Dr Brian Fuchs, Mechanical Engineer
Mr James Zunino, ARDEC Project Officer / Materials Engineer
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Speaker Biography (Brian Fuchs)
Dr. Fuchs graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997. He is employed by the U.S. Army RDECOM-Armament Research and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. Dr. Fuchs conducts research pertaining to energetic materials, energetic materials printing, warheads technology and explosive safety.
Employment highlights include: awarded the Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Awards in 1989, 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2009 and the Army Research and Development Achievement Award for excellence in Leadership in 2009, He is a member of the Army Insensitive Munitions Board and the RDECOM-ARDEC Energetic Material Qualification Board for Explosives.
Speaker Biography (James Zunino)
Mr. James Zunino is a Materials Engineer within the Materials, Manufacturing and Prototype Technology Division, located at the U.S Army Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. He holds a Master's of Business Administration and a B.S in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mr. Zunino serves as the ARDEC Subject Matter Expert on smart coatings, flexible electronics, material printing, and novel ink development. Mr. Zunino works with customers and end users to develop prototypes and provides solutions to help meet needs and requirements. He has received numerous awards including: Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award, IDTechEx Academic R&D, as well as other DoD and Industry awards.
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The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is the Army's "Center of Lethality," a designation that reflects its importance as a provider of more than 90 percent of the Army's lethality to soldiers. ARDEC's overall missions are: to improve already fielded items, develop new items, maintain a strong armament technology base in government, industry and academia and provide technical support to soldiers in the field.
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The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center of the US Army Materiel Command. Its workforce provides lifecycle support for most of the Army's lethality used by the US Warfighter. Its missions are to improve existing field items, develop new items, maintain a strong armament technology base and provide technical support to soldiers in the field.