Pallabi Mitra Chakrabarti serves as the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at CMCI, a Women-Owned Small Business headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. In this role, she delivers the highest quality solutions related to science, technology, and policy. 

Prior to joining CMCI, Pallabi held positions at multiple Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories and federal government contracting organizations since 2016. She began her career supporting the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DOE’s semi-autonomous agency tasked with enhancing national security. During this time, she led the exploration of ionizing radiation technologies and spearheaded the development of innovative alternative technologies to radiological materials. 

Most recently, Pallabi served as a subject matter expert at Sandia National Laboratories. She led activities related to the security of radioactive materials across a diverse set of partners, including international and domestic government agencies, other U.S. government laboratories, NGOs, industry, and academia. She also played an instrumental role in developing and designing research studies that identified and analyzed information on radiation technologies used in the treatment of cancer. 

In parallel with her professional endeavors, Pallabi has pursued scholarly work at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, where she continues to research how to bridge the gap between global health and radiological security. Pallabi received a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2014, and she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 2013.