Appendix D
Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Dejonghe, Paul A., Chair, received a B.S. in Agricultural Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Applied Science from the University of Gent, Belgium. He is currently the consultant/advisor to the president at the Nuclear Energy Research Center (CEN/SCK) Mol, Belgium, and emeritus professor of the Faculty Applied Sciences of the Leuven University. He held several positions while at CEN/ SCK, including division head, and assistant general manager. Dr. Dejonghe has been involved with various committee studies on radioactive waste management of the IAEA; chairman of the Radioactive Waste Management Committee, OECD/NEA; past chairman of the Program Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, and the Committee on Plan of Action: Radioactive Waste Management, CEC. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Environmental Management Technologies since 1994 and chairman of the Committee on Mixed Waste since 1995.

Clarke, Ann N., holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Drexel Institute of Technology, and M.A.s in Chemistry and Earth Sciences from Johns Hopkins University; and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University. She was the Director of the Remediation Technologies Development Division at Eckenfelder, Inc., in Tennessee and is currently the President of ANC Associates, Inc. Prior to joining Eckenfelder, Dr. Clarke served as a Research Chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Consulting Engineer at Sheppart T. Powell and Associates,



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--> Appendix D Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Dejonghe, Paul A., Chair, received a B.S. in Agricultural Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Applied Science from the University of Gent, Belgium. He is currently the consultant/advisor to the president at the Nuclear Energy Research Center (CEN/SCK) Mol, Belgium, and emeritus professor of the Faculty Applied Sciences of the Leuven University. He held several positions while at CEN/ SCK, including division head, and assistant general manager. Dr. Dejonghe has been involved with various committee studies on radioactive waste management of the IAEA; chairman of the Radioactive Waste Management Committee, OECD/NEA; past chairman of the Program Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, and the Committee on Plan of Action: Radioactive Waste Management, CEC. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Environmental Management Technologies since 1994 and chairman of the Committee on Mixed Waste since 1995. Clarke, Ann N., holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Drexel Institute of Technology, and M.A.s in Chemistry and Earth Sciences from Johns Hopkins University; and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University. She was the Director of the Remediation Technologies Development Division at Eckenfelder, Inc., in Tennessee and is currently the President of ANC Associates, Inc. Prior to joining Eckenfelder, Dr. Clarke served as a Research Chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Consulting Engineer at Sheppart T. Powell and Associates,

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--> and as an adjunct assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. She has experience in in-situ/ex-situ waste treatment research and in the design and implementation of projects involving alternative and innovative technologies for hazardous waste management. Dr. Clarke is a member of several professional societies, including the American Chemical Society, International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control, and Sigma Xi. Dr. Clarke has also won the Educator of the Year award from the National Environmental Training Association. Exner, Jurgen H., received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Washington. Dr. Exner is Principal and President of JHE Technology Systems, Inc., a consulting company specializing in waste management technology commercialization and application. He has experience in assessing environmental information and developing effective solutions based on regulatory, economic, technical, social, and legal considerations. His expertise lies in waste treatment and management, site investigation and feasibility studies, remediation, and in the application of thermal, chemical, physical, and biological treatment methods to solve environmental problems. Dr. Exner has 22 years of experience in hazardous waste management. He is associate editor of the Air & Waste Management Association Journal and chair of the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. Hansen, Kent F., received his S.B. in Physics and Sc.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With the exception of a short period in industry, Dr. Hansen has spent his professional career at MIT where he is currently a professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering. His professional interests include numerical analysis, computational methods, modeling of engineering, managerial, and social systems; nuclear reactor theory and mathematics, reactor safety analysis, nuclear fuel management; engineering education, and energy systems. Dr. Hansen has been a consultant to major U.S. companies, four national laboratories, four government departments, and to the Electricite' de France. He is also a fellow of the Sigma Xi and American Nuclear Society. Dr. Hansen received the Arthur Holly Compton Award and became a member of the National Academy of

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--> Engineering in 1982. He served as Director of the American Nuclear Society and is currently a director of EG&G, Inc., and Stone and Webster, Inc. Lighty, JoAnn S., holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah. Dr. Lighty is an expert on high temperature processes. Her research includes biomass combustion, fate of metals during incineration, and characterization of particulate matter from combustion sources. Dr. Lighty is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the Combustion Institute, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Samelson, Richard J., received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. After 40 years of service, he retired from PPG Industries in 1994. While at PPG, he worked within the Chemicals Group as manager and then director of Environmental Programs, manager of MIS Technical Support, manufacturing engineer for Inorganic Chemicals, R&D engineer and plant process engineer. Mr. Samelson's later responsibilities included environmental management and control, risk evaluation, and management of projects for the investigation and control of air and water pollution associated with past waste disposal practices. During his career, he served as a member of the Chemical Manufacturers Association Environmental Management Committee, and the Environmental Protection Committee of the Chlorine Institute, where he served two years as vice chairman and chairman respectively. Steindler, Martin J., received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. Dr. Steindler retired from the Argonne National Laboratory in 1993 as Director of Chemical Technology. He is a specialist in the nuclear fuel cycle and the related disciplines of nuclear chemistry and engineering. Dr. Steindler has been or is a consultant to various offices and departments of the AEC, ERDA, and DOE and to many DOE Laboratories, including Los Alamos, ORNL, Hanford, the Enrichment Technology Department at K-25, Rocky Flats, Livermore, and Savannah River. He was chairman of the Materials Review Board for the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. He was a

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--> member of the Technology and Engineering Review Group for the AVLIS program and also served as the Argonne representative to the LAGER Committee of the DOE. He served on the USNRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel for 18 years and as a consultant to the waste management subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards starting in 1974. He was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards and when the USNRC formed its Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) he served as its first vice chairman until 1993 and later as Chairman until 1996. Dr. Steindler is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Nuclear Society, the Royal Society of Chemists, Sigma Xi, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Thomson, Bruce M., holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Science and Engineering from Rice University. He is currently a professor of civil engineering at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Thomson has worked extensively in waste management of hazardous metals and radionuclides, and has published on contaminant transport, waste disposal, and remediation of these contaminants. He has worked on research projects and consulted with Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories. He has received research support from numerous federal and state agencies including the USEPA, DOE, Forest Service, and the Bureau of Mines. He serves on the City of Albuquerque's Ground Water Protection Advisory Board and the New Mexico State Underground Storage Tank Committee. He is a registered professional engineer and is a member of several professional societies including the American Chemical Society, the Water Environment Federation, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the National Ground Water Association.