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Robert Brigantic

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Robert Brigantic

Robert Brigantic is an Operations Research Scientist with the Applied Statistics and Computational Modeling Technical Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is responsible for the fundamental operations-oriented research on national security in support of the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

Recent initiatives include operational modeling and simulation of pandemic diseases for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; radiation/nuclear screening process analyses for DNDO; and risk analyses for Washington State Ferries. Robert also serves as an adjunct professor for Washington State University and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Education: Ph.D. in Operations Research and an M.S. in Space Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT); B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University.

History: He joined PNNL in the fall of 2005 after he retired from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of experience in space operations, logistics, and strategic airlift transportation.


  • Omega Rho International Honor Society for Operations Research
  • United States Air Force Analyst of the Year
  • NASA Manned Spaceflight Awareness Award
  • Air Force Institute of Technology Distinguished Graduate
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

Publications: Guest editor for special editions of the International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management and Mathematical and Computer Modeling.

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