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--> Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee and Subcommittee Members BAISDEN, Patricia A.—Dr. Baisden received her B.S. in 1971, and her Ph.D. in chemistry in 1975 from Florida State University. Her research interests focus on measurement of heavy-element fission properties using both chemical and on-line techniques, solution chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements, and heavy-ion collisions leading to complete or incomplete fusion. Since 1981, Dr. Baisden has worked for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. She is currently a Division Leader in Chemistry & Materials. Her expertise is in nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry, inorganic and analytical chemistry, and actinide chemistry. Dr. Baisden's memberships include the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, and Sigma Xi. BAUGH, Kent D.—Dr. Baugh earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering in 1983. Since 1991, he has been employed at OHM Remediation Services Corporation, where he is manager for technical services. In addition, he has 18 years' experience in management design, construction, and operation of remedial actions for a wide variety of contaminants, including metals, PCBs, pesticides, VOCs, POL, radionuclides, and acid/bases. His remediation experience includes design and implementation of in-situ and ex-situ remediation treatment technologies.
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--> BEDIENT, Philip E.—Dr. Bedient received a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in environmental engineering, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering sciences from the University of Florida. His research interests include computer modeling of contaminant transport in surface and ground water systems, and the development of decision support systems for site remediation. Dr. Bedient is currently a professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Engineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas. He held the Shell Distinguished Chair in Environmental Science from 1988-1993 and directed the development and application of the BIOPLUME II program for modeling aerobic biodegradation of organic contaminants in ground water. Dr. Bedient has written over 100 articles and co-authored three textbooks. BIER, Vicki M.—Dr. Bier earned her B.S. from Stanford University in 1976 and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. Her specialties include operations research and risk assessment. Dr. Bier is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and the Department of Nuclear Engineering & Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin, where she has been since 1989. From 1982 to 1989 she worked in risk assessment of nuclear power plants for Pickard Lowe & Garrick, Inc. Dr. Bier's memberships include the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science and the Society for Risk Analysis. Her research interests focus on operations research and the treatment of uncertainty in estimation and decision making. BROWN, Kirk W.—Dr. Brown has a B.S. from Delaware Valley College, an M.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. His research has focused on the land disposal of wastes and the cleanup of sites contaminated with agricultural and industrial chemicals. Dr. Brown has written several books and over 175 technical articles. He is currently a professor of soil science at Texas A&M University in College Station and is also a member of the faculty of toxicology. In 1981, Dr. Brown founded an environmental science and engineering consulting firm, and he now serves a consultant through K.W. Brown Environmental Services. He has served on several EPA, Office of Technology Assessment, and National Research Council committees. He has received numerous awards from Texas A&M University and from his professional societies.
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--> BURSTEIN, Sol—Dr. Burstein received a B.S.M.E. degree from Northeastern University and a D.Sc. (hon) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He is a registered professional engineer and member of the National Academy of Engineering. He retired in 1987 as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, the holding company for Wisconsin Natural Gas Company and Wisconsin Electric Power Company, of which he also served as Vice President and Director. His career with Wisconsin Electric spanned 21 years, prior to which he spent over 19 years in engineering design and construction work at Stone & Webster. He currently is an independent consultant specializing in utility management and nuclear and mechanical engineering. He has served on numerous industry and government advisory committees and is a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. BYRD, Joseph S.—Professor Byrd received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, respectively. He joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina in 1989 and is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. For the previous 28 years he held various positions at the DuPont Savannah River Laboratory, Aiken, South Carolina, where he managed the Engineering Development Group, organized and managed the Robotics Technology Group that realized the first robotics applications at the Savannah River Site, and conducted and managed R&D in mobile robotics. His professional activities include South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers, Robotics and Remote Systems Division of the American Nuclear Society (past Chair), Editorial Advisory Board for RadWaste Magazine, and a previous member of the Waste Management External Advisory Committee and Single-Shell Tank Retrieval Technology Panel (organizer and Chair) for Westinghouse Hanford Company. His current research is in the area of mobile robotics. He is Principal Investigator and Project Manager for an autonomous inspection robotic system for stored low-level radioactive waste. In addition to his research, Mr. Byrd has received two teaching awards. He has made numerous presentations as well as written many publications on robotics and computer technology. He is also co-author of a textbook on computer architecture. Professor Byrd has received two teaching awards.
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--> CARTER, Melvin W.—Dr. Carter received his B.S. degree in civil engineering, his M.S. in public health engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and, his Ph.D. in radiological health from the University of Florida. He is Neely Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He specializes in public health engineering and radiation protection. Before joining the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology, he had extensive experience in radiological health with the U.S. Public Health Service and the EPA. He served as director of several major government laboratories, including the National Environmental Research Center in Las Vegas (1968-1972). Dr. Carter is a former President of the International Radiation Protection Association and the Health Physics Society. He serves and has served on numerous advisory committees and boards, including the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. He is an Honorary Member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and serves as Chairman Emeritus of its Scientific Committee 64 on Environmental Issues. Dr. Carter continues to consult with international agencies, governmental organizations, businesses, and industry. CLARKE, Ann N.—Dr. Clarke holds Masters degrees from Johns Hopkins University in chemistry and earth sciences and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in chemistry with a minor in environmental engineering. Currently, she is Director of the Remedial Technologies Development Division for ECKENFELDER INC., Nashville, Tennessee. Her areas of expertise include Part B permitting, RCRA compliance training, environmental fate and transport of chemicals, development sampling and analysis programs for trace level organics, mathematical modeling, and Phase I Assessments and Compliance Audits throughout the United States and abroad. She directed multiple activities under contract to the USEPA-CERI program, served as a Director of the National Environmental Training Association and was 1989 Educator of the Year, and currently serves on the Scientific Review Panel for the National Library of Medicine's Hazardous Substances Data Bank. For the last decade, Dr. Clarke has directed research on the design and development of innovative technologies for the remediation of soil, ground water, and air at hazardous waste sites. Dr. Clarke is the author of over 100 technical reports, papers, and books.
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--> CLEMENS, Bruce W.—Mr. Clemens is currently a member of the Energy, Environment, and Resources Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he is leading a task to establish standards for radioactive scrap metal. His current research efforts focus on how organizations address environmental initiatives. Mr. Clemens has managed major, multimillion dollar environmental programs around the world. While with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Clemens was responsible for the first guidance on Remedial Investigations and Feasibility Studies. Mr. Clemens has acted as a consultant for federal, state, and international organizations. He has served on various national and international task forces on subjects including hazardous-waste management, disaster relief assistance, and public water supply, and has served as a technical expert in court cases. CONWAY, Richard A.—Mr. Conway earned his B.S. at the University of Massachusetts and his M.S. in civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1954, Mr. Conway began his career in the U.S. Army as an assistant preventive medical officer, and in 1957, he joined Union Carbide Corporation as a development engineer, where he is now a Senior Corporate Fellow. He has received many honors and awards, such as the Hering Medal, Gascoigne Medal, Dudley Medal, Rudolfs Medal and honors from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society for Testing and Materials. Mr. Conway is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, the Water Environment Association, Sigma Xi, Association of Engineering Professors, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. His research interests include, contaminated site remediation, hazardous waste management, and risk analysis related to chemicals in the environment. COTTON, Thomas A.—Dr. Cotton received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University. He is vice president of JK Research Associates, Inc. where he is a principal in activities related to radioactive-waste-management policy and strategic planning. Before joining JK Research Associates, he dealt with energy policy and radioactive-waste-management issues as an analyst and project director during nearly 11 years with the Congressional Office of
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--> Technology Assessment. His expertise is in public policy analysis, nuclear waste management, and strategic planning. CRIMI, Frank, P.—Mr. Crimi completed a B.S. in mechanical engineering at Ohio University in Athens in 1951, and did graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Union College, Schenectady, New York, from 1957 to 1959. He has been employed in the Environmental Management Division of Lockheed Martin Environmental Systems since 1992. Mr. Crimi has 33 years of experience and maintenance of DOE naval nuclear reactor plants with special emphasis in decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear plants and facilities. He was the General Electric project manager for the Shippingport Atomic Power Station decommissioning. He chaired the Long Island Power Authority's independent review panel during the decommissioning of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station and is a member of the public service of Colorado's Management Oversight Committee for the Fort Saint Vrain Nuclear Generating Station decommissioning. CROFF, Allen G.—Mr. Croff has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, a nuclear engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. He is Associate Director of the Chemical Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His areas of expertise include initiation and technical management of research and development involving waste management, nuclear fuel cycles, transportation, conservation, and renewable energy. Since joining ORNL in 1974, he has been involved in numerous technical studies on waste management and nuclear fuel cycles, and his duties have included supervising and participating in the updating, maintenance, and implementation of the ORIGEN-2 computer code; developing a risk-based, generally applicable radioactive-waste classification system; developing and assessing multidisciplinary studies of actinide partitioning and transmutation; and leading and participating multidisciplinary national and international technical committees. DAVIS, Gary A.—Mr. Davis has a chemical engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati and a law degree from the University of Tennessee. He is the Director of the University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies, an interdisciplinary research center focusing on the earliest stages of pollution prevention. His research includes life-cycle environmental impacts of products, substitutes for polluting products, and
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--> policies to encourage the use of cleaner products and processes. The Center conducts research for the EPA, an environmental labeling organization, Green Seal, and other companies. Mr. Davis has been working on technical and policy issues related to pollution prevention and hazardous substance management for over 15 years. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. Prior to his position at the Center, Mr. Davis was a hazardous-waste policy advisor with the California Governor's Office, and a practicing chemical engineer with an environmental consulting firm developing pollution-prevention technologies for industry. DEJONGHE, Paul—After completing his undergraduate degree from Ghent University in 1949, Dr. Dejonghe received his doctorate degree in 1960. He is currently emeritus professor of Leuven University and general advisor to the chairman of the board of the nuclear research center at Mol, Belgium. During his career, he has served as member or chairman of several international committees on radioactive-waste management of Euratom/E.C., the OECD and IAEA. Dr. Dejonghe's professional career took place mainly at the Nuclear Research center at Mol, where he held positions in radioactive-waste management, and served as both assistant general manager and acting general manager. Simultaneously, he was part-time professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium, Faculty of Applied Sciences. He was a founding member of the company INDAVER for the management of hazardous wastes in the port-area of Antwerp. de MARSILY, Ghislain—Dr. de Marsily graduated as a mining engineer from the Paris School of Mines in 1963 and received a Doctorate of Science in 1978 from the University of Paris. He has been professor of Applied Geology at the University of Paris VI since 1987 and is also professor at the Paris School of Mines. Dr. de Marsily was Head of the Hydrogeology group at the Paris School of Mines from 1973 to 1987. He is a member of the advisory group of the French Nuclear Safety Authorities, and of the National Committee for Evaluation of Research in Nuclear waste disposal. He has also served on advisory panels for geologic disposal at the European Commission, the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, the Swiss Paul Scherer Institute, and Sandia National Laboratories for the WIPP project. DORNSIFE, William P.—Mr. Dornsife graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1966. After his naval service, he received an M.S. degree in nuclear engineering from Ohio State University. He began working
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--> for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection in 1976 as a nuclear engineer, and then held the position of Chief of the Nuclear Safety Division. He was responsible for managing the Nuclear Safety Program and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Program. Mr. Dornsife is currently the Director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection. Mr. Dornsife is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and participates nationally in a variety of LLRW and other radiation issues. He is an elected member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). He chairs the EPA NACEPT Subcommittee on Radiation Cleanup Regulation, and is a member of various National Research Council and USDOE oversight panels. He is a full member of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) and serves on its Executive Board as Chairperson Elect. DRUMMOND, Marshall E.—Dr. Drummond holds an M.B.A. in marketing and economics from San Jose State University, a B.S. in management from Colorado State University, a doctor of education degree in higher-education administration, organization, and leadership from the University of San Francisco. He has been president of Eastern Washington University since 1990. Dr. Drummond began service at Eastern Washington in the mid-1980's as vice president for administrative services and as executive vice president, responsible for all aspects of internal management at the university. He is a founding member of and was general manager of Technology Specialists, Inc. in Exton, Pennsylvania, 1985–1989. In 1992 he became chair of the Hanford Future Use Working Group. Dr. Drummond is a member of several national honor societies and has published many works in professional journals relating to his academic discipline and higher-education management. EXNER, Jurgen H.—Dr. Exner received his BS degree from the University of Minnesota in 1963, and his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1968. He is the principal and president of JHE Technology Systems, Inc., a consulting firm he formed in 1992. Prior to that, he was senior vice president, Technical Development and Analytic Services, OHM Corporation, and held various positions with OHM Corporation, IT Corporation, IT, Environscience, Hydrosciences, and Dow Chemicals. He is a member, and Chair, Division of Environmental Chemistry, of the American Chemical Society. From 1986–1988, Dr. Exner was a lecturer for the Environmental Protection Agency Seminar on
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--> RCRA/CERCLA, and has participated in many national and international conferences and workshops. Dr. Exner holds numerous patents. He is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of the Air and Water Control Federation. FJELD, Robert A.—Dr. Fjeld holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently the Dempsey Professor of Waste Management in the Department of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University, where he coordinates a graduate-level program on the environmental aspects of nuclear technologies. His research efforts are focused on environmental restoration and waste-management activities, and he has done consulting in operational health physics, risk assessment, radioactive decontamination and aerosol filtration. Dr. Fjeld is active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Mixed Waste Committee, serving as Chairman of the Education/Information Subcommittee, and is a member of the Health Physics Society and the American Nuclear Society. FOUNTAIN, John C.—Dr. Fountain completed his Ph.D. in geology at the University of California in Santa Barbara in 1975. He joined the faculty of the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1975. Currently, he is an associate professor of geology there—a position he has held since 1980. As a geochemist, Dr. Fountain's research has focused on contaminant hydrology, specifically aquifer remediation and characterization of fractured rock aquifers. He is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and the National Ground Water Association. GARRICK, B. John—Dr. Garrick received his Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a graduate of the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology. He is Chairman of PLG, Inc., an international engineering, applied science, and management consulting firm. Dr. Garrick is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, the Society for Risk Analysis, and the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering. He is Vice-Chair of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. In 1993, Dr. Garrick was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste, of which he is now the Vice Chairman. He is a past president of the Society for Risk
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--> Analysis, an international society, and in 1994, received that society's highest honor, the Distinguished Achievement Award, for his contribution to the science of risk analysis. Dr. Garrick has published approximately 200 papers and reports on risk, reliability, engineering, and technology. GULAS, Victor G.—Dr. Gulas completed his Ph.D. in sanitary engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He is a senior vice president at Montgomery Watson, in Boulder, Colorado, in charge of innovation and technology for the company's industrial/hazardous waste operations. His experience includes design and research work in biological processes, such as activated sludge, aerobic and anaerobic digestion; trickling filters; and waste-stabilization ponds with physical-chemical processes. He has served as project manager for the process development of a wastewater treatment plant upgrade for a major chemical manufacturer, principal-in-charge of a large remedial investigation/feasibility study for an 880-acre abandoned refinery site in Louisiana, project manager third-party oversight of a PCB-contaminated underground cleanup at the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina, and project manager on a remedial action plan for a dump site containing 100 to 200 55-gallon drums. Dr. Gulas also managed an industrial wastewater treatment process development and directed the predesign of three industrial wastewater treatment plants. KINTNER, Edwin E.—Mr. Kintner received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.S. in nuclear physics and in marine engineering, from MIT. He was executive vice president of General Public Utilities (GPU) Nuclear Corporation and member of its Board of Directors for seven years until his retirement in June 1990. During that time, he was the corporate official responsible for the cleanup of the TMI-2 reactor accident. His background includes many years of nuclear reactor experience both with the military and private industry. He was chair of the Nuclear Power Division Advisory Committee and chair of the Advanced Light Water Reactor Utility Steering Committee, which reconceptualized the next generation of reactors. In addition, he was a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Corporation Visiting Committee for Nuclear Engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Nuclear Society. Mr. Kintner chaired the National Research Council's Transmutation Subcommittee four-year study of Separations and Transmutation of Radioactive Wastes. Prior to joining GPU, he was director of the U.S.
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--> Magnetic Fusion Program at the USDOE and its predecessor agency. In previous years, he was assistant director for reactor engineering and then deputy director of the former Atomic Energy Commission's Reactor Development Division. Among awards received during his career are the Secretary of the Navy Commendation Medal, the title of Distinguished Alumnus of MIT, and the highest award of the Senior Executive Service. Mr. Kintner represented the United States as chair of the U.S./U.S.S.R. Joint Fusion Power Coordinating Committee and chair of the U.S/Government of Japan Fusion Power Coordinating Committee. MYERS, Peter B.—Dr. Myers served in World War II with the U.S. Navy before completing his doctorate in nuclear physics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He retired in 1993 after 14 years as director of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. Dr. Myers has held management positions with responsibility for research and development of advanced solid-state technology at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Motorola, the Martin Company, Bunker Ramo, and Magnavox. Dr. Myers is a fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a founding member of the Institute of Management Sciences and is a member of the American Nuclear Society, the American Physical Society, and the Materials Research Society. PARKER, Frank L.—Dr. Parker received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at Vanderbilt University, where he has been a professor since 1967. He also serves as the Westinghouse distinguished professor at Clemson University. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Nuclear Society, the Society for Risk Analysis, the Health Physics Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Parker is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analyses and is a member of several environmental advisory committees, including the Environmental Management Advisory Board of the Department of Energy. Dr. Parker is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and chaired the National Research Council's Committee on Environmental Management Technologies from its inception in 1994 to September 1995. Formerly, he was the Chairman of the
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--> National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. PARSHALL, George W.—Dr. Parshall received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1951 and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1954. He was Director of Chemical Science in the Central Research & Development Department of the DuPont Company from 1979 until his retirement at the end of 1992. He started work as a research chemist in the Department in 1954 and was promoted to Research Supervisor in 1965 where he was in charge of a group in organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis until 1979. Since retirement, he has consulted for DuPont and has been involved in a number of advisory activities through the National Research Council. Dr. Parshall is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received two major American Chemical Society Awards: the ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry, and the Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management. He has published two books. POHLAND, Frederick G.—Dr. Pohland received his B.S. in civil engineering from Valparaiso University and, after a period of employment as an engineer with the Erie Railroad Company, completed military service with the U.S. Army and graduate studies at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels in environmental engineering at Purdue University. His research has focused on environmental engineering operations and processes, solid-and hazardous waste management, and environmental impact monitoring and assessment. Dr. Pohland began his career at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and most recently, at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is Professor and Edward R. Weidlein Chair of Environmental Engineering. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Pohland has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan and a Guest Professor at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Some of his memberships include the National Academy of Engineering, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, American Chemical Society, and the International Association on Water Quality. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. PRESLO, Lynne M.—Ms. Preslo holds an M.S. in hydrogeology from Stanford University. Currently, she is the Senior Vice President for Technical Programs at Earth Tech in Berkeley, California. Prior to Earth Tech,
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--> she held the position of vice president for the earth-science practice of ICF-Kaiser Engineers. During the last eight years, she has served as the principal hydrogeologist and project director on five major ground-water remediation projects in California and co-authored a book on in-situ and ex-situ remedial technologies. She also served on an expert advisory panel regarding ground-water and soil cleanup policies, perspectives, and future trends for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development. Ms. Preslo served as a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Ground-Water Cleanup Alternatives. ROBERTS, Paul—Dr. Roberts received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1960, an M.S. in environmental engineering from Stanford University in 1971, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1966. He is currently a professor of environmental engineering at Stanford University and researches contaminant transport in porous media. Previously, he headed the Engineering Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Water Supply and Water Pollution Control. Also, he has worked as a research engineer at Stanford Research Institute and a process engineer at Chevron Research Company. ROGERS, Vern C.—Dr. Rogers received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969. He also holds a B.S. degree in physics and an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering (nuclear) from the University of Utah in 1965. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix in 1992. He is President of Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp—a technical consulting company focusing on radioactive-and hazardous-waste management He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and is a member of the Health Physics Society, the American Physical Society, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Dr. Rogers also is a Certified Health Physicist and a Registered Professional Engineer. Prior to forming Rogers and Associates in 1980, he was Vice President and Manager of Nuclear and Advanced Programs at Ford, Bacon & Davis Utah, Inc. Dr. Rogers co-developed the analytical and laboratory methodology for designing and evaluating covers for impoundments of radium-containing wastes. SOMBRET, Claude G.—Dr. Sombret was born and educated in Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in ceramics. Dr. Sombret joined the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA) in 1957, where he held several positions
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--> until his retirement in 1994. Currently, Dr. Sombret is working as a consultant and resides in Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon, France. He has been involved in R&D in the field of waste management and has conducted research on the specification of the French nuclear waste glasses, as well as on processes of industrial interest dealing with high-level vitrification. One of these processes is now implemented in the French vitrification facilities at Marcoule (AVM) and at La Hague (R7 and T7) and at Sellafield, UK (WVP). He played a major role in the design of AVM and participated in the design of R7 and T7. Dr. Sombret has published articles in French, American, and British journals and has presented over fifty papers at various symposia. He is a member of many societies and associations including the American Nuclear Society, the American Ceramic Society, and the Materials Research Society. STEINDLER, Martin J.—Dr. Steindler holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. He is currently a consultant for USDOE and USDOE laboratories. He has held membership in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel for the past 18 years. From 1953 to 1993, he worked as a chemist for Argonne National Laboratories, where he retired as the Director of the Chemical Technology Division. Dr. Steindler is also a member of the USNRC's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste where he was chairman from 1994-1995. Previously, he was a member of the waste-management subcommittee of the USNRC's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. He has authored over 130 papers and scientific reports, holds several patents, and has received many awards in his field. THIBODEAUX, Louis J.—Dr. Thibodeaux is Jessie Coates Professor of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. He served as Director of the Hazardous Substance Research Center South/Southwest until 1995 and was on the faculty of the University of Arkansas for sixteen years prior to returning to LSU where he received all three education degrees. In graduate school he held a National Council for Air and Stream Improvement fellowship. His teaching and research activities are concerned with the fate and transport of chemicals near environmental interfaces. Presently, his research focuses on contaminant release mechanisms from bed-sediments. In addition, he is a consultant for several organizations, government, private and academic, and has written a textbook.
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--> TRAVIS, Curtis C.—Dr. Travis completed a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of California, Davis, in 1971. He has been employed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since 1976; currently, he is the Director of the Center for Risk Management in the Health Sciences Research Division. During his 10-year academic career, he served as a research engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and was assistant professor of mathematics at both Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Travis has served on several state and federal agencies' advisory groups and several National Research Council committees. WARD, C. Herb—Dr. Ward has a B.S. from New Mexico State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He also earned an M.P.H. in environmental health from the University of Texas. Dr. Ward is the Foyt Family Chair of Engineering in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. He is also Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Ward is now Director of the Energy and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Rice University. He is also the Director of the Department of Defense Advanced Applied Technology Demonstration Facility (AATDF). For the past 14 years he has directed the activities of the National Center for Ground-Water Research (NCGWR). He is co-director of the EPA-sponsored Hazardous Substances Research Center/South & Southwest (HSRC/ S&SW). Dr. Ward has served as president of both the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the Society of Industrial Microbiology, and is currently vice-president of the U.S. National Committee of the International Water Resources Association. He is the editor-in-chief of the international journal, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. WATERS, Robert D.—Dr. Waters earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1983 and his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1993. He is a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, primarily responsible for evaluating potential DOE sites for disposal of mixed low-level waste. He also has 7 years' experience in oil and gas production. Dr. Waters' research interests include technical and policy analysis for hazardous, radioactive, and mixed-waste disposal and assessment of environmental damage in the former Soviet Union. He is recipient of the NAS/NRC Collaboration in Basic Science and
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--> Engineering (COBASE) and Collaborative Research in Sectoral Policy (CRSP) grants programs for research in the Ukraine. WEBER, Walter J., Jr.—Dr. Weber completed a Ph.D. in environmental and water resources engineering at Harvard University in 1962. He is the Gordon M. Fair and Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Director of the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Hazardous Substance Research Center, and the Executive Director of the National Center for Integrated Bioremediation Research and Development Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has held various positions at the University of Michigan since 1963 and has served as a visiting professor both nationally and internationally. Since 1960, he has been a consultant to federal, state, and local governments, foreign, industry, and engineering firms. Dr. Weber's research focuses on phase separation technologies and process and transport modeling, ranging from fundamental concept development through the modeling and design of full-scale systems. He has authored or coauthored three books and approximately 300 technical publications. Dr. Weber is the recipient of numerous honors and awards and is a member of several national professional associations. He was elected to the NAE in 1985. WENNERBERG, Linda—Dr. Wennerberg earned a Ph.D. in environmental law and resource economics from Michigan State University in 1984. Currently, she runs a private consulting practice applying 20 years' experience reviewing and developing environmental and economic policies with technical applications including a performance review of a federal toxic program; implementing radioactive and hazardous waste-management programs for state agencies; developing the draft-siting criteria process for low-level radioactive waste disposal; determining environmental enforcement priorities for oil and natural gas production; and identifying pollution prevention opportunities in manufacturing. WYMER, Raymond G.—Dr. Wymer received his B.A. from Memphis State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He retired as director of the Chemical Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a specialist in radiochemical separations technology for radioactive-waste management and nuclear fuel reprocessing. He is a consultant for ORNL and the USDOE in the area of chemical separations
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--> technology and for the U.S. Department of State and the USDOE on matters of nuclear nonproliferation. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the American Institute of Chemists and has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Robert E. Wilson Award in Nuclear Chemical Engineering and the American Nuclear Society's Special Award for Outstanding Work on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
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