Dr. J. Mark DelGrande brings award winning experience developing and executing diverse scientific and engineering programs across numerous multi-disciplinary settings.

Mark is a member and the Chief Technology Officer of Verus Research (formerly XL Scientific, LLC), where he develops corporate strategies to align technology and business goals, evolves the company’s technology base to achieve future technical challenges, and ensures program execution exceeds customer requirements.

From 2010 to 2015, Mark was Chief Scientist and later Director of the Scientific Division of TechFlow, Inc., establishing the company’s first scientific research and development business area. Before joining TechFlow, Mark was a Senior Scientist at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), developing novel directed energy weapon systems and guiding Defense Department directed energy test and evaluation investment strategies. There, he won Corporate Achievement Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology and Program Performance.

Prior to his commercial career, Mark served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force where he led research efforts at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States Air Force Academy, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2005 after serving as Chief of the High Power Microwave Models and Effects Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory. In this role, he was awarded the prestigious Air Force Outstanding Scientist Award.

Mark received his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Oregon State University, his master’s degree in engineering physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and his doctoral degree in nuclear engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. His technical papers and presentations focus on applied research efforts in directed energy and nuclear and particle beam weapon systems.