A physicist by training, Joe Broz, Ph.D, leads SRI’s Advanced Technology and Systems Division (ATSD) in government business development and technical and business strategy. He brings 35 years of experience in both the public and private sectors to this role—including an extensive background in corporate business development and deep subject matter expertise in solid state physics, quantum systems, electromagnetics, micromagnetics, nuclear magnetic resonance, countering weapons of mass destruction and the C4ISR mission space. Broz has worked closely with state governors and national laboratories on renewable energy and economic development issues, and he has significant experience with projects for the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.
Before joining SRI, Broz served as the Laboratory Director for Tenneco (Oil and Gas), a Fortune 100 company, and as Vice President of Laboratories and Business Development for TIMET, the world's largest titanium company. In 2000, Broz founded Defense Capital Advisors, a technical consulting firm, and joined the Spectrum Group, where his clients included SRI, MRI, Battelle, ORTEC, Target Stores (Dayton-Hudson), Janus Funds, Marsico Fund and the State of Colorado. He joined SRI full time in 2014 after 14 years of consulting service.
As a member of the Homeland Security Standards Panel of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Broz consulted for the 9/11 Commission during its deliberations on recommendations for private sector preparedness. He has participated in a number of international commissions and boards regulating industrial standards, including the ISO, and is a technical advisor to several ANSI standards working groups and committees. Broz served as a White House Fellow, as a Special Assistant to the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and as Special Assistant to Allan Bromley, Science Advisor to President George H.W. Bush. Additionally, he served as the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies' British-American Fellow and as a Senior Fellow for the University of Chicago, NORC.
Broz is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Swiss Physical Society. He is an associate editor of the journal Science Advances, has published numerous technical papers and has been awarded several U.S. and foreign patents. Broz has a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute (ETH) in Zurich.