Appendix H Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

FAIRHURST, Charles, ChairT.W. Bennett Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He holds a Ph.D. degree in mining engineering from Sheffield University, England. His professional interests are in rock mechanics, mining, and underground construction, and he has consulted widely in this field for private clients and government agencies—foreign and domestic. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he worked in underground mining with the Northwestern Division of the National Coal Board in the U.K. Dr. Fairhurst is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Underground Construction Association and was former president of the International Society for Rock Mechanics. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1984.

ADLER, Howard I.—Vice President for Research and Development at Oxyrase, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee and adjunct Professor of Microbiology, University of Tennessee. He holds B. S., M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in bacteriology from Cornell University. Dr. Adler has conducted work in this and related fields as senior staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and as Director of Microbiology at Oak Ridge Associate Universities. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1991.

BLOMEKE, John O.—Holds B. S. and M. S. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas and a Ph. D. degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech. He cultivated his professional interest in chemical engineering while working on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago and the Clinton Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Blomeke has been actively engaged at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the development and evaluation of commercial nuclear fuel waste management. He has remained very active in this field through his retirement in 1988. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1980.

CLARK, Sue B.—Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She holds a B.S. degree from Lander College and M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in inorganic/radiochemistry from Florida State University. Prior to joining Washington State University, she worked as an assistant research ecologist at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory at the University of Georgia and a research assistant at Katholieke University te Leuven in Belgium. Dr. Clark has received the Westinghouse Savannah River Company's Total Quality Achievement Award and the National Academy of Science's Young Investigator Award. She is a member of Sigma Xi and the American Chemical Society. She has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1994.

ERNSBERGER, Fred M.—Adjunct Professor of Materials Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. He holds an A.B. degree in chemistry from Ohio Northern University and a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Ohio State University. Prior to joining the University of Florida he was Senior Scientist in



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--> Appendix H Biographical Sketches of Committee Members FAIRHURST, Charles, Chair—T.W. Bennett Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He holds a Ph.D. degree in mining engineering from Sheffield University, England. His professional interests are in rock mechanics, mining, and underground construction, and he has consulted widely in this field for private clients and government agencies—foreign and domestic. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, he worked in underground mining with the Northwestern Division of the National Coal Board in the U.K. Dr. Fairhurst is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Underground Construction Association and was former president of the International Society for Rock Mechanics. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1984. ADLER, Howard I.—Vice President for Research and Development at Oxyrase, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee and adjunct Professor of Microbiology, University of Tennessee. He holds B. S., M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in bacteriology from Cornell University. Dr. Adler has conducted work in this and related fields as senior staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and as Director of Microbiology at Oak Ridge Associate Universities. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1991. BLOMEKE, John O.—Holds B. S. and M. S. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas and a Ph. D. degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech. He cultivated his professional interest in chemical engineering while working on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago and the Clinton Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Blomeke has been actively engaged at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the development and evaluation of commercial nuclear fuel waste management. He has remained very active in this field through his retirement in 1988. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1980. CLARK, Sue B.—Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She holds a B.S. degree from Lander College and M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in inorganic/radiochemistry from Florida State University. Prior to joining Washington State University, she worked as an assistant research ecologist at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory at the University of Georgia and a research assistant at Katholieke University te Leuven in Belgium. Dr. Clark has received the Westinghouse Savannah River Company's Total Quality Achievement Award and the National Academy of Science's Young Investigator Award. She is a member of Sigma Xi and the American Chemical Society. She has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1994. ERNSBERGER, Fred M.—Adjunct Professor of Materials Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. He holds an A.B. degree in chemistry from Ohio Northern University and a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Ohio State University. Prior to joining the University of Florida he was Senior Scientist in

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--> the Glass Research Center for PPG Industries, Inc. He has received the George W. Morey Award, the Toledo Glass & Ceramic Award, and the Bleininger Medal of the American Ceramic Society. Dr. Ernsberger is a member of the American Chemical Society and a fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1978. EWING, Rodney C.—Regents Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico where he has been a member of the faculty for 22 years. He holds a B.S. degree in geology from Texas Christian University (summa cum laude) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Stanford University. His professional interests are in mineralogy and materials science. He has conducted research in Sweden, Germany, Australia, and Japan as well as the United States. Dr. Ewing is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Mineralogical Society of America. Presently, he is the vice-president and president-elect of the International Union of Materials Research Societies. He has served on the National Research Council's the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Committee since 1984. GARRICK, B. John—Chairman and founder of PLG, Inc., an international engineering, applied science, and management consulting firm in Newport Beach, California. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Los Angeles. His professional interests involve risk assessment in fields such as nuclear energy, space and defense, chemical and petroleum, and transportation. He received the Society for Risk Analysis Distinguished Achievement Award and was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste in 1994, of which he is now Vice Chairman. Dr. Garrick is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is currently Vice Chairman of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1989. KONIKOW, Leonard F.—Research Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia. He holds a B.A. degree in geology from Hofstra University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include the development and application of solute-transport models to ground-water contamination problems. Previously, he has served on the Editorial Board of ground-water journal, as Associate Editor for Water Resources Research, and as Chairman of the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America. He served on the National Research Council's Committee on ground-water Modeling Assessment and has been a member of the Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1989. KRAUSKOPF, Konrad B.—Professor of Geochemistry Emeritus at Stanford University in California. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of California and in geology from Stanford University. He has received several honors, including Day Medal from the Geological Society of America and the Goldschmidt Medal from the Geochemical Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has served as chairman of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1978. ROY, Della M.—Professor of Materials Science Emerita at the Materials Research Laboratory and Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Oregon and M. S. and Ph.D. degrees from Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include material synthesis and characterization in inorganic, ceramic, cement, and mineral systems, and nuclear and chemical waste management. She is founding editor and editor-in-chief of Cement and Concrete Research.

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--> She is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Concrete Institute, the Mineralogical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Roy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She has served on the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1995. WAITE, David A.—Vice President of Health and Safety at Kaiser Hill Co., LLC in Rocky Flats, Colorado. He holds a B.A. degree in physics from Emporia State University, an M.S. degree in radiation physics from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in general engineering from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Kaiser Hill, he conducted work in this and related fields with other companies, including Envirosphere and the Battelle Memorial Institute. Dr. Waite is a member of Lambda Delta Lambda, Sigma Pi Sigma, and the American Board of Health Physics. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1994. WHIPPLE, Chris G.—Vice President of ICF Kaiser Engineers in Oakland, California. He holds a B.S. degree from Purdue University and a Ph.D. degree in engineering science from the California Institute of Technology. His professional interests are in risk assessment, and he has consulted widely in this field for private clients and government agencies. Prior to joining ICF Kaiser Engineers, he conducted work in this and related fields at the Electric Power Research Institute. He served on the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management from 1985 to 1995 and as its Chair from 1992 to March 1995. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1989. ZORDAN, Thomas A.—President of Zordan Associates, Inc. and concurrently, Senior Project Manager at ICF Kaiser Engineers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of Louisville. His professional and research interests include environmental management, risk assessment, waste management, software development, and thermochemistry. Prior to joining ICF Kaiser he conducted work in this and related fields with companies such as Science Applications International Corporation, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and Gulf Research & Development Company. He has served on the National Research Council's Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1992.