Our Team

Engenuity carries the MITRE Corporation’s heritage of trust, objectivity, and groundbreaking systems engineering. We are an independent foundation, but we uphold MITRE’s mission of a safer world and commitment to the greater good.

MITRE Engenuity Leadership

Laurie Giandomenico

Vice President & Chief Acceleration Officer

As the vice president and chief acceleration officer, Laurie is responsible for establishing the mission and vision of MITRE Engenuity, and for overseeing execution of all MITRE Engenuity initiatives.

Giandomenico has deep experience in technology innovation, and business strategy and delivery. She joined The MITRE Corporation in 1991 as a member of the technical staff. Giandomenico then attended graduate school before joining McKinsey & Company in 2000. She has worked in management consulting and brand and marketing strategy consulting for several large companies and brands including Bristol-Myers Squibb, eBay, Nestle, Schlumberger, Starbucks, Unilever, among others, as well as a number of mid-level technology companies.

Since 2010, she has held executive-level positions in the enterprise software and energy firms, Pegasystems and EnerNOC (now Enel), respectively. She most recently managed her own strategy and marketing consulting firm, Rocket Strategy LLC, supporting customers on corporate strategy and brand development. Giandomenico recently rejoined The MITRE Corporation and serves as Vice President and Chief Acceleration Officer.

Giandomenico holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, a masters degree in anthropology and archeology from Cornell University, where she also earned a Ph.D. in nutritional health and organizational development.

Ajit Kahaduwe

Ajit Kahaduwe

Managing Director of Incubation and New Product Development

As the managing director of incubation and new product development, Ajit Kahaduwe leads the team responsible for discovering MITRE ideas which are scalable for the public good with private industry. His team members evaluate market opportunities based on financial and social return criteria and develop ideas using lean startup methodology.

Kahaduwe has extensive global experience working with cellular and public safety systems from planning, deployment, optimization, standardization with a strong focus on regulatory and public requirements in E-911, Public Warning System, and the pre-cursor recommendations for FirstNet. Additionally, he led software development and innovation incubation teams in big data and analytics, cloud services, network health, drones, and location technologies.

After a global career at Nokia and Motorola in addition to a network equipment startup, Kahaduwe joined MITRE in 2021. Prior to joining, he was a senior product management executive at a global SaaS web collaboration and unified communications as a services provider. He is also a Scrum Alliance certified scrum product owner and hold patents in location and security technology.

Kahaduwe holds a BS in electrical engineering with minors in economics and international affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jim Pannucci

Jim Pannucci

Director, Life Science Strategy Advisor, Advanced Technologies Investments

As Director, Life Science Strategy Advisor, Advanced Technologies Investments, Jim Pannucci will be focused on solving tough problems related to current and future global health challenges. He brings a wealth of experience in the field of science and technology, spanning diverse business cultures of the pharmaceutical industry, National Laboratories, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, and contract services for research and program management. 

As a scientist, Pannucci has worked on early-stage biopharmaceuticals for cancer, infectious diseases, and biodefense. His work has included the discovery and design of peptides that help the immune system better respond to cancer, infectious diseases, and vaccines, which resulted in seven patent filings and four publications. While at the NIH, Pannucci spent years developing malaria vaccines – his team worked on 20+ vaccine candidates spread across multiple production and delivery platforms with five products proceeding into clinical trials. 

Pannucci holds a PhD in Microbiology from North Carolina State University, an MS in Biology from Seton Hall, and a BS in Pathology from UConn. 

Jim Pannucci

Raj Jammy

Chief Technologist, Advanced Technologies

As Chief Technologist, Dr. Raj Jammy is responsible for incubating and accelerating technologies in partnership with the private sector, and for developing strategic frameworks that promote technologies for the public good. Passionate about technology as well as building highly motivated teams, he has worked with many leading companies and nurtured many collaborations across the globe. A seasoned semiconductor/electronics industry executive, Dr. Jammy brings 25 years of experience to his role at MITRE Engenuity.

Prior to joining MITRE Engenuity, Dr. Jammy served as Vice President of Materials and Emerging Technologies at SEMATECH, a global semiconductor industry consortium, from 2008 to 2013. There, he worked with companies spanning the semiconductor ecosystem, including Intel, IBM, TSMC, GlobalFoundries, Samsung, CNSE, Qualcomm, UMC, as well as over 45 semiconductor equipment, SW, and materials suppliers. He oversaw the consortium’s efforts in front-end CMOS logic, novel memory technologies, 3D interconnects, and emerging beyond-CMOS technologies. As Chair of SEMATECH Executive Steering Council, he drove decisions on the technical programs, timing and budgets, reporting to the Board of Directors, in coordination with customer company executives. During his tenure, Dr. Jammy interacted extensively with senior leaders and decision makers in the global semiconductor industry value chain.

Since the start of his career at IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Center in 1996, Dr. Jammy has fostered many collaborative relationships not just with companies, but with universities and government agencies in the US (DARPA, IARPA, DoE, DoD, DMEA, NIST, etc.) and around the world, including Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, France, Germany, UK, and Belgium.

Jammy holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, where he conducted part of his research at DoE’s Argonne National Laboratory. He holds more than 50 US patents, and is the author/co-author of over 225 publications/presentations.