James H. Clarke, Ph. D.

Senior Environmental Chemist


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Experience Summary

Dr. Jim Clarke is a Senior Environmental Chemist with Mutch and Associates, working primarily in the area of environmental forensics, with a focus on organic compounds. In addition to environmental forensics, His experience includes expert witness and litigation support in several cases involving the environmental behavior of DDT, PCBs, Toxaphene, petroleum hydrocarbon fuels, heavy metals and cyanide and associated liability determination and cost allocation. Jim has expertise and experience in the overall areas of environmental chemistry, the fate and transport of chemicals and radionuclides in the environment, risk assessment for hazardous chemicals and radionuclides, hazardous and radioactive waste management, and innovative approaches to the remediation of contaminated sites.

Dr. Clarke is also Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University. His research interests are in the areas of sustainable environmental protection, contaminant containment technology, risk analysis and performance assessment, the investigation, remediation and long-term management of contaminated sites, and the environmental consequences of energy choices.

Jim served on the National Academy of Science Committee on Remediation of Buried and Tank Waste. He is a peer reviewer for the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Academies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several journals and book publishers. Professor Clarke has over 30 years of professional experience with approximately 170 publications and presentations. He received a Ph.D. in theoretical physical chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in chemistry with honors from Rockford College.