Joseph Sopcisak

Joseph Sopcisak

Technical Integration Officer, (MCEIP), Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

US Department of Defense

  

Joseph “Joe” Sopcisak currently serves as the Technical Integration Officer for Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) for Industrial Base Policy (IBP) where he serves as a senior advisor, materials science subject matter expert, technical liaison and research analyst on Industrial Base sectors, supply chains, and key supplier matters.  MCEIP prioritizes and invests in industrial development and production critical for protecting national security and is comprised of the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title I, DPA Title III, and IBAS (ICAM) portfolios.  

Prior to his role with OSD, Joe was a staff research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he served as a materials engineering expert and project manager for the advancement of novel materials and processes to address our nation’s most critical defense, security, space, and science challenges.  He has a broad background in materials research and manufacturing including materials characterization, physical metallurgy, additive manufacturing, alloy design, mining, and materials for extreme environments such as hypersonics. He is experienced in ceramics, metals, composites, refractories, bulk metallic glasses, laser-metal interactions, corrosion, and phase transformations.  Joe holds a B.S. in materials science from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in materials science from the University of Virginia.

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