Ph.D. Florida State University 1997; M.S. United States Army War College 2004; B.S. Stetson University 1985
Dr. Augustus Way Fountain III serves as the Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Chemistry within the Research and Technology Directorate, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC). He is responsible for planning, leading, and conducting cutting edge research in chemical defense related to the Research and Technology Directorate, ECBC, DA and DOD missions. He is an internationally recognized expert in electro-optics as it pertains to chemical and biological standoff detection and provides advice to government agencies for developing schedules and milestones for analytical chemistry and nanoscience projects to ensure appropriate emphasis on emerging technologies. Additionally, Dr. Fountain is supporting the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Organization by leveraging existing and emerging chemical detection technologies towards the specific chemical signatures of military and home made explosives.