Michael Gill received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and his MSEE from Renssalear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He practiced electrical engineering in the 1980s with the US Navy and government contractors until he made a career change to the environmental field in 1992.
Gill is currently the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Superfund and Technology Liaison to EPA's San Francisco office (Region 9). This position is one of technical support and information brokering. His customers are for the most part RPMs in the Superfund Program, but may include RCRA and other Regional EPA staff, State environmental staff, industry and the public. In this position since 1998, he provides hazardous waste technical support to his customers and he also participates in research planning, workshop development and the preparation of guidance documents. In recent years, he has worked in the areas of environmental applications and implications of nanomaterials, energy conservation at waste cleanup sites and green remediation. For the years 2007-2008, he served as co-chair of EPA's Superfund Engineering Forum and has been with EPA since 1992, when he took a position as a Remedial Project Manager in Region 9's Superfund program.