The environment now contains tens-of-thousands of different chemicals, of widely varying degrees of impact on organisms or ecosystems. Therefore, it’s important to understand how these substances travel, persist, or change in the environment. Ken has more than 20 years’ experience answering these kinds of questions as a principal health scientist and applied researcher in human and environmental health risk, exposure assessment, and sustainability.
With a passion for engineering science, a fascination for chemistry, and deep concern for communities, Ken applies environmental fate and transport models and risk assessment principles in occupational, community, consumer, and environmental health evaluations. A co-author of more than 65 peer-reviewed articles, he is proficient in a variety of mass-transfer theories used to estimate the fate of chemicals in the indoor environment, occupational settings, and in soil, water, and air.
Ken offers clients, and his colleagues, an exceptional knowledge resource when the nature of any substance is of critical importance on a project. Whether on the assessment of the beneficial reuse of recycled materials, or when new materials—such as nano-scale materials—and new techniques, such as novel solar panel retrofit processes are used, Ken provides unparalleled insights into how to best use and manage these in the safest way possible.