Lesley Hay Wilson

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Hello! Welcome to my homepage. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Texas Department of Engineering HomePageDepartment of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas University of Texas HomePageat Austin. I am enrolled in the environmental and water resources engineering program. My undergraduate degree is from Northwestern University Northwestern University HomePagein Chemical Engineering. Earlier this year, I was very fortunate to be selected to receive a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award for my Ph.D. research.


Before coming back to school, I worked as an environmental remediation Team Leader for BP BP HomePageOil Company. Now I'm working part-time with the environmental remediation group providing support to the corrective action project managers on risk-based decisions. I am active in ASTM ASTM HomePageStandards development for Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA), Committees E50 and E47. In fact, our RBCA task group recently completed the provisional ASTM Standard Guide for Risk Based Corrective Action which may be applied to any kind of chemical releases. The provisional standard was successfully balloted in October and it should be available early in 1998. I have also worked on soil and groundwater research issues through the American Petroleum Institute's API HomePageSoil and Groundwater Technical Task Force.

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When I'm not busy at school or working on BP or ASTM projects I like to run and to take our two border collies, Andie and Zack, to the park for their favorite game, Frisbee!

My sister, Janice Hay, is also a runner. Janice is one of the marketing whiz-kids at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
. Janice and I have a wonderful niece Meghan Connery who we don't get to see often enough because she lives in Chicago.

My very cool spouse, Tom Wilson, is a mechanical design engineer for BYE/Oasis Engineering. Tom and I love living in Austin because there is great live music and fantastic weather J.

Research Activities


My research interests include subsurface fate and transport of natural and man-made chemicals, exposure assessment, risk analysis and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in environmental risk management. I am working on my research with Dr. Charbeneau and Dr. Maidment. Currently available reports of my research work are listed below.

Dr. Maidment and I will be participating in the Risk Assessments Corporation (RAC) short course "Chemical Risk Management - A Practical Approach for Implementing Risk-Based Decisions for Corrective Action" this spring. We will be presenting a lecture on the Implementation of GIS in Chemical Risk Assessment. More information is available about the 1998 Chemical Risk Management Course at the RAC team homepage.

Term Project - CE 394K Surface Water Hydrology
Background Data Analysis for Risk Characterization at the Pantex Plant (November 30, 1996)
Term Project - CE 397 GIS in Water Resources
Simple Environmental Exposure Models in a GIS Framework (May 1, 1997)

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