NAWCAD Materials Engineering S&T Lead/ NAVAIR Cold Spray Metallization IPT Lead
Mr. Lancaster is the Air Vehicle Engineering Materials Engineering Division Science and Technology Lead. He holds a BS in Physics from Frostburg State University, 1988, and a Masters in Systems Engineering from the US Naval Postgraduate School, 2013, with over 32 years of domestic and international engineering experience in technical knowledge, leadership and management for Department of Defense products and systems, 14 years as a DON employee. National and international experience and recognition in corrosion control, materials, and related technologies, working with NATO allies and extensively with the Australian Defense Science Technology Organization. Extensive background in DoD weapons systems, products, and materials of construction leading to the successful development, testing, and transitioning of new technologies such as cold spray metallization, laser depainting, and closed loop ultrahigh pressure waterjet coatings removal and is a recognized Subject Matter Expert in materials science for NAVAIR.
As the Materials Division S&T Lead he provides for the scientific and technical program leadership for the planning, management, and transition of science and technology programs and projects to achieve warfighting wholeness across the Naval Aviation Enterprise in relation to material readiness. Uses his experience and technical knowledge to plan, advocate, and execute a Government/Industry science and technology investment and transition strategy fostering balance, integration, and transition across Basic Research, Applied Research, and Advanced Technology Development efforts.
Serves as the Program Manager for the Air Vehicle Non-Program Engineering program whose mission is to directly support the NAE and the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2C (NAMP) performance improvement elements for reliability, availability, and maintainability, via short term, quick turnaround (<12 month) engineering efforts. Since 2010 he has led the also the NAVAIR Cold Spray Integrated Products Team consisting of technical experts across COMFRC and the USNR ISEL group transitioning Cold Spray technology throughout the NAE directly supporting rapid sustainment.