Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) named Gene McClellan vice president on Monday.
McClellan specializes in the analysis and modeling of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense mechanisms and health planning systems. He has developed computer simulation software that shows potential effects that CBRN threats have on the human body.
McClellan joined ARA as the director for health effects and medical response in 2004. His work complemented ARA's work in studying and engineering security systems to combat highly explosive detonations.
In 2013, he was promoted to the company's division manager in Arlington, Texas. Since then, he has grown the division to include support in Arlington, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Cocoa Beach, Florida.
“Gene has met or exceeded our expectations," Joseph L. Smith, ARA senior vice president and security engineering and applied sciences sector manager, said. "His newly formed division is a strong and growing operation for the company that performs interesting work that is essential to the safety and security of our troops and citizens. He has successfully brought together an extremely impressive team."
McClellan has a doctoral degree in elementary particle physics from Cornell University.
He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Physical Society, Academy for the Advancement of Science, the Health Physics Society and the Military Operations Research Society.