Dr. Carl R. Peterson, Chairman
Dr. Peterson has served as Chairman of the Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program since April 1, 1991. He is an Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the primary task of teaching design. Dr. Peterson has extensive industrial and academic experience in designing, testing, and operating mechanical equipment. An original member of the committee from 1987, Dr. Peterson, served as Vice Chairman from August 1, 1989, to April 1, 1991, at which time he was appointed Chairman. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Dr. Elisabeth M. Drake
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. Colin G. Drury
Dr. Drury is currently a Professor of Industrial Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo and 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 a registered Professional Engineer. He recently served as a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies.
MG 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 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 is currently Coordinator of the Risk Communication Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis.
Dr. B. John Garrick
Dr. Garrick, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is President and Chief Executive Officer of PLG, Inc., an engineering and management consulting firm located principally in Newport Beach, California, and Washington, D.C. His principal accomplishments include his Ph.D. thesis that first advocated quantitative risk assessments for nuclear power plants; the building of the first team to perform the initial comprehensive and quantitative risk assessments for the commercial nuclear power industry; and being a major contributor to the methods employed in risk analysis, as well as a prime mover in elevating risk assessment to a science and engineering discipline. Dr. Garrick is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, the Society for Risk Analysis, and the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering. He has published approximately 200 papers and reports on risk, reliability, engineering, and technology. Dr. Garrick received his Ph.D. in engineering and applied science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. William E. Kastenberg
Dr. Kastenberg is Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has taught risk assessment, risk management, toxic waste control, energy and the environment, and applied mathematics. His research interests include the development and application of risk assessment
and risk management methods to nuclear and nonnuclear technologies. He is currently the Director of the Risk and Systems Analysis for the Control of Toxics Program at UCLA and Chairman of the Steering Committee for UCLA' s Center for Clean Technology. He is also Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Environmental Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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.
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. John P. Longwell
Dr. Longwell was graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and with a doctor of science degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His distinguished career in research and engineering with Exxon Research and Engineering Company involved management of several research divisions and culminated with the position of senior scientific advisor for four years. Since 1977, Dr. Longwell has been Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests for the last decade have been primarily related to his activities as Associate Director of the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences, with special focus on generation and health effects of combustion products. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Chemical Society. He recently served as the Chairman of the NRC Committee on Alternative Chemical Demilitarization Technologies.
Dr. Richard S. Magee
Dr. Magee is a 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 the 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 presently serves 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 as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science Committee's Priority Area Panel on disarmament 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.
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 Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman, and Machtinger, in Los Angeles, California, 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, and on the Steering Committee of the Environmental Auditing Forum. 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.
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 39 1/2 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. Gavriel Salvendy
Dr. Salvendy, NEC Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, is an industrial psychologist. He is a distinguished expert in human factors and industrial engineering. His current research activities are focused on human-computer interaction and human aspects in advanced manufacturing. Dr. Salvendy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of the former USSR's Academy of Sciences Founder Award.
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.