Dr. Ayman Salem (PI) is the President of MRL Materials Resources LLC. He has earned his Ph.D. (2002) in Materials Science and Engineering from Drexel University. He recently led MRL through an awarded $72M contract from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory for the research and development and assessment of new alloys and metallic materials-processing technologies for aerospace applications. He is also the principal investigator of a team of 5 companies through a $6.5M Office on Naval Research Quality Made contract for the delivery of an additive manufacturing machine and a software property prediction in steel alloys. He founded MRL in 2009 and shepherded it through the end of 2008 financial crisis and the 2019 COVID pandemic with a healthy growth from one scientist to a 40+ scientist, engineer, and technicians with more than $85M of active DoD, DOE, and NASA contracts and commercial services with for various aerospace companies. He is specialized in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, Materials Data Science, material characterization and quantification, and novel deformation processes.