Charles (Chuck) J. Newell, Ph.D., P.E. is a Vice President of GSI Environmental Inc in Houston, Texas and has worked for GSI since 1989. His professional expertise includes site characterization, groundwater modeling, non-aqueous phase liquids, risk assessment, natural attenuation, bioremediation, non-point source studies, software development, and long-term monitoring projects. He is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a NGWA Certified Ground Water Professional, and an Adjunct Professor at Rice University. He has co-authored five U.S. EPA publications, eight environmental decision support software systems, numerous technical articles, and two books: Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents and Ground Water Contamination: Transport and Remediation. He has taught graduate level groundwater courses at both the University of Houston and Rice University. He has been awarded the Hanson Excellence of Presentation Award by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Outstanding Presentation Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the 2001 Wesley W. Horner Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers (for the paper, “Modeling Natural Attenuation of Fuels with BIOPLUME III”). He was recently cited as the Outstanding Engineering Alumni from Rice University in 2008. He earned a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978, a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in 1989, all from Rice University in Houston Texas. Chuck is a professional engineer registered in Texas.