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chemical & biological threat detection & countermeasure development

The easy problems are solved — attack the hard ones

Biennial Report 2022

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NSRI and University of Nebraska Capabilities

Our collaborative efforts have immediate and substantial impacts to the capability and safety of those responsible for protecting the country and its citizens from WMDs and highly infectious disease.

Applied Biology
Execution of R&D laboratory studies to develop detection, collection, identification and exploitation capabilities

Technical Collection
Development of intelligence collection, field exploitation and forensic capabilities

Hazard Mitigation
Development of decontamination, consequence mitigation and remediation capabilities

Testing & Evaluation
Facilitation of advanced development acquisition support and DOD testing and evaluation activities

Aerosol & Environmental Science
Execution of aerosol laboratory studies and environmental characterization and dissemination defeat efforts

Materials Biology
Execution of nano biology focused studies on substrate effects, binding kinetics and surface integration properties

Threat & Effects
Development of intelligence analysis, effects modeling and simulation studies

Field Operations & Training
Real-world, multi-disciplinary scenarios for responding to and preventing chemical and biological weapon incidents

Recent Deliverables

Leading Researchers

NSRI's team of chemists, biologists, engineers and mission support specialists work together with DOD partners and more than 120 NSRI Fellows to provide solutions to some of the toughest CWMD challenges.

Featured Facilities

NSRI operates and accesses leading facilities — laboratories, ranges and conference centers — across the country to conduct research, development, testing and evaluation.

Related News & Features

Student of NSRI: George Santarpia contributes to biological defense projects
Senior biochemistry major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln 
Enhancing Next-Gen Protective Gear: NSRI Fellow’s PPE Helmet Protects Military, Healthcare Workers
NSRI Fellow Dr. Elizabeth Beam, associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Related Media Mentions

UNMC leaders break ground on CORE Building
UNMC Newsroom | NSRI Fellow Ken Bayles
Global Center for Health Security team travels to Puerto Rico
UNMC Newsroom | NSRI Fellows David Brett-Major & Jana Broadhurst
Biopreparedness exhibit showcases med center’s expertise
UNMC | NSRI Fellows Chris Kratochvil & Angela Hewlett

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As the DOD-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) of U.S. Strategic Command and the University of Nebraska System, the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) delivers solutions for strategic deterrence and CWMD mission requirements gaps. Our rapid-response capabilities and efficient contracting vehicle can help federal government program managers meet critical research and development needs. Connect with us to learn more.

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