PFAS Expert Dr. Dora Chiang Joins CDM Smith
CDM Smith is proud to welcome Dr. Dora Chiang, a thought-leader in the world of emerging contaminants, to its Environmental & Technology Group. With a remarkable track record investigating and successfully treating some of the world’s most intractable environmental problems, Chiang will serve as an Emerging Contaminants Technical Strategy Leader.
Chiang is a groundwater remediation expert who has led efforts across the globe to treat contaminated sites. Her innovative research places her at the forefront of a growing movement to address a group of emerging groundwater contaminants called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Chiang has served as principal investigator on multiple PFAS technology development projects funded by the US Department of Defense’s environmental science and technology program (SERDP), and is a member of the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) PFAS team. "We are excited to have Dora join us," says Senior Vice President Andrea Sewall. "She will be a knowledgeable resource and valuable leader for our work treating emerging contaminants."
In addition to PFAS, Chiang has researched and developed in-situ remediation technologies for treatment of 1,4-dioxane, chlorinated solvents and DNAPL. She has also contributed to several publications in industry journals, and recently co-authored several articles in the latest issue of Remediation Journal, a PFAS special issue, published on March 12.
Chiang’s award-winning work extends to a wide range of clients, including state and federal agencies, various branches of the U.S. military, and commercial industries. She has led remedial investigations globally, from Charleston to Shanghai.
"CDM Smith’s robust R&D program and commitments to client-focused technology development align with the emerging market needs and my interests," says Chiang.
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