Dr. Robert Mikulak is currently an expert advisor on chemical and biological weapons issues at the United States Department of State. From November 2010 until his retirement in July 2015, he was the United States Permanent Representative to the OPCW. During the negotiation of the CWC, he was the deputy U.S. negotiator and senior U.S. technical expert. His areas of expertise are the negotiating history and implementation of the CWC, chemical and biological weapons arms control and non-proliferation measures, and convergence of chemical and biological sciences. He holds a doctorate in physical organic chemistry.