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Expert in Environmental Chemistry: Analytical, Fate and Transport, Statistics, Validation, Data Management


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
Maryland
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Fundamental to almost every decision made in the environmental sciences are chemical analytical data describing the nature and extent of contamination or monitoring and environmental process or condition. It is rare, however, to find individuals who understand chemical analytical data to be statistical quantities that must be employed within the context of the quality control measures of precision and accuracy, and with an eye toward rigorous application of statistical principles. Further, in order to assess risks associated with environmental contamination it is necessary to have detailed knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biochemical properties of the contaminants. Expert can provide unique insights into planning for environmental data gathering activities, field and laboratory methods of sampling and analysis, and the transformation of data into information in understandable graphic forms.
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environmental analytical chemistry

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environmental sample

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environmental sampling

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environmental statistics

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environmentally hazardous-chemical analysis

Gas chromatography is one of numerous routinely applied methods of analyzing environmental samples. Expert has more than 15 years of experience in the review of chemical analytical data from a wide variety of laboratories, instruments, and methods. He has provided expert witness and other forms of litigation support in this area. He is a nationally recognized resource providing insight into the quality and meaning of various forms of environmental data.
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environmental capillary gas chromatography application

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hazardous waste analysis instrument

Expert provides assessment of data quality not only in terms of the compliance of analysis with standard methods, but also in relation to the precision and accuracy of the data and its fitness to be used for various applications. This requires detailed knowledge of program objectives, sampling strategies, and statistical data analysis. Expert has more than 15 years of experience in these matters and is considered a national resource and expert in this regard.
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environmental data

Expert has repeatedly been called upon to examine chemical degradation pathways as well as chemical exposure pathways in the analysis of environmental risk. In instances where the responsibility for environmental contamination must be assigned, in instances where engineering design decisions are based on natural and/or enhanced degradation of contaminants, and in defining both human health and ecological exposure pathways, Expert has provided expert assistance to offices and companies world-wide.
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environmental fate

Expert is a leader in developing innovative technologies for reducing the cost of environmental investigations and environmental monitoring activities. Expert advocates a "Value Engineering" approach to review the manner in which resources are allocated to these efforts and can identify various management, engineering, and statistical tools that can dramatically reduce the long-term costs. Immunoassay and other forms of test kits are one such approach. However, there are also other means such as the use of chemical sensors, field portable instrumentation, and geo-statistical techniques that can offer significant cost reductions.
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environmental immunochemical assay

Long term environmental monitoring will be one of the biggest cost items for government and non-government entities for years to come. The application of innovative technologies and statistical techniques to this process can result in enormous cost reductions. In one study for the US Air Force, Expert demonstrated a projected savings of 75%.
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environmental monitoring

Expert has expert knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of virtually all hazardous waste constituents regulated by the US government. This knowledge is useful in planning for data gathering activities, in the design of treatment systems, and in presenting site data to management, regulators, and the public in an understandable, non-threatening manner.
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environmental organic chemistry


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Vineland, New Jersey;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1976   BS   Environmental Science   SUNY Albany   Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Analytical Quality Assurance Services

 

Associate & Manager

 

He is a QA/QC Officer for the Government Services Division. He plans and coordinates the activities of field and office personnel in support of Environmental Chemistry, Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) related activities. This includes facilitating the development of appropriate Data Quality Objectives, reviewing in-house and subcontracted work plans and work products; validating and interpreting analytical data submitted by contracted laboratories, developing field and laboratory SOPs and other Project Controlling Documents, auditing URS and contractor activities for CERCLA, RCRA, NPDES, and Health & Safety applications, performing management consulting in Total Quality Management and general QA management, field analytical activities and mobile laboratories, and data management. He develops and implements in-house QA programs, and manages client liaison. He provides environmental chemistry and QA/QC guidance to project managers and field teams. He provides consultation regarding issues of environmental transformation, degradation, fate, transport, and effects of environmental contaminants. Finally, he engages in consulting and auditing in support of quality and environmental management system registrations.Control (QA/QC) related activities including facilitating the development of appropriate Data Quality Objectives, reviewing in-house and subcontracted work plans and work products; validating and interpreting analytical data submitted by contracted laboratories, developing field and laboratory SOPs and other Project Controlling Documents, auditing URS and contractor activities for CERCLA, RCRA, NPDES, and Health & Safety applications, performing management consulting in Total Quality Management and general QA management, field analytical activities and mobile laboratories, and data management. Develop and implement in-house QA programs, and manage client liaison. Provide Environmental Chemistry and QA/QC guidance to project managers and field teams. Provide consultation regarding issues of environmental transformation, degradation, fate, transport, and effects of environmental contaminants. Consulting and auditing in support of quality and environmental management system registrations.

1989 to 1989

 

Biospherics

 

N/A

 

Manager

 

Business development

1985 to 1989

 

CompuChem Laboratories, Inc.

 

N/A

 

Project Chemist

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is involved with the following professional affiliations: American Chemical Society (Environmental and Agricultural Chemistry Sections); American Society for Quality (Auditing, Energy and Environment, and QA Management Sections); Environmental Methods Committee, Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC); International; Review Committee; Atomic Spectroscopy Data Format Specifications; Laboratory Automation Standards Foundation; Environmental Remediation Committee; ASQ Energy & Environment Division. He is a Tutor and Community Leader at the Academic Assistance Center. He is an America-on-Line Technical Referee and the AOAC Peer Verified Methods Program. Expert is a member of the Peer Review Committee, USEPA QA/G-8 as well as a peer for the Environmental Data Verification and Validation. He is a Reviewer of the Journal of the AOAC International; Selection of Measurement Intervals for the Quantification of PAHs by Second-derivitive Spectrofluorimetry Considering Error Propagation in the Analytical Result.

Licenses/Certifications

Expert has the following licenses and or certifications: USEPA Data Validation, 1990; Region III Certificate Hazardous Materials Site Worker (40 Hour), 1991 (Status - Current); OSHA Supervisory Course in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120, 1992; Quality Tools & Problem Solving, American Institute for Professionals Development, 1992; Facilitator Training, Total Quality Management, FMI, 1993; Portable Gas Chromatograph Operation and Maintenance, 1995;

Registrations Notary Public, Montgomery County, Maryland; American Society for Quality, Certified Quality Auditor No. 15542; ISO 9000 Certified Quality Systems Provisional Auditor No. Q06859; Course work in progress toward ASQ Certified Quality Manager.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 4 publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - February  
 - March  
 - USGS DODEC Conference  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1992 to   DOE/Hazwrap   QA Officer   All aspects of QA/QC for environmental operations
1992 to   DOD/USACE   QA Officer   All aspects of QA/QC for environmental operations
1996 to   DOD/AFCEE   QA Officer   All aspects of QA/QC for environmental operations

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He maintained quality control for an incinerator compliance test and trial burn at Petro-processors superfund site.
  • He did a feld analytical chemistry support, UMDA, Hermiston, OR.
  • Expert performed an ecological risk assessment, Wortsmith AFB.
  • Design/Construction QA/QC - Bldg. 103/503 Landfill, APG, MD
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on DSL.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was an expert witness in the matter of Rivere vs. NPC Services, Inc., et. al., 19th Judicial District Court, Parish of East Boton Rouge, Louisiana, August 13, 1996.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Intota expert services for consulting on Dispersal of fugitive dust contaminated by toxic chemicals.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
UK   Auditing, Laboratory Management,Data Validation
Venezuala   Laboratory Management, Data Validation
Austrailia   Assist with development of groundwater flow model
UK   Consult regarding analytical methods and QC requirements

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Frenck   Conversational, not technical
Japanese   Conversational, not technical

Market Research:
Expert has and continues to bring new products to market including inovative sampling, analytical and data analysis tools.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He gives the following seminars:

Sampling & Data Analysis, Government Institutes, Inc., Washington, DC, where he has been Program Chair, quarterly, from November 1994 to present.

Applying TQM Procedures in Waste Minimization, Government Institutes, Inc., Washington, DC, July 1995.

Environmental Quality Assurance and Quality Control, City of Phoenix, AR, April, 1995.

Interpretation of Validated Data, West Valley Nuclear Demonstration Project, West Valley, NY, September 1994.

Data Validation Training Course, West Valley Nuclear Demonstration Project, West Valley, NY, March, 1992.

Open Enrollment Data Validation Training Course, Baltimore, MD, June, 1996.

Laboratory Selection and Data Validation, Dames & Moore Seminar, Albany , NY, 1991.

Planning, Documenting, and Assessing Environmental Data Collection Activities for Department of Defense Environmental Conservation Programs, USGS National Training Center, Denver, CO, March 1998.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Vendor selection is an integral part of Expert' job function. He routinely performs vendor selection for various types of subcontractors including those who are developing specifications, managing RFP processes, reviewing submitals, auditing, etc.


 

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