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(John F. Hermance)
Professor of Geophysics, Brown University. Ph.D in Physics, University of Toronto, 1967; 30+ years experience as professor developing a range of courses and electronic mediatedinstructional materials in theoretical geophysics, hydrology and risk assessment of natural hazards. Consultant to industry, public groups, private individuals and the legal profession in a variety of lead and support roles. Major research interests: environmental geophysics and hydrology, particularly those activities related to groundwater and watershed studies. Directed numerous geophysical field projects in Iceland, the Azores, the Yukon, Canada, major volcanic centers in the western United States, and the Northeast U.S.. Author of 80+ publications. Research Associate, MIT, 1967-68; participant in NASA/MIT Apollo Applications Program: responsible for designing and assessing feasibility of various medium, high and very high frequency electromagnetic and radio "sounder" experiments during manned lunar landings. Joined Brown Faculty as Assistant Professor in 1968. Visiting Faculty Fellow at Phillips Petroleum Research Center, Bartlesville, OK, 1974; Visiting Senior Research Associate, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, 1975-76. Member: American Geophysical Union, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, National Ground Water Association/Association of Ground Water Scientists & Engineers, Society of Environmental & Engineering Geophysicists. Best Presentation Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, 1974. Member NASA/MAGSAT Investigators' Team. Member Inter-Union Commission on the Lithosphere/CC-5. Executive Committee and Board Member of the DOSECC Corporation (Deep Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust through scientific drilling), 1984-87. Scientific Advisory Committee for Long Valley Deep Exploration Well, DOE/GTD & Sandia National Laboratories, 1985-94. OSHA Certified: Health & Safety Operations at Hazardous Materials Sites 29 CFR 1910.120 (e) (3).
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