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The world’s most cutting edge, highest performing technologies are enabled by advanced materials.  Whether it be composites, novel metal alloys, or nanomaterials - materials play a crucial role in enhancing attributes like strength, high temperature performance and resistance to chemical attack.  SMI’s network and expertise with capturing federal funding for materials companies is unmatched, and its efforts have played a direct role in the corporate growth for many firms from the beginning.

  • Capabilities

    SMI’s technical staff includes engineers and scientists who have the expertise and experience to become integral partners with our clients in the growth of their advanced materials operations.  We can work with clients with materials at the basic research level all the way through the technology and manufacturing readiness scales to production scale up.  We engage with federal agencies to identify and enable funding opportunities to mature technology, pre-position clients for funding capture, and facilitate supply chain partnerships that can lead to investment, licensing and acquisition. 

  • Case Studies
  • Team

    SMI’s Advanced Materials team is made up of engineers and PhD-level scientists, former federal agency program managers, industry leaders, and lobbyists experienced with all aspects of materials technology development, policy, and program funding. Each materials technology client benefits from the combined experiences and perspectives of this unique team to gain insight into the government’s needs, priorities, and interests for advanced materials.

    SMI Team: Glen T. Mandigo

    Glen T. Mandigo

    President & CEO
    SMI Team: Bill McCann

    Bill McCann

    Chief Operating Officer
    SMI Team: Damian Kunko

    Damian Kunko

    Vice President for Business Development
    SMI Team: Ted Lynch

    Ted Lynch

    Founder
    SMI Team: Mark Gillman

    Mark Gillman

    Vice President
    SMI Team: Paul Gay

    Paul Gay

    Vice President
    SMI Team: Ken Wetzel

    Ken Wetzel

    Vice President
    SMI Team: Patrick Davis

    Patrick Davis

    Vice President
    SMI Staff: Mike Stacy

    Mike Stacy

    Vice President
    SMI Team: Dennis Padilla

    Dennis Padilla

    Senior Contracting Specialist

  • Advisors

    Roger Crane, Ph.D.

    30 years of Composites Expertise and Navy (NAVSEA) advanced materials work

    Jon DeVault

    Led DARPA Composites Initiative - 20 years of Executive leadership in advanced materials

    Phil "PJ" Dougherty

    20+ years of DOE renewable energy experience

    Mike Dubberly

    Head of the Structures Division at Naval Air Systems Command

    Alex Fleming

    demonstrated over 25 years of innovation and technical leadership managing diverse teams in extreme-environment system designs

    Robert "Bob" Hamlen, Ph.D.

    Chief of the Power Division at the U.S. Army's CERDEC

    Robert "Bob" Johns

    Global Director of New Business for advanced technologies at Dow Corning Corporation

    David Maass

    Business Development Manager for Dow-UT and founder of Advanced Composite Products

    Michael ‘Mick’ Maher

    Advanced materials and manufacturing experience with DARPA

    Timothy McCoy, Ph.D.

    Director of the U.S. Navy's Electric Ships Office (PMS-320)

    Charles "Chip" Roth

    Senior Project Engineer at Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin

    Robert E. Schafrik, Sr., Ph.D.

    Former General Manager of Materials and Processing Engineering, GE Aviation. National Academy of Engineering, GE Corporate Thomas Edison Award, GE Aviation Propulsion Hall of Fame

    Brigadier General John “Jack” Schmitt

    Former Asst. Chief of Staff for Operations, Kosovo Forces, Director of Army Digitization Office and Boeing Director of Brigade Combat Team Modernization Programs

    Denise Swink

    Vice Chairman, National Materials and Manufacturing Board at NAS