As a member of the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council’s (ITRC) BioDNAPL group, she was involved in drafting their technical and regulatory guidance, including “Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethene DNAPL,” and was a trainer for the guidance document. Mary serves as a technical consultant for innovative remedial technologies at Superfund sites in the northeastern U.S. and across the country. She also develops and implements R&D programs related to the optimization of in situ hazardous waste treatment processes, including the development of an in situ arsenic biostabilization technology under the SERDP/ESTCP research and development program.
Mary has designed and conducted numerous bench-scale and pilot-scale treatability studies and has taken numerous innovative technologies to field-scale. Her experience also includes multiple projects involving the development of bioreactors for the treatment of inorganic constituents such as perchlorate, nitrate, chromate, sulfate and arsenic. She is also a Professor at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications.