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Manufacturers large and small alike are joining the NextFlex community to amortize planned equipment investments, anticipate future standards and practices, and extend the reach of their current network.

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By placing equipment in NextFlex’s state of the art Technology Hub, existing NextFlex members are realizing a number of immediate benefits.

  • Donated equipment is considered an in-kind contribution that offsets dues, giving a company access to full member benefits at a reduced out of pocket expense
  • Early visibility into new materials, new processes and new products that will become industry standard
  • Access to technologists from across the country and beyond that will gain access to, and familiarity and technical competency with, your equipment
  • The NextFlex Technology Hub serves a showplace for manufacturing equipment that is constantly on display for tours of visitors from all over the world
  • The NextFlex production line is regularly and prominently featured in all Member and general audience presentations, thereby increasing the awareness, understanding and visibility of every Technology Hub participant

Meet some of NextFlex's MVPs

These power players boast stellar stats with backgrounds in manufacturing, government and education.

Joseph M. Kunze, Ph.D.

President & CEO

si2 Technologies

Since founding SI2 in 2003, Dr. Joseph Kunze has led the company’s growth to include in-house RF, microwave and metamaterials design, manufacture and testing, all of which is the basis of si2’s absorber systems and conformal antenna systems business. Prior to starting SI2, Dr. Kunze was Vice President and Business Unit Leader at Triton Systems, Inc. in Chelmsford, MA. Dr. Kunze’s prior experience includes positions at 3M Company.

Doyle Edwards

Director of Government Programs

Brewer Science

Doyle Edwards has over 25 years experience in marketing and business development for companies ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. He is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri and continues to promote entrepreneurship and business development as an adjunct professor of marketing and business strategy. Mr. Edwards has been with Brewer Science – a global leader in developing, manufacturing and electronics–since 2002 and is the director of government programs where he engages industry, business, and government organizations in support of developing nano and leading-edge technologies.

Azar Alizadeh, Ph.D.

Senior Material Scientist

GE Global Research
2017 NextFlex Fellow

Azar Alizadeh has worked at GE Global Research since 2000. During her tenure she has led numerous cross-functional teams for the NBMC, the US Army, and the AFRL. She has also been the key GE contact on the NBMC “Wearable paper-based microfluidic biomarker sensor patch” program and the co-Lead on the NextFlex Human Monitoring Systems Technical Working Group. Dr. Alizadeh holds a Ph.D. in Physics, has extensive experience in the field of nano-bio-manufacturing, has 45 peer reviewed publications and 13 US patents/patent applications.

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