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Appendix K Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Consultants RAYMOND G. WYMER, Chair, is a retired 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 the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and for DOE in the area of chemical separations technology. 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. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has authored many technical publications, co-authored a book on chemistry in nuclear technology, and edited another on the light-water reactor fuel cycle. He received a B.A. from Memphis State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. ALLEN G. CROFF is associate director of the Chemical Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His areas of focus 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 that have focused on waste management and nuclear fuel cycles, including (1) supervising and participating in the updating, maintenance, and implementation of the ORIGEN2 computer code; (2) developing a risk-based, generally applicable radioactive waste classification system; (3) multidisciplinary development and assessment of actinide partitioning and transmutation; and (4) leading and participating in multidisciplinary national and international technical committees. He has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, a nuclear engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. MARY R. ENGLISH is a research leader of the Energy, Environment, and Resources Center at the University of Tennessee and a member of its Waste Management Research and Education Institute. She previously worked in environmental planning for state government and as a consultant. Dr. English received a B.A. in American literature from Brown University, an M.S. in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Tennessee. She is a member of the NRC's Board on Radioactive Waste Management . . ~ . THOMAS M. JOHNSON is currently vice president, principal hydrogeologist, and director of technical services for LFR Levine Fricke, an engineering consulting firm in California. Previously, he worked with the Illinois State Geological Survey on ground water issues. He is on the Board of Directors for the National Ground Water Association and the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers. He has served on previous NRC committees, including the Panel to Evaluate State and Local Groundwater Protection Programs. He is a registered geologist, and a certified hydrogeologist, and belongs to 194

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Appendix K Biographical Sketches 195 numerous affiliated professional organizations including the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He received his B.A. in geology from Augustana College, and his M.S. in geology and water resources management from the University of Wisconsin. DUNDAR F. KOCAOGI~U is currently professor and director of the Engineering Management Program at Portland State University. Previously, he was associate professor of industrial engineering and director of the Engineering Management Program at the University of Pittsburgh for 11 years. Prior to this he served as a structural engineer with various firms. He is a member of the American Society on Engineering Education, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, and numerous other professional organizations. Dr. Kocaoglu served on the NRC Committee to Assess Barriers and Opportunities to Improve Manufacturing at Small- and Medium-Sized Companies. He received his BSCE from Robert College (Turkey), his MSCE from Lehigh University, and his MSIE and Ph.D. in operations research and systems management from the University of Pittsburgh. MICHAEL MENKE, president of Value Creation Associates, works primarily with research-driven companies in developing successful business and technology strategies, re-engineering their R&D management and new product development processes, and improving R&D productivity. He was a founding partner of Strategic Decisions Group and led SDG's R&D and pharmaceutical industry practices, as well as its groundbreaking benchmark study of the best decision practices of the world's leading companies. Dr. Menke has published extensively and speaks frequently on a wide range of business and innovation management topics. His consulting assignments include new product commercialization strategies, product sales forecasting and capacity planning, R&D portfolio management, and evaluation of new high-technology products and processes in a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, chemicals, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. He has a B.A. in physics from Princeton, a M.Sc. in applied math from Cambridge, and a Ph. D. in physics from Stanford University. GEORGE L. NEMHAUSER is currently an institute professor and holder of the Chandler Chair in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, he taught at Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a past president of INFORMS (formerly the Operations Research Society of America) and past chairman of the Mathematical Programming Society. He is the founding editor of Operations Research Letters and former editor in chief of the JORSA. He received his B.Ch.E. from City College of New York, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1986. LINDA S. WENNERBERG has more than 20 years' experience in the review and development of environmental and economic management policies with technical applications. Dr. Wennerberg's diverse experience includes fostering linkages to promote use of environmental data systems by an array of decision makers, environmental assessments for DOE facilities, analysis of diversification potential and technological innovation, a performance review of a major federal toxics program, implementation of radioactive and hazardous waste management programs for state agencies, drafting siting criteria for low- level radioactive waste disposal, determination of environmental enforcement priorities for extraction industries, and identification of pollution prevention opportunities in manufacturing operations. Recent experience emphasizes the development of innovative environmental management and data systems for industrial clients to achieve compliance and competitive advantage. Dr. Wennerberg is a principal partner in Environmental Business Strategies, an environmental consulting practice based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received a B.S. in ecological studies and her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental law and resource economics from Michigan State University.

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196 Decision Making in the DOE-OST EDWIN L. ZEBROSKI provides consulting services on risk analysis and decision analysis through Elgis Consulting Company. He has extensive experience in the design, development, safety, materials, fuel cycle, and economic aspects of power systems. He has more than 150 technical publications, mostly on energy-related topics, including patents and sections of seven books. Previous positions include manager of development engineering, General Electric Company; director of the Systems and Materials Department and chief nuclear scientist at the Electric Power Research Institute; vice president of engineering at the Institute for Nuclear Power Operation; and director of Risk Management Services at Aptech Engineering Co. Degrees include a B.S. in physics and chemistry from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1981. CONSULTANTS THOMAS A. COTTON is vice president of JET Research Associates, Inc., where he is a principal in activities related to radioactive waste management policy and strategic planning. Before joining IK 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 Technology Assessment. His expertise is in public policy analysis, nuclear waste management, and strategic planning. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, a M.S. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D in engineering economic systems from Stanford University. ROBERT J. GIORDANO is a private consultant in the areas of nuclear plant radiological and maintenance operations and decommissioning. He has 30 years of hands-on experience with DOE, the Department of Defense, and commercial nuclear power plants, both national and international. This includes the decommissioning of the Shippingport plant, where he was the manager of radiological engineering. He has served on several technical groups including the Boiling Water Reactor Owners Group, the Brookhaven National Laboratory ALARA Center, and the Nuclear Energy Institute. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Bucknell University. DETLOF VON WINTERFELDT is a professor of public policy and management at the University of Southern California and director of its Institute for Civic Enterprise. He also is the president of Decision Insights, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in decision and risk analysis. His research interests are in the foundation and practice of decision and risk analysis as applied to technology and environmental management problems. He is the coauthor of two books and author or coauthor of more than 100 articles and reports on these topics. He has served on several committees and panels of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Research Council, including the NSF's Advisory Panel for its Decision and Risk Management Science Program and the NRC's Committee on Risk Perception and Risk Communication.