Chemical & Biological Defense Programs
Mr. Zachary Minter is a Senior Scientist for the Chemical and Biological Defense Programs at the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska, the DOD-designated University Affiliated Research Center sponsored by U.S. Strategic Command.
Minter is a principle investigator for multiple NSRI programs and currently specializes in hazard mitigation research, development, testing and evaluation as well as small- and large-scale bacterial spore production. Other technical areas where he has had the role of PI have been expeditionary collections and sterilization techniques in the medical field.
Minter has more than 14 years of experience working in the field of combating weapons of mass destruction (CWMD), specifically chemical and biological defense. He has worked on programs for Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) and multiple other agencies within the Department of Defense.
Prior to joining NSRI, Minter was a biologist for the CBR Concepts & Experimentation Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division from 2009 through 2018. He was responsible for managing two biological laboratories that were conducting cutting-edge research pertaining to next-generation decontamination technologies. He also worked on other various programs throughout his career at Dahlgren, including bacterial spore production, test method development and experimental design.
Minter has co-authored numerous peer reviewed publications, DTIC reports and ASTM standards. He has also been awarded a patent.