Appendix G Biographical Sketches of the Committee

MYERS, PETER B. The D&D Committee chairman, Dr. Peter 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 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.

BAISDEN, PATRICIA ANN Dr. Baisden is a nuclear chemist and her areas of expertise include the chemical and nuclear properties of the actinide elements, radiochemistry, analytical sciences and materials characterization. After receiving her Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1975, she joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she currently is the Division Leader—Analytical Sciences Division and Materials Program Leader—Laser Programs within the Chemistry and Materials Science Directorate. Dr. Baisden has served on several committees of the National Research Council as well as the National Science Foundation's Nuclear Science Advisory Committee. She also was chair of the American Chemical Society's



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--> Appendix G Biographical Sketches of the Committee MYERS, PETER B. The D&D Committee chairman, Dr. Peter 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 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. BAISDEN, PATRICIA ANN Dr. Baisden is a nuclear chemist and her areas of expertise include the chemical and nuclear properties of the actinide elements, radiochemistry, analytical sciences and materials characterization. After receiving her Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1975, she joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she currently is the Division Leader—Analytical Sciences Division and Materials Program Leader—Laser Programs within the Chemistry and Materials Science Directorate. Dr. Baisden has served on several committees of the National Research Council as well as the National Science Foundation's Nuclear Science Advisory Committee. She also was chair of the American Chemical Society's

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--> Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology. Dr. Baisden currently is an editor of the international journal, Radiochimica Acta. BURSTEIN, SOL Dr. Burstein is a registered professional engineer and currently does consulting work mainly in the areas of nuclear and mechanical engineering management. He retired as vice chairman of the board of directors of Wisconsin Energy Corporation and spent 21 years with Wisconsin Electric Power Company. Dr. Burstein is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including distinguished service awards from the University of Wisconsin, Marquette University, and the Engineering and Scientific Societies of Milwaukee. He has served on numerous industry and government advisory committees, including the Nuclear Safety Research Review Committee of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, several committees of the National Research Council, and the Board on Radioactive Waste Management. Dr. Burstein is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received his B.S.M.E. from Northeastern University and an honorary D.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. BYRD, JOSEPH S. Mr. Byrd is a registered professional engineer and currently is an expert robotics consultant for the Operating Engineers National Hazmat Program (OENHP), having retired in 1997 as Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of South Carolina (USC). He is a Director of Cybermotion, Inc., of Roanoke, Virginia. He has 35 years of experience in the areas of computers and robotics, including teaching, research, design, development, and management. Prior to his academic career, he organized and managed the Robotics Technology Group at the Savannah River Laboratory operated by E. I. Du Pont De Nemours for the Department of Energy. He has numerous publications and presentations and has served as general chair and session chairs for major robotics conferences. He has served on government advisory committees and several NRC committees. His memberships include the American Nuclear Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi. His honors and awards include several professional and teaching awards and the American Nuclear Society Ray Goertz Award for significant achievements in robotics. He received his B.S.E.E. from Clemson University and his M.S.E.E. from the University of South Carolina. CLEMENS, BRUCE W. Dr. Clemens recently joined the staff of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as a professor in the College of Integrated Science and Technology. Formerly, he was a member of the Tennessee Energy, Environmental, and Resources Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Clemens has managed multi-million dollar envi-

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--> ronmental programs around the world. While with the Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Clemens was responsible for the first guidance on Remedial Investigations and Feasibility Suites. He 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 supplies and has served as a technical expert in court cases. He received his B.S. in civil and environmental engineering at Cornell, his M.P.A. in economics at Harvard, and his Ph.D. in strategic management at the University of Tennessee. CRIMI, FRANK, P. Mr. Crimi recently retired as vice president of Lockheed Martin Advanced Environmental Systems Company. He joined Lockheed in 1992 after completing 34 years with the General Electric Company (GE). Mr. Crimi has over 38 years of experience in the design, operations, and maintenance of nuclear power plants with special emphasis in decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear facilities. He held a number of key management positions at the DOE Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (operated by GE). His experience includes the management of large, complex programs in the nuclear industry, including construction, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear reactor plants, and manager of the decommissioning services for GE. He was the GE program manager for decommissioning DOE's Shippingport Atomic Power Station and recently chaired the Long Island Power Authority's Independent Review Panel during the decommissioning of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station. Mr. Crimi was a member of Public Service of Colorado's Management Oversight Committee during the decommissioning of the Fort Saint Vrain Nuclear Generating Station. He is currently a member of the Nuclear Safety Assessment Board, which provides oversight during the decommissioning of the Connecticut Yankee Power Company's Haddam Neck Nuclear Plant. Mr. Crimi was a member of the NRC's Committee on Decontamination and Decommissioning of DOE's Uranium Enrichment Facilities. He currently also serves as a member of the Committee to Review DOE/OST's Peer Review Process. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Ohio University and did graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Union College, Schenectady, New York. LEVENSON, MILTON Since his retirement as vice president of Bechtel International, Mr. Levenson has done consulting work in chemical engineering with an emphasis on reactor safety, water reactor technology, fuel cycle technology, and breeder reactor development. He was the first director of nuclear power for the Electric Power Research Institute. He received the Robert E. Wilson Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Mr. Levenson is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

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--> and the American Nuclear Society and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received his B.Ch.E. from the University of Minnesota. SANDBERG, RAY 0. Until his recent retirement, Mr. Sandberg was a project manager with Bechtel National, Inc., where he managed its design and costestimating team. He has an M.S. in chemical engineering and an M.B.A. He worked on the construction of a production reactor and in the major planning of the design of a heavy water reactor. Mr. Sandberg was responsible for post-accident planning for the recovery of Three Mile Island Unit 2, including testing of proposed decontamination techniques. SCHNEIDER, ALFRED Dr. Schneider is currently an Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Between 1991 and 1996 he served as Visiting Professor and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to these positions, Dr. Schneider was Director of Nuclear Technology of Allied General Nuclear Services in South Carolina. Dr. Schneider has 47 years of experience in materials and process research and development, and operations and technical management of chemical and nuclear projects. He has consulted to the U.S. government, the states of New York and Georgia, industry, and nonprofit organizations in the areas of radioactive waste management and the nuclear fuel cycle. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Nuclear Society, American Association for Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Lambda Upsilon. He has served on three NRC committees and numerous advisory and oversight boards. Dr. Schneider earned his Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of New York. WENNERBERG, LINDA Dr. Wennerberg earned a Ph.D. in environmental law at Michigan State University in 1984. A private consultant with Environmental Business Systems, Dr. Wennerberg has 18 years experience in reviewing and developing environmental and economic policies with technical application; performance review of a federal toxic program; implementation of radioactive and hazardous waste management programs for state agencies; development of the draft siting criteria process for low-level radioactive waste disposal; determination of environmental enforcement priorities for oil and natural gas production; and identification of pollution prevention opportunities in manufacturing operations.