Appendix C

Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

David S. Kosson (chair) has a B.S. in chemical engineering, an M.S. in chemical and biochemical engineering, and a Ph.D. in chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Currently, he is chairman and professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and professor of chemical engineering at Vanderbilt University. Previously, he was professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers. Dr. Kosson has carried out research and published extensively on subsurface contaminant transport phenomena, leaching phenomena, physical, chemical, and microbial treatment processes for hazardous waste, and waste management policy. He has been a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies and the Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Disposal Technologies.

Charles E. Kolb (vice chair) is president and chief executive officer of Aerodyne Research, Inc. He earned an S.B. degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.A. and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Princeton University. Since 1971, his principal research interests at Aerodyne have included atmospheric and environmental chemistry, combustion chemistry, materials chemistry, and the chemical physics of rocket and aircraft exhaust plumes. He has served on several National Aeronautics and Space Administration panels dealing with atmospheric chemistry and global change, as well as on five NRC committees and boards dealing with environmental issues. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Kolb was atmospheric sciences editor for Geophysical Research Letters. In 1997, he received the Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology from the American Chemical Society.

David H. Archer, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and mathematics from the University of Delaware. He is a retired consulting engineer with the Westinghouse Electric Company and is currently adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Archer has worked in both industry (at Westinghouse as an engineer, supervising engineer, department manager, and consulting engineer) and academia (at the University of Delaware and Carnegie Mellon University for almost 10 years). He has considerable experience in research and management related to chemical engineering, as well as experience with combustion and plant management.

Piero M. Armenante has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and is currently professor of chemical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also the director of the Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center, a multi-university research center funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dr. Armenante 's research interests include multiphase mixing in agitated systems, the biological treatment of hazardous waste, industrial sterilization processes, and biomedical engineering. He has an extensive list of peer-reviewed and other publications and has administered numerous grants, studies, and projects.

Dennis C. Bley is president of Buttonwood Consulting, Inc., and a principal of The WreathWood Group, a joint venture company that supports multidisciplinary research in human reliability. He has more than 25 years of experience in nuclear and electrical engineering, reliability and availability analysis, plant and human modeling for risk assessment, diagnostic system development, and technical management. Dr. Bley has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. He has served on a number of technical review panels for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Department of Energy programs and is a frequent lecturer in short courses for universities, industries, and government agencies. He is active in many professional organizations and is on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety



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Integrated Design of Alternative Technologies for Bulk-Only Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members David S. Kosson (chair) has a B.S. in chemical engineering, an M.S. in chemical and biochemical engineering, and a Ph.D. in chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Currently, he is chairman and professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and professor of chemical engineering at Vanderbilt University. Previously, he was professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Rutgers. Dr. Kosson has carried out research and published extensively on subsurface contaminant transport phenomena, leaching phenomena, physical, chemical, and microbial treatment processes for hazardous waste, and waste management policy. He has been a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies and the Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Disposal Technologies. Charles E. Kolb (vice chair) is president and chief executive officer of Aerodyne Research, Inc. He earned an S.B. degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.A. and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Princeton University. Since 1971, his principal research interests at Aerodyne have included atmospheric and environmental chemistry, combustion chemistry, materials chemistry, and the chemical physics of rocket and aircraft exhaust plumes. He has served on several National Aeronautics and Space Administration panels dealing with atmospheric chemistry and global change, as well as on five NRC committees and boards dealing with environmental issues. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Kolb was atmospheric sciences editor for Geophysical Research Letters. In 1997, he received the Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology from the American Chemical Society. David H. Archer, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and mathematics from the University of Delaware. He is a retired consulting engineer with the Westinghouse Electric Company and is currently adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Archer has worked in both industry (at Westinghouse as an engineer, supervising engineer, department manager, and consulting engineer) and academia (at the University of Delaware and Carnegie Mellon University for almost 10 years). He has considerable experience in research and management related to chemical engineering, as well as experience with combustion and plant management. Piero M. Armenante has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and is currently professor of chemical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is also the director of the Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center, a multi-university research center funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dr. Armenante 's research interests include multiphase mixing in agitated systems, the biological treatment of hazardous waste, industrial sterilization processes, and biomedical engineering. He has an extensive list of peer-reviewed and other publications and has administered numerous grants, studies, and projects. Dennis C. Bley is president of Buttonwood Consulting, Inc., and a principal of The WreathWood Group, a joint venture company that supports multidisciplinary research in human reliability. He has more than 25 years of experience in nuclear and electrical engineering, reliability and availability analysis, plant and human modeling for risk assessment, diagnostic system development, and technical management. Dr. Bley has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. He has served on a number of technical review panels for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Department of Energy programs and is a frequent lecturer in short courses for universities, industries, and government agencies. He is active in many professional organizations and is on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety

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Integrated Design of Alternative Technologies for Bulk-Only Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities Assessment and Management. Dr. Bley has published extensively on subjects related to risk assessment. His current research interests include applying risk analyses to diverse technological systems, modeling uncertainties in risk analyses and risk management, technical risk communication, and human reliability analyses. Jerry L.R. Chandler has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Oklahoma State University and has done extensive postgraduate studies in mathematics. He is currently a research professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University. During his long career, Dr. Chandler served with the U.S. Public Health Service, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Cancer Institute Epidemiology Program. More recently, he was a neuropharmocologist in the Epilepsy Branch of the National Institute of Neurology and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Chandler is a founding member and president of the Washington Evolutionary Systems Society and has published extensively on using mathematical category theory to understand the origins of disease. He previously served as a NIOSH observer with the National Academy of Sciences/ NRC Panel on Risk Assessment. Frank P. Crimi is a part-time consultant and retired vice president of Lockheed Martin Advanced Environmental Systems Company. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Ohio University and has done graduate studies in mechanical engineering at Union College in Schenectady, New York. In addition to his appointment to the NRC Committee on Decontamination and Decommissioning of Uranium Enrichment Facilities, Mr. Crimi has firsthand knowledge and experience with radioactive and hazardous waste treatment and disposal technologies. J. Robert Gibson is global director, Facilities Planning and Administration, DuPont Life Sciences, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, and an adjunct associate professor of marine studies at the University of Delaware. Since receiving his Ph.D. in physiology from Mississippi State University, Dr. Gibson has specialized in toxicology. He has been certified by the American Board of Toxicology and is the author of numerous publications. Michael R. Greenberg is a professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Community Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and an adjunct professor of environmental and community medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His principal research and teaching interests include urbanization, industrialization, and environmental health policy. Dr. Greenberg has a B.A. in mathematics and history, an M.A. in urban geography, and a Ph.D. in environmental and medical geography. Kathryn E. Kelly received her doctorate in public health from Columbia University, with a concentration in environmental toxicology and the health effects of hazardous waste incineration. She also studied toxicology at the New York University Institute of Environmental Medicine. Dr. Kelly is the founder and president of three companies: Delta Toxicology, Inc., Crystal Bay, Nevada; Environmental Toxicology International, Seattle, Washington; and Alden Analytical Laboratories, Seattle, Washington. She has broad experience in toxicology, waste combustion, environmental policy, and risk communication. Peter B. Lederman is executive director of the Hazardous Substances Management Research Center, executive director of the Office of Intellectual Property, and research professor of chemical engineering and environmental policy at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lederman has 47 years of experience in all facets of environmental management, control, and policy development; hazardous substance treatment and management; process engineering; and more than 18 years of experience as an educator. He is a registered professional engineer and a diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Dr. Lederman has worked on environmental policy at the federal and state levels and has served on several NRC committees, most recently the Committee on Decontamination and Decommissioning of Gaseous Diffusion Plants. James F. Mathis, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. Dr. Mathis was vice president of science and technology for Exxon Corporation, where he was responsible for worldwide research and development programs, and chair of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Mathis' expertise is in research and development and chemical engineering. Charles I. McGinnis has an M.E. from Texas A&M University. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Missouri, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He retired from the U.S. Army as a major general and former director of civil works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has recently served in senior positions at the Construction Industry Institute in Austin, Texas. He was director of engineering and construction for the Panama Canal Company and subsequently vice president of the company and lieutenant governor of the Canal Zone. As director of civil works for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was responsible for a $3 billion per year budget for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of public works nationwide.

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Integrated Design of Alternative Technologies for Bulk-Only Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities Charles F. Reinhardt has an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and an M.Sc. in occupational medicine from Ohio State University School of Medicine. He recently retired after more than 30 years with the DuPont Company, where he was a plant physician, a physiologist, chief of the physiology section, research manager for environmental sciences, assistant director, and finally director of DuPont's Haskell Laboratory, a position he held until his retirement in 1996. Dr. Reinhardt has considerable expertise and experience in occupational medicine and toxicology and has served on numerous NRC panels and committees, including the Committee on Toxicology. H. Gregor Rigo attended Ohio University and earned his Ph.D. in mechanical and environmental engineering from the University of Illinois. He is currently president of Rigo & Rigo Associates, Inc., in Berea, Ohio. He has extensive experience in plant start-up, process and environmental engineering, and applied statistics focused on the use and control of emissions from nontraditional fuels; technical, environmental, and economic evaluations; and multipathway health risk assessments. Kozo Saito has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Seikei University in Tokyo and is currently professor of mechanical engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Saito's expertise and experience are in experimental combustion studies, thermal sensing and control, and lean manufacturing and control. He is a member of the Combustion Institute, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. W. Leigh Short earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. He recently retired as a principal and vice president of Woodward-Clyde, where he was responsible for management and business development associated with the company's hazardous waste services in Wayne, New Jersey. Dr. Short has expertise in air pollution, chemical process engineering, hazardous waste services, feasibility studies, site remediation, and project management. He has taught courses in control technologies, both to graduate students and as a part of the EPA 's national training programs. He has also served as chairman of the EPA's NOx Control Technology Review Panel. Arnold F. Stancell, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Sc.D. in chemical engineering. Dr. Stancell is currently a professor of chemical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and was a recent visiting professor in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For many years, he worked for Mobil Oil, where he started in research and eventually became vice president of Mobil Chemical and then vice president in the crude oil/natural gas exploration and production business, both domestic and international. Dr. Stancell 's expertise is in the management of large businesses, including chemical operations. Steven R. Tannenbaum, a member of the Institute of Medicine, has a Ph.D. in food science and technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently the codirector and Underwood-Prescott Professor, Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Health, and professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Dr. Tannenbaum's research interests include the chemistry and pathophysiology of nitric oxide, the quantitative measurement of human exposure to carcinogens, and tissue-based microsensors for toxin detection and drug metabolism. He has been a member of the NRC Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and has served on several NRC committees. Chadwick A. Tolman received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and is currently a program officer in organic and macromolecular chemistry in the Division of Chemistry at the National Science Foundation. He has extensive experience and expertise in chemistry and chemical process development. Dr. Tolman spent 31 years in central research and development, DuPont Experimental Station. His work has spanned a broad range of subjects, including hydrocarbon oxidation, organometallic chemistry, and the destruction of toxic organic compounds in wastewater. William Tumas graduated from Ithaca College with a B.A. in chemistry and earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University, with a National Science Foundation and Hertz Foundation Fellowship. After conducting postdoctoral research in organometallic chemistry at the California Institute of Technology as a National Institutes of Health and Chaim Weizman Postdoctoral Fellow, he worked for six years at DuPont Central Research and Development. Since 1993, Dr. Tumas has been at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he is currently group leader of the Chemical and Environmental Research and Development Group in the Chemical Sciences and Technology Division. He has previously served on the NRC Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies (1995–1996) and one other NRC committee. His research interests include catalysis, supercritical fluids, environmental chemistry, and waste treatment technology assessment.