Mike has been a Principal Investigator on US Gov’t R&D programs for 20 years. While at C-2i he was responsible for new technology development and engineering operations. He has successfully transitioned several Phase I proof of concept programs into Phase II and III technology demonstration programs. Mike was also a Senior Engineer for Foster-Miller where he ran engineering operations for dozens of field intensive programs that were driven to user in the loop demonstration in rapid time frames. Mike has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and an MS in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. He holds 3 patents, is a member of ASME, Association of US Army, and is Explosives Certified for R&D operations.