Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Jing-Jy Cheng
Environmental Systems Engineer
Nuclear, Rad & Environmental Chemistry and Risk Management Department
  • Ph.D., Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1989.
Current Role
Environmental Systems Engineer, Radiation and Chemical Risk Management, with responsibility in human health and ecological risk assessments.
Research in fate and transport of environmental contaminants, waste management and disposal alternatives and technologies, and regulatory compliance for human and biota protection.
Career Highlights
  • Technical leader: Model developer and training instructor for RESRAD family of codes, including data collection and application; led human health impact analyses for high-profile National Environmental Policy Act-compliance projects concerning development of natural resources, management of radioactive stockpiles, and disposal of nuclear wastes.
  • Principal investigator: Evaluated and obtained Department of Energy’s approval for authorized release of tools and equipment in radiological control areas; conducted emergency planning hazards analysis for facilities using or storing hazardous materials.
  • Reviewer/consultant: Nuclear Regulatory Commission ‒ conducted safety analysis of license termination plan (LTP) and developed web-based training in LTP review.
  • Participant/collaborator: Large-scale multiagency exercises to test collaboration and response after radiological dispersion events; international model comparison exercises to improve human health and ecological risk analysis and to collaborate in data collection.