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 Expert  729510

Expert in Environmental Exposure Assessment and Risk Assessment


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 19 years experience conducting environmental exposure and risk assessments for contaminated sites. His focus is on the fate and transport of environmental contaminants, risk assessment, and ecological restoration. His project experience involves the monitoring and modeling of pollution sources as they relate to human and ecological health. Expert is the Co-Founder and Principal Environmental Chemist at Expert's Firm (SWAPE). He has investigated and designed remediation programs and risk assessments for contaminated sites Expert has investigated and designed remediation programs and risk assessments for a wide range of contaminated sites containing, petroleum, MtBE and fuel oxygenates, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, radioactive waste, PCBs, PAHs, dioxins, furans, volatile organics, semi-volatile organics, perchlorate, heavy metals, asbestos, PFOA, unusual polymers, and odor.

Significant projects performed by expert include numerous cases in litigation support, risk assessment and air modeling, air pollution investigation and remediation, surface water, groundwater and wastewater investigation/remediation and soil science and restoration projects.

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air-quality assessment

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ecological risk assessment

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ecosystem assessment

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environment

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environment-related assessment

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environmental air quality

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environmental analytical chemistry

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environmental chemistry

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environmental cleanup

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environmental exposure assessment

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environmental health

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environmental monitoring

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environmental organic chemistry

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environmental remediation

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environmental science

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health safety

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toxic gas monitoring

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air modeling

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air-quality modeling

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atmospheric-chemistry modeling


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1999   PhD   Soil Chemistry   University of Washington  
1995   MS   Environmental Science   UC Berkeley  
1991   BA   Environmental Science   UC Santa Barbara  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Founding and Managing Partner

 

Expert is the founding member of this organization. He oversees a staff of 10 unique scientist, chemists and social workers. Expert is an environmental chemist and has over 15 years experience conducting remedial investigations, risk assessment, and cleanup programs for sites impacted by pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, furans, volatile organics, chlorinated solvents, perchlorate, petroleum hydrocarbons, fuel oxygenates, heavy metals, and asbestos.

2007 to 2011

 

UCLA

 

School of Public Health

 

Lecturer

 

Expert is a Lecturer with UCLA's School of Public Health where he teaches courses to medical doctors regarding risk of exposure to environmental contaminants. He publishes and presents frequently at nationally-recognized conferences.

2001 to 2003

 

Komex H2O Science

 

Remediation

 

Senior Remediation Scientist

 



Career Accomplishments:
Awards/Recognition

California Integrated Waste Management Board. $41,000 grant awarded to UCLA Institute of the Environment. Goal: To investigate effect of high carbon wood ash on volatile organic emissions from compost. Synagro Technologies, Corona California: $10,000 grant awarded to San Diego State University. Goal: investigate effect of biosolids for restoration and remediation of degraded coastal sage soils. King County, Department of Research and Technology, Washington State. $100,000 grant awarded to University of Washington: Goal: To investigate odor emissions from biosolids application and the effect of polymers and ash on VOC emissions. Northwest Biosolids Management Association, Washington State. $20,000 grant awarded to investigate effect of polymers and ash on VOC emissions from biosolids. James River Corporation, Oregon: $10,000 grant was awarded to investigate the success of genetically engineered Poplar trees with resistance to round-up. United State Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest: $15,000 grant was awarded to investigating fire ecology of the Tahoe National Forest. Kellogg Foundation, Washington D.C. $500 grant was awarded to construct a large anaerobic digester on St. Kitts in West Indies.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 38 publications, including two recent books relating to pollution prevention and cleaner production relating to Agrochemical Industries and Wood and Paper Industries. He also has several presentations.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Procedia Environmental Sciences  
 - Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Most Recent Litigation Support: Serving as expert in catalyst release and refinery emissions cases. One case settled regarding worker exposure, but ongoing litigation remains involving ~21,500 plaintiffs who have health claims and are seeking remediation from chemicals released from BP facility.Serving as expert investigating hydrocarbon exposure and property damage for ~600 individuals and ~280 properties in CA, where homes were constructed above a large tank farm formerly owned by Shell.
  • Most Recent Risk Assessment and Modeling: Prepared air dispersion model for a proposed state-of-the-art enclosed compost facility. Developed odor detection limits to predict 1, 8, and 24-hour off-site concentrations of sulfur, ammonia, and amine as well as prepared a trafficanalysis.Evaluated exposure pathways for chlorinated solvents and hexavalent chromium for human health risk assessment of Los Angeles Academy (formerly Jefferson New Middle School) operated by Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Most Recent Air Pollution Investigation and Rememdiation: Managed a field investigation of odor around a landfill during 30+ events. Using hedonic tone, butanol scale, dilution-to-threshold values, and odor character to evaluate odor sources and character and intensity.Managed a field investigation of odor around landfill during 9+ events. Using hedonic tone, butanol scale, dilutionto-threshold values, and odor character to evaluate odor sources, character and intensity.
  • Most Recent Surface Water, Groundwater and Wastewater Investigation/Rememdiation: Managed groundwater investigation to determine horizontal extent of 1,000 foot TCE plume associated with a metal finishing shop.Designed soil vapor extraction system that is currently being installed for confidential client. Managed groundwater investigation to determine horizontal extent of TCE plume associated with dry cleaning.
  • Most Recent Soil Science and Restoration Projects: Designed and monitored the restoration of a 110-acre project on Camp Pendleton along a 26-mile pipeline. Managedcrew of 20, planting coastal sage, riparian, wetland, native grassland, and marsh ecosystems. Negotiated with the CDFW concerning species planting list and success standards.Designed and monitored pilot landfill cap mimicking limestone forest. Measured different species' root-penetration into landfill cap. Plants were used to evapotranspirate water, reducing water leaching through soil profile.
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 has been involved in numerous U.S. state and federal court cases. Some of which involve groundwater modeling, consolidated groundwater data, landfill fire, evaluating the montmorillonite clay deposit, hydrocarbon exposure, multimillion gallon oil spill, contaminated oil field, nuisance case, air emissions among numerous others.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on post-fire smoke odor on guitars.
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.

Market Research:
Over 19 years experience conducting environmental exposure and risk assessments for a contaminated sites. Expert's focus is on the fate and transport of environmental contaminants, risk assessment, and ecological restoration. His project experience involves the monitoring and modeling of pollution sources as they relate to human and ecological health. He has investigated and designed remediation programs and risk assessments for a wide range of contaminated sites.

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:
Other Skills and Services

Expert's Firm (SWAPE); Founding And Managing Partner, UCLA School of Public Health; Lecturer (Asst Res), UCLA School of Public Health; 2003 to 2006; Adjunct Professor, UCLA Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Doctoral Intern Coordinator, UCLA Institute of the Environment; Research Associate, Komex H2O Science; Senior Remediation Scientist, National Groundwater Association; Lecturer, San Diego State University; Adjunct Professor, Anteon Corp., San Diego; Remediation Project Manager, Ogden (now Amec), San Diego; Remediation Project Manager, Bechtel, San Diego, California; Risk Assessor, King County, Seattle; Scientist, James River Corp., Washington; Scientist, Big Creek Lumber, Davenport, California; Scientist, Plumas Corp., California and USFS, Tahoe; Scientist


 

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