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 Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials 

Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials Committee


The mission of the Committee is to gather technical information pertinent to Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials (IM/EM) and exchange that technical information in an open forum. The Committee solicits information from government agencies, academic institutions and industry throughout the world.

The Committee actively seeks IM/EM information on policy and practices; design, development, production and deployment of munitions and materials; the evaluation of the properties of the munitions/material including safety/hazards, chemical/compatibility/ageing and physical properties.

Examples of munitions and materials include, but are not limited to: warheads, bombs, missiles, torpedoes, mines, projectiles, high explosives, propellants and pyrotechnic charges.

The Committee partners with the NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) in Brussels, Belgium to further the 1M/EM mission. The means by which the information is exchanged is a symposium that is held every 18 months at various venues in the US. Every third symposium is produced by the Insensitive Munitions European Manufacturers Group (IMEMG), Paris, France, and the symposium is held in a member country. 

2016 Insensitive Munitions Energetic Materials (IM/EM) Technology Symposium
September 12 - 15, 2016
Nashville, TN

Call for Papers - The Call for Papers for the 2016 IM/EM Symposium will be announced soon! Please check back periodically.

Committee Chair

Mr. Michael Ervin
BAE SYSTEMS Ordnance Systems Inc
4509 West Stone Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660-1048
Phone: (423)914-4214


Brian Adams, General Dynamics-OTS, Niceville, FL
Matthew Beyard, USN, Indian Head, MD
Paul Braithwaite, ATK, Promontory, UT
Michael Ervin, BAE, Kingsport, TN
Ken Graham, Aerojet, Orange, VA
Melissa Hobbs, ATK, Rocket Center, WV
Christine Michienzi, OSD, Washington, D.C.
Steven Nicolich, USA, Picatinny, NJ
Andrew Sanderson, Esterline, Palm Springs, CA
Stephen Struck, USAF, Eglin, FL
Pierre-Olivier Vignaud, MSIAC, Paris, FR
Andrew Wilson, Consultant, Palm Springs, CA

NDIA Contacts

Loey Bleich
Meeting Planner

CAPT Bruce Roulstone, USN (Ret.)
Assistant Vice President, Operations




Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense