Dr. Joseph Grant | Deputy Program Executive, NASA SBIR/STTR


Dr. Joseph Grant is the Deputy Program Executive with NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Dr. Grant has worked with NASA for the last 25 years and has held various positions in the field of Optics and Photonics research before going to NASA headquarters to manage NASA’s $200 million SBIR/STTR program.

Dr. Grant worked at several of the NASA Centers, beginning with the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama where he served as an Electronics Technician; an Electronics Engineer and finally an Optical Physicist; at Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Bay Saint Louis, Missouri where he served as a Program Risk Manager in the SSC program office; a Technical Manager in the Applied Science program office; a Technical Manager in the Innovative Partnerships Office; and currently at NASA headquarters in the Space Technology Mission directorate in Washington, D.C. He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and technical journals and proceedings. He has been an invited speaker at home and abroad sharing his research findings at countless National and International Conferences. Dr Grant earned his PhD from Alabama A&M University in Applied Physics.

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