Dynasafe Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) System for the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (Anniston). He was also a member of the standing NRC Committee on Chemical Demilitarization.


Mauricio Futran, NAE, is currently an independent consultant. Previously, he was vice president for Process Research and Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, where he was responsible for leading process development. He was responsible as well for small molecule and semibiologic API development from its interface with discovery to manufacturing validation. Prior to joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dr. Futran held positions with Merck Research Labs and Maquinaria Plastica, Morderna, in Mexico. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Chemical Physics, made invited presentations at national scientific meetings, and lectured at universities such as Harvard and North Carolina State. He holds two patents, “Crystallization method to improve crystal structure and size” and “Process for producing N-amino-1hydroxyalkylidene-1, 1-bisphosphonic acids.” He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Chemical Society. Dr. Futran formerly served on the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. In addition, he serves as chair of the chemical engineering advisory board at Princeton. He received the B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Rice University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton.


J. Robert Gibson retired as a director in DuPont’s Crop Protection Products Division in Wilmington, Delaware, in 2001. During his 30-year career with DuPont, Dr. Gibson held positions in R&D, chemical plant management, and corporate administration, as corporate director of safety and health. He was also assistant director of DuPont’s Haskell Laboratory for Toxicology and Industrial Medicine. He was board-certified in toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology from 1980 until 2005 and is currently a consultant in toxicology and occupational safety and health. Dr. Gibson graduated from Mississippi State University with a Ph.D. in physiology. He holds a master’s degree in zoology and a B.S. in general science from that same institution. He has chaired the standing NRC Committee on Chemical Demilitarization and served on its predecessor, the Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (the Stockpile Committee), because of his more than 25 years of experience in toxicology and occupational safety and health. Dr. Gibson was appointed as the U.S. representative to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in October 2003. He has served on a variety of chemical demilitarization ad hoc committees, including as chair of the NRC Committee to Review and Assess Industrial Hygiene Standards and Practices at Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF).


Randal J. Keller is currently a professor in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University. He received a B.A. in chemistry from Eisenhower College in 1979; an M.S. in toxicology from Utah State University in 1984, and a Ph.D., also in toxicology, from Utah State University in 1988. He is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, the comprehensive practice of safety by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and in the general practice of toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology. Dr. Keller is widely published and maintains an independent consulting practice related to toxicology, industrial hygiene, and safety. He served on the NRC’s Committee to Review and Assess Industrial Hygiene Standards and Practices at Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF) and on its Committee on Evaluation of Safety and Environmental Metrics for Potential Application at Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities.


Tim Overton is president of TOPS Consulting. Before this, he was the group head for process safety at BP. His expertise is in development and implementation of process safety standards and management systems and of corporate process safety metrics and incident reduction and risk reduction programs. Prior to joining BP, Mr. Overton was chief process safety engineer at the Dow Chemical Company, where he had oversight of process safety practices and standards. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas. Mr. Overton serves as chair of the Center for Chemical Process Safety’s Committee on Process Safety Metrics. He is also a member of the standing NRC Committee on Chemical Demilitarization.


Carol A. Palmiotto is the global safety health and environmental manager for the agriculture, nutrition, and applied biosciences businesses at E.I. du Pont de



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