Jeffrey M. Kezerian - President and Founder

Jeff has thirty years in engineering technology development, with expertise in simulations, modeling, design, analysis, and prototype development. Jeff has managed programs up to $120M, and project-engineered development efforts routinely above $1M. Fully seasoned in the operational and project life cycle management throughout conception and design in defense and commercial, his hands-on simulations fluency is comprised of finite element analysis in non-linear dynamics, structural and vibration response, thermal modeling, and FEA optimization, as well as custom coding with today's analytical CAE tools.

Among Jeff's current engineering programs, he leads Simulations on the U.S. Navy NAVSEA Advanced Sabot System Design development effort. This originated as a Phase I SBIR effort in 2008 and progressed through to Phase III. This directly supports ONR's electromagnetic railgun program. In 2012, Simulations had the honor of providing NAVSEA with their first composite sabot launched via their EM railgun. This effort utilized the latest 3D composite fiber technology. The success of this SBIR brought Jeff and Simulations, LLC to lead NAVSEA's HyperVelocity Projectile (HVP) program composite sabot development effort. Jeff is the principal investigator currently designing NAVSEAs railgun and Mk 45 5" composite sabot.

From 2003 to 2011 Jeff was the principal investigator contracted with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Jeff collaborated with the Army developing customized FEA pre-processor codes that simulated and optimized the structural behavior and limitations of hypervelocity electromagnetically launched Integrated Launch Packages (ILP). These programs required detailed modeling of armatures, tapered and threaded long-rod penetrators, multi-sectioned sabots, obturators, and in-bore payload behavior.

In parallel to Jeff’s career in defense, he has designed and developed commercial and private industry devices and components. A brief list of designs and projects include medical components, intravascular catheters, hospital assistive devices, wireless hose alert systems for fire engines, medical production machinery, fully green inert rotary engines, and explosive ignition and detonation system.

Selected Technology Programs

  • U.S. Army / Polymer Technologies Inc, Ballistic Structural Modelling of the Bushmaster 50mm-ALAS Projectile, 2016 – ongoing
  • Strategic Capabilities Office / U.S. Navy NAVSEA, Lightweight Munitions for HyperVelocity Projectile program, Designing HVP Composite Sabots, 2015 – ongoing
  • U.S. Navy NAVSEA and ONR HyperVelocity Projectile program, Designing HVP Composite Sabots, 2013 to 2015
  • U.S. Navy NAVSEA Advanced Sabot System Design, Lightweight Composite Novel Techniques, 2008 to 2013
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Electromagnetic Railgun and Integrated Launch Package R&D, 2003 to 2011
  • Intravascular (I.V.) Catheter, Detailed Design and Development, 2004-Ongoing
  • Armature Accelerated Smart Projectile (AASP), U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research and Boeing, 2005 to 2007
  • Navy, Structural and Thermal Analysis of Unmanned Submersible Vehicles, 2000-2001
  • Medical Assistive Device Design and Development of Mobility's Airlift Patient Chair, 1999-2000
  • Maxwell's Technology, Green Farm EM Railgun/Electrothermal Test Facility, Senior Staff Engineer, 1997-1999
  • ARDEC/SPARTA 90mm Composite-Hydraulic Launcher, Fabricate and Manufacturing, 1990-1992
  • ARDEC/SPART, Explosively Formed Penetrators, 1990-1992
  • AIR Force/HERID 120mm EM Railgun Modular Barrel Joint Design, 1990-1992
  • ARDEC / Westinghouse EMACK 50mm-square EM Railgun, Testing & Sustaining, 1985-1987

"Integral Interrupter Ignition Delay - Design, Development & Qualification"; Presented at and Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Huntsville, Alabama, July 20-23, 2003
"Design and Testing of a High Current Rail Splice"; U.S. Air Force, Eglin AFB, Florida; 1992
"Weaponizable, Lightweight, Long-Lifetime Electromagnetic Launcher Barrels"; Presented at and Published in the 3rd European Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, London, England; April 1991
"An Interferometric Measurement Technique for Railgun Structures"; U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, January 1988
"Design, Construction, and Performance of a High Current Test Stand for Railgun Barrel Development"; Presented at the 36th Meeting of the Aero-ballistic Range Association, San Antonio, Texas, October 1985

Master of Science, 2003
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1984