Dr. Linkov is a Research Scientist at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Linkov has a BS and MSc in Physics and Mathematics (Polytechnic Institute, Russia) and a Ph.D. in Environmental, Occupational and Radiation Health (University of Pittsburgh). Dr. Linkov has managed multiple ecological and human health risk assessments and risk management projects. He was instrumental in developing an integrated risk assessment and multi-criteria decision analysis framework that is now being widely applied by the US Army Corps of Engineers, including restoration planning for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi affected by the hurricane Katrina where a multi-billion dollar budget is at stake. Dr. Linkov has published widely on environmental policy, environmental modeling, and risk analysis, including ten books and over 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Dr. Linkov has organized more than dozen national and international conferences and continuing education workshops on risk assessment, decision analysis, nanotechnology, risk communication and modeling and participated in organizing many others. Dr. Linkov has served on many review and advisory panels for EPA (Science Advisory Board Panels, risk assessment reviews for Superfund sites, Peer Review Panels on Nanotechnology), DOD, NSF and EU proposal review panels. He is DOD representative at the Interagency Working Group on Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI). He is the recipient of the prestigious Chauncey Starr Award for exceptional contribution to Risk Analysis.