Dr. Augustus W. Fountain
Professor at Univ of South Carolina
SPIE Involvement:
Symposium Chair | Conference Program Committee | Editorial Board Member: Optical Engineering | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Vibrational Spectroscopy , Chemometrics , Remote Sensing , Laser Spectroscopy , Chemistry , CBRNE Sensing
Websites:
Profile Summary

Dr. Augustus Way Fountain III is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry within the Research and Technology Directorate, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Selected to this position in December 2007, he is responsible for planning, leading, and conducting cutting edge research in chemical defense related to the Research and Technology Directorate, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Department of Army, and Department of Defense missions. He is an internationally recognized expert in electro-optics as it pertains to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) sensing and provides advice to government agencies for developing schedules and milestones for analytical chemistry and nanoscience projects to ensure appropriate emphasis on emerging technologies. Dr. Fountain has supported the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Organization by leveraging existing and emerging chemical detection technologies towards the specific chemical signatures of military and homemade explosives. In 2010, Dr. Fountain deployed to Iraq as a civilian scientist advising the CEXC labs on the forensic analysis of explosives residues. Additionally, Dr. Fountain serves as an at-large representative of the United States to the NATO Sensors & Electronics Technology Panel advising them on CBRNE detection.
Publications (26)

Proceedings Article | 17 May 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11010, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XX
KEYWORDS: Defense and security, Biosensing, Statistical analysis, Weapons of mass destruction, Sensors, Signal processing, Chemical weapons, Explosives, Biological and chemical sensing, Industrial chemicals

SPIE Journal Paper | 5 February 2019
OE Vol. 58 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Sensors, Photonic integrated circuits, Waveguides, Silicon, Biosensing, Resonators, Receptors, Biological research, Spectroscopy, Multiplexing

Proceedings Article | 9 October 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10796, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XII
KEYWORDS: Potassium, Statistical analysis, Particles, Crystals, Forensic science, Raman spectroscopy, Printing, Chemical analysis, Standards development, Inkjet technology

Proceedings Article | 8 October 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10802, Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies II
KEYWORDS: Statistical analysis, Imaging systems, Particles, Fingerprint recognition, Forensic science, Imaging spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, System identification, Chemical analysis, Analytical research

SPIE Journal Paper | 11 July 2016
OE Vol. 55 Issue 07
KEYWORDS: Raman spectroscopy, Explosives, Luminescence, Signal to noise ratio, Chemical analysis, Sensors, Prototyping, Near infrared, Optical engineering, Hazard analysis

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Conference Committee Involvement (18)
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XXII
11 April 2021 | Orlando, Florida, United States
SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing
11 April 2021 | Orlando, United States
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XXI
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing
27 April 2020 | Online Only, United States
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XX
15 April 2019 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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