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Expert in Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrogeochemistry, Groundwater Flow Modeling, Contaminant Transport Modeling, and Statistics

Expert ID: 735252 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert has practiced as a professional hydrogeologist starting in 1986 and holds licenses to practice geology in several states. His well-rounded experience allows him to conceptualize and describe complex problems and to visually present them in three dimensions in order to bring clarity and to avoid convoluted technical discussions. He brings a comprehensive understanding of geology, hydrogeology, chemistry, mathematics and physics to the table while using specialized investigative techniques such as graphical analyses, statistics, groundwater flow modeling and contaminant transport modeling. Expert knows the natural chemical characteristics of groundwater, as well as the occurrence and behavior of man-made organic and inorganic contaminants. I use a wide variety of mathematical and modeling tools to illustrate key principles. He has decades of experience with conceptual and actual designs for remediation of fuel and solvent-related soil and groundwater contamination at privately and publicly-owned industrial and municipal waste management sites.

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio - Lakewood, Ohio - Euclid, Ohio - Mentor, Ohio - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Erie, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Geology Institution: Kent State University
Year: 1983 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Geology Institution: West Virginia University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: ALL Responsibilities: Owner and Principal of SMLLC Environmental Consulting Firm. Provides both Technical and Legal Expertise in Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrogeochemistry, Contaminant Fate Modeling, Statistics
Years: 1991 to 2011 Employer: Michael Baker International Title: Senior Hydrogeologist Department: Environmental Responsibilities: Lead Hydrogeologist for many years in charge of all technical aspects of Expert Witness & Litigation Support; Conceptual Modeling with Analytical and Numerical Applications; Remedial System Design and Implementation; Contaminant Source Characterization; Soil/Groundwater Sampling Program Design and Implementation under RCRA & CERCLA; Groundwater Monitoring System Design and Implementation; Monitoring and Extraction Well Design, Installation,
and Development; Aquifer Characterization, Testing and Evaluation; Environmental Data Collection, Management, and
Detailed Analytical Interpretation; and Groundwater Characterization.
Years: 1990 to 1991 Employer: Killam Associates Title: Senior Hydrogeologist Department: Environmental Responsibilities: Conducted hydrogeologic investigations; comprehensive groundwater monitoring system design and implementation at RCRA Facility in UT.
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: L. Robert Kimball & Associates Title: Senior Hydrogeologist Department: Environmental Responsibilities: Conducted extensive soil remediation project in Bayonne, NJ. with Risk Assessment. Conducted many groundwater monitoring and system design.
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection Title: Senior Geologist Department: Groundwater Pollution Abatement Responsibilities: Conducted regulatory oversight of several RCRA and CERCLA sites with hazardous waste groundwater contamination.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1986 to 1988 Agency: NJ Department of Envirnmental Protection Role: Senior Geologist Description: Conducted regulatory oversight of several RCRA and CERCLA sites with hazardous waste groundwater contamination.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Groundwater Association
Pittsburgh Geological Society
Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed Professional Geologist, Delaware, #S4-0001233
Licensed Professional Geologist, Indiana, #2133
Registered Geologist, Missouri, #1011
Licensed Professional Geologist, Nebraska, #G-0332
Licensed Geologist, North Carolina, #1827 (inactive)
Professional Geologist, Pennsylvania, Expert000223-G
Professional Geoscientist (Geology), Texas, #3396 (inactive)
Licensed Geologist, Washington, #2731
Awards / Recognition
Scholarship Award from NGWA, May 8-9, 1986
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert is principal author or co-author of five publications in his field.

Fields of Expertise

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