Dr. Richard Nadolink has been named chief technology officer and promoted to the rank of senior scientific and technical manager at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) division in Newport. He is the head of the Science and Technology Directorate at NUWC. According to a press release from NUWC, he will be responsible for an approximately $50 million per year program for the development and assessment of emerging technologies in undersea warfare. Dr. Nadolink received his bachelor of science degree in physics and master's in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his Ph.D. in engineering physics from the University of California, San Diego. He holds a NUWC distinguished chair in science and engineering for hydrodynamics and 13 patent and invention disclosures. He resides in Portsmouth.