Dr. Peter Matic is Superintendent of the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. His prior responsibilities included positions as Head of the Multifunctional Materials Branch, the Physical and Computational Analysis Section, and the Fracture Mechanics Section at NRL.
His areas of expertise are in computational simulation; image-based characterization and modeling methods for material deformation and damage evolution; multifunctional design concepts and strategies; instrumented human surrogate devices; and the biomechanics of blast, impact, and body armor performance. He has over 45 refereed publications and three patents.
Dr. Matic has provided technical support and consultation in various capacities on programs for the Office of Naval Research, Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Sea Systems Command, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Research Council, National Institute for Standards and Technology, and the National Science Foundation.
He has received the American Society of Naval Engineers Jimmie Hamilton Award for Best Paper, an NRL Alan Berman Research Publication Award, an NRL Technology Transfer Royalty Award for Innovation, an NRL Review Publication Award, and the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award. He has been the NRL research advisor to National Research Council and American Society of Engineering Education postdoctoral associates. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Matic received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a PhD in Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University. He was a Senior Engineer at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation prior to joining NRL.