Cold Spray Technical Lead, Solid-State Additive Manufacturing
Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Matt Siopis is a materials research engineer and cold spray technical lead in the Solid-State Additive Manufacturing (SSAM) team at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Matt is responsible for the development of materials, process conditions, equipment, implementation and transition of cold spray technology. Matt is author to several cold spray patents related to nozzle design and hybrid manufacturing. Prior to joining ARL Matt was the principal investigator of Cold Spray Manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) where he developed Cold Spray material solutions for applications within the United Technology Corporation (UTC) aerospace and energy divisions. These solutions involved materials selection and the development of Cold Spray processes and qualification of these process through materials characterization and testing.
Prior to joining UTRC, Matt was a graduate research assistant in the Laboratory for Extreme Tribology and Diagnostics at Georgia Tech. During this time at Georgia Tech, Matt worked closely with electromagnetic launch technology and was active in the research area of “extreme” tribology and is primary author for several papers related to materials selection, wear, and modeling of metal on metal contact at high sliding speeds and high contact pressures. Prior to Georgia Tech, Matt worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry for GE Aviation. In this role he supported manufacturing, design, and analysis of rotating hardware for small military engines, such as those found in the Apache and Blackhawk helicopters.