Appendix C

Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

B. John Garrick, Chair, independent consultant, is a co-founder of PLG, Inc., an international engineering, applied science, and management consulting firm in Newport Beach, California. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Los Angeles. His professional interests involve risk assessment in applications in fields such as nuclear energy, space, and defense, and in the chemical, petroleum, and transportation industries. He has received numerous awards, including the Society for Risk Analysis Distinguished Achievement Award. He was appointed to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste in 1994, for which he is now Chairman. Dr. Garrick was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993. He has been a member of the Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1989.

Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil engineering at Vanderbilt University and director of the Center for Environmental Management Studies, has many years of experience in hazardous materials transport. He has published widely on transportation issues such as the risks of transporting high-level radioactive waste. He is a member and former chairman of the NRC Transportation Research Board standing committee on hazardous materials transport.

Alfred W. Grella, independent nuclear and hazardous materials transportation consultant, retired in 1990 from a career in U.S. government service, first at the Department of Transportation and later at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His distinguished career spans 40 years as a professional in health physics, health protection, transportation, inspection and enforcement, training, and related regulatory activities. Mr. Grella received a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut and completed the one-year management program at the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has authored over 30 published papers. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and a Fellow of the Health Physics Society. Mr. Grella received the M. Sacid (Sarge) Ozker Award in 1996 for distinguished serv -



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IMPROVING OPERATIONS AND LONG-TERM SAFETY OF THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT: INTERIM REPORT Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members B. John Garrick, Chair, independent consultant, is a co-founder of PLG, Inc., an international engineering, applied science, and management consulting firm in Newport Beach, California. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Los Angeles. His professional interests involve risk assessment in applications in fields such as nuclear energy, space, and defense, and in the chemical, petroleum, and transportation industries. He has received numerous awards, including the Society for Risk Analysis Distinguished Achievement Award. He was appointed to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste in 1994, for which he is now Chairman. Dr. Garrick was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993. He has been a member of the Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant since 1989. Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil engineering at Vanderbilt University and director of the Center for Environmental Management Studies, has many years of experience in hazardous materials transport. He has published widely on transportation issues such as the risks of transporting high-level radioactive waste. He is a member and former chairman of the NRC Transportation Research Board standing committee on hazardous materials transport. Alfred W. Grella, independent nuclear and hazardous materials transportation consultant, retired in 1990 from a career in U.S. government service, first at the Department of Transportation and later at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His distinguished career spans 40 years as a professional in health physics, health protection, transportation, inspection and enforcement, training, and related regulatory activities. Mr. Grella received a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Connecticut and completed the one-year management program at the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has authored over 30 published papers. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and a Fellow of the Health Physics Society. Mr. Grella received the M. Sacid (Sarge) Ozker Award in 1996 for distinguished serv -

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IMPROVING OPERATIONS AND LONG-TERM SAFETY OF THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT: INTERIM REPORT ice and eminent achievement in the field of radioactive waste management. Michael Hardy, president of Agapito Associates, Inc., has experience in numerical modeling and field experimentation in practical, engineering-oriented studies to gather characterization data and to evaluate the merits of design features of proposed high-level waste repositories. Dr. Hardy is a member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgical and Exploration Engineers, Inc., and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is Chairman of the Underground Technical Research Council, a joint ASCE/American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers Committee. Stanley Kaplan, principal of Kaplan & Associates, Inc., is one of the early practitioners of the discipline now known as Quantitative Risk Assessment and a major contributor to its theory, language, philosophy and methodology. Dr. Kaplan is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and the author of a number of the seminal papers in this field. He is one of the first contributors to the Russian science TRIZ, the Theory of the Solution of Inventive Problems, and currently consults and teaches in this area. He is a founder and board chairman of Bayesian Systems, Inc., a Washington-based company developing diagnostic, decision, simulation, and business management software. Dr. Kaplan is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Society for Risk Analysis Distinguished Achievement Award in 1996. Dr. Kaplan was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1999. Howard M. ‘Skip' Kingston is professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and in the Center for Environmental Research and Education. Also at Duquesne University, he is director of the Center for Microwave and Analytical Chemistry. His research interests include the development, automation, and standard encapsulation and transfer of analytical analysis methods. For the past several years, he has been actively involved in advancing the area of microwave sample preparation through basic research and the development of procedures that have been adopted by the EPA as standard methods. From 1976 to 1991 he was a supervisory research chemist in the Inorganic Analytical Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he conceived and managed the Consortium on Automated Analytical Laboratory Systems dedicated to developing automated analytical capability for industry. He has received numerous awards for his pioneering work in several areas, including R&D 100 Awards in 1996 and 1998, the IR 100 Award in 1987, the 1988 “Pioneer in Laboratory Robotics” award, the 1990 NIST Applied Research Award, the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal in 1990, the Award of Merit from the Federal Laboratory Consortium in 1991, and the EPA RCRA Service to Others Award in 1998. He has co-edited and co-authored the American Chemical Society professional reference texts Introduction to Microwave Sample Preparation: Theory and Practice (1988) and Microwave Enhanced Chemistry: Fundamentals, Sample Preparation, and Applications (1997).

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IMPROVING OPERATIONS AND LONG-TERM SAFETY OF THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT: INTERIM REPORT He holds multiple patents in the field of speciation, microwave chemistry, and chelation chromatography. W. John Lee, Peterson Chair and professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University and formerly executive vice-president of technology at S. A. Holditch & Associates, Inc., has expertise in petroleum reservoir imaging, flow tests in low-permeability formations, and enhanced recovery practices. Professor Lee was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993. Milton Levenson, independent consultant, is a chemical engineer with over 50 years of experience in nuclear energy and related fields. His technical experience includes work in nuclear safety, fuel cycle, water reactor technology, advanced reactor technology, remote control technology, and sodium reactor technology. His professional experience includes research and operations positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, and Bechtel. Mr. Levenson is the past president of the American Nuclear Society; a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; and the recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Robert E. Wilson Award. He is the author of over 150 publications and presentations and holds three U.S. patents. He received his B.Ch.E. from the University of Minnesota. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1976. Werner F. Lutze, professor of chemical and nuclear engineering at the University of New Mexico and director of the UNM Center for Radioactive Waste Management (CeRaM), has over 25 years of research experience in materials science and geochemical issues relevant to the management of radioactive wastes, including selective mineral ion-exchange processes, repository near-field chemistry, waste form development, and trace analyses. He has published widely on weapons plutonium immobilization, waste disposal, and the chemistry of nuclear materials. Professor Lutze is a member of several professional organizations, including the Materials Research Society, the German Nuclear Society, and Sigma Xi. Kimberly Ogden, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of Arizona, has conducted research with Los Alamos National Laboratory collaborators to design treatment methods for remediating hazardous waste sites containing both toxic metals and organics, including plutonium-cellulose mixtures. She is also engaged in collaborations with ECO Compliance Inc. in preparing proposals and reports for the remediation of hazardous waste sites. Professor Ogden has authored or co-authored several book chapters, papers, and presentations in environmental science and technology. She is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society. Martha Scott, associate professor of oceanography at Texas A&M University, is a researcher in marine radiochemistry and geochemistry. Her

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IMPROVING OPERATIONS AND LONG-TERM SAFETY OF THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT: INTERIM REPORT present research involves radionuclide distribution in the Russian Arctic. Her work has dealt with the interaction between oceans and rivers, transport of materials in the marine environment, and chemistry of manganese nodules. The behavior of plutonium isotopes in rivers, estuaries, and marine sediments has been one of her longstanding research interests. She served for two years as an associate program director for chemical oceanography at the National Science Foundation (1992-1993). She received the Ph.D. degree from Rice University and was a National Science Foundation post doctoral fellow at Yale University. John M. Sharp, Chevron Centennial Professor of Geology at The University of Texas at Austin, leads an active research program in hydrology. Professor Sharp has authored and co-authored over 200 journal articles, books, reports, and presentations. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and recipient of its O.E. Meinzer award (1979) and the American Institute of Hydrology's C.V. Theis Award (1996). Dr. Sharp is the current editor of Environmental and Engineering Geoscience. He received his B. Geological E. with Distinction from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology from the University of Illinois. Paul G. Shewmon, emeritus professor of materials science and engineering at the Ohio State University, received a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, also in metallurgical engineering, from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He recently retired as Humbolt Senior Scientist at the Max Planck Institute Metallforschung in Stuttgart. He has received the ASM deMille Campbell Lecture and Award and the TMS Institute of Metals Lecture & Mehl Medal. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1979. James Watson, Jr., professor of environmental sciences and engineering and the Director of the Air, Radiation, and Industrial Hygiene Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds an M.S. degree in physics from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Watson is accomplished in the fields of environmental radioactivity and radioactive waste management. He has received the Underwood and McGavran Awards for excellence in teaching and the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research, and service. He is a past president of the Health Physics Society and a past chairman of the Radiological Health Section of the American Public Health Association. He has served on the Environmental Protection Agency's Radiation Advisory Committee and the executive committee of the agency's Science Advisory Board. He is a past chairman of the North Carolina Radiation Protection Commission and currently chairs the commission's Committee on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management. Ching H. Yew, an independent consultant and emeritus professor from The University of Texas at Austin, has specialized in the study of hydraulic fracturing and borehole stability. Dr. Yew is a fellow of the America Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Society of Petroleum

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IMPROVING OPERATIONS AND LONG-TERM SAFETY OF THE WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT: INTERIM REPORT Engineers. Dr. Yew has authored a text and published several articles concerning hydraulic fracturing and borehole stability. The computer code developed by him has been adopted for field use by many oil and gas industries.