Mark Griep

Griep headshotDr. Mark Griep leads the BioNano Materials efforts in the Composite and Hybrid Materials Branch of ARL’s Weapons and Material’s Research Directorate.  His research is focused on structure property relationships and application concepts of hybrid nano-bio materials, carbon nano-structures, nanoplasmonics, and energy harvesting materials and phenomena.  Dr. Griep’s research efforts has been recognized through receipt of the Army Science Conference Paul A. Siple Memorial Award (2010), IEEE Nano Best Paper Award (2011), ARL Customer Service Award (2013), IEEE Nano Best Paper Award (2014), and the Federal Employee Board ‘Rookie of the Year’ Award (2015). Outside of the lab Dr. Griep serves as a DoD representative to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and focuses on advancing the Nanosensors National Strategic Initiative (NSI). Dr. Griep obtained his PhD degree in 2008 in Mechanical Engineering as an NSF Graduate Fellow at the Michigan Technological University.  Following his PhD, Mark pursued a Fulbright fellowship at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, where he focused on the progression and impact of Nanotechnology in East Asia prior to joining ARL.