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Margaret E Kosal
Assistant Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Along with her duties as Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Margaret E. Kosal is currently the Director of the Program on Emerging Technology and Security and the Director of the Program on Biological and Chemical Nonproliferation and Counterterrorism within the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP). Her research explores two interrelated areas: reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and understanding the role of emerging technologies for security. Before joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Kosal was Science and Technology Advisor within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). She received her doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) working on biomimetic nano-structured materials and has lectured nationally and internationally on both technical and international security subjects. In 2000, she co-founded a sensor company, where she led research on biological, chemical, and explosive detection and spearheaded efforts toward the real-world applications of the technology. Previously, Dr. Kosal has held positions at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Northwestern Universitys Feinburg School of Medicine, the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ (MIIS) Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). She has been recognized across the U.S. federal government for her leadership as part of the interagency Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technology Working Group, as DoD representative to the group charged with leading the National Nanotechnology Initiative, and in the NATO Nanotechnology for Defense Working Group. Dr. Kosal serves on the editorial boards of the scholarly journals Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Journal of Strategic Security.
Science and Technology, Emerging Technologies – Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Strategy, Proliferation, Terrorism, Deterrence, Counterinsurgency & Small Wars.