GLENN E. SJODEN
Chief Scientist, Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, USA
Glenn Sjoden is the Chief Scientist, Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, U.S.A. AFTAC operates and maintains the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System, a suite of space-based and subsurface sensors, which monitors foreign compliance with the treaties limiting nuclear testing. He is the principal adviser on scientific and technical matters relating to AFTAC’s mission and to its relationships with national and international organizations. Sjoden’s experience spans a broad range of science and engineering applications. He served in numerous capacities, including technical director, nuclear research officer, associate professor, and lead design engineer. In 2004, he retired as an Air Force lieutenant colonel after 20 years of active service.
From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Sjoden served as a tenured professor of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering in the George W. Woodruff School, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He has also served as a senior technical adviser to the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, several U.S. national laboratories, and various agencies of the U.S. Government. He is an expert in high performance computing and deterministic and Monte Carlo radiation transport, and is the principal developer of the PENTRAN 3-D parallel deterministic radiation transport code. His research interests span reactor physics, SNM/materials detection, treaty monitoring technologies, nuclear power generation, non-destructive testing, and nuclear medicine/medical physics simulations, and algorithm development.