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Strategies for Effectively Assessing & Managing PFAS

Meet the speakers

Bharat Chandramouli


Dr Bharat Chandramouli

Senior Scientist, SGS

Bharat Chandramouli, Ph. D is a senior scientist with 20+ years of experience in the occurrence, fate and transport of organic contaminants. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on atmospheric chemistry, PFAS measurement, emerging contaminants occurrence, semivolatiles fate and transport and more. At SGS, Bharat manages the development of new products and services in North America and provides technical leadership on PFAS and other emerging contaminant issues. Bharat completed his Ph. D in environmental science and atmospheric chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

PFAS - Jamie DeWitt


Dr. Jamie DeWitt

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Dr. Jamie DeWitt is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Her areas of expertise include environmental toxicology, immunotoxicology, neuro-immunotoxicology, developmental immunotoxicology, emerging aquatic contaminants, persistent organic pollutants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

PFAS - Mohamed Ateia Ibrahim


Dr. Mohamed Ateia Ibrahim

Environmental Engineer & Group Leader, Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Dr. Mohamed (Moha) Ateia Ibrahim’s research at the US EPA targets the removal of micropollutants (mostly PFAS) and the assessment of various separation and destruction technologies from lab-scale to Superfund sites. Inspired by the realization that conventional water treatment techniques will not be able to treat these problems, Moha have devoted himself to developing practical remediation solutions that draw on his expertise in engineering and chemistry. Specifically, he has focused on the assessment of conventional methods (e.g., GAC, IX resins), the development of new materials and/or composites to adsorb/degrade micropollutants, and the mobility of new classes of contaminants in the environment (e.g., microplastics). He has initiated and led over a dozen of research collaborations with researchers across the world to target micropollutants in a practical way.

Alun James


Alun James

Chief Scientist’s Group, UK Environment Agency

Alun is an environmental geochemist who specialises in the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment. He is currently in an advisory role that focuses on PFAS evidence providing technical input into a number of work areas. This includes the commissioning and management of our national PFAS monitoring programs.

PFAS - Matt Klasen


Matt Klasen

PFAS Council Manager, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Matt Klasen is the PFAS Council Manager, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

PFAS - Edward Latter


Edward Latter

Chemicals Policy Team Leader, Environmental Quality Directorate, UK Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Ed is Team Leader for the Chemicals policy team in Defra’s Chemicals Pesticides and Hazardous Waste division; managing a team of policy advisers on emerging chemicals policy issues. He has over five years experience working in Defra delivering science programmes and environmental policy. Prior to this he was a university researcher working in partnership with industry, specialising in physical chemistry and spectroscopy analysis

PFAS - Ian Ross


Ian Ross

PFAS Global Practice Leader, CDM Smith

Ian Ross serves as the global PFAS practice leader at CDM Smith. For three decades, Ian has specialized in the delivery of management strategies and treatment approaches for multiple xenobiotics . With a strong technical background, he focuses on developing cost-effective solutions for conventional and emerging contaminants. Ian helps ensure that CDM Smith performs at the leading edge when developing risk management strategies and remediation for the assessment and restoration of contaminated sites. He has established treatability and research and development facilities and worked with academic institutions to supervise multiple research projects. He has international experience with contaminated management projects in multiple regulatory settings from working across Europe, US, Canada, China, the Middle East, South Africa and Australia. As a result of these activities, he has won several national / international innovation awards for contaminated site management.

PFAS - Shalene Thomas


Shalene Thomas

SVP, Global Emerging Contaminants, WSP

Shalene Thomas is the SVP, Global Emerging Contaminants for WSP. She has over 20 years of consulting experience including 15 years supporting PFAS evaluations. She has supported clients with PFAS evaluations, risk management and mitigation strategies across 32 different states in 9 of the 10 USEPA regions as well as in Europe, Australia and Canada. She currently serves as a AFFF leader for the ITRC PFAS Team, and the Risk Communication leader for the Contaminants of Concern team. She has been a Planning Board member for the NFPA AFFF Fire Road Map project and has provided PFAS and AFFF training across North America. 

PFAS - Eric Wood


Eric S. Wood

Principal & Global Director, Emerging Contaminants, Ramboll

Eric S. Wood has 39 years of experience in hydrogeology and has directed, managed, or conducted over 15,000 assignments for clients, nationally and internationally, during his career. Eric’s PFAS experience includes: Complex site investigations in overburden and bedrock; Fate and transport assessments; Modeling of PFAS in air and groundwater; Human and ecological risk assessment; Feasibility studies; Remediation; Due diligence; Environmental compliance; Regulatory negotiations; Risk communication; AFFF alternative analysis; Forensic analyses; and Apportionment of contributions from PFAS sources.