About ETC

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ETC Think Tank

Energetics Technology Center (ETC) was launched in late 2006 in partnership with the Center for Energetics Concepts Development (CECD) at the University of Maryland. 

Our early work focused on energetics-related research and engineering projects in collaboration with the CECD and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD). These joint efforts ranged from examining the science of detonation waves in energetic materials to analyzing blast effects on soldiers. 

As ETC grew, our work moved into adjacent fields, such as robotics, autonomous systems, and literature-based discovery. These efforts were the precursor to our current initiatives in artificial intelligence and machine-discovery of next generation energetic materials. This has grown into our global awareness project and predictions of foreign military capabilities in development of advanced weapon systems.

We have also supported national military policy development projects and published several books covering a wide array of topics in that field. These topics range from the technical health of the Navy's Science and Engineering workforce to strategies on how the Naval Aviation Enterprise can position itself to meet demands and address issues arising in an "Anti-Access, Area Denial" environment.

Our current team stands at over 30 employees and is looking forward to a future filled with opportunities to conduct impactful work for the Defense Department, State, Regional, and Local government, and the private sector companies. 

At ETC, we proudly support the United States National Security Enterprise as an innovation catalyst and a partnership facilitator to our clients.