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Expert in Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering: Solid, Hazardous, and Radioactive Waste; Landfill; Mining; and Water

Expert ID: 730672 Wisconsin, USA

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Expert has been practicing and conducting research in the solid waste industry for 25 years and has established himself as one of the worldwide leaders in landfill containment systems. He possesses particular expertise in lining systems, cover systems, odor management, leachate, management, and gas management.

He is an expert in disposal of coal ashes and combustion products, radioactive waste, and mining wastes.

Litigation support and expert testimony for catastrophic failure of wastewater lagoon near Sydney AustraliaLitigation support and expert testimony for catastrophic failure of two landfills in midwestern US.Litigation support and expert testimony for environmental impacts associated with historic management of coal combustion residuals.EIS development for phosphate mines in IdahoEIS development for copper mines in MinnesotaLitigation support and expert testimony regarding coal ash disposal and remediation (cap in place vs. excavate and landfill).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin - Racine, Wisconsin - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Schaumburg, Illinois - Palatine, Illinois

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil & Environmental Engineering (Geoenvironmental Engineering specialty) Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Year: 1987 Degree: MSE Subject: Civil & Environmental Engineering (Geoenvironmental Engineering specialty) Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Year: 1985 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Lehigh University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science Department: School of Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 2011 to 2015 Employer: University of Wisconsin, Madison Title: Director of Sustainability Research and Education and Co-Director of the Office of Sustainability Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2007 to 2011 Employer: University of Wisconsin, Madison Title: Director Department: Recycled Materials Resource Center Responsibilities:
Years: 2000 to 2015 Employer: University of Wisconsin, Madison Title: Director Department: Wisconsin Geotechnics Laboratory Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASCE
ASTM
CGS
BGA
Licenses / Certifications
National Academy of Engineering
PE
DGE
Professional Appointments
National Academy of Engineering
Editor in Chief, JGGE
President Elect, Geo Institute
Awards / Recognition
National Academy of Engineering
Croes Medal (2x)
Peck Award
Middlebrooks Award
Casagrande Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has more than 100 refereed journal articles and two patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He serves as an expert witness in geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, and environmental engineering on issues related to landfills, containment systems, geosynthetic materials, coal ash, mining waste, energy, and radioactive waste.
Training / Seminars
Expert offer workshops on a variety of landfill design issues via the web and face-to-face.

Fields of Expertise

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