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Environmental Restoration Experts

  • Photo: Bridgett Ashley, Battelle PFAS Research Scientist

    Bridgett Ashley, Ph.D.

    Research Scientist

    Bridgett is the technical lead for Battelle’s CBRNE High Hazard detachment at Tyndall’s AFB’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Fire Integrated Research and Engineering Team. She works to innovate solutions to challenges facing today’s Department of Defense firefighter, and communicating with the client to determine the best solution for their needs. 

  • PFAS, PFOA, PFOS assessment and remediation

    Eliza Kaltenberg, Ph.D.

    Research Scientist

    Eliza Kaltenberg has been involved in many projects related to contaminated site assessment and monitoring of sediment remediation effectiveness, assisting with preparation of field sampling plans, data analysis and preparation of technical reports. She also has led or contributed to several client projects where passive samplers were used to assess hydrophobic contaminants in surface water, porewater or groundwater.

  • PFAS, PFOA, PFOS assessment and remediation

    Paul Pirkle

    Research Leader

    Paul Pirkle conceptualizes, builds, tests, implements and monitors occupational and environmental health systems that are value-centric, objective-oriented, customer-facing, process-based and data-driven. He is drawn to complex problems and encourages his teammates to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, think and talk creatively, and grind toward goal achievement.

  • PFAS, PFOA, PFOS assessment and remediation

    Jon Thorn

    Laboratory Director

    Jonathan Thorn is the laboratory directory of Battelle’s analytical laboratory in Norwell, Massachusetts. With 20 plus years of experience in analytical and environmental chemistry, he has participated in a wide array of environmental chemistry projects for a variety of government and commercial clients.

  • PFAS, PFOA, PFOS assessment

    Rick Wice

    Senior Research Scientist

    Rick Wice has devoted his career to cleaning up and managing difficult contaminated sites. At Battelle, he’s helping clients find better solutions for sites impacted by chlorinated solvents, PFAS and other hard-to-remediate contaminants.