Andrew Proulx, former senior grants & contracts analyst with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), has been named as program manager for the Materials Science in Extreme Environments University Research Alliance (MSEE URA).
Building off his prior experience, Proulx now will be responsible for planning, budgeting, contracting, subawarding, and reporting on behalf of the MSEE URA. He will work closely with PIs from each of MSEE’s 18 research institutions, individuals from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and personnel from Johns Hopkins University to develop solutions to program challenges and ensure compliance with federal and university policies.
“I am excited to expand my role within HEMI by taking on the responsibilities of MSEE Program Manager. I look forward to building relationships with both internal and external partners and helping to guide the MSEE URA as it grows over the coming years.”
Proulx was hired by HEMI in 2018 and received a Staff Excellence award in 2020 from the Whiting School of Engineering.
The MSEE URA was established in 2020 with a $35 million, five-year grant to Johns Hopkins from the U.S. Department of Defense. The award was given to lead an alliance of major research institutions in an effort to understand, predict, and control the behavior of materials in extreme conditions caused by weapons of mass destruction.