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photo of Richard StricklandRichard Strickland founded RF Safety Solutions in 2002 after 10 years as Director of Business Development for Narda Safety Test Solutions, the world’s leading supplier of RF safety measurement and monitoring products. As director of the RF safety business at Narda, Richard determined which products were developed and their performance characteristics. He frequently functioned as program manager, as he did with the Nardalert XT RF personal monitor, deciding on every aspect of that unit’s features and design. He initiated the development of RF radiation training courses at Narda and has since conducted courses ranging from basic employee awareness seminars to in-depth application specific courses. Audiences have included environmental health and safety professionals, engineers, technicians, attorneys, communications industry professional consulting engineers (PEs), and senior managers of major corporations, government organizations, and professional groups. Richard has taught more than 200 public and private seminars on RF radiation safety.

He has been both a featured speaker and a member of the radio frequency radiation panel at the National Association of Broadcasters, the Radio Club of America, and the International Wireless Conference and Exposition. He is a member of IEEE SC 28 P1466. The project scope of this group is “Preparation of a guidance document for the development of RF safety programs.” Richard is the author of numerous articles on RF safety practices and measurement issues.

  • M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1980

  • B.A. in Physics, Bridgewater College, 1972

  • Advanced (radar & IFF) and basic electronics courses, U.S. Coast Guard

  • More than 40 articles published in technical publications on RF safety, high-power amplifiers, and radomes

  • Writes the “Spotlight on RF Safety” column for Radio World magazine

  • Organized and conducted more than 200 public and in-house training courses

  • Featured speaker for numerous professional organizations including NATO, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), National Public Radio (NPR), Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), and Radio Club of America

  • Member of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE)

  • Member of the IEEE CS 28 P1466, guidance document for the development of RF safety programs

  • Member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) 106: Methods for the Assessment of Electromagnetic Fields Associated with Human Exposure

R&D 100 Award logoWinner of the R & D 100 Award for the Nardalert XT RF Personal Monitor. Richard was the originator of this product. He functioned as project manager and decided on all of its features and design details.

The R & D 100 Awards are given annually to the top 100 scientific and technological achievements in the world. They are frequently referred to as “the Nobel Prizes of Applied Research.”