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Jon Brame

Jon Brame

Basic and Applied Research Team Lead, US Army DEVCOM Atlantic

Dr. Brame is the Team Lead for Basic & Applied Research (BAR) for DEVCOM Atlantic, coordinating international fundamental research and discovery between universities and Army Labs & Centers. The BAR Team includes staff from DEVCOM International Technology Centers (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), the Army Research Office, and matrixed scientists and Engineers from throughout DEVCOM with a mission to identify promising, unique science and technology innovations and connect researchers from around the world with US Army subject matter experts.

Previously, Dr. Brame spent two years at the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT), working in Research and Technology.  Dr. Brame worked across the entire Army S&T portfolio, including serving as the Deputy Portfolio Director for Network and Environment & Terrain.  He also served as the Army representative to the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Advisory Panel, providing direction from the Executive Steering Group to the Program. Dr. Brame was the liaison to ASAALT from the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), guiding the ERDC through the implementation of the Army Modernization Priorities, Cross Functional Teams, Night Court, and standup of the Army Futures Command.

During his time at ERDC, Dr. Brame was the team lead for the Materials Science team in the Chemistry Branch of ERDC’s Environmental Lab.  Dr. Brame led an interdisciplinary team studying applications and environmental health and safety implications of advanced materials and nanomaterials for the Army. He formed and served on the board of the Interagency Water Treatment Working Group with scientists from 10+ federal agencies and departments. 

Dr. Brame’s degrees are in Physics (BS from Brigham Young University) and Civil & Environmental Engineering (PhD from Rice University), and he has more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and has presented at dozens of research conferences and scientific meetings.