manager with DARPA in the Microsystems Technology Office and currently on detail to DARPA from the Micro and Nano Materials and Devices Branch of U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD, USA. While at DARPA, he is leading research projects in advanced materials processing combined with micromechanics for small scale robotics and developing new materials processes, device designs, and integration approaches required to push inertial and aiding sensor performance for enabling trusted, heterogeneous position, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems. He is currently leading the Precise on Precise Robust Inertial Guidance for Munitions (PRIGM) Program, the Short-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHRIMP) Program, and the Mechanically-Based Antenna (AMEBA) Program. He is a member of the IEEE Ferroelectrics Committee and Technical Program Committee IV Applications of Ferroelectrics. He served as an Elected Member of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Administrative Committee (AdCom) from 2014 to 2016 and the Chair of the UFFC Membership Committee from 2016 to 2018.