Stuart is the Founder and CEO of Out of the Fog Research LLC (OFR) based in Mountain View, CA. He has successfully won, managed, and transitioned over $30 million in SBIR projects. For the past 12 years, Stuart has led programs at OFR to develop and transition RF Front-end technology for SIGINT systems. Stuart has taken technology from TRL 3 to TRL 9 multiple times. For example, he managed the production of over 60 production cryogenic RF distribution units to the Cryptological Carry-On program. For these efforts in the commercialization of SBIR technology, OFR received a 2015 Tibbetts Award from the SBA. He has been principal investigator on contracts from the Navy, Air Force, DARPA, and NIST. He has transitioned technology through Phase II.5, SAT/CPP, and RIF. He is the co-author of over 35 technical publications and has been awarded two patents.
For his efforts in commercializing superconductivity, he received the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Rosner Award in 2012. Being a hands-on Founder, he is intimately familiar with all aspects of government contracting as a small business, including government accounting and how to survive a DCAA audit.
Stuart earned his BS degree in Physics from NC State University and his Ph.D. in Physics from Boston University. Stuart also has helped other small businesses from inception through Seed Round investments as an advisor, Angel investor, and Board member. He is currently on the board at Terapore Technologies, Inc.
Expertise: DARPA DoD