Fellow, Ending Bioweapons Program
Nils Justen is finishing up an engineering graduate degree at the Technical University of Munich where he is conducting research on mitigating aerosol transmission of respiratory viruses. In the fall, Nils will begin a new role in the U.S. government focused on enhancing biosecurity through an Executive Branch fellowship. Prior to joining this program, Nils worked for the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention where he assisted with the implementation of the Ninth Review Conference. He previously completed a biosecurity governance fellowship at Stanford University and has worked as an emerging technology intern with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Over the past several years, Nils has worked in a variety of cross-disciplinary positions spanning academia, private industry, and government. Nils holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University. He hopes to use the knowledge gained during this fellowship to inform effective actions that mitigate biological threats in his new position.