Richard S. Magee is a former professor of mechanical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and a former professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. While executive director of the Otto H. York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at NJIT, he was responsible for the overall management of four research centers (including one of five national EPA-established hazardous substance research centers), a technical assistance program, a pollution prevention initiative, and five international programs. He has chaired several committees of the National Research Council, and served as a member of the NATO Science Committee Priority Area Panel on Disarmament Technologies and the United Nations Advisory Panel on Destruction of Iraq’s Chemical Weapons Capabilities. Magee has given eight invited testimonies before the United States Congress and six invited presentations to state and federal agencies on environmental technologies. Co-founder of Carmagen Engineering, Inc., Magee currently is the technical director for the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, a not-for-profit public/private partnership designed to develop, verify, and commercialize emerging, innovative environmental and energy technologies. He maintains an active engineering consulting practice and currently serves on the boards of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Deerfoot Lodge/Christian Camps, Inc., and the Stevens Alumni Association. He is a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey, a board certified environmental engineer, a national associate of the national academies and an ASME fellow. He received his B.E., M.E., and Sc.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.