Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer
Dr. Hinchee is a recognized expert in remediation. Over his 40 year environmental career, he has developed and applied assessment and remedial technologies, at thousands of sites throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He has also designed, implemented and/or evaluated hundreds of water, sediment, and soil treatment systems. He was responsible for the design and implementation of field demonstration processes such as soil vacuum extraction, air sparging, landfarming, in situ bioremediation, biopiles, and in-place stabilization systems. He was the Technical Director overseeing characterization and remediation of the Trecate oil well blowout near Milan, Italy. At the time largest soil cleanup in European history. Additionally Dr Hinchee worked in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait developing remedial approaches for dealing with the hundreds of square kilometers of land and shoreline contaminated with oil, the largest oil spill in history, as a result of Iraqi actions in the 1991 Gulf War. He has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited numerous publications including more than 25 books and was the founding editor of the Journal of Bioremediation. Dr. Hinchee organized and chaired the International Symposia on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, held in San Diego (1991, 1993, and 1995), and maintains continued involvement. In addition to technical work, Dr. Hinchee has testified to the U.S. Congress, the United Nations Compensation Commission and served as an expert witness in a variety of cases.