Lewis E. Sloter, II
Department of Defense
Associate Director of Materials and Structures, Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering
As senior materials technologist Dr. Slote is responsible for the technical oversight of DoD science and technology activities in materials, processes, and structures associated with current and future Defense systems and for technical assessments associated with materials, processes, materials manufacturing, and engineering applications. Prior to DoD, Dr. Sloter was a program officer in the Office of Naval Research, materials technology manager and propulsion technology manager at the Naval Air Systems Command, and lead materials engineer and senior specialist for Vought Corporation. His primary academic research interests were in the areas of welding metallurgy, corrosion fatigue, biomaterials, and forensic engineering. He holds a B.S. in Metallurgy and Materials Science and History and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science and Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Materials Engineering from Drexel University, and is a registered professional engineer.