David Kosson has been providing leadership of CRESP since its inception, and serving as the Principal Investigator since 2006. Dr. Kosson is the Gass Family Chair in Energy and the Environment at Vanderbilt University.
David S. Kosson, Principal Investigator
The Gass Family Chair in Energy and the Environment
CRESP III Principal Investigator
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, (2011-2021) Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., Chemical & Biochemical Eng. – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1986
M.S., Chemical & Biochemical Eng. – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1984
B.S. with high honors, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1983
Nuclear waste management, environmental remediation, leaching assessment and methods, management of residuals from energy production, contaminant mass transfer applied to groundwater, soil, sediment and waste systems.
Dr. Kosson is the Gass Family Chair in Energy and the Environment, a Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and former Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University (2011-2021), where he has appointments as Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Earth and Environmental Sciences, and is the Director of the Environmental Engineering Laboratory.
Professor Kosson is the principal investigator of the multi-university Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) supported by the Department of Energy to improve the risk‐informed basis for remediation and management of nuclear waste from former defense materials production and nuclear energy. Dr. Kosson’s research focuses on management of nuclear and chemical wastes, including process development and contaminant mass transfer applied to groundwater, soil, sediment and waste systems.
His research in collaboration with the Energy Research Centre of The Netherlands on leaching of contaminants from wastes and construction materials is currently providing the foundation for environmental regulation of these materials at USEPA, the Netherlands Ministry of Environment and the European Union’s Directorate General for the Environment.
Professor Kosson has participated in or led many external technical reviews on nuclear waste processing for the Department of Energy including for tank wastes and a range of technology approaches at Hanford, Savannah River and Idaho sites.
- Co-Principal Investigator on NSF IGERT Interdisciplinary Reliability and Risk Engineering and Management Doctoral Program
- National Research Council Committees (Board on Army Science and Technology): Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: Phase 2 (ACW II), Member 2000 to 2002.
- Chair, Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (Standing Committee), July 1998-July 2000; Member, 1993-2000. Panel on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Chemical Disposal Technologies, Member,1995-1996.
- Chairman of Leadership Committee: Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environmental, 2007-2008.