Advisory Board

Jose I. Alvelo, M.S.

Jose I. Alvelo, M.S. is a strategic S&T consultant to startup emerging technology businesses interested in securing R&D and program funds from Federal, State, and international organizations in order to support proof-of-concept, prototyping, and initial transition to commercialization.
Jose has over 6 years of all-source military intelligence experience, including collection and analysis of intelligence related to chemical/biological weapons, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction in support of Special Forces and Rapid-Deployment missions. He has more than 9 years of research experience in various biological fields including; molecular and cell biology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, and biotechnology in academia and military research programs. He has over 3 years of teaching experience in anatomy & physiology, Spanish, and English as a second language (ESL). He has seven years of Science & Technology Program Management experience for chemical and biological warfare defense for the Department of Defense.
Jose has completed the following Defense Acquisition University Certification Requirements:

  • Level III S&T Management
  • Level III International Program Management
  • Certificate in Advanced Concept Technology
Jose has served as Senior Research Analyst, Institute for Advanced Sciences Convergence, Norwich University Applied Research Institutes where he provided scientific advisement and/or program management services in support of the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI), Institute for Advanced Sciences Convergence (IASC) to include: novel technology analysis and assessment support across IASC Programs; analytical, programmatic support, managerial talent to further IASC’s goals to integrate its programs, specifically by providing technology management support to provide its’ customer base with S&T awareness on revolutionary and disruptive technologies and their potential national security implications; and support intra- and inter-agency coordination (e.g., DHS, DOE, TSWG, NASA, NSF, DARPA) as well as international S&T organizations.
He served as Scientific Adviser/Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, to include: scientific advisement and/or program management services in support of (1) Special Operations Forces (SOF)-specific requirements for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) agent detection and/or defeat, counter-proliferation, and counter-terrorism efforts. (2) Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical/Biological Defense.
He evaluated new technologies for possible inclusion into DTRA-Funded projects to provide program management support to the Special Projects Office and its Nanotechnology Initiative, analytical and programmatic support to the DTRA Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) contract, program management support for an independent research group to execute, through a dedicated team of researchers, searches for and reviews of new and relevant technology efforts ongoing within industry and academia; review of proposals for new basic research projects; he educated government personnel on such new and relevant technologies; and supported intra- and interagency coordination (e.g., DHS, DOE, TSWG, NASA, DARPA) on behalf of the JSTO, and directly supported the Special Projects Officer within DTRA CB in the area of nanotechnology initiatives, and supported the execution of the CB defense basic research project as required.
He earned his B.S. in Biology at Universidad de Puerto Rico in 1990. He earned his M.S. in Biology at Fayetteville State University in 2000. He was a doctoral student in Immunology at North Carolina State University from 1997 to 2001 and a doctoral student in Biodefense at George Mason University from 2006 to 2008.
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