Laura Rea is a senior Technology Program Manager for the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Soft Matter Materials Branch. Her current area of responsibility includes development of materials and processes for sensors and components suitable for use in human performance monitoring, supporting enhanced autonomy in military systems. She has been a military technologist for more than 30 years, including a one year detail as a staff member in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Director of Defense Research and Engineering. She holds Master’s degree in materials science as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in materials engineering. Filmed at the SID Display Week.