Destruction Pilot Plant and the Committee to Examine the Disposal of Activated Carbon from the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems at Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities. She is also currently a member of the standing Committee on Chemical Demilitarization.

Hao Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Ohio University. His research in the chemical and life sciences in the area of organic and biological mass spectrometry focuses on how mass spectrometry can be applied at the interface between chemistry, physical organic chemistry, biology, and materials science. Examples include ion chemistry using ambient mass spectrometry for novel applications in bioanalytical chemistry. This involves developing methodologies for selective biomolecule detection in complex matrices. Other examples are analytical applications of ambient ion dissociation in proteomics and the chemical footprinting of proteins. Dr. Chen has authored or coauthored extensively in these areas since receiving his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2005. He has also been a reviewer for a number of professional journals on analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, and proteome research.

Adrienne T. Cooper is an associate professor of biological and agricultural systems engineering at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University. She has 20 years of experience in chemical and environmental engineering, including process engineering, process and waste treatment development, and environmental regulation. Dr. Cooper conducts research in catalytic processes for environmental treatment and remediation and pollution prevention. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for her research on the development of photochemical reactors for water treatment and remediation. She has authored numerous publications and made presentations in her field. Dr. Cooper has served as a member of several National Research Council committees on issues pertaining to the disposal of stockpiled chemical agents and munitions and recovered (nonstockpile) chemical warfare materiel since 1999, including the 2009 report Assessment of Explosive Destruction Technologies for Specific Munitions at the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Disposal Pilot Plants. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Facundo M. Fernández is an associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received his M.Sc. in chemistry from the College of Exact and Natural Sciences at Buenos Aires University in 1995 and his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the same University in 1999. In August 2000, he joined the research group of Richard Zare in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. His work focused on several aspects of Hadamard transform time-of-flight mass spectrometry with an emphasis on coupling this technique to capillary-format separation methods. In 2002, he joined the

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