Manufacturing: The 21st Century Nano Materials Challenge

Eric J. Amis

Eric J. Amis

Director, Physical Sciences

United Technologies Research Center

Eric J. Amis is the director of physical sciences at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), a position he has held since August of 2009. Prior to joining UTRC, he spent 15 years in leadership roles at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, including 10 years in the Polymers Division. Before joining NIST, he was on the faculty in Chemistry at the University of Southern California for 11 years. His Ph.D. in chemistry is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

At UTRC, Amis leads a team of 140 scientists and engineers responsible for research and development in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, structural integrity, applied physics, and measurement science. He is responsible to develop external partnerships and internal technical capabilities of UTRC that are aligned with the strategic direction of United Technologies in areas of advanced building systems through Carrier, Otis and UTC Fire & Security, aerospace systems through Hamilton Sundstrand, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky, and energy systems through all of its business units. In addition to working with its business units, the research center has extensive partnerships with government and university researchers.