Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D., Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University

B.A., Chemistry
Rockford College

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VU Mailbox: PMB 351831, Nashville, TN 37235-1831 USA


James Clarke

Professor of the Practice of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Civil and Environmental Engineering


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Research Focus

Chemical and nuclear waste management, human health and ecological risk assessment, sustainable approaches to the remediation of contaminated sites, long term stewardship of legacy hazardous and radioactive waste sites, environmental policy and environmental forensics.

Biography

Dr. Jim Clarke is Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University in the Fall of 2000, he was Chairman, President and CEO of Eckenfelder, Inc, an environmental engineering and consulting firm focusing on services to the private sector in the areas of hazardous waste management, contaminated site investigation and remediation and wastewater treatment. Professor Clarke has over 35 years of professional experience with approximately 150 publications and presentations.

Jim was a member of the former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials and advised the Commission and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards on issues concerning the Yucca Mountain project, risk-informed performance-based approaches to site decommissioning and remediation (lead Committee member) and the overall nuclear waste regulatory program He is a consultant to the NRC Advisory Committee for Reactor Safeguards and its subcommittee on Radiation Protection and Nuclear Materials. He has served on committees of the National Academies (the Committee on Remediation of Buried and Tank Waste) and is a peer reviewer for the National Academy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and several journals and book publishers.

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