Dr. Murray Hamilton
Dr. Hamilton came to the Center after 20 years of research in medical countermeasures to chemical and biological weapons in Canada. He was part of the R&D team that developed a new nerve agent antidote, HI-6, for use in autoinjectors, RSDL, a universal topical decontaminant for chemical warfare agents, and novel drugs for neuroprotection. Currently he is investigating new therapies for biotoxins, like botulinum toxin.
James Keller has over 35 years of experience in aerospace and defense technology including over 30 years of experience evaluating, testing and researching explosive systems and effects. His experience includes U.S. and foreign military systems, commercial materials, and improvised explosive devices such as those used by criminals and terrorists. He was previously director of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, which provides assistance to state, county, and local law enforcement, corrections, and public safety agencies with identification of new technology, evaluation of technical options, and training in the use of new technology, products and methods.
Dr. William McDermott
Dr. McDermott is a Senior Research Scientist at the Denver Research Institute. He has extensive research and management experience in DOD research and development, the aerospace industry and academia. He is the inventor of the chemical oxygen iodine laser which is being installed in a 747 aircraft as a missile defense weapon. He currently is working on advanced lasers and sensor devices.
Dr. Dwight M. Smith
Dr. Smith is Research Professor and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Denver. Former longtime Chair of the Department of Chemistry, he also spent nearly a decade as a college and university president, including DU Chancellor during 1984-1989. A physical/analytical chemist with an extensive background in surface chemistry, his current research is focused on the health and atmospheric effects of airborne particles.
Dr. Andrew Ternay
Center Founder Dr. Andrew Ternay has been a contractor for the Department of Defense for twenty years, developing medical countermeasures to nuclear, chemical and biological threats. Prior to coming to DU in 1999 as a Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, he was on the faculties of Case-Western Reserve University and the University of Texas-Arlington, the latter for thirty years.
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