Today NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Manufacturing Institute, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Miller, PhD as its director of strategic programs. Scott will be responsible for a wide range of future activities including the management of some US Government projects and building relationships with DARPA and the National Science Foundation. He will be responsible for building, managing, and maintaining critical relationships with the medical, avionics, and pharmaceutical industries and trade associations. He will also be responsible for winning both commercial and government contracts to utilize the NextFlex Technology Hub to demonstrate manufacturing of Flexible Hybrid Electronics, and to accelerate the commercialization thereof.
“Scott’s deep industry and technology background will be an asset to NextFlex as we increase our capability to serve the diverse requirements of our members and to develop this new category of devices that will enable ‘Electronics on Everything’,” said Malcolm Thompson, NextFlex executive director. “Scott’s industry and management experience and technology background make him a great fit with the team, and his growth-oriented track record will help NextFlex catalyze development of Flexible Hybrid Electronics.”
Scott comes to NextFlex with a great reputation from his wealth of industry experience having spent the last 13 years with GE Global Research where he led R&D teams for wearable devices for healthcare applications, additive manufacturing, bioprocess technologies, and optical materials. Scott also has prior experience at W.L. Gore & Associations and the Mobil Technology Company. In 2013 he helped found the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) and has been involved with NextFlex since its inception in 2015. Scott is a member of the American Chemical Society and an alumnus of the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering. He is published in numerous refereed publications and holds eight patents. Scott has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a BChE from the University of Delaware.
NextFlex is a leading force in the Manufacturing USA network of institutes. Formed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing U.S. manufacturing of FHE. Since its formation, NextFlex’s elite team of thought leaders, educators, problem solvers, and manufacturers have come together to collectively facilitate innovation, narrow the manufacturing workforce gap, and promote sustainable manufacturing ecosystems. For more information, follow NextFlex on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.