Robert B. Ambrose, Jr , US.EPA,Athens,GA USA(retired)
Robert B. Ambrose, Jr(retired)
360 Caldwell Circle
Athens, GA 30605, USA
Mr. Ambrose, a senior environmental engineer, has developed and applied water quality models for 36 years. He retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2009, and provides professional assistance part time. Following an M.S. degree in civil engineering at MIT in 1974, Mr. Ambrose developed and applied estuarine dissolved oxygen and eutrophication models for the EPA Annapolis Field Office. In 1978, he transferred to EPAs Office of Research and Development laboratory in Athens, Georgia, developing general-purpose water quality and toxic chemical models of surface water bodies for application to various regulatory programs. He participated in teams developing watershed and water body modules for multimedia risk assessment methodologies including the analysis and regulatory control of mercury. Mr. Ambrose has been a leader in the development, distribution, training, and primary support of the EPA standard water quality model WASP for 30 years. Throughout his career, his emphasis has been on providing EPA and the modeling community with practical technology and then assisting in its proper use.