Grady L. Patterson, IV, has spent the last decade leading diverse scientific and engineering programs spanning multiple technical areas associated with high power microwave (HPM) system development and effects testing.
Grady is member and Chief Operating Officer of Verus Research (formerly XL Scientific, LLC) where he is responsible for identifying opportunities, crafting novel solutions, and managing program execution. Currently, he leads efforts to standardize the HPM effects testing methodology across the Defense Department, develop a web-based directed energy metadata database, and create a novel tool to measure the recuperation time of electronic networks.
From 2011 to 2015, Grady was a senior engineer and business development lead and later director of the Scientific Division of TechFlow, Inc. In these roles, he was responsible for division-wide forecasting, program execution, and business development, as well as management of various HPM effects testing efforts on digital electronics and small marine engines.
Before joining TechFlow, Grady was the program manager for the HPM modeling and simulation team at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). There, he oversaw the business development and program execution of HPM modeling from source design to mission level analysis. He also planned and executed HPM system validation and effects tests for multiple programs.
Prior to joining industry, Grady served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a research physicist with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s High Power Microwave Division, culminating in his role as division test director. Today, Grady continues to serve in the South Carolina Air National Guard as Deputy Commander of the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Columbia, South Carolina.
Grady is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of New Mexico. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in electrical engineering at Clemson University. He holds two patents for electromagnetic power density and field characterization techniques.