Herb Nelson Herb Nelson has been the Program Manager for Munitions Response at SERDP and ESTCP since 2008. Prior to that he was a Research Chemist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. He has worked on problems associated with the detection and classification of unexploded ordnance since 1995; focusing most recently on classification using advanced electromagnetic induction sensors. He has been a member of the ITRC since 2008 on the Unexploded Ordnance team and Geophysical Classification for Munitions Response team. He earned a bachelor degree in Chemistry from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 1975 and a Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980.