Donald A. Bansleben, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Chemical and Biological Defense Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T)
Donald A. Bansleben is a Program Manager in the Chemical and Biological Defense Division within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). He joined DHS S&T in 2006. Within DHS S&T, Dr. Bansleben has responsibility for several complex projects in the Biological and Chemical Attack Resiliency programs. These programs fund projects that focus on technologies, strategies, methods, and decision-support tools that will shorten the time to recover critical infrastructure after contamination by a biological or chemical warfare agent. Recently, he completed a detail with the Joint Project Manager for NBC Contamination Avoidance at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.
Dr. Bansleben holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut. Previously, he served as a Group Leader in the former Advanced Technology Program (ATP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prior to entering government service in 1999, Dr. Bansleben held various research and supervisory positions with a large chemical and specialty plastics firm.
Dr. Bansleben is a co-author of 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and a co-inventor of 14 U.S. Patents.