Appendix H
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Charles E. Kolb, Chair, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in chemical physics and from Princeton University with an M.A. and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. Dr. Kolb is president and chief executive officer of Aerodyne Research, Inc., in Billerica, Massachusetts. His principal research interests include atmospheric and environmental chemistry, combustion chemistry, materials chemistry, and the chemical physics of rocket and aircraft exhaust plumes. He has served on several National Aeronautics and Space Administration panels dealing with environmental issues as well as on six previous National Research Council (NRC) committees and boards dealing with atmospheric and environmental chemistry. Dr. Kolb also served on the NRC’s Committee on the Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (member, 1993-1998; vice chair, 1998-2000). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Optical Society of America.

Dennis C. Bley is president of Buttonwood Consulting, Inc., and a principal of The WreathWood Group, a joint venture company that supports multidisciplinary research in human reliability. Dr. Bley has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. He has more than 30 years of experience in nuclear and electrical engineering, reliability and availability analysis, plant and human modeling for risk assessment, Bayesian diagnostic system development, and technical management. He has served on a number of technical review panels for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Department of Energy programs and is a frequent lecturer in short courses for universities, industries, and government agencies. He is active in many professional organizations and is on the board of directors of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. Dr. Bley has published extensively on subjects related to risk assessment. His current research interests include applying risk analysis to diverse technological systems, modeling uncertainties in risk analysis and risk management, technical risk communication, and human reliability analysis.

Colin G. Drury is University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering, concentrating on the application of human factors techniques to manufacturing and maintenance processes. After earning a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, he was manager of ergonomics at Pilkington Glass. He has extensive publications on topics in industrial process control, quality control, aviation maintenance, and safety and is the North American editor of Applied Ergonomics. From 1988 to 1993, he was the founding executive director of the Center for Industrial Effectiveness. He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Ergonomics Society, and the Human Factors Ergonomics Society. Dr. Drury received the Bartlett Medal of the Ergonomics Society and the Fitts Award of the Human Factors Ergonomics Society, and he has served on a number of NRC committees. He was a member of the NRC’s Committee on the Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program from 1991 to 1995.

Jerry Fitzgerald English is a partner in the law firm of Cooper, Rose and English, LLP, where she heads the Environmental Law Department. She received a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School and is a member of the bar for both New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for New Jersey. Within her practice, Ms. English assists companies and communities in their legal defense and clean-up of contaminated property. Additionally, she has served as a New Jersey state senator, counsel to the governor of New Jersey, a commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and a



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Appendix H Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Charles E. Kolb, Chair, graduated from the Massachusetts extensively on subjects related to risk assessment. His cur- Institute of Technology with a B.S. in chemical physics and rent research interests include applying risk analysis to di- from Princeton University with an M.A. and a Ph.D. in physi- verse technological systems, modeling uncertainties in risk cal chemistry. Dr. Kolb is president and chief executive analysis and risk management, technical risk communica- officer of Aerodyne Research, Inc., in Billerica, Massachu- tion, and human reliability analysis. setts. His principal research interests include atmospheric and environmental chemistry, combustion chemistry, mate- Colin G. Drury is University at Buffalo Distinguished Pro- rials chemistry, and the chemical physics of rocket and air- fessor of Industrial Engineering, concentrating on the appli- craft exhaust plumes. He has served on several National cation of human factors techniques to manufacturing and Aeronautics and Space Administration panels dealing with maintenance processes. After earning a Ph.D. from the Uni- environmental issues as well as on six previous National Re- versity of Birmingham, United Kingdom, he was manager search Council (NRC) committees and boards dealing with of ergonomics at Pilkington Glass. He has extensive publi- atmospheric and environmental chemistry. Dr. Kolb also cations on topics in industrial process control, quality con- served on the NRC’s Committee on the Review and Evalua- trol, aviation maintenance, and safety and is the North tion of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program American editor of Applied Ergonomics. From 1988 to (member, 1993-1998; vice chair, 1998-2000). He is a fellow 1993, he was the founding executive director of the Center of the American Physical Society, the American Geophysi- for Industrial Effectiveness. He is a fellow of the Institute of cal Union, the American Association for the Advancement Industrial Engineers, the Ergonomics Society, and the Hu- of Science, and the Optical Society of America. man Factors Ergonomics Society. Dr. Drury received the Bartlett Medal of the Ergonomics Society and the Fitts Dennis C. Bley is president of Buttonwood Consulting, Inc., Award of the Human Factors Ergonomics Society, and he and a principal of The WreathWood Group, a joint venture has served on a number of NRC committees. He was a mem- company that supports multidisciplinary research in human ber of the NRC’s Committee on the Review and Evaluation reliability. Dr. Bley has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a regis- 1991 to 1995. tered professional engineer in the state of California. He has more than 30 years of experience in nuclear and electrical Jerry Fitzgerald English is a partner in the law firm of engineering, reliability and availability analysis, plant and Cooper, Rose and English, LLP, where she heads the Envi- human modeling for risk assessment, Bayesian diagnostic ronmental Law Department. She received a B.A. from system development, and technical management. He has Stanford University and a J.D. from Boston College Law served on a number of technical review panels for U.S. School and is a member of the bar for both New Jersey and Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Department of the U.S. District Court for New Jersey. Within her practice, Energy programs and is a frequent lecturer in short courses Ms. English assists companies and communities in their le- for universities, industries, and government agencies. He is gal defense and clean-up of contaminated property. Addi- active in many professional organizations and is on the board tionally, she has served as a New Jersey state senator, coun- of directors of the International Association for Probabilistic sel to the governor of New Jersey, a commissioner of the Safety Assessment and Management. Dr. Bley has published New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and a 114

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115 APPENDIX H commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New state of Illinois. Dr. May was a member of the National Re- Jersey. Ms. English co-chairs the American Bar Association’s search Council Committee on Alternative Chemical Demili- Environmental Litigation Section on Superfund and Hazard- tarization Technologies, the Stockpile Committee, and the ous Waste and teaches the practical aspects of ongoing Committee on Decontamination and Decommissioning of remediation at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is Uranium Enrichment Facilities. a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. English has published extensively on subjects related to environmental Gregory J. McRae is the Bayer Professor of Chemical En- law. She has considerable experience in the legal aspects of gineering at MIT. His academic education includes a Ph.D. hazardous waste and remediation. in engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Dr. McRae currently teaches undergraduate and J. Robert Gibson graduated from Mississippi State Univer- graduate level courses in process modeling, control, optimi- sity with a Ph.D. in physiology. He is board-certified in toxi- zation, and computer-aided design. Another research focus cology by the American Board of Toxicology. Dr. Gibson is product and process design to avoid environmental prob- retired from the DuPont Company at the end of 2001 and is lems and understanding the scientific aspects of problems now president of Gibson Consulting, LLC. He has more involving pollutant transport and transformations in multi- than 25 years of experience in toxicology and occupational media environments. His other interests include computa- safety and health and is an expert in plant safety. As a mem- tional chemistry, process dynamics, turbulent fluid flow, ber of the NRC’s Stockpile Committee he gained extensive computational fluid dynamics, reaction engineering, sensi- experience with the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program. tivity/uncertainty analysis of complex systems, nonlinear parameter estimation, parallel computing, numerical analy- Hank C. Jenkins-Smith is a professor of public policy at the sis, and the design of cost-effective environmental controls. George H. W. Bush School of Government and Public Ser- Professor McRae is the recipient of numerous awards and vice at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He prizes for his research in environmental and computational holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Chair of Business science, including the Presidential Young Investigator and Government at the Bush School. He was previously a Award, the George Tallman Ladd Research Prize, the Fore- professor of political science and director of the Institute for fronts of Computational Science Award, and a AAAS Envi- Public Policy at the University of New Mexico. Professor ronmental Science Fellowship. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Jenkins-Smith’s areas of research include science and tech- the American Chemical Society, and the American Institute nology policy, environmental policy, public perceptions of of Chemical Engineers. environmental and technical risks, and national security policy. Professor Jenkins-Smith has written books on the pub- Irving F. Miller is director of Technical Consulting Services lic policy process and policy analysis, and has served on a at BioTechPlex, a company that specializes in developing new number of committees for the National Research Council. devices and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of disease, to aid in drug discovery, and to support the health care industry. Walter G. May, NAE, has a B.S. in chemical engineering He has a B.Ch.E from New York University, an M.S. from and an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Purdue University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michi- Saskatchewan and an Sc.D. in chemical engineering from gan, all in chemical engineering. Dr. Miller is a professional the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the engineer in the state of New York and an educator. He was head faculty of the University of Saskatchewan as a professor of of the departments of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineer- chemical engineering in 1943. In 1948, he began a distin- ing, and associate vice chancellor for research at the University guished career with Exxon Research and Engineering Com- of Illinois at Chicago, where he is professor of bioengineering pany, where he was senior science advisor from 1976 to and chemical engineering, emeritus. He is also a former dean 1983. From 1983 until his retirement in 1991, he was a of engineering and a professor of biomedical engineering, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Illi- emeritus, at the University of Akron. His professional life is an nois, where he taught process design, thermodynamics, interesting blend of chemical and bioengineering that included chemical reactor design, separation processes, and industrial research in blood substitutes, drug release, transport phenom- chemistry and stoichiometry. Dr. May has published exten- ena in the lungs, mechanisms of pulmonary mucociliary clear- sively, has served on the editorial boards of Chemical Engi- ance, and pulmonary response to irritants. Dr. Miller is a mem- neering Reviews and Chemical Engineering Progress, and ber of several professional organizations, a fellow of the has obtained numerous patents in his field. He is a member American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and of the National Academy of Engineering and is a fellow of of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a senior the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has re- member of the Biomedical Engineering Society. ceived special awards from the American Institute of Chemi- cal Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical En- Donald W. Murphy, NAE, has a B.S. in chemistry from gineers. He is also a registered professional engineer in the Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University

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116 EVALUATION OF CHEMICAL EVENTS AT ARMY CHEMICAL AGENT DISPOSAL FACILITIES in inorganic chemistry. Dr. Murphy recently retired from nuclear waste disposal and the role of citizens in decision- Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, where he was the making processes. director of the Applied Materials Research Department. He is currently a visiting researcher in the Chemistry Depart- W. Leigh Short, with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from ment of the University of California at Davis and an inde- the University of Michigan, retired as a principal and vice pendent consultant. Dr. Murphy’s research interests center president of Woodward-Clyde responsible for the manage- on the synthesis of inorganic materials and on energy stor- ment and business development activities associated with the age and conversion. A fellow of the American Association company’s hazardous waste services in Wayne, New Jersey. for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Ameri- Dr. Short has expertise in air pollution, chemical process en- can Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, and gineering, hazardous waste services, feasibility studies and the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Murphy has also site remediation, and project management. He has taught published widely in his field. courses in control technologies, both to graduate students and as a part of EPA’s national training programs. He has served Alvin H. Mushkatel has a B.A. from Ohio State University as chairman of the NOx control technology review panel for and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, all the EPA. in political science; he is a professor in the School of Plan- ning and Landscape Architecture, Arizona State University. Leo Weitzman received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering In addition, Dr. Mushkatel is the founder and former direc- from Purdue University. He is a consultant with 29 years of tor of the Office of Hazards Studies at Arizona State Uni- experience in the development, design, permitting, and opera- versity. His research interests include emergency manage- tion of equipment and facilities for treating hazardous waste ment, natural and technological hazards policy, and fiscal and remediation debris. Dr. Weitzman has extensive experi- impact analysis. He has been a member of the National ence in the disposal of hazardous waste and contaminated Research Council’s Committee on Decontamination and materials by thermal treatment, chemical reaction, solvent ex- Decommissioning of Uranium Enrichment Facilities, the traction, biological treatment, and stabilization. He has pub- Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical lished more than 40 technical papers. Dr. Weitzman is cur- Disposal Technologies, and the Stockpile Committee from rently serving on the National Research Council’s Committee 1992 to 1998. His most recent research is focused on the on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for intergovernmental policy conflicts involving high-level Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: Phase 2.