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Biographical Sketches of Committee Members JANE C.S. LONG (Chair) is dean of the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is an expert in fracture hydrology and has worked on several U.S. and international underground nuclear repository research projects. She serves on the National Research Coun- cil's Board on Radioactive Waste Management and has served as chair of the Board on Earth Science's Rock Mechanics Committee. Dr. Long received an Sc.B. in engineering from Brown University, an M.S. in geotechnical engineering and a Ph.D. in materials science and mineral engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. NAMES K. MITCHELL (Vice-Chair) is university distinguished profes- sor emeritus atVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has served on several NRC committees including the Committee on Seeing Into the Earth and as chair of the Geotechnical Board. Dr. Mitchell's expertise lies in the areas of soil behavior related to geotech- nical problems, soil improvement and ground reinforcement, and in situ measurement of soil properties. He received his B.S. in civil engi- neering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his M.S. and Sc.D. in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. RANDALL ]. CHARBENEAU is professor of civil engineering and associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at the Univer- sity of Texas at Austi n. H is expertise is i n grou ndwater pal I ution, fate and transport, and modeling. Dr. Charbeneau is a member of the NRC Committee on Technologies for Cleanup of Subsurface Contaminants in the DOE Weapons Complex. He holds civil engineering degrees from A p p e n d i x ~ 141
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the University of Michigan (B.S.), Oregon State University (M.S.), and Stanford University (Ph.D.~. JEFFREY J. DANIELS is an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio State University. His expertise is in shal- low geophysics for subsurface characterization, and he focuses his research on the use of ground penetrating radar and shallow seismic techniques for remote characterization of the subsurface. Dr. Daniels is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Society of Explora- tion Geophysicists, and several other professional societies. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in geology from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. JOHN N. FISCHER is an environmental consultant. His expertise is in groundwater hydrology. His career includes 22 years with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) during which time he served as acting asso- ciate director, associate chief of the Water Resources Division and the National Mapping Division, and as assistant chief hydrologist for pro- gram coordination. In the latter capacity, he was responsible for USGS programs at civilian and DOE radioactive waste disposal sites and at the DOE site atYucca Mountain. He holds degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy, Michigan State University, and the University of Arizona. TISSA H. ILLANGASEKARE is the AMAX distinguished chair of envi- ronmental sciences and engineering and a professor of civil engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Until August 1998, he served as a professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His expertise is in numerical modeling of flow and transport in porous and fractured media, multiphase flow modeling, aquifer remediation, and physical modeling of flow and transport in laboratory test tanks. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado State University. He is also a registered professional engineer and a professional hydrologist. AARON L. MILLS is a professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia. He has expertise in microbial transformations of organic and inorganic pollutants and bacteria in the subsurface envi- ronment. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Society for Microbiology, and the National Ground Water Association. Dr. Mills holds a B.A. in biology from Ithaca College, and an M.S. in soil science with a minor in microbiology and a Ph.D. in soil science and ecology from Cornell University. S U B S U R F A C E S C ~ E N C E
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DONALD T. REED is group leader of the Actinide Speciation and Chemistry Group in the Chemical Technology Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He is an expert in radionuclide speciation and migration in subsurface media. He has undertaken a number of basic and applied projects in the fields of actinide speciation, solubility, and subsurface interactions. His most recent research is focused on micro- biological-actinide interactions in the subsurface and the application of synchrotron-based methods to the analysis of actinide species in envi- ronmental samples. He is a member of the Nuclear Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, American Geophysical Union, and the Material Research Society. He holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Oh io State U n iversity. JEROME SACKS is director of the National I nstitute of Statistical Sciences in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and a professor at the I nstitute of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Du ke U n iversity. H is interests include the use of statistical techniques for characterization of subsurface properties. He has served on several National Research Council committees and boards including membership on the NRC Committee on Building an Environmental Management Science Pro- gram, which helped the Department of Energy establish its Environ- mental Management Science Program, the topic of the current study. He has held professorships at the California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Cornell University, Northwestern University, Rutgers University, University of Illinois, and Duke University. Dr. Sacks has served as program director for statistics and probability at the National Science Foundation. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in mathemat- ics from Cornel I U n iversity. BRIDGET R. SCANLON is a research scientist in the Bureau of Economic Geology and also teaches courses in the geology and civil engi neeri ng departments at the U n iversity of Texas at Austi n. Her expertise lies in unsaturated zone hydrology, soil physics, environmen- tal tracers, and numerical simulations to quantify subsurface flow in arid regions. She served on the National Research Council Committee on Ward Val fey. She has served as a consu Itant to the N uclear Waste Technical Review Board. Dr. Scanlon received her Ph.D. in geology at the University of Kentucky. LEON T. SILVER is a W.M. Keck Foundation professor for resource geology, emeritus, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, at the Cal iforn ia I nstitute of Tech nology. He has expertise i n geology, petrolo- gy, and geochemistry, with special emphasis on uranium and thorium. A p p e n d i x ~ 143
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Dr. Silver was a public works officer in the U.S. Naval Civil Engineer Corps from 1945 to 1946, and held several positions at the U.S. Geo- logical Survey before he joined Caltech. He has served on numerous NRC committees, panels and boards, including his past membership on the committee on Building an Environmental Management Science Program. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, an M.S. in geology from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in geology and geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Geological Society of America. v CLAIRE WELTY is associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate director and graduate advisor at the School of Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy at Drexel University. She has expertise in groundwater hydrology and contaminant transport. Her current research projects include evaluation of the effects of the interaction between porous medium heterogeneity and fluid density on field-scale dispersion, stochastic analysis of virus transport in aquifers, and tracer tests in fractured sedementary rock. She teaches graduate courses in groundwater hydrology, subsurface contaminant transport, water resources systems analysis, and stochastic subsurface hydrology. Dr. Welty holds a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. S U B S U R F A C E S C ~ E N C E 144