BP’s Remediation Engineering and Technology
Stephanie Fiorenza, Ph.D., is a technology specialist for BP’s Remediation Engineering and Technology group in Houston, TX with primary responsibility for assessment and remediation of sediment- and chlorinated solvent- impacted sites, bioremediation approaches, and technology development throughout the US. She also is the Laboratory Program Manager for the environmental laboratories that provide service to BP’s remediation projects. As a technical specialist, Stephanie maintains active research projects along with developing site-specific solutions for remediation projects. Some of these activities include conducting high resolution site characterizations, using molecular tools to track remediation performance, and applying enhanced bioremediation approaches in challenging environments such as fractured rock and cold climates. One of her projects recently received a technical impracticability waiver and another was a Finalist in BP’s 2015 Helios competition. Stephanie has been involved with sustainable remediation since the inception of SURF, the Sustainable Remediation Forum, in 2006 and is the focal point for sustainable remediation efforts within BP. She was an internet trainer for ITRC’s Green and Sustainable Remediation work group. Stephanie also serves as an at-large Executive Committee Member of ASTM International’s E50 Environment Committee. Prior to joining BP in 2006, she managed pilot tests of innovative remediation technologies, including zero valent iron permeable reactive barriers, phytoremediation, and surfactant-enhanced remediation, at U.S. DOD sites. Stephanie earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University in Providence, RI and a doctoral degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Rice University in Houston, TX.