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Expert in Nanotechnology Regulatory, Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues

Expert ID: 725202 Virginia, USA

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Expert has applied his chemical engineering education to the field of nanotechnology by providing regulatory compliance assistance to companies manufacturing and using nanoscale materials. His knowledge and experience with Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) have benefited many companies through his regulatory knowledge and experience with regulatory officials at the Environmental Protection Agency. Companies manufacturing new chemical substances and antimicrobial agents have benefited greatly from his expertise.

His industrial and regulatory experience has also allowed him to assist companies from a wide variety of industrial sectors by providing strategic planning guidance to allow companies to take advantage of business opportunities created by nanotechnology products. Specific examples of these industrial sectors include chemicals, packaging, food, cleaning products, and environmental services.

Expert’s experience in bringing industry together on common issues has resulted in the formation of two industry groups addressing the regulatory and environmental, health and safety (EHS) aspects of nanotechnology. He is currently Executive Director of the SOCMA Nanotechnology SME Coalition and he was instrumental in the formation of the American Chemistry Council Nanotechnology Panel.

Sharing this knowledge and expertise through workshops and training programs, Expert has conducted public workshops and private training sessions to individual companies providing the latest information on regulatory activities, occupational safety advancements and nanotechnology application developments. His most recent workshop, Nanotechnology: The Future of Regulatory Policy (http://www.nanoregnews.com/workshop_080320.php), brought together leading scientists and government officials to highlight the direction of regulatory policy in the United States. Through conference presentations, commissioned speeches to private industry groups and workshops on the regulatory aspects of nanotechnology, Expert, founder of NanoReg, has become a recognized international expert and demand for his insight on nanotechnology regulatory issues continues to grow.

In addition to providing professional services to nanotechnology companies and trade groups, He is the publisher of a subscription newsletter providing current information on government regulations and environmental health and safety issues related to the development, production and use of nanoscale materials. Publication of the NanoReg Report requires a weekly review and analysis of nearly one thousand peer-reviewed journal articles on nanotechnology applications, research and related regulatory, policy, worker safety, environmental and human health issues. He gathers information on new applications of nanoscale materials, new material developments and trends in nanotechnology. He also gathers information by attending national and international nanotechnology conferences and symposia and through interviews with founders of nanotechnology start-ups, scientific experts, government officials, trade associations and nanotechnology investors.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Roanoke, Virginia - Lynchburg, Virginia - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Lowell Technological Institute (now UMass Lowell)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for the management and growth of NanoReg, Inc. In addition to managing all operations, he is the primary consultant to clients on all nanotechnology regulatory, environmental, and health issues.
Years: 1999 to 2005 Employer: American Chemistry Council Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: He created and managed the American Chemistry Council’s Nanotechnology Panel which was the chemical industry’s first organized attempt to address scientific and regulatory issues related to nanoscale materials.
Years: 1991 to 1999 Employer: Loafin' Around Title: President, Owner Department: Responsibilities: He created and operated a wholesale bakery specializing in organic sourdough breads with nationwide distribution.
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Montgomery Watson Title: Vice President, Program Director Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for the development, operation and growth of the Hazardous Waste Services Program for a global environmental consulting firm. He managed technical professionals performing hazardous waste investigations at Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal facilities nationwide. Major activities centered on conducting preliminary assessments, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, risk assessments, remedial design and remedial construction.
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Earth Technology Corporation Title: Managing Senior Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He was a Project Manager for a variety of environmental projects involving evaluation and assessment of environmental regulations for Department of Defense and private industry.
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: Geoscience Consultants Limited Title: Eastern Region Manager Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for the development, operation and growth of the hazardous waste services programs for a professional services firm.
Years: 1979 to 1986 Employer: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Title: Code Enforcement Section Head Department: Responsibilities: He developed and administered an industrial pretreatment regulatory program for a one of the nation’s largest public water and sewer agencies. Managed a staff of 35 regulatory compliance professionals.
Years: 1978 to 1979 Employer: Centec Corporation Title: Senior Projects Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He was a Project Manager for a variety of environmental projects involving evaluation and assessment of environmental regulations for the Environmental Protection Agency and private industry.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1986 to 1992 Agency: Department of Defense Role: Project Manager Description: Major activities centered on conducting preliminary assessments, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, risk assessments, remedial design and remedial construction.
Years: 1986 to 1992 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency Role: Project/Program Manager Description: He was responsible for all project planning activities, site investigations, selection of remediation alternatives, schedule, and budget for multi-million dollar projects for the U.S. EPA on multiple National Priority Listing sites. His environmental experience also includes conducting RCRA Facility Assessments at industrial and DOD facilities to evaluate hazardous waste management unit design and operation.
Years: 1979 to 1986 Agency: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Role: Code Enforcement Section Head Description: He was responsible for enforcement of all environmental regulations related to industrial waste discharges to the sanitary sewer.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Executive Director of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association Nanotechnology SME Coalition
Publications and Patents Summary
Publisher of the NanoReg Report

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He is responsible for the development of seminars, conferences, and training for nanotechnology professionals. The most recent is "Nanotechnology: The Future of EHS Regulatory Policy." This one-day session featured leaders in public policy who shared their views on the future of corporate and regulatory governance related to developing an environmental, health and safety framework for the nanotechnology products of the future.
Marketing Experience
As a national leader in the effort to engage industry in nanotechnology environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues, Expert is recognized by Lux Research as a key player in the nanotechnology EHS debate and has been identified as an industry expert in its highly influential research reports.
Other Relevant Experience
He is currently Executive Director of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association Nanotechnology SME Coalition. As Director of the Coalition, an open dialogue has been established with policymakers at the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Coalition now enjoys a position as a key component in standard-setting discussions.

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