Expert Witness Biography
Michael is a Civil Engineer (MSCE) with over 25 years of experience in the design, planning, and delivery of high-value projects for both the government and private sector. He combines his engineering and science background with considerable experience in manufacturing processes and facilities in his approach to environmental problems.
Michael has operated water, waste water, and industrial treatment systems and has conducted and directed environmental investigations and hazardous waste remediation per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund requirements. This experience in the management of hazardous materials was performed under the regulatory framework as administered by the Department of Energy (DOE), EPA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT).
Michael’s project experience includes technical studies, system design, software development, and capital construction. His project management expertise lies in the areas of project planning, communication, critical path method (CPM) scheduling, productivity evaluation using earned value management, technical document development, claim preparation and evaluation, dispute resolution, contract administration, and cost analysis.
He has specific expertise in the treatment and distribution of water to meet the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), laboratory testing services and data validation. His extensive chemical hazardous waste consulting includes hazardous waste source reduction, hazardous waste treatment and disposal, waste recovery and reuse, facility permitting, and RCRA compliance requirements. Further specialties are hazards analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, operator training programs, and troubleshooting of existing water and waste water treatment plants.
Michael is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES), licensed in more than fifteen states. He is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). He is also recognized as a qualified fire and explosion investigator and has been certified by the National Association of Fire Investigators as a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI).
Michael holds degrees in both Ocean Engineering (B.E.) and Civil Engineering (M.S.).