Dr. Suhithi M. Peiris
Principal Scientist – Energetics, Advanced Mission Solutions, Battelle
2022 Breakthrough Energetics Conference : Impact of Adjacent Technologies on Energetics: Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Autonomous Systems, and Continuous Process, Bio Synthesis (Unclassified Session)
Dr. Suhithi M. Peiris, is currently, the Principal Scientist –Energetics, Advanced Mission Solutions, Battelle. Previously, she was the scientific and technical senior executive, assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory, Munitions Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. She served as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in the field of Enhanced Energy Effects relating to technology for producing, transporting, and coupling energy from munitions to targets (inclusive of high explosives, initiation sciences, damage mechanisms, penetration, and fuzing).
Dr. Peiris did her BS at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed her PhD at University of Chicago. After her PhD she worked in Navy labs on energetic and reactive materials, and then joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to run the Counter-WMD Basic Research program. During the 24years since her PhD, she has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, and one book. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.