My interests lie in the area of energetic materials and formulations, especially those related to less sensitive energetics. My early career at the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, focused on the synthesis of insensitive high explosives (IHEs) and energetic polymers. Shortly thereafter, my research at Hercules Incorporated (now Orbital ATK), focused on the development of less sensitive rocket propellant formulations directed toward Insensitive Munitions (IM). Over the years, our work has been credited with development of rocket propellants that provide good energy-sensitivity balances for tactical munitions like Javelin, TOW 2 and HELLFIRE. My current interests continue to lie in the area of IM, with the goal of advocating and advancing further development of less sensitive formulations through interaction with the energetics community, and providing information analysis through DSIAC.