Intelligent Systems is a highly collaborative team of scientists and specialists with experience spanning a variety of disciplines, including aerospace engineering, applied physics, bioscience and medical imaging, computer science, neuroscience, and pharmacology. Though our backgrounds cover a wide breadth of disciplines, we are tied together by our common passion for finding exciting and innovative ways to apply state-of-the-art technology and ideas towards solving some of the biggest challenges faced by industry and society as a whole. Many of the motivating problems that drive our research and development come from the public sector where many large open-ended problems await the right team with the right ideas to come along. We work together to evaluate new potential projects and funding opportunities as well as carry out the scientific and engineering work needed to achieve the objectives of active projects. Many efforts include partnerships and collaborations with academia, granting us access to some of the sharpest minds and cutting-edge ideas out there. We often have several such R&D projects running in parallel and each project is coordinated by one of our Principal Investigators (PI) who are responsible for supervising and delegating workloads between projects, and it is common for scientists, engineers, and analysists to be involved in two to three projects simultaneously.
As part of our ongoing research efforts, we continuously evaluate topics from government-released R&D solicitations and write research proposals in response. When batches of solicitations are released by various government entities, like NASA or the Department of Defense, for example, we come together as a team and decide on which ones we should pursue and who will lead efforts on writing proposals to the selected topics. Upon competitive selection for contract award, such proposals become active research projects. With joint support of in-house engineering, program management, and commercialization support we work to bring new ideas and technologies to market. This internal collaboration facilitates quickly advancing new technologies into the physical/testing environment.
Because Lynntech is a small company, anyone working on a project can have a big impact on where the project goes. New team members start off working on individual tasks and filling in singular needs but over time are given responsibility for developing and maintaining larger pieces of projects and owning systems. We encourage our group members’ growth and provide opportunities for taking on more responsibility, eventually leading projects and deciding the direction of future research. Members also sometimes find themselves slowly branching out or changing disciplines as interests change, industries evolve, and certain projects gain more traction than others. Branching out usually takes the form of joining existing projects or working on proposals to start new ones and however our interests evolve, we always have opportunities to explore the latest and most promising scientific developments as they pertain to market and industry needs.