Friday, April 18, 2014
board on army science and technology The National Academies
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Committee on Chemical Demilitarization

The Committee on Chemical Demilitarization oversees National Academies’ studies in support of the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) and the Program Executive Officer, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) as they executes the United States’ Chemical Demilitarization Program (CDP). This standing committee, in conformance with a 1986 Congressional mandate, will continue independent NRC oversight of the demilitarization program, including the conduct of studies by ad hoc committees formed under it.

The committee meets with the sponsor to obtain information on the status of the CDP; discuss potential studies to be carried out under the oversight of the standing committee; and bring together prominent scientists, engineers, and government officials to discuss program issues of interest to the committee and the CMA and ACWA programs.



Dr. Richard J. Ayen, Chair, Independent Consultant
Dr. Joan B. Berkowitz, Managing Director, Farkas Berkowitz & Company
Dr. Judith A. Bradbury, Independent Consultant
Dr. Herek L. Clack, Associate Professor, The University of Michigan
Dr. Gary S. Groenewold, Consulting Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory
Dr. M. Frederick Hawthorne (NAS), Director, International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine, University of Missouri
Dr. John R. Howell (NAE), Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Memorial Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas
Dr. Randall J. Keller, Professor, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Murray State University
Mr. Todd A. Kimmell, Principal Investigator, Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Loren D. Koller, Consultant, Loren Koller and Associates
Dr. David S. Kosson, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Frederick J. Krambeck, President, ReacTech, Inc.
Mr. Douglas M. Medville, Program Leader, Chemical Materiel Disposal and Remediation (Ret.), MITRE
Mr. Tim Overton, Consultant, Tops Consulting
Dr. W. Leigh Short, Consultant (Ret.), Woodward-Clyde Consultants
Mr. William J. Walsh, Attorney,Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Bruce A. Braun, Director, BAST
Nancy T. Schulte, Senior Program Officer
Harrison T. Pannella, Senior Program Officer
Nia D. Johnson, Senior Program Associate