Robert B. Ambrose (Eğitmen)
Robert B. Ambrose, Jr
360 Caldwell Circle
Athens, GA 30605, USA
Mr. Ambrose is a senior environmental engineer who has developed and applied water quality models for over 37 years. He retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2009, and provides professional assistance, consulting, and training 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 directed EPAs Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling from 1987 1992, leading Agency activities in water quality and exposure model distribution, technical assistance, training, and regulatory support. In 1990, he was recognized as EPAs Engineer of the Year.
Mr. Ambrose 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. In 2005, he was recognized with the Achievement in Environmental Engineering - Government Service Award by the by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental & Water Resources Institute.