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Dr. Koon is an environmental engineer, licensed as a Professional Engineer, and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. In addition to his experience in the U.S. with industry, municipalities, and federal facilities, he has worked with industrial clients in Western Europe, Canada, Latin and South America, and the South Pacific. His expertise lies in industrial and municipal wastewater treatment (including the treatment of groundwaters), contaminated site remediation, strategy development, technology evaluations, water quality assessment, and permitting. He has extensive experience working with capital projects delivery teams with client organizations and other engineering firms. A significant amount of his experience has involved solving environmental problems in chemically complex systems. He has been a key contributor to significant advances in the technologies used worldwide in the treatment of industrial wastewaters.
Dr. Koon began his career at AWARE, Inc., a leading industrial environmental engineering firm during the 1970s and 1980s. Since that time Dr. Koon has played key roles in the industrial environmental practices of three other engineering organizations. For 14 years he led the industrial wastewater practice at Engineering-Science, part of Parsons Corporation. He has worked with industrial clients at over 500 locations in the U.S.A. and abroad on projects covering a broad range of environmental problems. In addition to working with the design and operation of these facilities, he also has extensive experience working with clients and attorneys to negotiate settlements to complex problems, resolve permitting and compliance issues, and serve as expert witness. Since 2010 he has had an appointment as a Professor of Practice in the environmental engineering program at Georgia Tech where he teaches design courses in this program.
Dr. Koon is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.