Education, and honorary doctorates from the University of Lund and the University of Nancy. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Gilbert F. Decker, retired executive vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering, served as assistant secretary of the Army for research, development, and acquisition from 1994 to 1997. When he was assistant secretary of the Army, two of his main responsibilities were research and development for the chemical demilitarization program. Mr. Decker received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1958 and served as an armor lieutenant and army aviator until 1964. His active-duty assignments included helicopter pilot, battalion supply officer and company commander in Korea, and test, evaluation, and control officer for the 11th Air Assault Division. He received an M.S. in operations research from Stanford University in 1966. From 1966 to 1994, Mr. Decker worked as a systems and design engineer, engineering project manager, director of marketing, president, or chief executive officer for several companies engaged in electronics systems for defense applications; advanced computing, communications, and information systems; and high-temperature materials and control systems for the aerospace and pollution-control industries. The companies included ESL, Inc; TRW, Inc; Penn Central Federal Systems Company; and Acurex Corporation.
Clair F. Gill received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.S. in geotechnical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He retired as the chief of staff and deputy director of the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations of the Smithsonian Institution. In that capacity, he oversaw all facilities maintenance, operations, security, capital construction, and revitalization of the institution’s museums and research facilities in Washington, D.C., and at several other locations in the United States and abroad. Immediately before that, he served with the Department of Energy, where he established and led the Office of Engineering and Construction Management. Mr. Gill retired from the U.S. Army in 1999, when he last served as the Army’s budget director. Throughout his military career, Mr. Gill was involved directly in various major construction projects, including military school facilities, a hotel complex, two food-control systems, and reconstruction of a medical center. He was involved in the operational concept, the environmental-impact statement, and the design and startup of construction of nearly one-fourth of a billion dollars of facilities to enable the Army to consolidate three branch schools at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Derek Guest is an independent consultant, providing support to small businesses and community organizations in addressing environmental, public-health, and sustainability issues. He retired from Eastman Kodak Company after work- ing for more than 20 years in health, safety, environment, and sustainability. His most recent position was director of science and technology policy; he was responsible for identifying and addressing emerging environmental regulations and performance standards worldwide to support the company’s manufacturing operations and businesses. He received his Ph.D. in biochemical toxicology in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States to complete postdoctoral training in toxicology at the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology. He recently served on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures (the Serving Communities Work Group) and is on the Board of Directors of the Rochester-based Center for Environmental Information, which works to address regional environmental issues, such as watershed protection and community health. Dr. Guest is a full member of the Society of Toxicology.
Todd A. Kimmell is principal investigator in the Environmental Science Division of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. He is an environmental scientist and policy analyst with more than 30 years of experience in solid-waste and hazardous-waste management, permitting and regulatory compliance, cleanup programs, environmental programs policy development, and emergency management and homeland security. He has supported the Army’s chemical and conventional munitions management programs and has contributed to the Army’s Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment Program and 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 has served the U.S. 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 detonation sites. He graduated from George Washington University with an M.S. in environmental science.
JoAnn Slama Lighty is professor in and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Utah. She received her B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Utah. She is currently involved in research on the formation of fine particulate matter from combustion and gasification systems, including soot formation and oxidation, and chemical looping technologies for effective carbon capture. Dr. Lighty is active in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, of which she was recently selected as a fellow, and the Combustion Institute. She is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has given