Erin Anderson is a biologist at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (DEVCOM SC). She received her MS in Biotechnology from Framingham State University, and has worked in chem-bio defense for the past eight years. Her research focuses on fundamental properties, development, scale-up, and integration of chem-bio protective materials into chem-bio protective ensembles. On the “chem” side of chem-bio, Ms. Anderson leads development of textiles with reactive sorbents against chemical warfare agents. This highly collaborative work has thus far resulted in a patent, multiple publications, and a prototype garment demonstrating new technology in a chem-bio suit. On the “bio” side, Ms. Anderson’s focus is on antimicrobial technologies, microbiome model development, and requirements for long-term suit wear.
Natalie Pomerantz is a Research Chemical Engineer at DEVCOM SC serving as a program manager and technical lead on multiple projects focusing on the research and development on chemical/biological protective textiles and garments. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.