Appendix D

Biographical Sketches

Dr. Richard S. Magee, Chairman

Dr. Magee is Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science and Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He also directs EPA's Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center, as well as the Hazardous Substance Management Research Center, which is jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, both headquartered at NJIT. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Dr. Magee's research expertise is in combustion, with major interest in the incineration of municipal and industrial wastes. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the ASME Research Committee on Industrial and Municipal Wastes; as a member of the United Nations Special Commission (under Security Council Resolution 687) Advisory Panel on Destruction of Iraq's Chemical Weapons Capabilities; and presently serves as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science Committee's Priority Area Panel on disarmament technologies.

Dr. Elisabeth M. Drake, Vice Chairman

Dr. Drake, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is the Associate Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory. A chemical engineer with interest and experience in technology associated with the transport, processing, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, as well as with chemical engineering process design and control systems, she has a special interest in the interactions between technology and the environment. Dr. Drake has served extensively both as a consultant to government and industry and as a professor of chemical engineering. She has been very active with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and in particular with their Center for Chemical Process Safety. She belongs to a number of environmental organizations, including the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and Greenpeace.

Dr. Dennis C. Bley

Dr. Bley is President of Buttonwood Consulting, Inc. and a Principal of The WreathWood Group, a joint venture supporting multidisciplinary research in human reliability. He has more than 25 years' experience in nuclear and electrical engineering, reliability and availability analysis, plant and human modeling for risk assessment, diagnostic system development, and technical management. He began his career in 1968 as an officer in the Navy's nuclear reactor engineering program, graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. Dr. Bley has served on a number of technical review panels for Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy programs and is a frequent lecturer in short courses for universities, industry, and government agencies. Active in many professional organizations, he holds office in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Society for Risk Assessment, the Orange County Engineering Council, and the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. He has published extensively on subjects related to risk assessment. Dr. Bley's current research interests include bringing risk analysis to diverse technological systems, modeling uncertainties in risk analysis and risk management, technical risk communication, and human reliability analysis.

Dr. Colin G. Drury

Dr. Drury is currently Professor of Industrial Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo and



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Evaluation of the Army's Draft Assessment Criteria to Aid in the Selection of Alternative Technologies for Chemical Demilitarization Appendix D Biographical Sketches Dr. Richard S. Magee, Chairman Dr. Magee is Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science and Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He also directs EPA's Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center, as well as the Hazardous Substance Management Research Center, which is jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, both headquartered at NJIT. He is a Fellow of the ASME and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Dr. Magee's research expertise is in combustion, with major interest in the incineration of municipal and industrial wastes. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the ASME Research Committee on Industrial and Municipal Wastes; as a member of the United Nations Special Commission (under Security Council Resolution 687) Advisory Panel on Destruction of Iraq's Chemical Weapons Capabilities; and presently serves as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science Committee's Priority Area Panel on disarmament technologies. Dr. Elisabeth M. Drake, Vice Chairman Dr. Drake, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is the Associate Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Laboratory. A chemical engineer with interest and experience in technology associated with the transport, processing, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, as well as with chemical engineering process design and control systems, she has a special interest in the interactions between technology and the environment. Dr. Drake has served extensively both as a consultant to government and industry and as a professor of chemical engineering. She has been very active with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and in particular with their Center for Chemical Process Safety. She belongs to a number of environmental organizations, including the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and Greenpeace. Dr. Dennis C. Bley Dr. Bley is President of Buttonwood Consulting, Inc. and a Principal of The WreathWood Group, a joint venture supporting multidisciplinary research in human reliability. He has more than 25 years' experience in nuclear and electrical engineering, reliability and availability analysis, plant and human modeling for risk assessment, diagnostic system development, and technical management. He began his career in 1968 as an officer in the Navy's nuclear reactor engineering program, graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. Dr. Bley has served on a number of technical review panels for Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy programs and is a frequent lecturer in short courses for universities, industry, and government agencies. Active in many professional organizations, he holds office in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Society for Risk Assessment, the Orange County Engineering Council, and the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management. He has published extensively on subjects related to risk assessment. Dr. Bley's current research interests include bringing risk analysis to diverse technological systems, modeling uncertainties in risk analysis and risk management, technical risk communication, and human reliability analysis. Dr. Colin G. Drury Dr. Drury is currently Professor of Industrial Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo and

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Evaluation of the Army's Draft Assessment Criteria to Aid in the Selection of Alternative Technologies for Chemical Demilitarization Executive Director at the Center for Industrial Effectiveness. He has served in a number of professional capacities including committees of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the National Institutes of Health. His expertise is in human factors and ergonomics, and he has numerous publications on human factors. Mr. Gene H. Dyer Mr. Dyer was graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, mathematics, and physics from the University of Nebraska. Over a 12-year period he worked for General Electric as a process engineer, the U.S. Navy as a research and development project engineer, and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission as a project engineer. He then began a more than 20-year career with the Bechtel Corporation in 1963. First a consultant on advanced nuclear power plants and later a program supervisor for nuclear facilities, he then served as manager of the Process and Environmental Department from 1969 to 1983. This department provided engineering services related to research and development projects, including technology probes, environmental assessment, air pollution control, water pollution control, process development, nuclear fuel process development, and regional planning. He culminated his career at Bechtel by serving as a senior staff consultant for several years, with responsibility for identifying and evaluating new technologies and managing their further development and testing for practical applications. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and is a registered Professional Engineer. He recently served as a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies. Major General Vincent E. Falter General Falter spent more than 34 years in the Army, about half of that time dealing with nuclear weapons. He was once the Director of Nuclear and Chemical Warfare on the Army Staff, and he was the single point of contact for all chemical operations for the Department of Defense. He was then responsible for all chemical weapons and their destruction. He initiated funding for the Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System and testified on behalf of the system before Congress. He retired from the Army approximately five years ago. Since then, he has been a national security research analyst and consultant for numerous corporations. He has participated in a number of activities, including (1) Joint Strategic Targeting Planning Staff at the Strategic Air Command; (2) Scientific Advisory Committee for Nuclear Weapons Effects; and (3) Department of Defense negotiator for two of the rules for chemical disarmament talks. Dr. Ann Fisher Dr. Fisher, Senior Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University, has extensive academic experience. She also spent 10 years at the Environmental Protection Agency, where she analyzed the benefits of reducing environmental risks and then managed its Risk Communication Program. She initiated the Risk Communication Specialty Group within the Society for Risk Analysis. Her research examines how people form perceptions of risk and how those perceptions (and related behavior) change when new information is provided. Dr. J. Robert Gibson Dr. Gibson is the Assistant Director of the Haskell Laboratory, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware. After receiving his Ph.D. in physiology from Mississippi State University, Dr. Gibson specialized in toxicology for more than 20 years. Certified by the American Board of Toxicology, he has published numerous articles. Dr. Charles E. Kolb Dr. Kolb is President and Chief Executive Officer of Aerodyne Research, Inc. At Aerodyne since 1971, his principal research interests have included atmospheric chemistry, combustion chemistry, chemical lasers, gas/surface methods for advanced materials preparation, and the chemical physics of rocket and aircraft exhaust plumes. He has served on several National Aeronautics and Space Administration panels dealing with ozone in the atmosphere, as well as on two NRC committees dealing with atmospheric chemistry.

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Evaluation of the Army's Draft Assessment Criteria to Aid in the Selection of Alternative Technologies for Chemical Demilitarization Dr. David S. Kosson Dr. Kosson was graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, a master's degree in chemical and biochemical engineering, and a doctorate in chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He joined the faculty at Rutgers in 1986 and was made an associate professor with tenure in 1990. He teaches graduate and undergraduate chemical engineering courses. In addition, he is the projects manager for the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, where considerable work is under way in developing microbial, chemical, and physical treatment methods for hazardous waste. He is responsible for project planning and coordination, from basic research through full-scale design and implementation. Dr. Kosson is a participant in several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advisory panels involved in waste research and is the Director of the Physical Treatment Division of the Hazardous Substances Management Research Center in New Jersey. He is a prolific writer in the fields of chemical engineering and waste management and treatment. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He recently served as a member of the NRC Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies. Dr. Walter G. May Dr. May was graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and master of science degree in chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan and with a doctor of science degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan as a professor of chemical engineering in 1943. In 1948, he began a distinguished career with Exxon Research and Engineering Company, where he was a Senior Science Advisor from 1976 to 1983. He was Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois from 1983 until his retirement in 1991. There he conducted courses in process design, thermodynamics, chemical reactor design, separation processes, and industrial chemistry and stoichiometry. Dr. May has published extensively, served on the editorial boards of Chemical Engineering Reviews and Chemical Engineering Progress, and obtained numerous patents in his field. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and he has received special awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has a particular interest in separations research work. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois. He recently served as a member of the NRC Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies; he is a member of the NRC Committee on the Decontamination and Decommissioning of the Diffusion Plants. Dr. Alvin H. Mushkatel Dr. Mushkatel, Professor of Public Affairs, School of Public Affairs, and Interim Director, Office of Hazards Studies, Arizona State University, is an expert in emergency response and communications. His research interests include emergency management, natural and technological hazards policy, and environmental policy. He has been a member of the NRC Committee on Earthquake Engineering. His most recent research focuses on the intergovernmental policy conflicts involving high-level nuclear waste disposal and the role of citizens in this policy area. Mr. Peter J. Niemiec Mr. Peter Niemiec, a partner in the law firm of Green-berg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, in Los Angeles is an expert in environmental law and regulations. His work in the private sector has focused on the regulation of and liability arising out of hazardous materials, including extensive work on Superfund issues. Mr. Niemiec has also represented federal and state environmental agencies, where he was involved in the development of national enforcement policies and permitting and enforcement issues for major industrial facilities and landfill disposal sites. Mr. Niemiec currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's Special Committee on Toxic and Environmental Torts. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana School of Law (Indianapolis), where he taught environmental law. He has published several articles on the availability of private remedies for environmental cleanup.

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Evaluation of the Army's Draft Assessment Criteria to Aid in the Selection of Alternative Technologies for Chemical Demilitarization Dr. George W. Parshall Dr. Parshall is a member of the National Academy of Sciences; has been with the Central Research Department, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company for nearly 40 years, including 13 years as Director-Chemical Science; and is an expert in conducting and supervising chemical research, particularly in the area of catalysis and inorganic chemistry. He has been a past member of the NRC Board on Chemical Science and Technology and played an active role in National Research Council and National Science Foundation activities. Dr. James R. Wild Dr. Wild was graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Davis, and with a doctorate in cell biology from the University of California, Riverside. Following service as a research microbiologist-biochemist at the U.S. Navy Medical Research Institute, he joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1975 as an Assistant Professor of Genetics. He was Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics from 1980 to 1984 and was appointed Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics in 1984. In addition to being an extremely active teacher, he has served the university in various administration positions, currently as Chairman of the Faculty of Genetics, Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics from 1986 to 1990, and Executive Associate Dean/Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from 1988 to 1992. Dr. Wild has conducted and directed extensive genetic and biochemical research and has published more than 70 scientific articles and participated in countless seminars and invited presentations. He has been a member of the Faculty of Toxicology and an NIEHS' Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Training Grant in Toxicology since 1992. He recently served as a member of the NRC Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies. Dr. Jya-Syin Wu Dr. Wu, currently a Principal and A Senior Engineer of ASCA, Inc. holds a Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Early in her career she was an associate scientist at the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research in Taiwan, where she held considerable responsibilities in the development of probabilistic risk assessments for nuclear power plants throughout that country. With ASCA since 1991, she has broad experience with probabilistic risk assessments; system reliability analyses; development and application of models for software safety, reliability, and quality control; and development and application of expert systems, automated reasoning, and advanced software techniques for reliability and safety analyses of complex engineering systems.