Katherine F. DeMille, Ph.D.
Katherine is a chemist with 15 years of experience in the field of environmental chemistry. She specializes in the characterization of sources and fate of contaminants in the environment, which in many instances requires an understanding of industry-specific, process chemistry to evaluate the potential nexus between historical and/or current operations and contaminants of potential concern (COPCs) such as PAHs, PCBs, metals, PCDD/Fs, CVOCs, and PFAS. Dr. DeMille is an expert in the reconstruction of such chemical processes including industrial operations at petrochemical plants, dye manufacturers, paper mills, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, and inorganic chemical manufacturing facilities. In addition, Dr. DeMille utilizes her advanced background in analytical chemistry and expertise in fundamental physical chemistry to elucidate the behavior and transformation of COPCs in air, water, soil, and sediments to better assess their source(s) and impact on the environment. She has provided technical consulting services to clients involved in the cost allocation process at Superfund Sites and has also participated in dozens of forensics investigations in support of liability management.
- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, 2017
- B.S., Chemistry, University of Maryland, 2008
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