ALBERT DEFUSCO is currently a senior scientist at the SURVICE Engineering Company and a DSIAC subject-matter expert in energetic materials. He recently retired from Orbital ATK, where he spent 30 years in various capacities, including propellant and warhead formulating and energetic material synthesis. He also held various management positions in Orbital ATK’s Program Office and Engineering Departments. He started his career as a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow under Dr. Arnold Nielsen at the Naval Weapons Center (NWC) in China Lake, CA, and also worked in NWC’s Polymer Science Branch of the Research Department. Dr. DeFusco has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Vermont and a B.S. in chemistry from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.