Brad Forch

Brad Forch is the Senior Research Scientist for Ballistics at the Weapons & Materials Research Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. His 28-year Army research expertise covers a wide range of ballistic sciences, including the chemical and physical mechanisms behind chemical energy storage, ignition, combustion, and release in propellants and explosives (including weapons materials and novel energetic material structures for weapons). He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry/ Chemical Physics from Wayne State University and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Illinois State University. He was a National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council postdOctoberoral Fellow tenured at the U.S. Army, is currently a member of the JANNAF Executive Committee,