Advisory Board, the NRC’s Water Science and Technology Board, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s NABIR (Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research) Advisory Committee. Dr. Abriola served on the NRC’s Committee on Ground Water Cleanup Alternatives, which was the first NRC committee to investigate the efficacy of pump-and-treat technologies. An author of more than 100 refereed publications, Dr. Abriola has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Association for Women Geoscientists’ Outstanding Educator Award (1996) and the National Ground Water Association’s Distinguished Darcy Lectureship (1996). She is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Abriola received her B.S. in civil engineering from Drexel University and her M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Princeton University.
LISA M. ALVAREZ-COHEN is the Fred and Claire Sauer Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.S. in engineering and applied science from Harvard University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering and science from Stanford University. Her current research interests are the biotransformation of contaminants in the subsurface, including chlorinated solvents, MTBE, and NDMA, and innovative methods for evaluating in situ bioremediation, including molecular biology, isotope use, and direct microscopy. Part of her research on natural attenuation took place at Alameda Point Naval Air Station. Dr. Alvarez-Cohen is an associate editor of Environmental Engineering Science. Her previous NRC service includes the Committee on USGS Water Resources Research and the Committee on In Situ Bioremediation.
MARY JO BAEDECKER is a scientist emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey. Previously she was the chief scientist for hydrology at the USGS where she oversaw the National Research Program in the hydrologic sciences. Her research interests are the degradation and attenuation of organic contaminants in hydrologic environments. She was the Darcy Lecturer for the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers in 1993 and served on the board and as chair of the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America in 1999. She has been a professorial lecturer at the George Washington University. She received an M.S. from the University of Kentucky in organic chemistry and a Ph.D. from the George Washington University in geochemistry. She served on the NRC Committee on Ground Water Cleanup Alternatives.
DAVID E. ELLIS is an environmental scientist at DuPont with expertise in a wide variety of remediation technologies and field testing of these technologies. As the remediation technology leader for DuPont’s Corporate Remediation Group, he currently focuses on bioremediation, in situ treatment, sediments, explosives and unexploded ordnance, hydrogeology, and modeling. He is also on the board of