Education: Dr. Fogwell has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics from Emory University. He taught chemical engineering at Texas A&M University and Georgia Tech. He was a fellow at Oxford University in England and was on the graduate faculty of Bonn University in Germany.
Local/National AIChE Involvement: Dr. Fogwell is a lifetime member of AIChE and has served AIChE at both the local and national levels. He was the treasurer for both a local section and for a national meeting in Atlanta, GA. He was the AIChE faculty advisor to the student chapter at Texas A&M University. He has presented several papers at AIChE national meetings, as well as a talk at a NorCal monthly meeting, and is scheduled to present a paper at the national meeting in San Francisco this fall. He is currently a Director-At-Large in the NorCal Section of AIChE.
Employment History: Dr. Fogwell was a fellow at Oxford University in physics and conducted multiphase flow research at Harwell Laboratory of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, where he also contributed to the computational fluid dynamics code. He conducted research at the German National Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (GMD) on fast solution methods for the differential equations governing multiphase fluid flow in porous media. He served as an advisor to the German government on the performance assessments of the German underground nuclear repositories.
While at IT Corp in California Dr. Fogwell developed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and produced subsurface modeling software that efficiently ran on DOE's high speed supercomputers. He conducted a press conference on the project with the Secretary of Energy in Washington, DC. He developed semi-permeable membrane technologies for the treatment of desalter water at Chevron and the treatment of mixed waste at LLNL. He was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate and coordinated programs with the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Division of the Engineering Directorate. He established a new program in collaboration with the Geosciences Directorate.
Dr. Fogwell was the Scientific Director and Manager of Site Integration and Assessment at the Hanford Site and was responsible for Science and Technology Development, Technical Integration, Remediation Decision Support, Database Integration, Environmental Databases, and Technology Management. He managed the evaluation and selection, including the development and deployment, of science and technology projects for the enhancement of the Hanford Site mission, as well as led the numerical modeling efforts for the Site. He also led the team that produced the closure plan for the Central Plateau. He is currently president of Fogwell Consulting, where he produced the review of the Hanford Site Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Advisory Board. He was the technical lead for the alternatives analysis for Hanford K-Basins sludge treatment and produced a computational fluid dynamics model of the staging tanks for feed to the high level Waste Treatment Plant. He also provides litigation and expert witness support for various law firms.