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NextFlex Fellows


As with all our previous Fellows, we cannot overstate the positive impact that this year’s recipients have had on the hybrid electronics community.

By staying on the cutting edge of technological advancements and career paths through Project Calls, Technical Working Groups, and Workforce Development programs, these individuals have greatly expanded the impact that advanced manufacturing has on our community and beyond.

Emily McGrath

Senior Fellow and Director of Workforce Policy, The Century Foundation

Zachary Kiehl

CEO & Co-Founder, VigiLife

The 2022 Fellows

  • Massood Atashbar, Ph.D.
  • Nick Koop
  • Michael McCreary, Ph.D.
  • Lt. Col. Heath McNaughton (ret)
  • James Zunino


The 2021 Fellows

  • Doyle Edwards
  • Joey Mead, Ph.D.
  • Courtney Taylor, Ph.D.
  • Jeremy Ward, Ph.D.


The 2020 Fellows

  • Moni Dickerson, Ph.D.
  • Glenn Farris
  • Steve Gonya
  • Paul Semenza


The 2019 Fellows

  • Scott Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Craig Herndon
  • Bruce Hughes
  • Pradeep Lall, Ph.D.
  • Ben Leever, Ph.D.
  • Mike Mastropietro
  • Chris H. Stoessel, Ph.D.
  • Nancy Stoffel, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Stuart, Ph.D.
  • John Williams, Ph.D.


The 2018 Fellows

  • Jim Huang, Ph.D.
  • Joseph M. Kunze, Ph.D.
  • Terri Sandu
  • Suresh Sitaraman, Ph.D.
  • Geoffrey A. Slipher
  • Richard Vaia, Ph.D.


The 2017 Fellows

  • Azar Alizadeh, Ph.D.
  • Homer Antoniadis, Ph.D.
  • Daniel Gamota, Ph.D.
  • Daniel Hines, Ph.D.
  • Anwar Mohammed, Ph.D.
  • Mark D. Poliks, Ph.D.
  • Robert Smith, Ph.D.