Kirk Yeager, Ph.D.

Senior Forensic Scientist
Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Symposium & Exhibition : Breakout Session: Counter IED
Kirk Yeager received his B.S. in Chemistry from Lafayette College and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Cornell University. He worked as a research scientist at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) and served as an adjunct professor in the New Mexico Tech chemistry department.  For 10 years he served as a Physical Scientist/Forensic Examiner for the FBI Laboratory’s Explosives Unit where he deployed as a bombing crime scene investigator to dozens of countries. Currently he is the FBI’s Chief Explosives Scientist. Dr. Yeager has approximately 23 years of experience with improvised explosives and IED’s, has presented talks at over 160 international meetings and conferences, has produced over 60 specialty publications in the area of explosives and IED’s, and has written 3 book chapters. He is an avid geocacher and holds the rank of Black Belt in Dan Zan Ryu Ju-Jutsu.