Dr. Brian Fuchs

U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal
Senior Research Scientist, Insensitive Munitions
2022 Insensitive Munitions & Energetic Materials (IMEM) Technology Symposium : Keynote Address - Insensitive Munitions, Important Now More Than Ever

Dr. Brian Fuchs is the Senior Research Scientist for Insensitive Munitions at the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal.  Dr. Fuchs conducts research pertaining to energetic materials, energetic materials printing, warheads technology and explosive safety.  He serves as a technical consultant in the areas of Insensitive Munitions, testing, safety, and detonation physics to other organizations. 

Employment highlights include: awarded the Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Awards in 1989, 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2009, and the Army Research and Development Achievement Award for excellence in Leadership in 2009. He received the 2016 National Defense Industrial Award Firepower Technology Award.  He is a member of the Army Insensitive Munitions Board, past chairman of the Joint Services Insensitive Munitions Technical Panel, serves on the Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center Energetic Material Qualification Board for Explosives and is Chairman of NATO’s Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center Steering Committee (MSIAC). 

Dr. Fuchs has received 13 patents in the areas of explosive formulations, loading techniques, warheads, fuze technologies, printed detonators, and printed electronics.  He is a faculty member for Picatinny Arsenal’s Armament Graduate School and an adjunct professor for the Stevens Institute of Technology.