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Asbestos General Toxic Torts Litigation Support Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.2806


Educational Background

University of California at Los Angeles, Chemistry major, Molecular Genetics minor, 1960-64

U.S. Army Chemical School, Certificate, Chemical Laboratory Specialist (Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare Training), 1964, Research in Quantum Chemistry of Toxic Compounds and Antidote Development

U. S. Department of Agriculture Workshop on "Analytical Techniques in Plant, Soil and Water Testing", University of California, Davis, 1969

Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital, General Clinical Laboratory Technician Training Course, Palo Alto, CA, 1970 - 72

University of California, Berkeley - B.S. Chemistry, 1970, Chemistry Major, Biochemistry Minor

University of California, Berkeley - Ph.D. Biophysics and Biochemistry, 1975, Research in Biological Membrane Transport and Other Functions, Mitochondria and Bioenergetics, Glycolipid and Glycoprotein Synthesis and Functions, Metabolic Poisons, Control of Cell Division, and Roles of and Modeling of Intracellular Calcium Management in Aging, Cancer and Metabolic Regulation

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Endocrinology/Enzymology, 1975-6, Research in Endocrinology, Cellular Aging and Cancer

American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified Industrial Hygienist (in Comprehensive Practice including Toxicology) December, 1987 – Present Certification No. 3755

NIOSH/USPHS Course and Workshop 582 in "Asbestos Evaluation", University of Texas, 1979

University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Advanced Industrial Hygiene Course, 1980

University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Personal Sampling Course, 1980

University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Environmental Exposure Sampling and Statistics Course, 1980

U.S. EPA Course on Advanced Asbestos and Mineral Identification Methods (Course Instructor: Walter McCrone), Atlanta, GA, 1980

Georgia Institute of Technology, Asbestos Glove Bag Course, 1983

Georgia Institute of Technology, Asbestos Abatement Project Cost Estimation Course, 1984
American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, May, 1987

University of Cincinnati, Comprehensive Review for Industrial Hygiene Professionals, May, 1987

MAIC / University of Illinois, "EPA-Accredited Certification Course for Building Asbestos Inspection", January, 1988; Refresher Course: Medical College of Virginia, January, 1989

MAIC/University of Illinois, "EPA-Accredited Certification Course for Management Planning", January, 1988; Refresher Course: Medical College of Virginia, February, 1989

Medical College of Virginia, School of Preventive Medicine, "EPA-Accredited Certification Course for Asbestos Contract Supervisors & Project Designers", February, 1988; Refresher Course: Medical College of Virginia, February, 1989

Asbestos Consulting and Training Systems, “Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Course”, June, 1996

Asbestos Consulting and Training Systems, “AHERA Building Asbestos Inspector Course”, April, 1998

Asbestos Consulting and Training Systems, “AHERA Building Asbestos Management Planner Course”, April, 1998

A. H. Reppert & Associates, Inc., “Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor Initial Course”, January, 1997

Seagull Consulting and Training Systems, “AHERA Building Inspector Course, April, 1998

Seagull Consulting and Training Systems, “AHERA Management Planner Course, April, 1998

Niton Corporation, “Training Course for the Niton XRF Spectrum Analyzer” (Certified in Radiation Safety and Lead Monitoring, Measurement Technology, and Machine Maintenance), September, 1999

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Course: “Biological and Chemical Warfare and Terrorism”, November, 2001

American Industrial Hygiene Association Professional Development Course (PDC 710): “Practical Tools for Modeling of Occupational Exposures”, Atlanta, GA, May, 2004

Exxon/Mobil Exposure Assessment System Seminar: Online Webinar held on July 11, 2005

Work Experience

President/Principle Industrial Hygienist, Director of Research & Development, A private scientific and forensic services Company.  Independent Expert Witness and Scientific Consultation, All Aspects of Industrial Hygiene, Health & Safety Standards, OSHA/MSHA Regulations and Practices, Asbestos and General Toxic Torts Litigation Support, Hazardous Exposure Risk Assessment and Modeling, Health & Safety Programs, Warning Labeling, General Forensic Science Litigation Support, Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation Support, Environmental Microbiology, 1997 - Present, Norfolk, VA

President/Laboratory Director/Owner, Interscience Research, Inc., Industrial Hygiene; Asbestos and Silica Sampling, Analysis and Research; Asbestos and Other Hazardous Exposures Abatement Project Design; Specification Writing; Abatement Supervision; Asbestos, Organic Chemical, Petroleum, Petrochemical, Solvents, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, and Other Hazardous Exposure Risk Assessments; Expert Witness; Consultant; Analytical Chemistry; Contract Research; Routine/Non-routine Testing and Quality Control; Legal/Forensic Studies; Environmental Audits; Water and Soil Testing; Environmental Microbiology; PCB Testing; Hazardous Waste Testing; Indoor Air Quality and Mold Evaluations; Metallurgy; Materials Science and Failure Analysis; Slip/Trip/Fall Investigation; Liquefied and Compressed Gas Specification Testing; Compressed Air Purity and Contaminant Testing; Environmental Air Pollution Testing, Petroleum Specification Testing; General Product Specification Testing; Polymer Testing; Abrasive Blasting Media Testing; Food Testing; Cosmetics Research; FDA Compliance Testing; EPA Compliance Testing; Federal and Military Specification Testing; Industrial Hygiene Research; Toxicological and Bioassay Testing;  1978-1997, Norfolk, VA

Assistant Professor of Chemical Science, Department of Chemical Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 1976-79, Teaching and Research (Cell Aging and Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis)

Chemist/Owner - Interscience Research Group, Los Angeles, CA  1966-69;  Palo  Alto, CA, 1970-72, General Analytical and Industrial Chemistry

Research Chemist, U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Center, Edgewood Arsenal, MD,   1964-65,
Quantum Chemistry of Toxicological Agents/Antidotes (Calculation of Molecular Properties for Prediction of Antidote Structure and Activities); Research in Sampling and Decontamination Procedures for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare Applications

Laboratory Technician, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 1961-63, Biochemical and Cancer Research

Laboratory Assistant, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Los Angeles, 1960-61, Biomedical and Cancer Research Projects; Infectious Diseases Research


(Current and Past Memberships)

American Chemical Society

Association of Official Analytical Chemists

American Society for Testing and Materials

Diplomate, American Board of Industrial Hygiene (Comprehensive Practice, Cert. 3755)

American Industrial Hygiene Association

National Asbestos Council (Charter Member)

Environmental Information Association

Sigma XI

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Virginia Academy of Science

New York Academy of Science

Biophysical Society

American Association of University Professors

Tissue Culture Association

International Association of Arson Investigators

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists

Society of Forensic Toxicologists

American Textile Chemists & Colorists Society

American Society for Microbiology


1959 Pioneer in Science Award (Future Engineers of America)

1960 Scholar designate of the Committee for Advanced Science Training (National Science Foundation),

President, Foundation for the Study of Aging, New York, 1978-1988

National Asbestos Council (member of the Sampling and Analysis, Contract Specification and Membership Committees, 1984 - 1992; Founder and Chairman of the Asbestos Surface Contamination Evaluation Taskforce, 1988-1992)

Peer Reviewer, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (Asbestos Control Technology Protocol Assessment), 1985-1988

Asbestos Technology & Cost Recovery Expert Witness, (Attorney General’s Office, Commonwealth of Virginia), 1985

Asbestos Technology & Cost Recovery Expert Witness, (Attorney General’s Office, State of Massachusetts), 1985

Consultant and General Forensic Science Expert Witness, (Commonwealth of Virginia Supreme Court), 1985-6: Commonwealth of Virginia v. Joseph Roger O’Dell

Consultant/Course Instructor, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program for Asbestos (Evaluation of Long-Term Exposure Risk, Detection Survey Techniques, Methods of Sampling and Analysis for Removal Project Monitoring and Clearance), 1986

Peer Reviewer, U.S. EPA (Asbestos Control Technologies & Advisor for Future EPA Research Projects), 1987-1988

Asbestos Consultant & Legal Expert for Norfolk Public Schools (Norfolk, VA), 1986-1987

Asbestos Consultant & Legal Expert for School District of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) in their Asbestos Programs and Resulting Litigation Efforts, 1986

Asbestos Consultant & Legal Expert for Wesley Theological Seminary of the United Methodist Church in Asbestos Litigation, 1987  

Peer and Grant Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 1999

Special Projects, Training Seminars, and Professional Presentations

Indoor Air Quality Science, Instructor of the two online education/training courses in the science, engineering, evaluation and abatement of indoor air quality problems for professionals, 1999 - present

Asbestos Training Courses, Developed, sponsored and instructed a U.S. seminar/training courses on Asbestos Removal Procedures for Abatement Contractors and on Specification Writing for Architects in conjunction with the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health-Chapel Hill and Commonwealth of Virginia Department of public Health, 1980 (Williamsburg, VA)

Instructor, Asbestos Abatement Worker Training Course, 1980-1988

Instructor, Asbestos Abatement Air Sampling Training Course, 1980-1988

Instructor, Asbestos Glovebag and Specialized Removal Procedures Workshop, NIOSH/EPA Special Studies Group, 1980-1989

Instructor, Asbestos Hazards and Abatement Procedures in Schools, presented to Administration and Teachers’ union, School District of Philadelphia. PA 1984

Instructor, Supervisory Asbestos Removal Training Course, 1986-1988

Instructor, Technical Aspects of Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation presented at 1st Annual Interscience Research, Inc. Forensic Sciences Seminar. 1985

Instructor, Presented two, one-day seminars on Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Programs to attendees of the Building and Grounds Maintenance Magazine Special Seminar Series (Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC), 1985

Consultant, on Asbestos Assessment and Abatement Practices, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Patuxent River, MD, 1985

Instructor, Presented two, half-day seminars to Arlington County, VA to government employees on Asbestos Hazards and Management, 1986

Past and Current Accreditations & Certifications

Certified Industrial Hygienist (Comprehensive Practice including Toxicology), American Board of Industrial Hygiene Diplomate,  Conferred December 9, 1987 --  Present

Licensed Asbestos Inspector, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 1988-9

Licensed Asbestos Management Planner, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 1988-2000

Licensed Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 1998-2000


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