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IIRM - URA Leadership

IIRM-URA Program Manager
Douglas Wolfe, Penn State

IIRM-URA Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Agreement Manager
Michael Robinson, DTRA

Research Area #1: Materials
Lead: Ju Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Technical point of contact: Calvin Shipbaugh, DTRA

Research Area #2: Devices and Integration
Lead: Mark Hammig, University of Michigan
Technical point of contact: David Petersen, DTRA

Research Area #3: Survivability and Response
Lead: Stephen Pearton, University of Florida
Technical point of contact: Jacob Calkins, DTRA

Cross-Cutting Research Initiatives
Lead: Michael Tonks, University of Florida

Workforce Development and Student Sandbox
Coordinator: Meghan Hayes, Penn State



The Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter, University Research Alliance leadership group is called the Technical Management Group (TMG). The TMG collaboratively lead the alliance and assist the cooperative agreement manager (CAM) and the program manager (PM) in carrying out their duties concerning the IIRM-URA. The corresponding research area (RA) government technical points of contact (TPOCs) will collaboratively lead the RAs through the TMG.

Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter University Research Alliance

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802