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.
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.
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.
President & CEO Chief Operating Officer Vice President for Business Development Founder Vice President Vice President Vice President Vice President Vice President Senior Contracting Specialist
30 years of Composites Expertise and Navy (NAVSEA) advanced materials work
Led DARPA Composites Initiative - 20 years of Executive leadership in advanced materials
20+ years of DOE renewable energy experience
Head of the Structures Division at Naval Air Systems Command
demonstrated over 25 years of innovation and technical leadership managing diverse teams in extreme-environment system designs
Chief of the Power Division at the U.S. Army's CERDEC
Global Director of New Business for advanced technologies at Dow Corning Corporation
Business Development Manager for Dow-UT and founder of Advanced Composite Products
Advanced materials and manufacturing experience with DARPA
Director of the U.S. Navy's Electric Ships Office (PMS-320)
Senior Project Engineer at Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin
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
Former Asst. Chief of Staff for Operations, Kosovo Forces, Director of Army Digitization Office and Boeing Director of Brigade Combat Team Modernization Programs
Space technology and policy expertise
Vice Chairman, National Materials and Manufacturing Board at NAS
Over twenty-five years of senior Washington leadership experience spanning appropriations, infrastructure, agriculture, and health care