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Hurricanes in U.S. Have Become Bigger, Stronger, More Destructive

11/12/19 Hurricanes Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A new study by researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen (KU), shows that hurricanes have become more destructive since 1900, and the worst of them are more...

Typhoid: Neglect Outside Rich Countries Threatens New Global Health Emergency

11/12/19 Public health Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The emergence of untreatable strains of typhoid threatens a new global health emergency that requires urgent collective action, argue experts from the Oxford Martin School in...

Promoting cooperation between humans, autonomous machines

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Dr. Joseph Brady

Dr. Joseph Brady received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island in 2011.  His dissertation, Characterization of Homemade Explosives, focused on the chemistry associated with the detection and destruction of homemade explosives.  In particular, Dr. Brady developed a technique for the field expedient destruction of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) using commercial off-the-shelf materials.  He determined the sensitivity and explosive performance of erythritol tetranitrate (ETN) relative to other tetranitrates (PETN and SMX) in addition to optimizing analytical methods for the 3 materials.  He identified additives that would prevent the use of hydrogen peroxide and various fertilizers as explosive precursors, without interfering with their intended use.  His master’s thesis, Formation of Organic Peroxides in Solution, investigated the possibility of incidental formation of TATP and diacetone diperoxide (DADP) in an industrial process.

                Currently, Joe is an Associate Chemist at Brookhaven National Laboratory.  He is developing energetic polymers as a delivery medium for novel fuel/oxidizer mixtures to defeat chemical and biological weapons for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).  Joe is also working with the Department of State to engage with and enhance the chemical security of our international partners in commerce, industry, academia and law enforcement.  He has provided technical expertise to the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) for various activities.

 

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