Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Kurt C. Picel
Environmental Chemist
Hydrology, Remediation, and Risk-based Restoration Department
  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, 1985.
Current Role
Environmental Chemist with responsibilities as project manager and principal investigator.
Research on fate and effects of chemical and radiological contaminants; environmental sampling and analysis; environmental health risk assessment; site remediation planning; assessment of environmental impacts from energy technology and engineered systems.
Career Highlights
  • Argonne project leader: Programmatic environmental impact statement for allocation of public lands for oil shale and tar sands development in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Principal investigator: Environmental impact statements for international electric transmission lines to Mexico and Canada, depleted uranium firing range risk assessments for the Army Joint Munitions Command, and DOE environmental technology deployment program.
  • Developer/manager: Set up and operated an organic analytical laboratory at Argonne.