A Look Back On Our Fellows Accomplishments

The Value Of Our Fellows

Fellows play a lead role in supporting our project teams and solving the most challenging technical problems for clients, including the DoD, all military branches, the USACE, NASA, governmental transportation agencies worldwide, and various industrial clients such as ExxonMobil, DuPont, and Dow Chemical.

As a result of Fellows stipends, Fellows rolled out the AltEval algorithm as a multi-criteria decision analysis tool, which successfully served as a differentiator on successful project pursuits and is now in project use. We’re proud of the support provided during 2020 by our Fellows as we continue to enhance, extend, and transform our business.


They collaborated on multiple COVID-19–related efforts, including the following:

  • Worked with the NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate to architect a solution to notify analysts of threats to national security systems, resulting in solution-supported COVID-19 operations
  • Collaborated with Duke University and Fraunhofer USA to develop two unique technologies for monitoring COVID-19 in wastewater and sewers
  • Participated in situational awareness and data analytics and smart/remote sensing COVID-19 campaigns
  • Worked with LumiQuick Diagnostics, Inc., and AdVnt Biotechnologies to identify opportunities focused on point of-care (POC) technology for detection of COVID-19
  • Created the our Fellows Distinguished Lecturer Program and Fellows Journal
  • Formed a team of SMEs to develop a high-fidelity, real-time simulation environment for a closed-loop operation of a synthetic-aperture radar installed on a missile
  • Developed a method to use mobile digital technology to collect bridge inspection data
  • Developed an advanced antenna model amenable to implementation, simulation, testing, and assessment by a COTS computational electromagnetic solver
  • Collaborated with the ASTM to create an international standard on the application of molecular biological tools (MBTs) for bioremediation
  • Collaborated with ExxonMobil and Imperial to increase the use of bioremediation and molecular biological tools at Canada and US sites
  • Advanced our UAV (drone) technical capabilities, including military applications and night vision
  • Created Diversity Outreach Involving Technology (DO IT), an initiative to support inclusion and diversity STEM programs and our recruiting and retention efforts

Publications And Industry Events

Our Fellows published more than a dozen articles in high profile publications, including the following:

  • The ITEA Journal
  • ASCE magazine
  • The Military Engineer (Society of American Military Engineers)
  • Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
  • ME Construction News
  • Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location, and Navigation Symposium
  • IBC proceedings
  • INSA Innovators Showcase
  • Our Fellows Journal

Our Fellows had dozens of papers and presentations accepted at renowned conferences worldwide, including at the following events:

  • 2020 IEEE SoutheastCon
  • AOC Webinar on AI Electronic Warfare Solutions
  • Battelle Conference on Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
  • 2020 International Bridge Conference
  • ACES Diversity in Cyber Conference


John Spitzmiller

He was granted two provisional patents for high-fidelity antenna models and a provisional patent for advanced spatial processing based on the high-fidelity antenna models.

Nick Ortyl

He was granted patents for narrow-band IQ patent disclosure; signal obfuscation patent disclosure; covert communications in plain sight patent disclosure; backward-looking communications processing patent disclosure; Nanostar Cloud patent disclosure; and systematic methodology for data classification.

Candice Scarborough

She received the 2020 Parsons WorldClass Award for her exemplary work on the CYBERARROW contract.

Elie Homsi

He was elected president of ASBI and to the board of directors of the UT Academy of Distinguished Alumni. He was also Also appointed chair of the 2021 National Academy of Construction Convention.

Ade Ogunsola

He was appointed chair of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility and re-appointed as a member of the IEC Advisory Committee of Electromagnetic Compatibility.

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