Philip R. Egert received his MS and PhD degrees in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA. His research focuses on the nexus of biological dual-use research of concern and social justice concerns. He has over 35 years of experience with chemical, biological, and nuclear weapon systems as both a consultant and defense industry executive. His previous scholarly publications include A Rising Tide Does Not Lift All Boats Equally: Gender as Hazard in Disaster Planning and Response (2014) and Knowledge Justice: An Opportunity for Counter-expertise in Security vs. Science Debates (with Barbara L. Allen, 2017). He has also published work in a number of science and security publications, such as Defense One and The International Security Studies Forum. He is currently a Senior Director with Huntington Ingalls Industries.