Samrat Kundu is a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy (IRLEE) at the University of Michigan (UM). Under the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program, he provides market research, competitive analysis and federal business opportunities for clients. His work helps clients understand where they fit in the government supply chain. Samrat is a second year Master’s student in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at the U-M. Prior to joining U-M, he worked for three years with a defense shipyard in Mumbai, India on design analysis, project management, and strategy development.