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         UCI's functional areas of expertise's:

  • Administrative Support

  • Engineering Support

  • Program Support

  • R&D Support   

UCI Team and Qualifications

Staff Qualifications: The core staff consists of the primary investigator, program manager, legal adviser, contracts/business manager, technical editor and research analyst.

Michael J Hopmeier
President, Senior Principal Investigator

Summary of Qualifications: Michael Hopmeier is the President, Unconventional Concepts, Inc. and has been a technical advisor and operational consultant to numerous governmental agencies including the DARPA Defense Sciences Office, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, United States Surgeon General, and the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense. He was one of the primary developers of the Bioterrorism Preparedness Program at the CDC, served as the Science and Technology Advisor to the USAF Surgeon General, as well as the first S&T Advisor to the United States Marine Corps Chem/Bio Incident Response Force (CBIRF). 

He has been a member and/or task force Chair for numerous senior advisory panels including the Defense Science Board and the National Academy of Sciences and served on the Senior Policy and Strategy Panel for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a founding member and current member of the Executive Board of the International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community and an Associate Researcher of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism. Mr. Hopmeier is an internationally recognized expert on countering suicide terrorism, disaster/crisis response and emergency management and preparedness.



Mr. Hopmeier is a founder of a number of different start-up companies, and sits on the board of several high technology firms. He has been involved in numerous international programs as a manager or advisor, and has supported a number of efforts in the UK, Greece and Israel. He has authored numerous papers and presentations on topics ranging from biological model development and biotechnology research to emergency response training and suicide bombing.His project areas include training and preparedness, chemical/biological incident response, combat casualty care and medical support, crisis response and management, unconventional pathogen countermeasure programs, federal agency protective measures, counter-terrorism and integrated federal/civilian disaster response. Mr. Hopmeier holds bachelors and master degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida. 

Quality Assurance Program

The objective of the Quality Assurrance Program is to ensure that each  contract peformance meets the highest quality of service, value, and customer satisfication.  The primary methods of assuring the quality of services are:

  • Establish appropriate resources required to meet contract objectives  and maximum responsiveness to Customer needs

  • Coordinate with Customer to establish quality objectives of each project

  • Establish monitoring metrics for each project

  • Coordinate with Team Members regarding Quality Management expectations

  • Monitor and perform periodic assessment of team members performance 

  • Identify areas of process improvements

UCI considers customer satisfication to be the primary measure of success.  We continually evaluate internal and external best practices to improve the quality of the product and services we provide to our customers.

Points of Contact

Technical / Customer Satisifcation

Michael J Hopmeier
President Unconventional Concepts, Inc.
FL Headquarter Office (850) 243-4411
VA Office (703) 870-7211


Yong Kim
Contracts Manager
VA Office (703) 870-7211

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