Richard F. Bradley

Richard BradleyPresent Position

Scientist/Senior Research Engineer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Chapter Affiliation

University of Virginia

Background Information



The Committee on Nominations is responsible for shaping the future of Sigma Xi by selecting qualified nominees for the positions of President and Treasurer. It is the responsibility of each Committee member to participate in this important process, ensuring that the nominees are well qualified, represent the interdisciplinary nature of our Organization, and reflect the diversity of its membership.  In addition, as a representative from the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is important to express to the Committee any concerns or issues raised by the Regional Director.  As a scientist and research engineer with over 35 years of experience in the field of radio science and having held leadership positions in several organizations, including Associate Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Sigma Xi, I am confident that I can serve a productive role on the Committee on Nominations, if elected. Therefore, I respectfully ask for your vote—it would be an honor for me to serve you in this capacity.

Sigma Xi and Other Activities

1988:   Elected to Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society
Elected Associate Director for Mid-Atlantic Region, (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015)
      Re-Elected Associate Director for Mid-Atlantic Region, (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018)
1991:   Elected to the  International Union of Radio Science (URSI) of the National Academies
Commission D (Electronics and Photonics)
Commission J (Radio Astronomy) - Elected Chair of URSI-USNC  (2011-2014)
International URSI Commission J  - Elected Vice-Chair  (2014-2017)
International URSI Commission J  - Elected Chair  (2017-present)
2015:  Elected to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) 
1989:  Elected to Tau Beta Pi , Engineering Honor Society
1989:  Elected to Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society
2004 - present: Associate Editor for the journal Radio Science
1980 – present:  Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
Antennas and Propagation Society
2005 – present:  Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 
1991 – present:  Member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS)  
1991 - present:  Member of the American Institute of Physics (APS) 
2008 – present:  Member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)