About Us

At Microsphere Material Solutions, we have an unshakable desire to innovate. To create new materials and enable capabilities thought to be unachievable. We are always pushing the envelope as we thrive to create value for our customers and partners through leading-edge, innovative, and high-performance materials and R&D.

MMS is a materials-focused tech transfer company dedicated to developing, maturing, and commercializing early-stage innovations in order to solve critical commercial and government problems. MMS currently specializes in the modeling, fabrication, and testing of hollow microspheres and bulk foams from metals and silicate glasses. Founders Avi Edery (CSO), John Howard (CTO), and Matthew DeMay (CEO) founded the company in January 2016 after discovering the need for a new class of high-strength, light-weight foam materials while completing the Fall 2015 DC I-Corps (now FedTech) program.

MMS' mission is to deliver leading edge, innovative and high-performance Materials R&D, Manufacturing and Services to our customers and business partners that enhance existing products, create new products and enable capabilities that haven’t previously been achievable and to mature those materials from the lab to market while also building a technology pipeline/portfolio that complements the business strategy to maximize growth and product diversity.


Matthew DeMay, Cofounder

Matthew has been on the leading edge of advanced technology development for the Aerospace and Defense industry for over 15 years, architecting systems and leading teams of engineers to innovate and develop advanced systems and technologies. He has a passion for innovation and bridging technologies with applications. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Maryland - College Park.


John Howard, Cofounder

John is passionate about bringing technologies out of the lab and into the marketplace where they can solve critical problems. He has spent the past 8 years as a researcher working on a wide variety of cutting-edge research projects focusing on emerging solar cell materials, natural language processing, and astro-particle detectors.  He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Maryland - College Park, as well as dual B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.


Avi Edery, Cofounder

Avi lives at the intersection of business and technology.  He is passionate about shaping technology development in a manner most useful to society at large.  Before devoting his work full time to MMS, Mr. Edery spent the greater part of two decades as a management and technology consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, proudly serving the Nation’s space and national security infrastructure.  He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA from the University of Maryland - College Park.