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Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members flames F. Mathis, Chair, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and graduated from the Uni- versity of Wisconsin with a Ph.D. in chemical engi- neering. Dr. Mathis was vice president of science and technology for Exxon Corporation, where he was re- sponsible for oversight of $700 million in worldwide research and development programs, and chair of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology until his retirement in 1997. David H. Archer, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, graduated with a Ph.D. in chemical en- gineering and mathematics from the University of Delaware. He is a retired consulting engineer with the Westinghouse Electric Company and is currently an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Archer has performed substantial work in both indus- try (working at Westinghouse as an engineer, supervis- ing engineer, department manager, and consulting en- gineer) and academia (teaching at both the University of Delaware and Carnegie Mellon University for al- most 10 years). He has considerable experience in re- search and management related to chemical engineer- ing, as well as experience with combustion and plant management. John ,l. Costolnick graduated from Northwestern Uni- versity with an M.S. degree in chemical engineering and is a registered professional engineer. He retired as vice president for engineering at Exxon Chemical Company. He worked for Exxon for more than 35 years, serving in positions of increasing responsibility, 51 from manufacturing manager and plant manager, to vice president for agricultural chemicals and vice presi- dent for basic chemical technology. Mr. Costolnick has considerable experience in chemical operations and manufacturing. Elisabeth M. Drake, a member of the National Acad- emy of Engineering, graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Ph.D. in chemi- cal engineering. She retired in 2000 as the associate director of the MIT Energy Laboratory. She has had considerable experience in risk management and com- munication, in technology associated with the trans- port, processing, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, and in chemical engineering process design and control systems. Dr. Drake also served on several National Research Council committees relating to chemical demilitarization. Dr. Drake has a special in- terest in the interactions between technology and the environment. She belongs to a number of environmen- tal organizations, including the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and the National Wildlife Federation. Deborah L. Grubbe graduated from Purdue Univer- sity with a B.S. in chemical engineering with highest distinction and received a Winston Churchill Fellow- ship to attend Cambridge University in England, where she received a certificate of postgraduate study in chemical engineering. She is a registered professional engineer and engineer of record for DuPont. She is cur- rently corporate director for safety and health at DuPont. Previously, she was operations and engineer-
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52 ing director for DuPont Nonwovens, accountable for manufacturing, engineering, safety, environmental, and information systems. Ms. Grubbe is a board member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Engi- neering and Construction Contracting Division, and has held committee leadership positions with the Construc- tion Industry Institute. She has considerable expertise in safety, chemical manufacturing technology, and project management and execution. David A. Hoecke graduated from Cooper Union with a B.S.M.E. He is currently president and CEO of Enercon Systems, Inc. His expertise is in the fields of waste combustion, pyrolysis, heat transfer CFD mod- eling, and gas cleaning. In 1960, he began working for Midland-Ross Corporation as a project engineer, rising to chief engineer for incineration by 1972. In 1974, he founded his own company and has since been responsible for the design and construction of numer- ous combustion systems, including solid waste incin- erators, thermal oxidizers, heat recovery systems, and gas-to-air heat exchangers. His hands-on experience gives him the expertise needed to participate in the assessment of the incineration technologies employed by the Army. David H. Johnson graduated from Massachusetts In- stitute of Technology with a Sc.D. in nuclear engineer- ing. He currently serves as vice president and general manager of ABS Consulting in Irvine, California. He has more than 20 years experience in risk-based analy- sis for industry and government applications. He has considerable expertise and knowledge in all facets of probabilistic risk assessments, including probabilistic modeling and investigation of the impacts of industrial endeavors. His primary expertise is in risk assessment and management. Peter B. Lederman graduated with a Ph.D. in chemi- cal engineering from the University of Michigan. He recently retired as executive director, Hazardous Sub- stance Management Research Center, and executive director, Office of Intellectual Property, New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Lederman has over 50 years of broad experience in all facets of environmen- tal management, control, and policy development; con- siderable experience in hazardous substance treatment and management; and over 18 years of experience as an educator. He is a registered professional engineer, a diplomate in environmental engineering, and a national ASSESSMENT OF PROCESSING GELLED GB M55 ROCKETS AT ANNISTON associate of the National Academies. Dr. Lederman has also worked at the federal (EPA) and state levels, with particular emphasis on environmental policy. His ex- pertise is in chemical engineering, hazardous waste treatment, and educational and corporate leadership. John L. Margrave, a member of the National Acad- emy of Sciences, graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in engineering physics and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. Dr. Margrave is currently the chief scientific officer at the Houston Advanced Re- search Center and the E.D. Butcher Professor of Chem- istry at Rice University. His expertise is in high- temperature chemistry, materials science, and environ- mental chemistry. His research interests include vari- ous areas of physical and inorganic chemistry, includ- ing matrix-isolation spectroscopy/metal atom chemistry; high-temperature chemistry, including mass spectrometry; high-pressure chemistry; environmental chemistry; and nanoscience/technology. Dr. Margrave also served on a National Research Council committee that completed a study in the chemical demilitarization area. Charles I. McGinnis, who has an M.Engr. in civil en- gineering from Texas A&M University, retired from the U.S. Army as a major general and former director of civil works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More recently, he served in senior positions at the Con- struction Industry Institute in Austin, Texas. He has also served as director of engineering and construction for the Panama Canal Company and later as vice presi- dent of the company and lieutenant governor of the Canal Zone. As director of civil works, he was respon- sible for a $3 billion per year planning, design, con- struction, operation, and maintenance program of water-resource-oriented public works on a nationwide basis. He has considerable experience with engineer- ing and construction. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Missouri. Frederick G. Pohland, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, graduated from Purdue Uni- versity with a Ph.D. in environmental engineering. He is currently professor and Edward R. Weidlein Chair of Environmental Engineering at the University of Pitts- burgh, as well as director of the Engineering Center for Environment and Energy and codirector of the Ground- water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center. He is a registered professional engineer and a diplomate
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APPENDIX C environmental engineer. He has taught and written ex- tensively in the areas of solid and hazardous waste management, environmental impact assessment, and innovative technologies for waste minimization, treat- ment, and environmental remediation. Jeffrey I. Steinfeld graduated from Harvard Univer- sity with a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. He is currently professor of chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has taught and written extensively for 37 years at MIT, specializing in high-sensitivity moni- 53 toting techniques, pollution prevention, and environ- mental research and education. He is well suited to serve on a committee that is concerned with the safety and monitoring activities of the Army's chemical dis- posal program. His interest and experience in bringing scientific knowledge into environmental decision mak- ing via stakeholder involvement can be particularly applicable to assessment of disposal program activities that have considerable political, economic, social, sci- entific, and technical impact.
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