Eric Breckenfeld is a Lead Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton where he serves as a consultant for predominantly U.S. defense clients, including DARPA and the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in the areas of electronic materials/components and hardware supply chain security. Prior to his work at Booz Allen Hamilton, Eric was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office where he managed the Sustainable Nanomanufacturing and Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond Signature Initiatives. Previously, Eric was a National Research Council Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory where he performed basic and applied research on electronic materials. Eric received his BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.