Natividad Carpintero-Santamaría is a Full Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, General Secretary of the Institute of Nuclear Fusion and Member of the Presidium of the European Academy of Sciences. She holds a Diploma in High Studies of Defence and a Diploma as a University Expert in Transnational Organized Crime and Security. She is a collaborator in CBRN threats research at the Spanish Centre for National Defence Studies and other institutions. She has been a member of the Consulting Board of the International Working Group of the G8 Global Partnership. She has published several papers on asymmetric threats, WMD terrorism, illicit trafficking of radioactive materials and energy security. She authored the book “The Atom Bomb: The Human Factor during Second World War” (Díaz de Santos, 2007) and co-edited the book Inertial Confinement Nuclear Fusion: A Historical Approach by Its Pioneers (Foxwell and Davies, 2007) considered as recommended reading by the EUROfusion Corsortium of the European Commission. She has been granted the Cross of Aeronautical Merit (white distinctive) and the Cross of Military Merit (white distinctive).