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Siegrist Named Chair of International Task Force

Robert L. Siegrist, a researcher and engineer at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been named chair of the Task Force on Contaminated Sites under the International Committee of the Water Environment Federation. The task force, comprised of members from more than 15 nations around the world, is responsible for international information exchange and preparation of a monograph, describing international approaches for assessment, cleanup goal setting, and restoration/reuse of contaminated sites.

Siegrist, leader of the environmental engineering group in ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division, joined the laboratory in 1990. The environmental engineering group conducts research and development in environmental restoration and waste management with focus on in situ treatment.

Previously, he was a senior scientist with the Norwegian Institute for Pollution Research, Aas, Norway; a research staff member at the University of Wisconsin; and a senior engineer with Owen Ayres and Associates, Madison, Wis.

A former resident of Waukesha and Madison, Siegrist received a bachelor's degree with high honors in civil engineering, a master's in civil and environmental engineering and a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Siegrist is contributing editor for the Journal of Environmental Engineering and a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Publications Committee; the DOE Planning Committee for In Situ Remediation Technology Development; and the Water Environment Federation's Groundwater and Hazardous Waste Committees.

Siegrist and his wife, the former Sue Hintz, currently live in Boulder, Colo., with their son Jonathan.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the Department of Energy's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Martin Marietta Energy Systems, which also manages the Oak Ridge K-25 Site and the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant.