Alex is the manager of the Ceramic and Glass organization at Sandia National Laboratories. His organization provides expertise in a variety of materials processes including powder synthesis, powder processing and characterization, forming and sintering, glass-metal sealing and glass-ceramic-metal sealing. The organization also provides electrical testing and electrical property characterization of ceramic and glass materials and components. Ceramic and Glass personnel support customer needs that cover the entire spectrum of activities from basic research (developing new ceramic materials and processes) to development (improving and scaling-up ceramic fabrication processes, rapid prototyping of user-defined components) to high-reliability manufacturing (production of nuclear weapon components). With years of experience spanning this spectrum of activities, the Ceramic and Glass organization excels at transforming basic R&D knowledge into viable products.