Fountain, Augustus W.

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Dr. Augustus W. Fountain

Deputy Army Chief Scientist

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Area of Expertise: Vibrational Spectroscopy, Chemometrics, Remote Sensing, Laser Spectroscopy, Chemistry, CBRNE Sensing
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Dr. Augustus Way Fountain III is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry within the Research and Technology Directorate, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Selected to this position in December 2007, he is responsible for planning, leading, and conducting cutting edge research in chemical defense related to the Research and Technology Directorate, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Department of Army, and Department of Defense missions. He is an internationally recognized expert in electro-optics as it pertains to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) sensing and provides advice to government agencies for developing schedules and milestones for analytical chemistry and nanoscience projects to ensure appropriate emphasis on emerging technologies. Dr. Fountain has supported the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Organization by leveraging existing and emerging chemical detection technologies towards the specific chemical signatures of military and homemade explosives. In 2010, Dr. Fountain deployed to Iraq as a civilian scientist advising the CEXC labs on the forensic analysis of explosives residues. Additionally, Dr. Fountain serves as an at-large representative of the United States to the NATO Sensors & Electronics Technology Panel advising them on CBRNE detection.
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