Chief Scientist – Institute of Noetic Science
Dean Radin is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in Petaluma, California. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Sonoma State University and on the Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco.
Dr. Radin earned a BSEE with honors, magna cum laude, in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MS in electrical engineering and PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Early in his career he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and later a Principal Scientist at GTE Laboratories, where for a decade he was engaged in R&D on advanced telecommunications products, systems and devices.
For the past twenty years, he has conducted experimental studies of psi (“psychic”) phenomena in academia and industry, including appointments at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada, and SRI International, the latter as a visiting scientist on a classified program of psi research. Before joining the IONS research staff, he was in charge of a research program at Interval Research Corporation (a Silicon Valley consumer electronics laboratory) and he was President of the Boundary Institute (a nonprofit research think-tank dedicated to the exploration of the boundaries between physics and consciousness).
Radin has served four times as President of the Parapsychological Association (PA), an international organization of scientists and scholars interested in psi phenomena, and is again President for 2005-2006. The PA is an elected affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, Journal of Scientific Exploration, and Journal of the International Society of Life Information Science.
His research awards include the Parapsychological Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award and the Rhine Research Center ’s Alexander Imich Award for advances in experimental parapsychology. He earned three Special Merit Awards from GTE Laboratories and Bell Labs, and he has received numerous competitive research grants. These include awards from the Richard Hodgson Memorial Fund at Harvard University, the Bial Foundation in Portugal, the Parapsychology Foundation in New York, the Society for Psychical Research in London, the Swedish Society for Psychical Research in Stockholm, the Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene in Germany, the Bigelow Foundation in Las Vegas, and the Samueli Institute for Information Biology in Alexandria, Virginia.
Radin’s research has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Psychology Today, Life, New Scientist, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has appeared on television programs including The Nature of Things (CBC), History’s Mysteries (History Channel), Closer to Truth (PBS), Thinking Allowed (PBS), NOVA (PBS), 20/20 (ABC), Life After Life (HBO), The Unexplained (A&E), Good Morning America (ABC), Discovery Magazine, Discovery Health, Daily Planet, Science Daily (Discovery Channel), and Unsolved Mysteries (NBC). He has presented over a hundred invited lectures to scientific and popular audiences around the world, is author or co-author of over 200 journal articles and technical reports, and is the author of the award-winning book, The Conscious Universe (1997, HarperCollins). His latest book is entitled Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster Publishers), and is due for publication in April 2006.