Henry J. "Hank" Mayer

Former Executive Director
National Center for Neighborhood & Brownfields Redevelopment

Faculty Fellow
E.J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University

Email: hmayer@rci.rutgers.edu


Ph.D. Urban Planning & Policy Development, Rutgers University

M.S. Environmental Sciences, Rutgers

B.S. Industrial Management, Purdue University

Research Interests

  • The complex issues surrounding the cleanup, closure and long-term reuse of the Department of Energy’s former nuclear weapons sites
  • Regional land use planning and coastal resiliency challenges

Brief Biography

Henry J. “Hank” Mayer, Ph.D., is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Neighborhood & Brownfields Redevelopment, the Center for Transportation Safety, Security & Risk and Faculty Fellow at the E.J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University. He is retired and a consultant to CRESP with regard to its Department of Energy projects.

Dr. Mayer has extensive experience in the corporate, academic, and government arenas, with a focus over the past fifteen years on the large and complex environmental, infrastructure, and capital financing issues associated with the redevelopment of many of the country’s older cities and towns. His recent work has included examining the human health risks and challenges being faced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s environmental management cleanup efforts at the nation’s former nuclear weapons sites.

CRESP Projects

Hanford Site-Wide Risk Review Project

Management Strategy for Disposal of Mercury-Contaminated Waste From the Y-12 National Security Complex


Greenberg, M., B. West, K. Lowrie, and H. Mayer. 2009. The Reporter’s Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.

Gochfeld, M., H. Mayer, J. H. Clarke, L. Bliss, D. Kosson, C.W. Powers, and Burger J. 2009. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management of Legacy Waste: Successes and Challenges. In Presented at WM 2009.

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Detailed profile – Rutgers  University

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