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Advisors for Wastewater Treatment design, build and operational support systems - TMDH Company Overview

Advisors

Ralph J. Portier, Ph.D.

Credits
Louisiana State University; Director and Professor of Environmental Studies; Director, Aquatic/Industrial Toxicology Laboratory; Adjunct Professor Dept. of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Science; Academic Coordinator ENVS Graduate Program Center for Coastal, Energy and Environmental Resources Institute for Environmental Studies

Biography
Dr. Portier has over 25 years experience in the fields of marine sciences, microbiology, environmental toxicology and bio remediation. He has completed extensive field studies in the treatment of waste water, ground water and industrial effluents. Dr. Portier serves as an environmental consultant for the Governments of Canada, Ecuador, Argentina, United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Brazil and the United States. Dr. Portier has been awarded 8 U.S. Patents including U.S. Patent # 5,240,598 - 'A microbubble generator for the transfer of oxygen to microbial inocula and microbubble generator immobilized cell reactor.' This patent along with the Innovator of the Year Award from the Louisiana Partnership for Technology and Innovation, the George W. Goethals Gold Medal from The Society of American Military Engineers, and the American Forest & Paper Association Environmental and Energy Achievement Award highlight a long list of achievements. He holds a B.S. Degree in Science and Math Education from Nicholls State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from Louisiana State University.

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Caroline A. Metosh-Dickey, Ph.D.

Credits
Senior Toxicologist and Microbiologist

Biography
Dr. Dickey has over 10 years experience in the fields of toxicology and microbiology. She has focused most of her career in laboratory work specifically in the areas of Mutagenicity Assays and Spectrocsocpy-Electron Spin Resonanace. Her responsibilities at TMD have included toxicological and risk based analysis, treatability studies, site management and laboratory management. She holds a B.S. Degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, an M.S. Degree in Environmental Toxicology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University. Dr. Dickey is also an active member in the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the American Chemical Society, and the Society of Industrial Microbiology.

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