Dr. Sameer Hemmady is a nationally recognized scientist with over 15 years’ experience in the planning, design, implementation, and technical assessment of unconventional electronic warfare and advanced directed energy weapon systems. He has served as a program manager and principal investigator on several Defense Department programs with a cumulative program portfolio in excess of $30 million.

Dr. Hemmady is a member of and Director of Research and Development at Verus Research (formerly XL Scientific, LLC), where he leads cutting edge research programs in the niche technical disciplines of intentional electromagnetic interference and compatibility, electronic warfare, electromagnetic cyber effects, phased array antenna systems, counter-Improvised explosive devices, nuclear electromagnetic pulse propagation modeling and electronic system effects, quasi-optic beam transport systems, lasers, and covert wireless and satellite communications systems.

In addition to his current corporate leadership role, Dr. Hemmady is also an affiliate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of New Mexico, where he serves as the Co-Chair of the $6 Million Air Force-sponsored Center for Technical Excellence for Electronics in Extreme Electromagnetic Environments.

Dr. Hemmady has authored one book on statistical electromagnetism, as well as over 100 journal papers, conference proceedings and technical reports covering applied research in diverse topics such as statistical electromagnetism, electromagnetic interference and compatibility, and reconfigurable antenna systems. He holds U.S. patents on chaos-based wave-imaging and reconfigurable, low-observable antennas.

In 2011, Dr. Hemmady was awarded the “IEEE Outstanding Young Engineer Award.” In 2010, he was presented the “Certificate of Recognition” by the Office of Naval Research for his contribution to the field of counter-directed energy weapons technology. As a graduate student at the University of Maryland in 2006, Dr. Hemmady earned the “2006 Graduate Student in Nonlinear and Statistical Physics” speaker award by the American Physical Society for the impact of his research on statistical and nonlinear physics.

Dr. Hemmady holds a doctoral degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in telecommunications engineering, both from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai, India.