Expert in Environmental Data Analysis, Time Series, Geostatistics, Pollutant Exposure, Water and Wastewater
Expert ID: 730668 Idaho, USA
Applications have included detection of health outcomes resulting from adverse air quality, forecasting stream flow, design of industrial and domestic wastewater monitoring systems, analysis of trends in air pollution, use of failure time methods in the analysis of trace level chemical measurements, and the fusion of meteorological and satellite measurements with surface measurements of air quality.
Expert has carried out this work with state and Federal agencies and private companies in the semiconductor, metal finishing and agricultural irrigation sectors. He has been retained as an expert witness in the area of water quality.
expertise terms: statistics
Has consulted with irrigation companies in Idaho regarding the potential impacts of urban storm water on water used for irrigation.Has developed statistical plans required under RCRA and conducts annual assessments of groundwater quality.An assessment of trends in ozone air quality in the inter-mountain west of the US was carried out in connection with oil and gas development in the region.Assisted with a RCRA/superfund audit of the 65 facilities of a large metal finishing company.Developed a wastewater monitoring system for a computer chip manufacturer.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pocatello, Idaho - Idaho Falls, Idaho
|Year: 1986||Degree: PhD||Subject: Agricultural Engineering||Institution: Colorado State University|
|Year: 1981||Degree: MS||Subject: Civil Engineering||Institution: University of Illinois|
|Year: 1976||Degree: BS||Subject: Civil Engineering||Institution: University of Illinois|
|Years: 1992 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Owner||Department: Environmental Engineering||Responsibilities: Consulting environmental engineer|
|Years: 1983 to 2012||Employer: University of Idaho||Title: Professor Emeritus||Department: Civil Engineering||Responsibilities: Teaching graduate courses in Civil Engineering
Review manuscripts for scientific journals
|Years: 1979 to 1981||Employer: 3M||Title: Environmental Engineer||Department: Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control||Responsibilities: Environmental affairs of the mining division
|Years: 1977 to 1979||Employer: Metropolitan Waste Control Commission||Title: Environmental Engineer||Department: Waste Control||Responsibilities: Biosolids program|
|Years: 1973 to 1973||Employer: Stauffer Chemical Company||Title: Quality Control Technician||Department: QC/ QA||Responsibilities: Product quality control|
|Years: 1972 to 1972||Employer: The Southwestern Company||Title: Salesman||Department: Sales||Responsibilities: Door to door book sales|
|Years: 2011 to Present||Agency: USEPA||Role: prime contractor||Description: Development of methods for linking spatial and temporal haracteristics of modeled and measured air pollutant values with human health outcomes|
|Years: 2007 to 2008||Agency: Idaho Department of Water Resources,||Role: principal investigator||Description: hydro-climatological water supply forecasts|
|Years: 2002 to 2002||Agency: Idaho National Laboratory||Role: principal investigator||Description: Regional setting and flow dynamics of the Snake River Plain Aquifer|
|Years: 2001 to 2004||Agency: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation||Role: co-principal investigator||Description: Development of a Discharge Forecast model for Thousand Springs, Idaho|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2000 to 2001||Country / Region: Belgium||Summary: Was a visiting professor and member of the Graduate Faculty at Fondation Universitaire, Belgium|
|Associations / Societies|
|member Air and
Waste Management Association
|Licenses / Certifications|
|State of Idaho Professional Engineer|
|nominated to the editorial board of the Air and Waste Management Association|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has authored/co-authored than 90 refereed articles, proceedings and book chapters|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert was retained as an expert witness in cases involving the Clean Water Act as it pertains to commingling of urban storm water and water used to irrigate agricultural land. He worked for two different irrigation districts (plaintiffs) who were seeking damages from government entities that allowed urban storm water runoff to enter the plaintiffs irrigation works. Expert prepared reports describing the impact on water quality of urban runoff and was deposed in each case.|
|Training / Seminars|
| Expert has developed and delivered courses on engineering aspects of storm water management and statistical analysis of water quality data.
He has also developed and delivered undergraduate university classes in hydrology, wastewater treatment, and graduate courses in stochastic hydrology, geostatistics, water resources systems, water quality management, biological treatment of wastewater, hydropower systems, hazardous waste management, computer systems, renewable energy, and wind energy.
Fields of Expertise
engineering statistics, likelihood ratio, linear model, estimate, well log analysis, technical analysis, storm analysis, spreadsheet analysis, compliance analysis, analytical instrumentation, analysis of experiments, analysis of covariance, contamination analysis, reliability analysis, medical statistics, system analysis, analyte, spectrum analysis, multidisciplinary analysis, wetland trend analysis, measurement error analysis, applied statistics, chaotic behavior analysis, water quality, fast Fourier transform analysis, analysis, turbidimetric analysis, time-series analysis, statistics, numerical analysis, nonparametric statistics, multivariate analysis, Markov process, environmental engineering, data analysis, bivariate analysis, biostatistics