Dr. Margaret E. Kosal is Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also directs the Sam Nunn Security Program.
Her research explores the relationships among technology, strategy, and governance. She is the author of Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense, and editor/contributor to the Technology and the Intelligence Community: Challenges and Advances for the 21st Century and Development, Use, and Proliferation of Disruptive and Game-Changing Technologies in Modern Warfare.
Formally trained as an experimental scientist, Kosal earned a doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) working on biomimetic and nano-structured functional materials. Kosal previously has served as a Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, as Science and Technology Advisor within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and as an Associate to the National Intelligence Council (NIC).