Daniel A. Vallero

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Daniel A. Vallero received his B.A. degree in earth sciences and psychology from Southern Illinois University, M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Kansas, Kan, USA, and Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University, NC, USA. He is an internationally recognized expert in environmental science and engineering. For over three decades, he has conducted research, advised regulators and policy makers, and advanced the state of the science of environmental measurement and modeling in both the executive and legislative branches of U.S. government on the most important environmental problems, including global-scale atmospheric problems such as persistent, bioaccumulating toxins (so-called PBTs), ecosystem response to climate change and acid rain, and human risks posed by chemicals, such as cancer and endocrine disruption. Moreover, he established Duke University's Engineering Ethics Program and directed Duke's first-year Engineering Frontiers Focus Program. He teaches courses in ethics, sustainable design, and green engineering, is an Advisor to the National Academy of Engineering's Online Ethics Committee (visit http://www.onlineethics.org/), and is a Member of the Executive Board of the National Institute of Engineering Ethics. Dr. Vallero is the author of ten engineering textbooks and is a Consulting Editor to the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology and the Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

Biography Updated on 6 December 2011

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