Michael Fritze, Ph.D.

Director, Disruptive Technologies

Michael Fritze leads ISI’s Disruptive Technologies initiative, which seeks to leverage novel electronics technologies and architecture concepts to create new capabilities in fields such as space electronics, embedded computing and high performance computing.

Fritze focuses on carbon electronics and other novel nano- and micro-electronics technologies. An established researcher and former program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), he conceived, developed, obtained funding for, and managed diverse programs in low-power and radiation-hardened electronics, micro-fabrication, foundry access, and radio frequency electronics.

Fritze also created cost-effective partnerships with CMOS foundries that provided the Department of Defense with state-of-the-art electronics technologies access. Awarded his Ph.D. in physics by Brown University, Fritze joined ISI in mid-2010.