Kyle Bunch

Senior Engineer
Washington Office


Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of Utah; ME in electrical engineering, University of Utah; B.S. in electrical eng and comp sci, University of Colorado at Boulder


Kyle Bunch, P.E. has over 25 years of experience targeting national security technology needs. During 2012-2014, he served as Senior Science Advisor to the U.S. Department of State in both Arms Control and Counterterrorism. He has worked in two DOE’s laboratories: Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His primary interest is in technology and policy solving national security problems.

In 2014 Bunch was nominated by the State Department to serve as science representative on a White House OSTP subcommittee on Science and Technology for Countering Explosive Devices. He has also served on several subcommittees under the Joint Program Office for Countering IEDs. His work at the State Department resulted in a Meritorious Honor Award for contributing to its role in countering the global threat of IEDs.

During his time in academics, Bunch was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah where he taught classes and performed research into physical device electronics. He has served as a Senior Fulbright Fellow in the Polytechnic University of Lodz, Poland.

Bunch is a Registered Professional Engineer holding the degrees of PhD, DEE, and ME all in electrical engineering from the University of Utah and a BS in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the past Chair for the IEEE-USA Government Fellows Committee, a member of the IEEE-USA Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Policy Committee, and past Utah Section Chair of the IEEE.

Previous Positions

Technical Consultant/SME to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Booz-Allen Hamilton); Expert Consultant, United States Department of State, Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT),; Senior Research and Development Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Battelle); Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories; Research Assistant Professor, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Meritorious Honor, US Department of State
  • Recognition for work to counter IEDs, Bureau of Counterterrorism, US Department of State
  • Recognition for Service as Publications Chair, IEEE 2008 Nanotechnology Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers