Dr. Arun Seraphin is the Deputy Director of the Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI) at the National Defense Industrial Association. ETI is a nonpartisan institute focused on research to inform the development and integration of emerging technologies to support defense missions.
Between 2001 and 2021, Dr. Seraphin was on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. His areas of responsibility included acquisition policy, science and technology and information technology programs, defense laboratories and test ranges, industrial base and manufacturing, small business programs, and Pentagon management issues.
From 2010 to 2014, he was the Principal Assistant Director for National Security and International Affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on detail from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he was the Special Assistant for Policy Initiatives. In this role he led interagency efforts in innovation policy. He has also worked as a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.
Dr. Seraphin earned a Ph.D. in Electronic Materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he performed research on silicon nanotechnology. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in Engineering Science and Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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Innovations Toward Manufacturability
(3:00pm - 3:45pm)