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APPENDIX Biographical Sketches of the Committee Members Robert A. Beaudet, chair, received his Ph.D. in physi- cal chemistry from Harvard University. He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California in 1962 as an assistant professor and is now a full professor in the Chemistry Department. He has extensive knowl- edge of chemical-agent monitoring and detection technologies and has served on several Department of Defense committees on chemical-warfare agents. Richard ,l. Ayen received his Ph.D. in chemical engi- neering from the University of Illinois. Dr. Ayen is currently an independent consultant and was formerly the director of technology for Waste Management, Inc. He has extensive experience in the evaluation and de- velopment of new technologies for the treatment of hazardous, radioactive, industrial, and municipal waste. Joan B. Berkowitz graduated from the University of Illinois with a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. Dr. Berkowitz is currently managing director of Parkas Berkowitz and Company. She has extensive experience in the area of environmental and hazardous-waste man- agement, a comprehensive knowledge of available technologies for the cleanup of contaminated soils and groundwater, and strong background in physical and electrochemistry. Nosa O. Egiebor graduated from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, with a Ph.D. in mineral process and reaction engineering. Dr. Egiebor currently holds the Department of Energy Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence in Environmental Engineering at Tuskegee University. His areas of expertise span a broad range of topics in environmental engineering; his specific 241 expertise is in the biotreatment of hazardous wastes and supercritical-fluid technology. Willard C. Gekler graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in petroleum-refinin~ . . . . . .. . . . .. in, engineering and pursued aaaltlonal graduate studies in nuclear engineering at the University of California in Los Angeles. Mr. Gekler is currently vice president, chief engineer at PLG, Inc. His extensive experience includes design and safety analysis of hazardous-mate- rials handling, storage, and waste-treatment systems. He specializes in hazard evaluation, quantitative risk analysis, reliability assessment, and database develop- ment for risk and reliability. Hank C. ,Jenkins-Smith received his Ph.D. in politi- cal science from the University of Rochester. Dr. Jenkins-Smith is currently a professor in the Depart- ment of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, where he is also the director of the Institute for Public Policy. His areas of expertise include statistical analysis, measurement of public opinion, politics of risk perception, environmental policy, and public policy. John L. Margrave, a member of the National Acad- emy of Sciences (NAS ), graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in engineering physics and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. Dr. Margrave is currently the chief scientific officer at the Houston Advanced Research Center and the E. D. Butcher Professor of Chemistry at Rice University. His expertise is in high- temperature chemistry, materials science, and environ- mental chemistry.
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242 ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEMILITARIZATION OF ASSEMBLED CHEMICAL WEAPONS Walter G. May, a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), graduated with a D.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Insti- tute of Technology. He was the senior science advisor for Exxon Research and Engineering Company from 1976 until 1983 and professor of chemical engineering at the University of Illinois from 1983 until his retire- ment in 1991. His expertise is in process design, ther- modynamics, chemical-reactor design, separation pro- cesses, industrial chemistry and stoichiometry, and chemical-weapons disposal. Kirk E. Newman received a B.S. in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and an M.S. in chemi- cal engineering from the University of Virginia. Mr. Newman is currently technology group leader for the Yorktown Detachment of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division. He has extensive ex perience in the development, processing, and char- acterization of energetic materials used in military applications. Jimmie C. Oxley received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and is currently an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Rhode Island. Her expertise is in thermal decomposition of energetic materials, explosives chemistry, and explosives safety William R. Rhyne received a B.S. in nuclear engi- neering from the University of Tennessee and an M.S. and D.Sc. in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia. Dr. Rhyne is cofounder and director of H&R Technical Associates, Inc. He has extensive ex- perience in risk and safety analysis associated with the processing and transport of hazardous nuclear materi- als and chemicals. Stanley I. Sandier, a member of the NAE, graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. Currently, he is the Henry Belin du Font Professor and director of the Center for Mo- lecular and Engineering Thermodynamics at the Uni- versity of Delaware. His extensive research interests include applied thermodynamics and phase equilib- rium, environmental engineering, and separations and purification. William Randall Seeker received his Ph.D. in engi- neering (nuclear and chemical) from Kansas State Uni- versity. He is the senior vice president and member of the Board of Directors of Energy and Environmental Research Corporation. Dr. Seeker has extensive expe- rience in the use of thermal-treatment technologies and environmental-control systems for managing hazardous waste. Leo Weitzman received his Ph.D. in chemical engi- neering from Purdue University. He is a consultant with 26 years of experience in the development, design, per- mitting, and operation of equipment and facilities for treating hazardous wastes and remediation debris. Dr. Weitzman has extensive experience in the disposal of hazardous waste and contaminated materials by ther- mal treatment, chemical reaction, solvent extraction, biological treatment, and stabilization.