Matt Willis

Director, Office of Army Prize Competitions & Army Applied SBIR Program


Dr. Matt Willis leads the Army’s portfolio of private sector engagements through prize competitions and the Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, comprising over $300 million in annual research and development investments. Previously, Dr. Willis has served as the Army Director for Laboratory Management at ASA(ALT), and various positions across the Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Willis received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, an MS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.