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Panel Report

Appendix D - Memebers of the Scientific Review Group

Dr. Raymond A. Price (Chairman)

Dr. Price is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Queen's University and a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, and he received a PhD in geology from Princeton University in 1958. Dr. Price worked as a petroleum geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada from 1958 to 1968, before moving to Queen's University, where he was Head of the Department of Geological Sciences from 1972 to 1977. Between 1981 and 1988 he was director general of the Geological Survey of Canada and assistant deputy minister in the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (currently the Department of Natural Resources). He was president of the International Litho-sphere Program from 1980 to 1985 and President of the Geological Society of America in 1989-90.

Dr. Price is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and an honourary foreign fellow of the European Union of Geosciences. He received the R.J.W. Douglas Medal from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists in 1984, the Sir William Logan Medal from the Geological Association of Canada in 1985, the Leopold von Buch Medal from the Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft in 1988, and the Major Edward Coke Medal from the Geological Society of London in 1989. He was made an officer in l'Ordre des Palmes Académique of France in 1988. He has been awarded the degree DSc (honoris causa) by Carleton University and Memorial University.

Dr. Price's research interests include structural geology and tectonics, global change in the geosphere and the biosphere, and science and public policy. He is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Global Change Program, and a member of the Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources of the U.S. National Research Council.

Dr. James F. Archibald

Dr. Archibald is an associate professor in the Department of Mining Engineering at Queen's University, where he also obtained a PhD. His work experience is primarily in the academic field, with some associated private consultation. Dr. Archibald holds memberships in the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM), the CIM Backfill Subcommittee (Rock Mechanics Group) and the American Institute of Mining Engineers.

Dr. Archibald's research interests include measurement of radiation levels in underground mines, mine ventilation systems, in-situ stress analysis and rock burst prediction, and structural mine design evaluation.

Dr. Denis Roy Cullimore

Dr. Cullimore is a professor of microbiology in the Department of Biology at the University of Regina and the Director of the Regina Water Research Institute. He completed a PhD in agricultural microbiology at the University of Nottingham, England. Dr. Cullimore holds memberships in a number of professional societies including the Canadian Society of Microbiology, the American Society of Microbiology and the National Water Well Association. He has provided consultation for private and governmental organizations including Environment Canada, Agriculture Canada and the National Research Council. Dr. Cullimore's research interests include micro-organisms and groundwater pollution, and water quality.

Dr. David J. Duquette

Dr. Duquette is a professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He received his PhD from the Department of Metallurgy and Material Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Duquette is a fellow of the American Society of Metals and is associated with a number of societies and divisions within the American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers. In 1990, he received the Willis Rodney Whitney Award from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

Dr. Duquette's current research interests include the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of metals and alloys, and the development of methods to predict the very long-term degradation problems of metals and alloys.

Dr. Emil O. Frind

Dr. Frind is a professor of hydrogeology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research. He received his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Toronto. Dr. Frind holds memberships in the American Geophysical Union and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and he is an associate editor for the Journal of Water Hydrology and the Journal for Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations.

Dr. Frind's research interests focus on the physical processes in groundwater systems including flow, transport and mass transfer phenomena for multiphase, multicomponent systems, as well as on the use of numerical techniques in the study of such processes. The applied side of his research is concerned with the development and protection of groundwater resources, and groundwater remediation by natural degradation and immobilization of contaminants.

Dr. Ernest R. Kanasewich

Dr. Kanasewich is the Chairman of the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta, and the Associate Director of the Institute of Geophysics, Meteorology and Space Physics. Dr. Kanasewich obtained his PhD in geophysics from the University of British Columbia and worked as a consulting seismologist before returning to academia. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has honorary life memberships in the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He is a professional geophysicist with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Dr. Kanasewich's current area of research lies in three-dimensional investigations of the earth's crust. His previous research has involved diverse areas of geophysics including seismic reflection studies of the deep earth's crust and earthquake studies.

Dr. Robert Kerrich

Dr. Kerrich is a professor and holds the George J. McLeod Chair in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. He received his PhD in geology from Imperial College, London, England and holds memberships in the Geological Society of Canada, the Mineralogical Society of Canada, the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union. He held an NSERC Steacy Fellowship from 1986-88 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dr. Kerrich's research interests include the study of geochemistry as it relates to groundwater-rock interactions, hydrothermal transport systems, the analysis of stable and radiogenic isotopes, and radionuclide retardation processes in rock.

Dr. Niels C. Lind

Dr. Lind, presently an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, is a distinguished professor emeritus. He received his PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois.

Dr. Lind is a former director of the Institute for Risk Research at the University of Waterloo and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Safety for the Atomic Energy Control Board. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineers, and holds membership in the Society for Risk Analysis and the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability. Dr. Lind's research interests include engineering reliability and risk analysis, and the modelling of uncertainty in engineered systems.

Dr. Kwan Yee Lo

Dr. Lo is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Western Ontario. He completed a PhD in civil engineering at the University of London, England. Dr. Lo is currently the President of the Tunnelling Association of Canada and holds membership in the Engineering Institute of Canada and the International Society of Rock Mechanics. In 1989, he received the Legget Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society. Dr. Lo has conducted major lecture tours in Canada and China and has chaired several national and international technical committees.

Dr. Lo's research covers a wide spectrum of geotechnical engineering including the design of underground structures in rock and the response of these structures to deformation and thermal stresses.

Dr. S. P. Neuman

Dr. Neuman is the Regents' Professor in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He obtained his PhD from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Neuman has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America. He has received prestigious awards from the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, the National Water Well Association and the American Institute of Hydrology.

Dr. Neuman's research centres on subsurface transport processes with heavy emphasis on the storage of high-level radioactive wastes in fractured rocks. His specialties include field testing and characterizing rock flow and transport properties, determining their use in predicting the subsurface migration of contaminants and assessing the reliability of such predictions.

Dr. Ernest F. Roots

Dr. Roots is currently science advisor emeritus to Environment Canada. He was a science advisor to Environment Canada from 1973 to 1989. Originally from British Columbia, Dr. Roots received his PhD in geology from Princeton University. From 1945 to 1972, he served with the Geological Survey of Canada and the Polar Continental Shelf Project.

In addition to his involvement in Canadian government activities, Dr. Roots has been active in a number of scientific and environmental committees and activities run by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). His awards include the Distinguished Services Medal (Norway), the Polar Medal (U.K.), the Polar Merit Pin (U.S.S.R.) and the American Polar Medal (U.S.). Dr. Roots is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an officer of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Roots' general scientific activities include earth sciences, glaciology, hydrology, environmental aspects of energy production and use, changes in regional and planetary environments including climate change, and the use of scientific knowledge in social and economic decisions. In 1988, at the request of Finland's minister of the environment, he chaired an international review of environmental and water research in Finland. From 1985 to 1991, he was Chairman of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Research Council. He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Environmental Impact Research Centre of Carleton University.

Dr. Rangaswamy Seshadri

Dr. Seshadri is currently the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University in St. John's. Before moving into this position, Dr. Seshadri was dean of engineering at the University of Regina. He completed his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Calgary. He has worked for Syncrude Canada Ltd. as an engineering associate and senior mechanical engineer. Dr. Seshadri holds membership in the Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Seshadri's research focuses on the design and structural performance analysis of elevated temperature-pressure components.

Dr. Stella Swanson

Dr. Swanson is currently an associate and senior scientist with Golder Associates Ltd. in Calgary. She formerly held the position of senior research scientist with the Saskatchewan Research Council. She received her PhD in limnology from the University of Saskatchewan, and has served as a representative to the Joint Panel on Occupational and Environmental Research for Uranium Production. She currently holds an adjunct professorship in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan and is a research associate of the Toxicology Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Swanson's current research focuses on pathways analysis and risk assessment of radionuclides, metals and chlorinated organics in the biosphere.

Dr. Normand Thérien

Dr. Thérien is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, part of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Sherbrooke. He received a PhD in chemical engineering from McMaster University. He is a member of several professional associations, including the International Society for Ecological Modelling, the International Association for Water Pollution and Control, the Canadian Association on Water Pollution Research and Control, and the Fédération québécoise de l'environnement. He is a consultant for various engineering consulting firms that specialize in the environment and for Hydro-Québec's Office of the Vice-President, Environment.

Dr. Thérien's courses and research interests focus on modelling and simulating the dynamics of aquatic ecosystems to quantify the effects of industrial activities.

Dr. Donald R. Wiles

Dr. Wiles is a professor of radiochemistry in the Chemistry Department at Carleton University. In the past, he has served as chairman of the Chemistry Department. He received a PhD in nuclear chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and has held many positions within this institute.

Dr. Wiles' research has focused on nuclear fission, corrosion, radioanalytical chemistry and the measurement of environmental radioactivity from heavy natural decay products of uranium.