Pierre J. Corriveau, of Portsmouth, R.I., the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), was named the winner of the 2010 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Bronze Medal.
This prestigious NDIA award, granted annually, recognizes outstanding individual achievements in science or engineering in the field of undersea warfare (USW). Corriveau will be presented with the Bronze Medal during the NDIA USW Division fall meeting the week of Sept. 20 in Groton, Conn.
Corriveau holds a master’s degree in ocean engineering and a doctorate in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Rhode Island, and a Masters in Business Administration degree from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As the CTO, he is part of the senior leadership team for NUWC, making decisions on technology matters that shape and implement overall command strategy.
For over 30 years, Corriveau has distinguished himself as an internationally renowned expert in acoustic noise characterization. Corriveau’s expertise is widely known not only in the defense community, but also among members of academia and local government, as evidenced by his recent appointment to the Governor’s Rhode Island Science and Technology Council. The council’s mission is to recommend to state leadership strategic investments that drive economic development and job creation by maximizing the economic impact of research, technology, and innovation. He has also been a highly regarded member of the Submarine Superiority Technical Advisory Group (SSTAG) since 2006. SSTAG’s charter is to provide technical assessments and technology evaluations to sustain submarine superiority and minimizing submarine vulnerability.