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National Security & Homeland Defense

Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-08504-7ISBN-13: 978-0-309-08504-5


Initially, the Challenges for the Chemical Sciences in the 21st Century project was designed to be a series of five workshops encompassing the main technological areas to which the chemical sciences contribute. After the events of September 11, 2001, it was recognized that chemists and chemical engineers have always contributed significantly to our nation’s defense capabilities and that now they will play an increasingly important part in homeland security. Thus, the National Security and Homeland Defense Workshop was arranged on an emergency basis. It is hoped that the presentations and discussions at the workshop found in this report will help chemical scientists understand how their research can be applied to national security problems and will guide them in new directions to ultimately enhance the safety of U.S. civilians and military personnel.


Support for this study was provided by the American Chemical Society; the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under Contract No. MDA972-01-M-0001; the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. under Contract No. SG00-093; the National Institute of Standards and Technology under Contract No. NA1341-01-W-1070; the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute under Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139; the National Science Foundation under Contract No. CTS-9908440; the U.S. Department of Energy/Basic Energy Science under Contract No. DE-FG02-00ER15040; the U.S. Department of Energy/Office of Industrial Technologies under Contract No. DE-AT01-01EE41424; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Contract No. CR828233-01-0.

All opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2002, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK114820PMID: 23256227DOI: 10.17226/10543


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