Brett Piekarski

Brett Piekarski

Collaborative Alliance Manager, DCIST
Vehicle Technology Directorate Chief Scientist
Army Research Laboratory

Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Brett Piekarski is the Chief Scientist for the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Vehicle Technology Directorate. The Directorate explores basic and applied research in vehicle intelligence and autonomy, energy and propulsion, platform mechanics and aerodynamics, and multi-disciplinary unmanned aerial system design. He also serves as the Cooperative Agreement Manager for ARL’s Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology Collaborative Research Alliance that is focused on performing fundamental science in Distributed Intelligence, Heterogeneous Group Behavior, and Resilient Tactical Behaviors for large heterogeneous teams of Soldiers and Intelligent Systems. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from the University of North Dakota, a Masters in ME from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in ME from the University of Maryland.