Dr. Nan-Yao Su Dr. Nan-Yao Su
Dr. Nan-Yao Su is the premier scientist and researcher in the field of urban pest control. He co-developed the Sentricon system, a highly effective monitoring-baiting system for subterranean termites that has earned international success and acclaim. A Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida, he received the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's Honor Award for Individual Achievement in Research in 1996 and the Entomological Society of America's Recognition Award in Urban Entomology in 2001, among numerous accolades. The Sentricon system received the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the EPA in 2000 and has been used in more than one million homes as well as at such landmarks as the Statue of Liberty, San Cristobal and El Morro, Puerto Rico, The Cabildo in the French Quarter district of New Orleans and throughout most of the Asian continent. It also has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, This Old House,NBC Nightly News,The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and numerous other major media outlets.
Dr. Gary Bennett

Dr. Gary Bennett

Dr. Gary Bennett is hailed as a pioneer in the discipline of entomology. He is Coordinator of the Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management at Purdue University. Pest Control Technology honored him as one of the 25 Most Influential People in the pest control industry in 1993. He was the first recipient of the Entomological Society of America's Recognition Award in Urban Entomology in 1990. Dr. Bennett is also the co-author of the highly influential "Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Control Operations," recognized as the bible of the pest control industry.
Dr. Chow-Yang Lee Dr. Chow-Yang Lee
Dr. Chow-Yang Lee is a rising star in the field of urban entomology, renowned for his expertise and research on the biology, ecology and control of pest insects, including termites, ants and cockroaches. He serves as Associate Professor of Urban Entomology at Universiti Sains Malaysia. To date he has authored and co-authored 50 refereed scientific papers, 20 proceeding papers and several books and presented more than 100 papers in international and regional conferences. Among his many accolades, Dr. Lee received the National Young Scientist Award 2000 from Malaysia's Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment and was awarded a J.W. Fulbright Scholarship in 2002.
Dr. Christopher Mullen Dr. Christopher Mullen
Dr. Christopher Mullen, an Associate Professor in the University of Mississippi's Department of Civil Engineering, is an internationally recognized expert on structural analysis, finite element simulation and model vibrational analysis. A registered professional engineer, he is a noted consultant on inspection, design and repair of building structures and foundations. Having practiced more than 15 years in the areas of building, bridge, offshore and automotive engineering, Dr. Mullen specializes in structural mechanics, earthquake engineering and fatigue analysis. Among many national and international projects, he has participated in structural integrity analyses of three major steel suspension bridges over New York City's East River and the Hagia Sophia basilica in Istanbul, Turkey. He serves as Director of the new Center for Community Earthquake Preparedness. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Rice University and his doctorate from Princeton University.
 

Dr. Matt J.M. Romkens

Dr. Matt J.M. RomkensDr. Matt Romkens is the director of the United States Department of Agriculture National Sedimentation Laboratory and one of the world's leading soil physicists. He has made numerous significant contributions in several disciplines including soil physics, soil physical chemistry, soil water hydrology, agricultural engineering and in the environmental area. He has published numerous scientific papers in refereed publications. Dr. Romkens received his degrees from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and Cornell University.
CONSULTANTS

Dr. Brian Forschler
Dr. Brian Forschler is an associate professor of entomology at the University of Georgia and a leading expert on the biology, behavior and control of subterranean termites. He has been featured in leading industry trade publications such as Pest Control Magazine as well as newspapers like the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Pest Control Technology Magazine recently honored him with its 2004 Leadership Award for his termite research. He shares his research with the pest control industry through training programs at the Georgia Household and Structural Pest Control Training Center in Griffin, Ga.
Terry McDonald
Terry McDonald has more than 35 years' experience as a firefighter, fire chief and fire code inspector. He most recently served as Code Compliance Director for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, where he enforced codes for all the tribal facilities, including the Silver Star Resort and Casino and Golden Moon Casino. He formerly served as Fire Chief in Oxford, Mississippi from 1977 until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of the National Fire Protection Association's Code Development Committee and the International Association of Arson Investigators.
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Dr. Robert Daniel (Danny) Smith, P.E.

Dr. Smith is the founder and president of Mentat, a management and engineering consulting practice in Alexandria, Va. He has more than 15 years of consulting experience supporting commercial and government clients including Jacobs Engineering, Westinghouse, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Utah. He served as director of the Governor's Nuclear Waste Programs Office in Texas and later served on the Texas Radiation Advisory Board. He is the author or coauthor of dozens of articles, reports and other documents.


William K. Dornbusch

William Dornbusch is a nationally recognized geologist specializing in terrain analysis, military geology, remote sensing and soils, among other subjects. His research on construction in Vietnam's Mekong Delta earned him an Official Commendation from the U.S. Department of the Army. Among his many research accomplishments, he developed remote sensing techniques for seepage detection along Mississippi River levees and developed methodology for the determination of the textural properties of residual soils from common rocks. He is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Geological Society of America and the Mississippi Geological Society.

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