Appendix E
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Richard J. Ayen (Chair)

Waste Management, Inc. (retired)

Dr. Ayen, now retired, was director of technology for Waste Management, Inc. He managed all aspects of Waste Management’s Clemson Technical Center, including treatability studies and technology demonstrations for the treatment of hazardous and radioactive waste. His experience includes 20 years at Stauffer Chemical Company, where he was manager of the Process Development Department at Stauffer’s Eastern Research Center. Dr. Ayen has published extensively in his fields of interest. He has significant experience in the evaluation and development of new technologies for the treatment of hazardous, radioactive, industrial, and municipal waste. Dr. Ayen was a member of the NRC Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons (I and II). He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Robin L. Autenrieth

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Texas A&M University

Dr. Autenrieth is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Texas A&M University, received her B.S. degree in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, her M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson College of Technology, and her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University. She has a joint appointment in the TAMU Health Science Center’s School of Rural Public Health. Dr. Autenrieth conducts research that connects engineering principles to the biological responses of environments exposed to damaging chemicals. Microbial biodegradation is one alternative to traditional remediation methods that rely on physically removing the contaminants or treating them on-site with neutralizing chemicals. Dr. Autenrieth’s research on biodegradation kinetics on nerve and blister agents, as well as explosives and petroleum products, is being used to develop models to predict risks associated with exposure. She links environmental contamination to impact on exposed populations through human health risk assessments methods to estimate the potential for an adverse health effect.

Adrienne T. Cooper

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Temple University

Dr. Cooper is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University. She has 20 years of experience in chemical and environmental engineering, including process engineering, process and waste treatment development, and environmental regulation. Dr. Cooper conducts research in catalytic processes for environmental treatment and remediation and pollution prevention. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award for her research on the development of photochemical reactors for water treatment and remediation. Dr. Cooper has served as a member of several non-stockpile technology evaluation panels since 1999. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Martin Gollin

Process Design Engineering

Carmagen Engineering

Mr. Gollin is a process design and process safety consultant engineer with Carmagen Engineering, Inc., and was previously with ARCO Chemical Co. He has over 20 years of



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Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel Appendix E Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Richard J. Ayen (Chair) Waste Management, Inc. (retired) Dr. Ayen, now retired, was director of technology for Waste Management, Inc. He managed all aspects of Waste Management’s Clemson Technical Center, including treatability studies and technology demonstrations for the treatment of hazardous and radioactive waste. His experience includes 20 years at Stauffer Chemical Company, where he was manager of the Process Development Department at Stauffer’s Eastern Research Center. Dr. Ayen has published extensively in his fields of interest. He has significant experience in the evaluation and development of new technologies for the treatment of hazardous, radioactive, industrial, and municipal waste. Dr. Ayen was a member of the NRC Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons (I and II). He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois. Robin L. Autenrieth Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Texas A&M University Dr. Autenrieth is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Texas A&M University, received her B.S. degree in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, her M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson College of Technology, and her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University. She has a joint appointment in the TAMU Health Science Center’s School of Rural Public Health. Dr. Autenrieth conducts research that connects engineering principles to the biological responses of environments exposed to damaging chemicals. Microbial biodegradation is one alternative to traditional remediation methods that rely on physically removing the contaminants or treating them on-site with neutralizing chemicals. Dr. Autenrieth’s research on biodegradation kinetics on nerve and blister agents, as well as explosives and petroleum products, is being used to develop models to predict risks associated with exposure. She links environmental contamination to impact on exposed populations through human health risk assessments methods to estimate the potential for an adverse health effect. Adrienne T. Cooper Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Temple University Dr. Cooper is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University. She has 20 years of experience in chemical and environmental engineering, including process engineering, process and waste treatment development, and environmental regulation. Dr. Cooper conducts research in catalytic processes for environmental treatment and remediation and pollution prevention. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award for her research on the development of photochemical reactors for water treatment and remediation. Dr. Cooper has served as a member of several non-stockpile technology evaluation panels since 1999. She holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Martin Gollin Process Design Engineering Carmagen Engineering Mr. Gollin is a process design and process safety consultant engineer with Carmagen Engineering, Inc., and was previously with ARCO Chemical Co. He has over 20 years of

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Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel experience in process engineering and management of capital projects, risk assessment, process safety, loss prevention, and product development. From 1988 to 1999 he served as process design manager and principal engineer at ARCO Chemical Co., where he developed numerous processes and improvements. He was the EH&S manager for a $1 billion grass-roots project in the Netherlands and was a member of the panel that wrote the CCPS book LOPA–Layer of Protection Analysis. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Loughborough University of Technology in England. Gary S. Groenewold Staff Scientist Idaho National Laboratory Dr. Groenewold is a senior scientist who has conducted research in surface chemistry, gas-phase chemistry, and secondary ion mass spectrometry at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) since 1991. His research has focused on determining the speciation of adsorbed radioactive and toxic metals (e.g., U, Pu, Hg, and Al) and organic compounds (e.g., VX, G agents, HD, organophosphates, amines, and sulfides). Prior to this, Dr. Groenewold served 3 years in line management at the INL and as the technical leader of an environmental organic analysis group. Before the INL, Dr. Groenewold worked in anticancer drug discovery for Bristol-Myers, using mass spectrometry as an identification tool. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Nebraska, where he studied ion-molecule condensation and elimination reactions in the gas phase. He has authored 80 scientific publications on these subjects. BG Paul F. Kavanaugh (ret.) Engineering Management Consultant General Kavanaugh, professional engineer, is an engineering management consultant. Previously, he was the director of government programs for Rust International, Inc., and director of strategic planning for Waste Management Environmental Services. In the Army, he served with the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Energy, the Defense Nuclear Agency, and managed facility upgrade projects at the U.S. Army Chemical Demilitarization Program at Johnston Atoll. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Norwich University and an M.S. in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has expertise in military and civil works design and construction. Todd A. Kimmell Principal Investigator, Environmental Assessment Division Argonne National Laboratory Mr. Kimmell is principal investigator with the Environmental Assessment Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. He is an environmental scientist and policy analyst, with more than 25 years’ experience in solid and hazardous waste management, permitting and regulatory compliance, cleanup programs, and environmental programs and policy development. He has supported the Army’s chemical weapons storage programs and has contributed to its Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment Program and the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. Mr. Kimmell also has a strong technical background in analytical and physical/chemical test method development and analytical quality assurance and control. He presently serves the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Homeland Security Research Center on environmental test methods for chemical, biological, and radiological assessment for emergency response. Mr. Kimmell has also supported a number of environmental permitting programs at Army chemical weapons storage sites and at open burning/open denotation sites. He graduated from George Washington University with an M.S. in environmental science. Loren D. Koller Consultant Environmental Health and Toxicology Dr. Koller is an independent consultant and former professor and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. His areas of expertise include pathology, toxicology, immunotoxicology, carcinogenesis, and risk assessment. He is a former member of the NRC Committee on Toxicology and has participated on several of its subcommittees, primarily involved in risk assessment. He served on the IOM Committee on the Assessment of Wartime Exposure to Herbicides in Vietnam and was invited to serve on committees for the CDC, EPA, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and the U.S. Army. He received his D.V.M. from Washington State University and his Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Wisconsin. Douglas M. Medville Program Leader MITRE (retired) Mr. Medville retired from MITRE as program leader for chemical materiel disposal and remediation. He has led many analyses of risk, process engineering, transportation, and alternative disposal technologies and has briefed the public and senior military officials on the results. Mr. Medville was

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Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel responsible for evaluating the reliability and performance of the demilitarization machines used by the Army to disassemble stockpile chemical munitions and wrote several test plans and protocols for alternative chemical munition disposal technologies. He also led the evaluation of the operational performance of the Army’s chemical weapon disposal facility on Johnson Atoll and directed an assessment of the risks, public perceptions, environmental aspects, and logistics of transporting recovered non-stockpile chemical warfare materiel to candidate storage and disposal destinations. Before that, he worked at Franklin Institute Research Laboratories and General Electric. Mr. Medville earned a B.S. in industrial engineering and an M.S. in operations research, both from New York University. George W. Parshall (NAS) Consultant E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company (retired) Dr. Parshall retired from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company in 1992 after a career at the company spanning nearly 40 years. From 1979, he served as director of chemical science in Central Research and Development. Dr. Parshall is a past member of the NRC Board on Chemical Science and Technology and took part in earlier NRC chemical demilitarization studies. He continues to play an active role at the National Research Council. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. James P. Pastorick President Geophex UXO, Ltd. Mr. Pastorick is president of UXO PRO, Inc., an unexploded ordnance (UXO) consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, that specializes in UXO planning and management consulting to state and foreign governments. Since he retired from the U.S. Navy as an explosives ordnance disposal officer and diver in 1989, he has been working on civilian UXO clearance projects. Prior to starting his present company, he was the senior project manager for UXO projects at UXB International, Inc., and the IT Group. He is a master rated unexploded ordnance technician with over 19 years of experience in explosive ordnance disposal. Leonard M. Siegel Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight Mr. Siegel is director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO) in Mountain View, California, a project of the Pacific Studies Center that facilitates public participation in the oversight of military environmental programs, federal facilities cleanup, and brownfields revitalization. One of the environmental movement’s leading experts on military facility contamination, he serves on numerous advisory committees in that area, including the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council’s work teams on vapor intrusion and perchlorate, the Moffett Field (formerly the Moffett Naval Air Station) Restoration Advisory Board, and the Outreach Advisory Committee of the Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center. Mr. Siegel moderates and writes regularly for CPEO’s Military Environmental Forum listserve. William J. Walsh Attorney and Partner Pepper Hamilton LLP Mr. Walsh is an attorney and partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Prior to joining Pepper, he was section chief in the EPA Office of Enforcement. His legal experience encompasses environmental advice and environmental injury litigation involving a broad spectrum of issues pursuant to a variety of environmental statutes, including the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). He represents trade associations, including the Rubber Manufacturers Association, in rule-making and other public policy advocacy; represents individual companies in environmental actions (particularly in negotiating cost-effective remedies in pollution cases involving water, air, and hazardous waste); and advises technology developers and users on taking advantage of the incentives for, and eliminating the regulatory barriers to, the use of innovative environmental technologies. He previously served on NRC committees concerned with the Non-Stockpile Chemical Agent Disposal Program, Superfund, and RCRA corrective action programs and the use of appropriate scientific groundwater models in environmental regulatory programs and related activities. Mr. Walsh holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.S. in physics from Manhattan College.