Ben Schrag

Senior Program Director

National Science Foundation

Ben Schrag is the Senior Program Director for the small business programs at the National Science Foundation.  He joined the NSF as a Program Director in 2009 and leads the Advanced Materials and Instrumentation portfolio in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.  Prior to NSF, he was the Director of Research and Development at Micro Magnetics, where he led a development effort to commercialize a new family of high-performance magnetic microsensor products for demanding consumer and military applications. During this time, he also served as a visiting scientist at Brown University and as the Principal Investigator on a number of federal grants and contracts, including NSF Phase I and Phase II Small Business Innovation Research projects and an Advanced Technology Program award from NIST.  Ben received his Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University.