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  Margaret E. Kosal
Assistant Professor
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Director Sam Nunn Security Program
Director Georgia Tech Army War College Fellowship Program

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chemistry
Joined faculty in 2008

Research areas/interests
International affairs, international security, national security, science diplomacy, foreign policy, emerging technology, defense policy, homeland defense

- The role of emerging technologies – biotechnology, nanotechnology (including metamaterials), cognitive and neurosciences – in national and international security.

- Risk assessment and policy response to chemical and bioterrorism.

- The effect of biodefense policies on the execution and management of life sciences research and national security implications.

- Deterrence theory.

- The impact of non-governmental organizations and the public on international agreements

- CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2015)
-Georgia Tech Junior Faculty Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (2014)
-Gold Star Award in Recognition of the Highest Level of Accomplishment in Research, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (2013 & 2015)
-Ivan Allen Jr. Legacy Faculty Award (2012)
-INTAGO Faculty of the Year Award (2010)
-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumni Award, 2007
-Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence, 2007
-American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Fellow
-Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Fellowship, 2004-2005
-Monterey Institute of International Studies Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) Fellowship, 2003-2004
-American Chemical Society’s Chemical and Engineering News Top 2002 Supramolecular Chemistry research paper
-Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines Dissertation Research Award, 2001

Recent and selected publications  
Kosal, M.E. “The Security Implications of Nanotechnology,” Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, July/August 2010, 66, pp. 58-69.

Kosal, M.E, Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense, Springer Academic Publishers: New York, June 2009.

Book website: http://www.springer.com/materials/nanotechnology/book/978-1-4419-0061-6

Kosal, M.E, Department of Defense; Security; Ethical Issues of Nano-Weapons; Iran; and Russia for Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, edited by David Guston, Sage Publishers: Thousand Oaks CA, 2010. http://www.sagepub.com/refbooksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book233289

Kosal, M.E. “Scenarios for Anticipating Emerging Technology: Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense 2030 Workshop and Study,” in The Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society - Volume 1: Presenting Futures, Fisher, E.; Selin, C.; Wetmore, J. eds., Springer Academic Publishers, 2008, pp. 157-163.

Kosal, M.E., “Near Term Threats of Chemical Weapons Terrorism,” Strategic Insights, 5, 2006, http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/si/2006/Jul/kosalJul06.asp; reprinted in Weapons on Mass Destruction and Terrorism, Howard, R.D. and Forest, J.F., eds. McGrawHill, 2007, pp.581-595.

Kosal, M.E. “Terrorism Targeting Industrial Chemical Facilities: Strategic Motivations and the Implications for U.S. Security,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 2006, 29, pp. 719-759.

Kosal, M.E. “Chemical Weapons Destruction and the Public Response,” Towards the Elimination of the Chemical Weapons, Haru, E. and Thakur, R. eds., UN University Press, Netherlands, 2006, pp. 118-149.

Kosal, M.E., “Bioweapons Detectors,” Biological Weapons (Contemporary Issues Companion), Naff, C.F., ed., Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale, 2006, pp. 103-125.

Kosal, M.E. “Art or Bioterrorism? Implications of the Kurtz Case for Research Science and for Limiting Terrorist Threats,” INESAP Bulletin, December 2004, 24, pp. 85-94.

Kosal, M.E.; Anderson, D.A. “An Unaddressed Issue of Agricultural Terrorism – A Case Study on Feed Security,” Journal of Animal Science, 2004, 82, pp. 3394-3401.

Kosal, M.E.; Chou, J-H.; Wilson, S.R.; Suslick, K.S. “A Functional Zeolite Analogue Assembled From Metalloporphyrins,” Nature Materials, 2002, 1, pp. 118-123.

Editorial Board Member, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 2007 - present

Editorial Board Member Journal of Strategic Security, 2009 - present

Professional associations
International Studies Association (ISA)
Women in International Security (WIIS)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)