UCI's functional areas of expertise's:
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.