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Phil Smith

Strategic Programs Manager


Phil is a Strategic Programs Manger within Argonne’s Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach directorate. Phil supports Argonne’s efforts to advance external partnerships and commercialization of materials technologies. Phil also has a leadership role in Q-NEXT, the Argonne-led DOE Office of Science National Quantum Information Science Research Center, where he has responsibilities in management of center ecosystem efforts, partnerships, and supporting center operations.

Phil’s experience includes development and implementation of technology and business strategy for  Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, universities, and national laboratories. His work spans research and development planning, building high-impact teams, and securing resources to catalyze high-impact technology programs. Phil has experience across multiple verticals including quantum information science, advanced materials and manufacturing, chemicals, renewable and alternative energy, and health technology.

Phil holds a Ph.D. in Materials Physics from The Ohio State University, and an M.S. in Business Analytics from The Georgia Institute of Technology.