Augustus Way III Fountain
Augustus Way Fountain was recently appointed by the Secretary of the Army as the Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry within the Research and Technology Directorate of Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC). In this senior technologist position, he is responsible for planning, leading, and conducting cutting edge research in chemical defense related to the Research and Technology Directorate, ECBC, Department of the Army and Department of Defense missions. He is an internationally recognized expert in chemical defense and provides advice to government agencies for developing schedules and milestones for analytical chemistry and nanoscience projects to ensure appropriate emphasis on emerging technologies. His Army service began in 1985 serving in various capacities related to chemical defense, including active participation in Operations Just Cause with the U.S. Army Rangers in Panama and Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from Stetson University, a Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from The Florida State University, and an M.S. degree in national strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.
Biography Updated on 29 September 2011