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Leading Researchers

NSRI Subject Matter Experts

NSRI boasts highly-experienced, well-trained scientists and strategists. The institute's efforts towards its mission would not be possible without the significant contributions of these embedded team members located across the country.

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Aimee Ketner, Ph.D.

Deputy Director

Chemical & Biological Defense Programs

Paul Brantmier

Paul Brantmier

Director, Advanced Technologies

Field Operations & Training

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Zachary Minter

Senior Scientist

Chemical & Biological Defense Programs

Chris Luther

Chris Luther

Senior Operations Analyst

Strategic Deterrence & Nuclear Programs

NSRI Fellows

NSRI Fellows amplify the University of Nebraska’s research contributions to the DOD and other federal agencies with national security missions.  A total of 117 researchers from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska at Omaha contribute their expertise, talent and foresight to build multidisciplinary teams that develop solutions for complex problems across the spectrum of CBRNe threats.

Meet Our Fellows

NU Principal Investigators

The University of Nebraska continues to demonstrate its prowess in national security research and solutions. With NSRI as a DOD-designated UARC, NU is a trusted-agent of the DOD and a tremendous asset to the federal government. Researchers who work with NSRI discover opportunities beyond their initial inclinations, and NRSI is proud to be a catalyst for leading national efforts coming out of the University of Nebraska. Meet some of these principal investigators below.

Connect With NSRI

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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