APPENDIX B

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

SMERDON, Ernest T., Chairman—Dr. Smerdon is professor of civil engineering, professor of hydrology and water resources, and vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Mines at the University of Arizona. His research interests include water policy issues, water use in irrigation, mechanics of water erosion and sediment transport, irrigation hydraulics, soil-water-plant relations and water control, and energy conservation and use in food production. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural and civil engineering from the University of Missouri. Dr. Smerdon is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an honorary member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and fellow of both the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Smerdon is a member of the Governor 's Science and Technology Council in Arizona. He is a recipient of the Engineer of the Year Award of the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers.

BAHR, Jean M., Vice Chair—Dr. Bahr is an associate professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics and the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also chair of the Water Resources Management Program and a member of the Geological Engineering Program faculty. Her research interests include ground water hydrology, ground water geochemistry, and surface water-ground water interactions. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied earth sciences from Stanford University. Dr. Bahr is a member of the editorial boards of Geotimes and Ground Water and is a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management.



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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion APPENDIX B BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS SMERDON, Ernest T., Chairman—Dr. Smerdon is professor of civil engineering, professor of hydrology and water resources, and vice provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Mines at the University of Arizona. His research interests include water policy issues, water use in irrigation, mechanics of water erosion and sediment transport, irrigation hydraulics, soil-water-plant relations and water control, and energy conservation and use in food production. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural and civil engineering from the University of Missouri. Dr. Smerdon is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an honorary member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and fellow of both the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Smerdon is a member of the Governor 's Science and Technology Council in Arizona. He is a recipient of the Engineer of the Year Award of the Arizona Society of Professional Engineers. BAHR, Jean M., Vice Chair—Dr. Bahr is an associate professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics and the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also chair of the Water Resources Management Program and a member of the Geological Engineering Program faculty. Her research interests include ground water hydrology, ground water geochemistry, and surface water-ground water interactions. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied earth sciences from Stanford University. Dr. Bahr is a member of the editorial boards of Geotimes and Ground Water and is a member of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management.

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion BAKER, Victor R.—Dr. Baker is a professor of geosciences, professor of planetary sciences at the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory, and Regents Professor of the Department of Geosciences and the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His research interests include geomorphology; fluvial geomorphological studies in the western United States, Australia, India, Israel, and South America; flood geomorphology; paleohydrology; Quaternary geology; natural hazards; geology of Mars and Venus; and philosophy of earth and planetary sciences. He received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Baker is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. BRANTLEY, Susan L.—Dr. Brantley is an associate professor of geosciences at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include thermodynamics and kinetics of rock-water interaction over the temperature range 25 to 600 ºC, dissolution and precipitation reactions of minerals, natural brines, mineral surface chemistry, and alteration of porosity and permeability. She received her B.A. in chemistry, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in geological and geophysical sciences from Princeton University. Dr. Brantley is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. JURY, William A.—Dr. Jury is professor of soil physics in the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. His principal research interests include measurement and modeling of organic and inorganic chemical movement and reactions in field soils, development and testing of organic chemical screening models, and characterization of the spatial variability of soil physical and chemical properties. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jury is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Soil Science Society of America. In 1989 he received the National Soil Science

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion Research Award of the Soil Science Society. He is also the recipient of the National Environmental Quality Research Award of the Agronomy Society of America. KURZ, Mark D.—Dr. Kurz is an associate scientist and supervisor of the Isotope Geochemistry Facility at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research interests include isotope geochemistry of mantle-derived rocks and minerals and their use to constrain the origin of mantle heterogeneity; the use of noble gas isotopes to understand the degassing history of the earth; and the production and distribution of cosmic-ray-generated nuclides in surficial rocks and their application to exposure dating of Quaternary surfaces, particularly in reconstructing the history of the Antarctic ice sheets. He received his Ph.D. in geochemistry from the Joint Program in Oceanography administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Kurz is a recipient of the Ruth and Paul Fye Award for Excellence in Oceanographic Research from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; the F.W. Clarke Medal of the Geochemical Society; and the Rosenstiel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Oceanographic Science from the University of Miami. LANE, Leonard J.—Dr. Lane is a supervisory research hydrologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Current Research Information System (CRIS) project leader. His research interests are in the areas of hydrology, hydrologic modeling, erosion and sedimentation, contaminant transport processes, waste management, global change, and decision support systems. He earned his M.S. from the University of Arizona and his Ph.D. in civil engineering, hydrology, and water resources from Colorado State University. Dr. Lane is the recipient of the Mountain States Area Scientist of the Year Award and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Superior Service Team Award.

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion PRESTEGAARD, Karen L.—Dr. Prestegaard is an associate professor of geology at the University of Maryland. Her primary research interests include fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, mechanics, field studies of watershed hydrologic and solute flux processes, and wetland hydrology. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has served as councilor and in other capacities for the Geological Society of America and has held offices in the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Prestegaard is a fellow of the Geological Society of America.