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Expert in Environmental Data Analysis, Time Series, Geostatistics, Pollutant Exposure, Water and Wastewater

Expert ID: 730668 Idaho, USA

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During the past 32 years Expert has developed and applied time series and geo-statistical models to environmental quality and hydrologic data. Research and educational experiences include the development and teaching of graduate level engineering courses on this topic and the co-authorship of more than 60 journal articles. Expert has presented his work at more than 40 national and international scholarly meetings.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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
Research
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

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
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

International Experience

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

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
member Air and
Waste Management Association
Licenses / Certifications
State of Idaho Professional Engineer
Professional Appointments
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

Additional Experience

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.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French

Fields of Expertise

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