Victor S. Magar, PhD, PE
Victor Magar has 25 years of environmental engineering experience, focusing on contaminated sediments. He specializes in in situ remedies for contaminated sediment, including monitored natural recovery (MNR) and capping. His expertise includes the fate, transport and risk management of persistent, bioaccumulative organic pollutants, such as dioxins and furans, polychlorinated biphenyls, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides and metals. As a lead civil and environmental engineer for sediment remediation and river restoration projects, Victor manages client services in assessing and monitoring contaminated sediment; evaluating, selecting and implementing remedies; and directing collaborative teams of engineers, risk assessors and ecologists to screen and select processes that cost-effectively optimize cleanup, in order to achieve protection of human health and the environment. A recognized expert in sediment risk management, Victor is the lead author of two US Department of Defense technical guides relating to MNR and long-term monitoring of contaminated sediment sites. He regularly publishes and presents scientific articles, participates on peer review panels and provides litigation support for major remediation projects.