Dr. Davis L. Ford \ University of Texas
Dr. Ford is the Chairman of RWE’s Technical Advisory Committee.
Dr. Ford is the esteemed Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas. He is
the direct protege of the legendary Wes Eckenfelder, and is argubly the heir apparent for the next generation. Probably the best text book
ever written on Biological Wastewater was co-authored by Davis and Wes, being released in 2008. Davis has consulted to almost all of the
major Oil Company's Wastewater Operations over his 45 year career. Davis and I worked together at Chevron El Segundo, and he was my
professor for some course work at U of T.
Dr. Ford is a practicing environmental engineer with over forty-five years of experience in the field. In addition, he serves on the faculty at
The University of Texas at Austin as an adjunct professor, has published more than one hundred technical papers, has co-authored or
contributed to ten textbooks, and written two biographies and co-authored one children’s book. He has lectured extensively throughout the
United States and in countries of Europe, South America, and Asia.
Ford received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Texas A&M University and his master and doctorate degrees in environmental
engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Distinguished Engineering Graduate of both Texas A&M University and The
University of Texas at Austin as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M.
Ford was elected into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He has served as president of the American Academy of
Environmental Engineers and chairman of the Academy Ethics Committee. His honorary affiliations include Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and
Ford serves on the Board of a publicly-owned oil and exploration company (CWEI, NASDAQ) and the Board of the Texas A&M
Dr. David Jenkins \ University of California-Berkeley
• University of California, Berkeley, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Environmental Engineering.
• Ph.D. Public Health Engineering, King's College, University of Durham, England 1960.
• First Class Honors B.Sc. Birmingham University, England 1957.
• Elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001.
• The Berkeley Citation, University of California at Berkeley in 1999.
• Gordon Maskew Fair Medal, Water Environment Federation in 1995.
• Samuel H. Jenkins Medal, International Association of Water Pollution Research and Control in 1992.
• Geogre Bradley Gasgoine Medal, Water Pollution Control Federation in 1989.
• Simon Freeze Award and Lectureship, American Society of Civil Engineers in 1988.
• Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal, Water Environment Federation, in 1974, 1985, 1988.
• Top Ranked Expert on Filamentous Bacteria & TSS Control in Biological Wastewater Systems.
•32 years experience in water and waste treatment, in over 200 industrial plants and 46 Oil Refineries.
•Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, and Marketing degrees.
•Prior employers include Nalco, Betz-Dearborn, Baker-Petrolite, US Filter-Siemens, Chevron El Segundo
Refinery, Sybron Biochemical, and Ashland Oil.
•Former Process Engineer for Chevron’s El Segundo Refinery, Wastewater Operations.
•Former Associate Vice-President of Latin America for US Filter’s Hydrocarbon Processing Industry.
•Experienced in Refinery Processes on the Oil Side, Refinery Upstream Source Control, Remediation of
Contaminated Soils & Groundwater, Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal, all aspects of Supply Water
and Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Plant Design and Process Control, Biokinetic Modeling, Boiler &
Cooling Water Treatment, Desalting, Oil Side Corrosion and Fouling Prevention, Laboratory Analytical
Methods, Polymer Technology, Microbiological Analyses, Benzene-Neshap Air Quality Compliance, EPA \ State
Water Quality Board \ POTW Regulatory Permitting & Compliance.
•Recently featured in 9 major trade magazines for creative Refinery Sour H2O Reclamation and Wastewater
Biokinetic Modeling work.
•Speaker on the Eckenfelder Lecture Series Foundation Team.
•Guest Lecturer at Ok. St. Univ., UC-Irvine, and Texas State U. at Lamar.
Dr. Lial Tischler
•35 years experience in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Technology, Solid and Hazardous Waste
Management, Surface and Groundwater Hydrology, and Water Quality Analysis.
•Acknowledged as a top authority in the Modeling of Wastewater Discharge Effects and in the
Modeling of Volatile Organic Carbon (VOC) Emissions from Wastewater.
•Received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering directly under the legendary Dr. Wes
Eckenfelder; Also has B.S. in Civil Engineering.
•Former Director of The Texas Water Development Board’s Engineering Division.
•Consulting Advisor to the American Petroleum Institute.
•Served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Stakeholder Committee that reviewed
acceptance of Wastewater Treatment VOC Modeling.
•Frequently retained as an Expert Witness in Environmental Litigation and frequently retained in
various roles for client EPA Permit Applications.
Dr. Mike Stenstrom
•Mike is the second longest tenured Professor in the Civil & Environmental Department at UCLA, and was the former Chairman
of the Department.
•Mike is respected as a top authority on wastewater aeration and energy considerations, as well as on the most recent
advancements in Biological wastewater process control strategies.
• B.S., (1971), Clemson University
• M.S., (1972), Clemson University
• Ph.D., (1976), Clemson University
Selected Awards and Honors
• Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, Water Quality Award, 2005
• Regional Water Quality Control Board, Innovation in Water Quality, 2002
• DOW Chemical Company, Environmental Care Award, 1996
• Water Environment Federation, Harrison Prescott Eddy Research Medal, 1992
• Diplomate, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, 1989
• Am. Society of Civil Engr. Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, 1989
• Engr. Sci-Assoc. of Environmental Engr. Professors Award for the best doctoral thesis relevant to sanitary engr. practice, 1975
• High Honors Undergraduate, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Chi Epsilon, Undergraduate Scholarships,NSF graduate
Dr. C. Jerry Lin \ Lamar University
Professor & University Scholar; Director of Environmental Sustainability Research Center
• BS, Chemical Engineering, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991
• MS, Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1995
• PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1998
• Post-doctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 1999
• Biological wastewater treatment and bio-augmentation techniques
• Membrane technology and fouling control
• Reactor design and bio-kinetic analysis
• Optimization of biological cultures and treatment processes
• Biogas production and anaerobic digestion
Registration & Qualifications
• Registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio
• Principal investigator of 50+ projects funded by NSF, DoD, EPA, USDA & TCEQ
• 15+ years in water and wastewater treatment
• 100+ publications with 800+ peer-reviewed journal citations
•28 years experience in Water Treatment Technology and Oil Refinery Process Engineering at Chevron’s flagship
refinery in El Segundo, CA.
•Bachelor of Science Degree from UC-Irvine.
•Process Expert in Boiler Feedwater, Cooling Water, Chemical Cleaning, Refinery Unit Operations, Refinery Unit
Treatments, Odor Control, and Environmental Compliance, and Refinery Upstream Wastewater Source Control
•Held unique Chevron position as company-wide Chemical Applications Specialist.
•Ran Sour Water Stripper Operations for Chevron.
•Working with Chevron on several patents regarding mercury detection and decontamination techniques.
•Also experienced in Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal, Desalting, Oil Side Corrosion and Fouling Prevention,
Laboratory Analytical Methods, Polymer Technology, Benzene-Neshap Air Quality Compliance, EPA \ State Water
Quality Board \ POTW Regulatory Permitting & Compliance.
•Co-authored papers on oxidizer use in oil refineries, on waste reduction, reclaimed water use in cooling towers, leak
detection in cooling towers and chemical cleaning.
•Member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and American Chemical Society (ACS).
•Has provided Chemical and Hazardous Material Training for oil refinery personnel, fire fighters, and operators.
Arthur is the former Vice-President of US Filter Corp., now Siemens, and before that, the Technology Manager of Research &
Development for Sybron Biochemical. Arthur was one of the first to use Biokinetic Modeling in the field in Oil Refinery Wastewater
Plants as a predictive tool for real time process control, and to use the field determination of the specific plant Biokinetic Constants to
evaluate before and after experimentation. His 1989 Technical Paper from his work at the Caribbean Gulf Oil Refinery remains a
landmark advancement in Biological Wastewater Treatment even today. He is also one of the first to generate a success in the application
of a Chemostatic Reactor in Oil Refinery Wastewater to impact the Biokinetic Constants. Arthur and I worked together at Sybron, US
Filter, and Chevron.
Arthur, with a Summa Cum Laude M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School, has spent more
than 26 years in the environmental engineering field specializing in design, feasibility, implementation, construction, and operations of
infrastructure development projects, with experience in industrial water and wastewater treatment, remediation of contaminated soil and
groundwater sites, and environmental biotechnology. Arthur began his career as a chemical engineer pioneering a few of the first pilot
scale and full scale biotreatment designs for high strength phenolic contaminated industrial wastewater treatment processes f rom aerated
lagoons to full scale fixed film bioreactors.
Arthur has consulted in hundreds of industrial treatment facilities around the world in industries such as petroleum refining,
petrochemical, steel mill, coking and coal tar distillation, aerospace, automotive, chemical and textile manufacturers, food processing,
papermills, pharmaceuticals, etc. He has authored a number of peer reviewed articles in scientific journals as well as many t echnical
articles. Arthur was the lead researcher for the first NJDEP approved pilot scale demonstration plant for aerated biotreatment of
petroleum contaminated soils. He also designed and implemented one of the first onsite fixed film bioreactor processes for t reatment of
gasoline contaminated groundwater. He was the principal engineer in design, construction, and implementation of demonstrating the
quantitative effects of large scale chemostatic addition of enhanced microorganisms to a refinery activated sludge plant.
Arthur is currently president of Advanced Science and Technology International.
•20+ years experience covering all applications of water and waste treatment technology.
•Leading expert in Compliance & Permitting at all levels of Regulatory Agency
interaction, with particular focus on RCRA and Hazardous Waste.
•10+ years experience managing a commercial Hazardous Waste Treatment, Disposal, &
•10+ years experience in water and waste treatment system Capital Projects Management.
•Manager of Project Management Teams for RWE’s Midwest Region.
•Additional experience in Remediation of Contaminated Soils & Groundwater,
Wastewater Equipment Design, Laboratory Analytical Methods, and Benzene-Neshap Air
Dr. Qing Li \ University of Hawaii
Office: Ag B.S. in Agriculture, Shandong Agricultural University, Shandong Province, P.R. China
Science Blog 402J Ph.D. in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California at Davis, USA
Telephone: + 1 Post-doctoral fellow, University of California at Berkeley, USA
FAX: + 1 (808) Areas of Research
956-3542 or 5037 Research in this laboratory focuses on environmental biochemistry and biotechnology. The
Email: goal of our research is to minimize the risks of pollutants and create high value products.
email@example.com Topic areas include proteomics and metabolomics, biodegradation and biosynthesis, insect
nutriproteomics and control, analytical/environmental chemistry and fate of pollutants and
Dr. Lee Clapp\ Texas A&M University-Kingsville
• Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota-
MinneapolisPh.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
• M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of
• M.S. in Water Resources Management, University of
Associate Professor Wisconsin-Madison
Dept. of Environmental • B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of Maine-Orono
917 W. Avenue B
Texas A&M University-
Kingsville Areas of Research
Kingsville, TX 78363 Membrane treatment processes.
Telephone: (361) 593-4007
FAX: (361) 593-2069 Biological treatment processes.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Wastewater reuse.
Modeling biological treatment
Refinery Water processes.
• Brian is the current reigning President of The American Academy of Environmental
Engineers, the U.S. governing body for the Board Certification of Environmental Engineers.
• Chemical / Environmental Engineer with 38 years of environmental engineering experience.
Brian is an expert in wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous wastes, and associated
• Brian is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas and Louisiana.
• Founding Partner of ERM Engineering Firm; WWTP Researcher for DuPont.
• Frequently employed by industry as an Expert Witness in Environmental Litigation.
• Vast experience in RCRA Sludge Disposal, Monitoring, Treatment, & Permitting, and has
negotiated virtually every type of Environmental Permit related to the Oil Refining industry.
• Has performed numerous Phase 1 & 2 Audits for remediation of contaminated soils and
groundwater, and has written more than 2 dozen Part B Permit Applications.
• Has designed numerous Operations Training Programs and SOP Manuals for industrial
wastewater treatment plants.
• Specialized experience in all aspects of Activated Carbon & PACT treatments.
• Experienced Project Manager for large scale Design-Build Projects, particularly in the area
Construction Management and Commissioning.
•Analytical Methods Specialist for RWEA.
• 7 years’ experience providing laboratory technical support and consulting
services to users of Hach Company water quality chemicals, procedures and
• Technical expert in the use of UV-Vis Spectrophotometers, Ion Selective
Electrodes, turbidimetry, and microbiology as used in water quality analysis for
process control and reporting purposes.
• 10 years of training and technical support experience, focusing on integrating
technical information into useful content for operators and end-users.
• Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 2001.
Dr. Enos Stover \ Oklahoma State University
• BS, Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1971
• MS, Environmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1972
• PhD, Environmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1974
Registrations & Certifications
• Registered Professional Engineer :
• Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia
• Diplomate American Academy of Environmental Engineers
• Certified National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surverying
• Registered Environmental Professional
• Certified Ground Water Professional (Association of Ground Water Scientists & Engineers)
• ABC Certified Environmental Operator
• Certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (OK., TX., AR.)
• Biochemically Enhanced Hybrid Anaerobic Reactor, U.S. Patent No. 5,228,995, July 20, 1993
• Biochemically Enhanced Thermophilic Treatment Process, U.S. Patent No. 6,036,862, March 14, 2000
• Biochemically Enhanced Thermophilic Treatment Process, U.S. Patent 6,660,164, December 9, 2003
• Computer Assisted Identification of Filamentous Bacteria, U.S. Patent No. 6,748,331, June 8, 2004
Dr. Paul Labine
•B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Ph.D. in Chemistry.
•24 years of industrial experience in Boiler & Cooling Water Treatment; Former Director of
Research in these areas for Baker-Petrolite (Baker-Hughes), where his focus was on Oil Refining
applications; Also extensive experience in these same area with Nalco Chemical and W.R. Grace.
•20+ years experience in Corrosion Inhibitor and Anti-Foulant Chemical Formulations, Organic
Synthesis, Process Simulations, Computerized Process Control, and especially in Membrane
•A leading expert in all aspects of Corrosion Theory, Monitoring, Inhibition Techniques,
Investigations, and Metallurgical Considerations.
•Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Palm Beach State College, FL.
•Has presented numerous technical papers at American Chemical Society (ACS), American
Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), NACE International, American Society of Testing
Materials (ASTM), and the International Water Conference (IWC) since 1975.
Dr. Peter Bowler \ University of California-Irvine
•Adjunct Professor at UC-Irvine for the last 32 years in the Dept. of Ecology & Biology; Ph.D. UC-
•Manager, Natural Reserve System for the San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh and Burns Pinyon Ridge
•Professor of the Year in the School of Biological Sciences (Dean of Undergraduate Studies) 1998.
•Professor of the Year (awarded by the Associated Students of UCI) 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009.
•3 decades of experience in all areas of water contaminant testing, toxicity testing & effects on wildlife,
environmental analytical chemistry, bio-assay testing, and standard methods applications.
•3 decades of experience in compliance and negotiation with state and federal regulatory agencies and
permits, including the EPA, RSWQB (Cal.), NPDES, RCRA, CERCLA, and more.
•Faculty Website: http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=2119
•Student Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqH3cFcaaPo
•Manager of RWE’s SMART P&ID DRAWING projects.
•16 years experience with AutoCAD up to version 2011 2D & 3D.
•8 years Piping Design and P&ID Drawings experience in Oil & Gas upstream
pipelines and downstream oil refineries.
•Experienced with Bentley AutoPLANT 3D Piping, Structural, & ProjectWISE.
•Captured Leika 3D Laser Scans in Kuparuk, Prudhoe Bay, and Trans Alaska
•Captured Pump Station 1 for Conoco-Phillips using Cyclone & Truview.
•Bachelor of Science, Industrial & Management Engineering, Montana State
University, Bozeman, MT 1999.