Environmental Systems Engineer
Risk-Based Radiation and Chemical Fate and Effects Team
DegreePh.D., Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1989.
Current RoleEnvironmental Systems Engineer, Radiation and Chemical Risk Management, with responsibility in human health and ecological risk assessments.
CapabilitiesResearch in fate and transport of environmental contaminants, waste management and disposal alternatives and technologies, and regulatory compliance for human and biota protection.
- Technical leader: Programmer and instructor for RESRAD family of codes, including testing and application; led human health impact analyses for high-profile National Environmental Policy Act evaluations and for environmental and risk assessments.
- Principal investigator: Developed authorized release limits for PCB capacitors in radiological control areas.
- Reviewer/consultant: Nuclear Regulatory Commission — conducted safety analysis of license termination plan (LTP) and developed web-based training in LTP review.
- Participant/collaborator: Large-scale multiagency exercises to test collaboration and response after radiological dispersion; issuance of guidelines and measures for human health protection; comparison exercises to improve the precision of computer models and enhance collaboration in data collection.