Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Richard S. Magee (chair), is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science and executive director of the Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He also directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency' s Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center, as well as the Hazardous Substance Management Research Center, which is jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, both headquartered at NJIT. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Dr. Magee's research expertise is in combustion, with a major focus on the incineration of municipal and industrial wastes. He has served as vice chairman of the ASME Research Committee on Industrial and Municipal Wastes and as a member of the United Nations Special Commission (under Security Council Resolution 687) Advisory Panel on Destruction of Iraq' s Chemical Weapons Capabilities. He presently serves as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science Committee's Priority Area Panel on disarmament technologies. He recently served as chair of the National Research Council Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Disposal Technologies.

Elisabeth M. Drake (vice chair), a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is the associate director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory. A chemical engineer with interest and experience in risk management and technology associated with the transport, processing, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, as well as with chemical engineering process design and control systems, Dr. Drake has a special interest in the interactions between technology and the environment. She has served extensively as both a consultant to government and industry and as a professor of chemical engineering. She has been very active with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, in particular with the Center for Chemical Process Safety. She belongs to a number of environmental organizations, including the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and Greenpeace.

Dennis C. Bley is president of Buttonwood Consulting, Inc., and a principal of The WreathWood Group, a joint venture supporting multidisciplinary research in human reliability. He has more than 25 years of experience in nuclear and electrical engineering, reliability and availability analysis, plant and human modeling for risk assessment, diagnostic system development, and technical management. Dr. Bley has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in the State of California. Dr. Bley has served on a number of technical review panels for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy programs and is a frequent lecturer in short courses for universities, industries, and government agencies. He is active in many professional organizations and on the board of directors of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. He has published extensively on subjects related to risk



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Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Richard S. Magee (chair), is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science and executive director of the Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He also directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency' s Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center, as well as the Hazardous Substance Management Research Center, which is jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, both headquartered at NJIT. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Dr. Magee's research expertise is in combustion, with a major focus on the incineration of municipal and industrial wastes. He has served as vice chairman of the ASME Research Committee on Industrial and Municipal Wastes and as a member of the United Nations Special Commission (under Security Council Resolution 687) Advisory Panel on Destruction of Iraq' s Chemical Weapons Capabilities. He presently serves as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science Committee's Priority Area Panel on disarmament technologies. He recently served as chair of the National Research Council Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Disposal Technologies. Elisabeth M. Drake (vice chair), a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is the associate director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory. A chemical engineer with interest and experience in risk management and technology associated with the transport, processing, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, as well as with chemical engineering process design and control systems, Dr. Drake has a special interest in the interactions between technology and the environment. She has served extensively as both a consultant to government and industry and as a professor of chemical engineering. She has been very active with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, in particular with the Center for Chemical Process Safety. She belongs to a number of environmental organizations, including the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and Greenpeace. Dennis C. Bley is president of Buttonwood Consulting, Inc., and a principal of The WreathWood Group, a joint venture supporting multidisciplinary research in human reliability. He has more than 25 years of experience in nuclear and electrical engineering, reliability and availability analysis, plant and human modeling for risk assessment, diagnostic system development, and technical management. Dr. Bley has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in the State of California. Dr. Bley has served on a number of technical review panels for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy programs and is a frequent lecturer in short courses for universities, industries, and government agencies. He is active in many professional organizations and on the board of directors of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. He has published extensively on subjects related to risk

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assessment, and his current research interests include applying risk analysis to diverse technological systems, modeling uncertainties in risk analysis and risk management, technical risk communication, and human reliability analysis. Gene H. Dyer graduated with a B.S. degree in chemistry, mathematics, and physics from the University of Nebraska. Over a 12-year period he worked for General Electric as a process engineer, the U.S. Navy as a research and development project engineer, and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission as a project engineer. In 1963, he then began a more than 20-year career with the Bechtel Corporation. First a consultant on advanced nuclear power plants and later a program supervisor for nuclear facilities, he served as manager of the Process and Environmental Department from 1969 to 1983. This department provided engineering services related to research and development projects, including technology probes, environmental assessment, air pollution control, water pollution control, process development, nuclear fuel process development, and regional planning. He culminated his career at Bechtel as a senior staff consultant for several years, responsible for identifying and evaluating new technologies and managing their development and testing for practical applications. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a registered professional engineer. He recently served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies. Vincent E. Falter spent more than 34 years in the U.S. Army, about half of that time dealing with nuclear weapons. Major General Falter was director of nuclear and chemical warfare on the Army Staff and was the single point of contact for all chemical operations for the U.S. Department of Defense. He was assigned responsibility for all chemical weapons and for initiating their destruction. He initiated the funding for the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System. He retired from the Army approximately eight years ago. Since then, he has been a national security research analyst and consultant for numerous corporations. He was a member of the Joint Strategic Targeting Planning Staff at the Strategic Air Command; the Scientific Advisory Committee for Nuclear Weapons Effects; and was the U.S. Department of Defense representative for two rounds of the chemical disarmament talks. J. Robert Gibson is the assistant director of the Haskell Laboratory, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, and an adjunct associate professor of marine studies at the University of Delaware. After receiving his Ph.D. in physiology from Mississippi State University, Dr. Gibson specialized in toxicology for more than 20 years. He was certified by the American Board of Toxicology and has written numerous publications. Michael R. Greenberg is a professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Community Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and is an adjunct professor of environmental and community medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His principal research and teaching interests include urbanization, industrialization, and environmental health policy. Dr. Greenberg holds a B.A. in mathematics and history, an M.A. in urban geography, and a Ph.D. in environmental and medical geography. Charles E. Kolb is president and chief executive of-ricer of Aerodyne Research, Inc. At Aerodyne since 1971, his principal research interests have included atmospheric and environmental chemistry, combustion chemistry, materials chemistry, and the chemical physics of rocket and aircraft exhaust plumes. He has served on several National Aeronautics and Space Administration panels dealing with atmospheric chemistry and global change, as well as on five National Research Council committees and boards dealing with environmental issues. He is currently atmospheric sciences editor for the American Geophysical Union journal, Geophysical Research Letters, and recently received the Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology from the American Chemical Society. David S. Kosson graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, a master's degree in chemical and biochemical engineering, and a doctorate in chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He joined the faculty at Rutgers in 1986 and was made an associate

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professor with tenure in 1990 and a full professor in 1996. He teaches graduate and undergraduate chemical engineering and environmental engineering courses. In addition, he carries out research for the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, where considerable work is under way in developing microbial, chemical, and physical treatment methods for hazardous waste. He is responsible for project planning and coordination, from basic research through full-scale design and implementation. He has published extensively in the fields of chemical engineering, waste management and treatment, and contaminant fate and transport in soils and groundwater. Dr. Kosson has served on several Environmental Protection Agency advisory panels involved in waste research and is the director of the Physical Treatment Division of the Hazardous Substances Management Research Center in New Jersey. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and recently served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies. Walter G. May graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and master of science degree in chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan and with a doctor of science degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan as a professor of chemical engineering in 1943. In 1948, he began a distinguished career with Exxon Research and Engineering Company, where he was a senior science advisor from 1976 to 1983. He was professor of chemical engineering at the University of Illinois from 1983 until his retirement in 1991. There he conducted courses in process design, thermodynamics, chemical reactor design, separation processes, and industrial chemistry and stoichiometry. Dr. May has published extensively, served on the editorial boards of Chemical Engineering Reviews and Chemical Engineering Progress, and has obtained numerous patents in his field. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and he has received special awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has a particular interest in separations research. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois. He recently served as a member of the National Research Council Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies and the Committee on Decontamination and Decomissioning of the Uranium Diffusion Plants. Alvin H. Mushkatel, professor in the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture, Arizona State University, is an expert in emergency management risk perceptions. His research interests include emergency management, natural and technological hazards policy, and environmental policy. He has been a member of the National Research Council Committee on Earthquake Engineering, the Committee on Decontamination and Decommissioning of Uranium Enrichment Facilities and the Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Disposal Technologies. His most recent research focuses on intergovernmental policy conflicts involving high-level nuclear waste disposal and the role of citizens in technological policy decision-making processes. He has published extensively on issues related to siting controversies. Peter J. Niemiec, a partner in the law firm of Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, LLP, in Los Angeles, California, is an expert in environmental law and regulations. His work in the private sector has focused on the regulation of, and liability arising from, hazardous materials, including extensive work on Superfund issues. Mr. Niemiec has also represented federal and state environmental agencies, where he was involved in the development of national enforcement policies and permitting and enforcement for major industrial facilities and landfill disposal sites. He has also been an adjunct professor at the Indiana School of Law (Indianapolis), where he taught environmental law. He has published several articles on the availability of private remedies for environmental cleanup. Dr. George W. Parshall was director of chemical science in the Central Research and Development Department of the DuPont Company from 1979 until his retirement at the end of 1992. He began his career with DuPont in 1954 and later supervised a group doing research in inorganic chemistry and catalysis. Since retirement, he has been a consultant for DuPont and has participated in advisory activities through the National

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Research Council for the Board on Physics and Astronomy, the Committee on Environmental Management Technologies, and the Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Disposal Technologies, in addition to the Stockpile Committee. Dr. Parshall is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. William Tumasis currently the group leader for the Waste Treatment and Minimization Science and Technology Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a senior chemist known primarily for his work in science and engineering research on waste treatment and minimization. His work has included research and technology development for industrial waste applications and environmental restoration for the U.S. Department of Energy. At Los Alamos, he has studied supercritical fluids, oxidation, and organic transformations. He has written numerous papers and is a member of several professional organizations. In addition, Dr. Tumas was recently a member of the National Research Council Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Disposal Technologies. Jya-Syin Wu, a systems safety engineer at Hughes Information Technology Systems, is currently working on the system safety analysis of the Wide Area Augmentation System, a means of augmenting information from the Global Positioning System for air navigation for the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Wu holds a Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has more than 15 years of experience working on probabilistic risk assessments for nuclear power plants and has published many papers in major technical journals. Her recent interests have been focused on the risk assessment of complex engineering systems and safety-critical software systems.