Dr. Reible is the Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering at the University of Texas. Dr. Reible has been active in technical and policy issues associated with the assessment and in-situ remediation of contaminated sites. He has coauthored several National Research Council committee reports and currently serves on the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, a Professional Engineer (LA) and in 2005 was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for the "development of widely used approaches for the management of contaminated sediments".
Dr. Reible completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology in 1982. In 2004 he joined the University of Texas after 23 years in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU). In 1991 he was a Senior Visitor to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. He also served as Shell Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia between 1993 and 1995 while on leave from LSU. He returned to LSU as Director of the multi-university, EPA-funded Hazardous Substance Research Center in 1995, a position he held both at LSU and the University of Texas through 2007. He is the author of the textbooks, "Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering" and "Diffusion Models of Environmental Transport", and more than 100 refereed technical papers. He has also edited three books. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, the Journal of Environmental Forensics, and the Journal of Environmental Engineering.