Maher & Associates LLC
Mr. Michael “Mick” Maher founded Maher & Associates LLC in September 2016 after five years as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He provides consultation services to provide his clients with key insights, analysis, and evaluations to assist in making better, critical, strategic, and tactical decisions, as well as developing transition paths in areas concerning new material and manufacturing technologies.
Mr. Maher joined DARPA as a program manager in September 2011. He managed a portfolio of programs specializing in advanced materials and manufacturing that included the Tailorable Feedstock and Forming, Materials Development for Platforms, and Open Manufacturing programs. While at DARPA his programs developed new technologies that enabled rapid qualification of new manufacturing technologies and developed revolutionary new composite technologies, novel lightweight multifunctional and specialty material systems.
Mr. Maher came to DARPA from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) where he was chief of the Composite and Hybrid Materials Branch and Materials Applications Branch. While at ARL, Mr. Maher oversaw the research and development programs in the areas of armor material, coatings, composite technologies, failure analysis, hybrid material systems, processing and material transitions.
Prior to his work at ARL, Mr. Maher served in various technology and management positions over a 20-year span at companies such as Martin Marietta, AAI, and DuPont. He holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Loyola College in Maryland.