About American Strategic Technologies

American Strategic Technologies (AST) is a research group led by Dr. Chester Wilson that is part of the Institute for Micromanufacturing at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. Dr. Wilson's team is made up of a dozen talented researchers and is the largest research team in the nation to be made up exclusively of American nationals. AST specializes in the following areas:

  • micro/nano radiation detectors and neutron sources
  • microplasma based gas spectroscopy devices
  • micro-exothermic metal casting technologies
  • miniaturized biomedical optical sources, micro-electronegative gas absorption
  • water impurity detectors.

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