Appendix C
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Robert A. Beaudet, Chair, is professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Harvard University in 1962. From 1961 to 1962, he was a U.S. Army officer and served at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a research scientist. He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California in 1962 and has served continuously in the Department of Chemistry since that time. He also has served on Department of Defense committees addressing both offensive and defensive considerations surrounding chemical warfare agents. He was chair of an Army Science Board committee that addressed chemical detection and trace gas analysis. He also was the chair of an Air Force technical conference on chemical warfare decontamination and protection. He has participated in two NRC studies on chemical and biological sensor technologies and energetic materials and technologies. Most of his career has been devoted to research in molecular structure and molecular spectroscopy. Previously, Dr. Beaudet served as a member of the NRC’s Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST), as a member of the NRC Committee on Review of the Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Disposal Program, as a BAST liaison to the Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (Stockpile Committee), and as chair of the Committee on Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternative Program.


Teresa J. Bandosz is a full professor in the Chemistry Department of the City College of New York of the City University of New York. She was awarded a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Krakow, Poland, in 1989 and a D.Sc. in physical chemistry/analytical chemistry from the Marie Curie University in Poland in 1998. Dr. Bandosz has been a faculty member of the Chemistry Department of CCNY/CUNY since 1996 and guest professor at Dalian University of Technology in China since 2006. Her research, which has been reported in over 190 peer-reviewed papers, 5 book chapters, and more than 100 conference presentations, focuses on the application of adsorption to environmental problems and includes the development of new adsorbents based on activated carbons, clays, and industrial waste; desulfurization of air, fuel gases, and liquid fuel; and removal of toxic industrial gases. Dr. Bandosz has vast experience in the study of the surface chemistry of nanoporous carbons using infrared spectroscopy, titration, and TPD among other methods and relating this surface chemistry to the performance of these materials in the environmental context. She holds four patents, is a consultant for companies such as Dupont, Synagro, and Fuel Cell Energy, is responsible for controlling or removing odor from the water pollution control plants of New York City, has been a member of the scientific committees of various international conferences, serves on the editorial boards of Adsorption Science and Technology and the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, and recently edited the book Activated Carbon Surface in Environmental Remediation.


Joan B. Berkowitz is currently managing director of Farkas Berkowitz & Company. She graduated from the



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Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Robert A. Beaudet, Chair, is professor emeritus of a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Krakow, Poland, in 1989 and a D.Sc. in chemistry at the University of Southern California. �e physical chemistry/analytical chemistry from the Marie received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from �arvard Curie University in Poland in 1998. Dr. Bandosz has University in 1962. From 1961 to 1962, he was a U.S. been a faculty member of the Chemistry Department Army officer and served at the Jet Propulsion Labora- of CCNY/CUNY since 1996 and guest professor at tory as a research scientist. �e joined the faculty of Dalian University of Technology in China since 2006. the University of Southern California in 1962 and has �er research, which has been reported in over 190 peer- served continuously in the Department of Chemistry reviewed papers, 5 book chapters, and more than 100 since that time. �e also has served on Department of conference presentations, focuses on the application Defense committees addressing both offensive and of adsorption to environmental problems and includes defensive considerations surrounding chemical warfare the development of new adsorbents based on activated agents. �e was chair of an Army Science Board com- carbons, clays, and industrial waste; desulfurization of mittee that addressed chemical detection and trace gas air, fuel gases, and liquid fuel; and removal of toxic analysis. �e also was the chair of an Air Force technical industrial gases. Dr. Bandosz has vast experience in the conference on chemical warfare decontamination and study of the surface chemistry of nanoporous carbons protection. �e has participated in two NRC studies on using infrared spectroscopy, titration, and TPD among chemical and biological sensor technologies and ener- other methods and relating this surface chemistry to the getic materials and technologies. Most of his career performance of these materials in the environmental has been devoted to research in molecular structure and context. She holds four patents, is a consultant for com- molecular spectroscopy. Previously, Dr. Beaudet served panies such as Dupont, Synagro, and Fuel Cell Energy, as a member of the NRC’s Board on Army Science and is responsible for controlling or removing odor from the Technology (BAST), as a member of the NRC Commit- water pollution control plants of New York City, has tee on Review of the Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel been a member of the scientific committees of various Disposal Program, as a BAST liaison to the Commit- international conferences, serves on the editorial boards tee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical of Adsorption Science and Technology and the Journal Stockpile Disposal Program (Stockpile Committee), of Colloid and Interface Science, and recently edited and as chair of the Committee on Assembled Chemical the book Activated Carbon Surface in Environmental Weapons Alternative Program. Remediation. Teresa J. Bandosz is a full professor in the Chemis- Joan B. Berkowitz is currently managing director of try Department of the City College of New York of Farkas Berkowitz & Company. She graduated from the the City University of New York. She was awarded 

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 APPENDIX C University of Illinois with a Ph.D. in physical chem- of the Society for Risk Analysis, the American Institute istry. Dr. Berkowitz has extensive experience in the of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the American area of environmental and hazardous waste manage- Nuclear Society (ANS). ment, a knowledge of the technologies available for Loren D. Koller is an independent consultant and the cleanup of contaminated soils and groundwater, and a background in physical and electrochemistry. former professor and dean of the College of �eteri- She has contributed to several Environmental Protec- nary Medicine at Oregon State University. �is areas tion Agency studies, been a consultant on remediation of expertise include pathology, toxicology, immuno- techniques, and assessed various destruction technolo- toxicology, carcinogenesis, and risk assessment. �e is a gies. Dr. Berkowitz is the author of numerous publica- former member of the NRC Committee on Toxicology tions on hazardous waste treatment and environmental and has participated on several of its subcommittees, subjects. primarily those involved in risk assessment. Dr. Koller has served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Herek L. Clack i s an associate professor in the the Assessment of Wartime Exposure to �erbicides in Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering �ietnam and has been invited to serve on committees Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology. for the CDC, EPA, �omeland Security, the Agency �e received his B.S. in aeronautical and astronauti- for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the cal engineering from MIT (1987) and his M.S. (1997) U.S. Army. �e received his D.�.M. from Washington and Ph.D. (1998) in mechanical engineering from the State University and his Ph.D. in pathology from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin. IIT faculty, Dr. Clack was an NRC postdoctoral fellow M. Douglas LeVan is currently the J. Lawrence Wilson in residence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland (1998-1999) Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department and a member of the technical staff at the Rocketdyne of Chemical Engineering at �anderbilt University. Division of Boeing Corporation (1987-1992). �e is �e received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the engaged in research and publication in the general University of �irginia in 1971 and a Ph.D. in chemical area of transport phenomena within dispersions such engineering from the University of California, Berke- as sprays and aerosols, as applied to such areas as trace ley, in 1976. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked for and toxic gas adsorption from combustion flue gases 2 years at Amoco Production Company’s Research and combustion of droplets and sprays. Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after which he was on the faculty of the University of �irginia for 19 years. �e Willard C. Gekler is currently an independent consul- has been at �anderbilt as department chair for 11 years. tant working for his previous employer, ABS Consult- Professor Le�an’s research area is adsorption. �is work ing, Inc. �e graduated from the Colorado School of covers the full range from materials development to Mines with a B.S. in petroleum refining engineering adsorption equilibria/thermodynamics to rate behavior and pursued graduate study in nuclear engineering to processes. at the University of California at Los Angeles. �is John Pendergrass, senior attorney at the Environmen- extensive experience includes membership on NRC’s ACWA committee and on the Mitretek Systems expert tal Law Institute (ELI), received his B.S. in environ- panel reviewing the quantitative risk assessments mental science from Michigan State University in 1976 and safety analyses of hazardous materials handling, and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in storage, and waste treatment systems for the Army’s 1979. �is expertise includes Superfund enforcement, Anniston, Umatilla, Pine Bluff, and Aberdeen chemi- brownfields cleanup and redevelopment, hazardous cal agent disposal facilities. �e also participated in a substances, nanotechnology, national pollutant dis- consequence screening assessment for the Newport charge elimination system permits, climate change as Chemical Destruction Facility. Previously he was proj- it relates to state programs to reduce greenhouse gas ect engineer for various nuclear test facility designs emissions, environmental management systems and and for development of facility design criteria for the conformity assessment, judicial education, and state Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System. Mr. programs. �e was among the first to address improv- Gekler is a certified reliability engineer and a member ing legal and administrative mechanisms for protecting

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0 DISPOSAL OF ACTIVATED CARBON FROM CHEMICAL AGENT DISPOSAL FACILITIES public health and the environment from the risks at Institute for Environmental Sciences, Engineering and contaminated sites where some hazardous substances Technology; and founding director of the National are left in place. �is research and writing on such insti- Center for Integrated Bioremediation Research and tutional controls and long-term stewardship have led Development. Dr. Weber has been recognized by the to changes in national policy and in the laws of many International Science Index as one of the most highly states. �e also writes regularly about innovative state cited and quoted scientists in the world. �e has served environmental and natural resource programs as well as on the National Academies Engineering Review Panel federal preemption of state laws. �e leads ELI’s Judi- as well as on its Board on Environmental Studies and cial Education Program to educate judges in the United Toxicology. Dr. Weber received an Sc.B. in chemical States and throughout the world about environmental engineering from Brown University, an M.S.E. in civil law. Since 1997, Mr. Pendergrass has been a member of engineering from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in the accreditation council overseeing ISO 14001 (envi- water resources engineering from �arvard University. ronmental management systems) certification bodies �e was elected to the National Academy of Engineer- in the United States. ing in 1985 and chosen by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering’s 2008 Centennial Celebration Krista S. Walton is the Tim and Sharon Taylor Assis- as one of the 100 most influential individuals of the tant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineer- New Era of Engineering: post-World War II. ing at Kansas State University. �er research activities Yu Chu Yang is a consultant to both government and focus on various aspects of the design and synthesis of functional porous materials for use in applications industrial organizations and a former employee of including adsorption separations, air purification, gas the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological storage, chemical sensing, and catalysis. She has been Center (ECBC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Mary- recognized for her contributions to adsorption science land. She has a B.S. in chemical engineering from and technology by the Graduate Research Award in Taiwan National University and a Ph.D. in physical Separations from AIChE in 2005 and by the Army chemistry from Tulane University. She worked for Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2007. Exxon Corporation for over 5 years. In 1986, she She has published over 15 research articles in peer- joined ECBC and spent the following 10 years work- reviewed journals in the fields of novel porous materi- ing as a research chemist. �er research focused on als, adsorption separations, and gas storage and has the reaction chemistry of chemical agents with appli- given more than 30 presentations at national and inter- cations to decontamination and neutralization. She national research conferences. She is currently serving has published in the fields of reaction kinetics and as a director in the Separations Division of AIChE mechanisms, analytical chemistry, and the chemical and also serves on the AIChE Area 2e adsorption and detoxification reactions of chemical warfare agents. In ion exchange programming committee. She received 1997-2000, Dr. Yang served as chief of chemistry and a B.S.E. in chemical and materials engineering from biological sciences at the U.S. Army Research Labora- the University of Alabama at �untsville and a Ph.D. in tory-European Research Office in London, where she chemical engineering from �anderbilt University. interacted with European researchers engaged in U.S.- Army-sponsored research. She later worked for the Walter Weber, Jr., NAE, has been the Gordon M. Fair Program Manager for Assembled Chemical Weapons and Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Profes- Alternatives (PMACWA), an organization responsible sor of Environmental Engineering at the University of for the disposal of chemical weapons stored in Pueblo, Michigan since 1994. �e is also founding director of Colorado, and Blue Grass, Kentucky. As chief scientist ConsEnSus, the university’s program Concentrations of PMACWA, she directed and advised on a number of in Environmental Sustainability; founding director laboratory-scale testing projects, which supported the of the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Center for �az- plant designs at both sites. She retired from government ardous Substance Research; founding director of the service in February 2007.