Franklin E.W. Hadley serves as Outreach and Communications Director for MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, He plays a key role in the the operations of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies and acts as a senior advisor to the ISN Director. He oversees all ISN outreach activities including the design, organization, and implementation of ISN events, and is the chief point of contact for media and public relations.
Mr. Hadley has administrative and logistical oversight of the annual Soldier Design Competition, an engineering and design contest that invites teams led by undergraduate students from MIT and the US Military Academy at West Point to address real-world problems faced by today’s Soldiers.
Mr. Hadley manages the ISN’s two biennial research overview conferences, the faculty-led ISN-Army-Industry Collaboration Review (ISN-AICR) and the ISN-Army Labs Student/Post-doc Research Innovation Review (IAL-SPRIR), at which ISN students and research associates are invited to present on their work to an audience of Army scientists. He also directs the ISN’s occasional seminar series, the Army Nanotechnology Seminars (ANTS), which provide a key point of information sharing between the academic, industry, and military facets of the ISN.
Mr. Hadley joined the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies’ (ISN) Outreach Department in December 2003, prior to which he coordinated events and fundraising for a nonprofit, charitable organization. He ascended to Director of Outreach and Communications in early 2006.