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Walter X. Zukas, Ph.D.

Research Chemist



Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UMass Amherst

B.S. in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Walter Zukas, Ph.D., is currently a Research Chemical Engineer on the Chemical Biological Innovative Materials & Ensemble Development Team at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, Natick, MA. In this position he is involved in planning, organizing, coordinating, and conducting experimental and investigative studies to develop new and improved products, processes and techniques to protect the individual soldier. Zukas has been a Principal Investigator and technical contributor for a broad range of research projects in the polymeric materials and composites areas for both Army and industrial laboratories for more than 35 years. He is the author/coauthor of over fifty technical publications and has made numerous invited public presentations of his research.