Joseph Sinicrope serves as a Research Scientist for Florida International University’s Applied Research Center. His primary area of concentration for the Center focuses on operational testing, evaluation, and deployment of COTS-based technologies in support of the Department of Energy’s nuclear deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) activities. His specific area of research since 2015 has been focused on adapting commercially available intumescent technologies as incombustible fixatives and addressing critical enablers such as standards development and regulation to facilitate their acceptance, adoption, and diffusion across the DOE EM complex. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman for the ASTM International E10.03 Subcommittee on Radiological Protection for Deactivation and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities and Components, where he oversees a Subcommittee charged with the management and development of standard specifications and testing practices related to D&D technologies. Prior to FIU, Mr. Sinicrope served as a United States Marine Corps Officer for 22 years, and was honored and privileged to command and lead organizations at various levels across the globe, to include Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, Japan, Korea, SE Asia, and South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. He has extensive policy and strategy experience within the US Government Interagency on a wide array of environmental, security and defense related issues. Additionally, Mr. Sinicrope has served as the Project Lead for several multi-million dollar efforts in the acquisition and implementation of technology solutions designed to address complex, whole of government problem sets.