Our Expert Team
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Dr. Charles H. Wick, Ph.D., is a research physical scientist (retired) with more than 28 years of technical and managerial experience within the Department of Defense and Private Industry. A successful career has resulted in several publications, international participation, patents, and the application of basic research to industry.
Dr. Wick joined the Vulnerability/Lethality Division of the US Army Ballistic Research Laboratory in 1983 and won immediate acceptance as an organizer, principal investigator and team leader. A result of his efforts was the first effort to advance the modeling of sublethal chemical, nuclear and biological agents using fundamental knowledge. This was a major advancement. This work was incorporated into DOD, NATO, and other international applications and helped solve this important and pressing Army problem. Dr. Wick became an international authority on individual performance for operations conducted on an NBC battlefield during this period. Dr. Wick has given numerous briefings to many members with DOD, DoE, industry, and academia. Recent achievements include the invention of a filter-less biological protection system, and the basic research leading to the invention of the Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS). This system is the first instrument of its kind and represents a fundamental breakthrough and major advance in virus analysis technology.
Dr. Wick served with distinction as a Chemical Corps Lieutenant Colonel (USAR) during a twenty-eight-year career including twelve years as a unit commander, six years as a staff officer (twice an ARCOM Staff Chemical Officer), deputy Program Director Biological Defense Systems and his last assignment before retirement on April 1, 1999 as commander, 485th CML BN.
Dr. Wick has more than forty-five publications, both government and open literature, and is recognized by his peers for his research and leadership skills having received numerous citations and awards, including two U.S. Army Achievement Medals for Civilian Service, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, the Technical Cooperation Achievement Award, and twenty-five other decorations and awards for his contributions to both the community and the nation.
David Wick brings 21 years of demonstrated ability to implement new or novel uses of technology. Ongoing and currently, Mr. Wick is providing services to the nations beekeepers as a virus and disease monitoring service. Mr. Wick has introduced and briefed this novel use of IVDS technology to Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA; Plum Island Animal Research Station, Orient Point, NY, (detection of foot-in-mouth recovery from barnyard ground samples); CDC Bio Terrorism Lab, Atlanta, GA; NIAID, Bethesda, MD (work on hepatitis virus); PACCOM, San Diego, CA (potential use on war ships as an early warning of a viral outbreak); Titan Corp., San Diego, CA; Homeland Security Science and Technology, Washington D.C (application as an air-sampling in subway stations as an early detection for a bio-attack).; NYCDOPH, NY,NY (to monitor public viral loads); Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (Bighorn Sheep); Idaho Fish and Game (Mallard Duck die-off); University of Montana (surface recovery in several locations); Munchkin Patch Daycare Missoula (surface recovery); Lone Rock School in Stevensville (surface recovery); Charles River Laboratory, MA (virus verification and detection in research animals); EPA – Cincinnati (waste water testing – in 2019 BVS won 2nd place in a world wide competition to detect viruses in waste water using the IVDS technology – a monitory prize); USFS – detection of virus in pine bark beetles to control the outbreak and spread of the PBB in the forest, a 14 state agreement was funded and canceled with the statement that they thought it would be successful and that the PPB was a natural event and they felt it should proceed without intervention.); Yale University and Scripts Laboratory (to increase the resolution and reduce the size of IVDS for a mobile application – a current publication in 2019); and is currently bringing viral screening to the community through studies and services provided to enhance public safety.