Presented April 06, 2017- Presentation Slides

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Hunter Anderson is an Environmental Scientist at the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) in San Antonio, TX. Since 2010, he has served as a technical expert to the Environmental Restoration Program in the areas of soil science, environmental toxicology, and quantitative data analyses and has helped pioneer programmatic surveillance of emerging contaminants and issues. Following his Ph.D. work at The Ohio State University in 2008, Dr. Anderson worked as a post-doctoral researcher for USEPA in the Cincinnati, Ohio Office of Research and Development (ORD). Dr. Anderson also serves as the U.S. Air Force Restoration liaison to SERDP/ESTCP.

Dr. Shaily Mahendra is an Associate Professor in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute and the Molecular Toxicology Program. She received a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, and served as a post-doctoral fellow at Rice University. Her research areas are microbial processes in natural and engineered systems, applications of molecular and isotopic tools in environmental microbiology, environmental applications of nanomaterials, and biotransformation of water contaminants. She recently won the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, DuPont Young Professor Award, Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, Samueli Fellowship, Hellman Fellowship, Poptech Science and Public Leadership Fellowship, and Environmental Science & Technology Excellence in Review Award. Mahendra has received support from Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, National Science Foundation, and various corporate sponsors for her research on 1,4-dioxane and other emerging contaminants. 

Dr. Robert Hinchee is Integrated Science and Technology’s Principal Engineer in Panacea, Florida. Over his 40-year environmental career, he has developed and applied assessment and remedial technologies at thousands of sites throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He has been responsible for the design and implementation of field demonstration processes such as soil vacuum extraction, air sparging, landfarming, in situ bioremediation, biopiles, and in-place stabilization systems. He oversaw remediation of the Trecate oil well blowout in Italy, the largest soil cleanup in European history. Additionally, he worked in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait developing remedial approaches for hundreds of square kilometers of land and shoreline contaminated with oil, the largest oil spill in history. He has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited numerous publications including more than 25 books and was the founding editor of the Journal of Bioremediation. Dr. Hinchee organized and chaired the International Symposia on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, (1991, 1993, and 1995), and testified to the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, and in many expert witness cases. He holds Ph.D. and B.S. degrees from Utah State University, and an M.S. from Louisiana State University. He is a registered Civil Engineer in several states.