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.
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25+ years of experience in air and space systems
30 years of experience in tech development and transition of innovative solutions to warfighter
30 years of Composites Expertise and Navy (NAVSEA) advanced materials work
Previous Director of Advanced Research for the Missile Defense Agency
Led DARPA Composites Initiative - 20 years of Executive leadership in advanced materials
Head of the Structures Division at Naval Air Systems Command
25+ years of technical leadership managing 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
40 years of experience in government service and major acquisitions
Director of the U.S. Navy's Electric Ships Office (PMS-320)
Senior Project Engineer at Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin
25+ years of senior Washington leadership spanning several issue areas
Asst. CoS for Operations, Kosovo Forces, Director of Army Digitization, Boeing executive
Former Air Force officer, DoD space technology and policy expert
Vice Chairman, National Materials and Manufacturing Board at NAS