Dr. Stefanick joined Metron, Inc. in 1988 and now manages the Systems and Analysis Division and Operations Analysis and Simulation Sciences Group of Metron, Inc. He has oversight over all technical development, production, marketing, sales, contract management, and personnel management in these Divisions. Dr. Stefanick has provided technical leadership in several areas involving undersea warfare including physics modeling of acoustic and non-acoustic mine and ASW sensors, development of mine countermeasures tactical decision aids, and development of modeling and simulation systems used in the Navy for investment decisions in mine warfare.
Dr. Stefanick has performed research in radiant energy and image propagation through scattering media and through the sea surface. He has also developed statistical methods associated with automated computer classification systems. He has also done work in ocean physics associated with hydrodynamic, thermal, biological and optical effects of submerged submarines.
From November 1987 to October 1988, Dr. Stefanick was a Science Fellow with the Armed Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives. He participated on a panel drawn from industry and Government to investigate United States and Soviet developments in remote sensing technology. Prior to 1987, Dr. Stefanick worked at several national security policy think tanks.
Dr. Stefanick's first book, Strategic Antisubmarine Warfare and Naval Strategy, was selected as one of three finalists in the Furniss Award for Outstanding Book of 1987 on international security. His other publications include an article in the March 1988 issue of Scientific American on "The Nonacoustic Detection of Submarines." Dr. Stefanick was awarded the 1987 Science, Arms Control and National Security Fellowship from the Association for the Advancement of Science, and a MacArthur Foundation Grant for Research and Writing on National Security Affairs.
Dr. Stefanick has been given several awards and citations for his analytical work for the Naval Sea Systems Command. He was awarded the 1987 Science, Arms Control and National Security Fellowship from the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a MacArthur Foundation Grant for Research and Writing on Nation Security Affairs.
- Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering , MIT, 1978
- Master of Science, Coastal Engineering and Hydrodynamics, MIT, 1979
- Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, George Washington University, 2002