Meet Our Founders

Dr. Thomas Attard
Dr. Thomas AttardCEO / Co-Founder

is the President, CEO, and Co-founder of PowerPolymer. Dr. Attard has premised PowerPolymer on a chemical-materials-structures platform that addresses society’s multi-hazards challenges. Integrating smart-city resilience and damage mitigation into our communities, Dr. Attard’s wealth of industry and research experiences serve as the company’s backbone, providing the necessary vision to develops cutting-edge multi-scale solutions to city infrastructure problems by maximizing energy-transferability and energy-harvesting capabilities.

Dr. Attard provides strategic leadership from pipeline formation to capital raise and project closing, having nearly two decades of experience in structural engineering & mechanics and materials science. Dr. Attard plays a prominent role in determining PowerPolymer’s risk management, research and development, and implementation strategies that bridge the gap between fundamental research and application. His accomplished academic and professional careers serve as a guide for cultivating an effective team management setting that is rooted in team-orientation, collegiality, and fluid collaboration. Using this foundational approach, Dr. Attard has successfully delivered proven mitigation and resiliency solutions to a diverse spectrum of customers, of federal, state, and private agencies that have included the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. National Science Foundation, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Federal Highway Administration, and California and Alabama Departments of Transportation.
Dr. Attard received his doctoral degree in structural engineering and mechanics from Arizona State University in 2003. During his career as a full-time university professor, he has taught impactful courses such as Dynamics of Structures, Finite Element Analysis, Advanced Materials and Composites, and Inelastic Stress Analysis and Plasticity. Prior to 2003, Dr. Attard worked as a member of the technical staff in the Spacecraft Structures Division at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California. Dr. Attard has also edited two book volumes for the Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM) and served as associate editor for the Journal of Architectural Engineering, guest editor of the Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures and editor of the Athens Journal of Technology and Engineering. In 2008, he served as Chairman of the Tenth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM), and in 2010, he served as North American chairman of PACAM XI. From 2013 – 2017, he served as Head of the Civil Engineering Unit for the Athens Institute for Education & Research (ATINER) and also served as chairman of the 3rd – 7th Civil Engineering and 1st and 2nd Structural Engineering Annual Conference Series for ATINER.

Thomas Talcott
Thomas Talcott COO / Co-Founder

is the co-founder, CFO, and COO of PowerPolymer. Colonel Talcott is a retired colonel in the USAF with numerous command assignments including a Squadron Command & the Program Manager for Air Force One aircraft. Upon his retirement from the Pentagon, he worked for several corporations as a Project Manager & Director of Business Development & Marketing for CACI, TRW, and several successful small startup IT companies as Vice-President of marketing.

Colonel Talcott’s role with PowerPolymer is to oversee the company’s financial status, new contracts and company daily operations. His focus is on investing in people, processes and systems. Colonel Talcott works with the Executive Team to implement PowerPolymer’s global strategy and vision, to develop a roadmap to execute that vision, and to oversee the day-to-day operations for meeting PowerPolymer’s goals. Colonel Talcott has helped manage explosive company and portfolio growth while building the corporate support functions that enhance the scalability of PowerPolymer’s platforms and further integrate consistent systems across business departments.
Colonel Talcott received an MBA from Midwestern State University and a BBA from Texas Christian University. While promoting PowerPolymer daily, Colonel Talcott still provides advice to the Air Force on government contracts, program management, Federal Acquisition Regulations as an acquisitions program manager, and cryptologic and cyber management. He also volunteers as a City Councilman and assisting small businesses with operations on a variety of issues ranging from corporate strategy and performance improvement to mergers and acquisitions.

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.”

Tom Talcott, Co-Founder