CSci., BSc., MSc., PhD., DIC, MIMMM, FGS
A Professor of Environment and Materials Engineering with over 30 years’ experience in geo-materials and cement-based systems for the treatment of soil and waste. For the past 25 years he has been working extensively on S/S, has published over 100 papers, and has authored guidance on S/S for the Environment Agency (England and Wales). His work has attracted international recognition, has won a number of national and regional awards and has led to innovative treatments for the management of difficult wastes.
Retired from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 after 32 years of service, including over 20 years working as an expert technical advisor on site characterization, remedy design, and remedy construction for nearly 100 CERCLA and RCRA sites. He has extensive experience of the regulation of S/S sites, including 25 S/S, 22 S/S treatability studies and 20 site specifications for treatment by S/S. He was a contributor to the IRTC Guidance document , and a member of the PASSiFy project team. He has won numerous awards including 9 USEPA bronze medals, two EPA Scientific and Technologies Achievement Awards and the National Notable Achievement Team Award.
BSc. MSc., PhD.
A geologist with an MSc and PhD in Chemical Science. He is Technical Manager of Carbon8 Systems Ltd, a company specialising in waste treatment using captured carbon dioxide and is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Greenwich. He has over 10 years’ experience in product and process development for the treatment of contaminated materials, novel mineral and waste carbon capture and waste/soil treatment plants. He has published numerous papers and articles on waste management, soil remediation, the sequestration of carbon in mineral systems, and the production of secondary aggregates and recycled construction materials.
In the aftermath of the Libyan Civil War, author and reporter Rory O’Keeffe worked at Choucha Refugee Camp, Tunisia, where he met members of the African and Middle Eastern diaspora, then he was based in Sirte, Libya – Ghaddafi’s birthplace and the city in which he was killed, bringing to an end the war fought to displace him. He travelled across the vast state, visiting its towns and cities, and meeting the people who fought in its war – as well as those who fled its bullets and bombs.
Rory is an expert commentator on the social and political issues across the Maghreb and Western Middle East.
The Toss of a Coin – his first book – is a collection of the stories those people told, as well as historical and political analyses of the conflicts and contexts which shaped them, and the story of Libya’s slide into mayhem and chaos.