Dr. Tait is currently the Chief Scientist at North American Biomass. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Williams College and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Washington University. Dr. Tait continued studies as a postdoctoral researcher in the North Carolina State University Department of Chemistry before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory as a director-funded postdoctoral fellow and subsequent staff member in the chemistry division. At Los Alamos, Dr. Tait became active in actinide, weapons, and environmental science programs and was a charter member of the Glenn T. Seaborg Institute of Transactinium Sciences at Los Alamos. For 18 years, Dr. Tait was a scientific lead, scientific and technical manager, and technology developer for both classified and unclassified chemical and nuclear programs, resulting in 65 peer reviewed publications. In addition to scientific work at Los Alamos, he was detailed as a scientific advisor to the DOE, Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Division at DOE headquarters in Germantown, MD for over a year. In this role he advanced research programs aimed at environmental science and restoration at DOE sites. Dr. Tait joined AMTI as a senior scientist in July 2005 to work on national security programs. He joined Triton Scientific in 2008 as senior scientist working with the Oklahoma State University Multispectral Laboratories. He co-founded North American Biomass in 2013.