University of California, Berkeley
Arpad Horvath is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He heads the Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate graduate program, and is the Director of UC Berkeley’s Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing and also the Director of UC Berkeley’s Engineering and Business for Sustainability Certificate Program. His research focuses on developing models for life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of products, processes, and services, particularly of civil infrastructure systems. He has worked the environmental implications of transportation systems, buildings, construction, water and wastewater systems, and various service industries. Professor Horvath is a member of the Environmental Engineering Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, as well as the EPA’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and is on the editorial boards of Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Research Letters, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology. Dr. Horvath was Conference Chair of the 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology in 2011. He is a recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the Laudise Prize “for outstanding achievements in industrial ecology by a young scientist or engineer” of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, and the Excellence in Review Award from Environmental Science & Technology. Three of his co-authored papers have been named among the top three papers in Environmental Science & Technology in 2008, 2011, and 2012. He received a Dipl. Eng. (M.S.) degree in civil engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Robert E. Pitt
University of Alabama
Robert E. Pitt is the Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems in the School of Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. His major area of interest is in stormwater management, especially the integration of drainage and water quality objectives associated with green infrastructure and combined sewers, development of stormwater treatment systems at critical source areas, system modeling or urban water systems, and the beneficial uses of stormwater. His research has also examined stormwater effects on groundwater. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Water Resources Association, and has served as a member of the NRC Committee on Reducing Stormwater Discharge Contributions to Water Pollution and the Groundwater Recharge Committee. He received his B.S. degree in engineering science from Humboldt State University, his M.S. degree in civil engineering from San Jose State University, and his Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Marcus M. Quigley
Marcus M. Quigley is a principal civil and environmental engineer at Geosyntec Consultants. His work focuses on surface water hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, and stormwater and erosion and sediment control permitting and management. He is recognized as a national technical leader in stormwater best management practice (BMP) design, research and development, modeling, data analysis, and field data acquisition. Mr. Quigley has extensive experience in the execution and management of major compliance auditing and litigation support projects. He also is managing and directing major nationwide NPDES compliance audit programs for private clients. He has been the lead designer for a number of conventional and low impact development (LID) controls systems, and has directed groundbreaking monitoring work to demonstrate the effectiveness of LID. Mr. Quigley regularly conducts and directs complex surface water quantity and quality modeling efforts, and during the past 10 years he has provided technical leadership and project management for the International Stormwater Best Management Practices Database project. He received his B.S. degree in environmental engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Oregon State University.
Robert S. Raucher
Bob Raucher is a founding partner and principal at Stratus Consulting. He specializes in economics, risk management, strategic planning, and regulatory policy analysis related to water utilities, water resources, and environmental quality. He is a noted expert on water resources management, benefit-cost analysis and water-related valuation issues, regulatory policy, and climate change-related vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies for water resource management. Dr. Raucher has been involved in desalination and water reuse planning and implementation issues, and is actively engaged in research assessing reliability values associated with water supply portfolio diversification through desal and other “new” water options that offer drought-resistant yields. Dr. Raucher is an active member of the water supply and wastewater community, serving on numerous expert panels and committees, including three workgroups for the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, and he is a member of the WateReuse Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee. He received a B.A. degree in economics and anthropology, a M.S. degree in econometrics, and a Ph.D. degree in natural resource economics and public finance.
Colorado State University
Sybil Sharvelle is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. Her research interests focus on wastewater and graywater reuse; biological process engineering; conversion of waste to energy; and integrated urban water management. Dr. Sharvelle is also a member of the CSU Sustainable Urban Water Research Working Group, where she works to address new and innovative infrastructure design concepts in water management through a multidisciplinary approach both in the U.S. and abroad. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and while pursuing her M.S. degree, Dr. Sharvelle optimized the nitrification and denitrification steps in a biological processor for treatment of wastewater highly concentrated with ammonia. Dr. Sharvelle also received a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, where her research involved design and optimization of a biotrickling filter for simultaneous treatment of graywater and waste gas. A major component of this research effort was to examine the fate of surfactants in the biotrickling filter.
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Claire Welty is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research is focused on developing an end-to-end system of field-deployed sensors and fully coupled groundwater-surface water mathematical models to quantify and predict the urban hydrologic cycle and coupled biogeochemical cycles from neighborhood to regional scales. Her goal is to be able to assimilate sensor data into hydrologic and water quality models in near-real time for predicting flow paths, fluxes and stores of water and chemicals on land surfaces and in the subsurface. Dr. Welty has NRC experience, having served on a number of committees and as chair of the Water Science and Technology Board. She received her B.A. degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia, her M.S. degree in environmental engineering from the George Washington University, and he Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Marylynn V. Yates
University of California, Riverside
Marylynn V. Yates is a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Yates conducts research in the area of water and wastewater microbiology. Her research focuses on assessing the potential for the contamination of water by human pathogenic microorganisms. As the intentional use of reclaimed water and biosolids (which may contain pathogenic microorganisms) increases, it is necessary to understand the potential impacts of these practices on public health. Dr. Yates has NRC experience, currently serving as a member of the Water Science and Technology Board. She received her B.S. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, her M.S. degree in chemistry from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and her Ph.D. degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Arizona.