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Dr. Vipin Rastogi is currently serving as a Senior Research Biologist (GS-15) for the US Army’s Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC), in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. In 1995, he moved from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX to join R&T Directorate as an on-site contractor through Geo-Centers, Inc. Aberdeen, Maryland. In 2002, he joined the federal service for ECBC as a Research Biologist. Dr. Rastogi is a trained biochemist/molecular microbiologist. His current research partners include a number of federal agencies, including DHS, DTRA, US EPA-NHSRC, and he oversees research in three specific areas: 1) Catalytic Destruction of Chemical Warfare agents; 2) Bio-efficacy Studies for decontamination of aircraft interior, fixed sites, and building interior, and protocol developments for testing disinfectants and gases; and 3) Detection of BW agents in environmental matrices, such as water using conventional and molecular methods. Dr. Rastogi has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, holds 11 patents, and has authored over 150 scientific reports and presentations. Dr. Rastogi has been invited to present his research findings in the US, Singapore, India, Canada, Sweden, and UK. His papers have been cited over 800 times. Dr. Rastogi is on the editorial board of Jour. AOAC Int., and serves as reviewer for Applied & Environmental Microbiology and Military Medicine. He serves as a subject matter expert in bio-sampling and C/B decontamination. In recognition of his scientific contributions in the C/B defense arena, Dr. Rastogi has been conferred with seven prestigious awards (2002 – 2017).