Boris Faybishenko, Ph.D., D.Sc., is Earth Staff Scientist of Energy Geosciences Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences Area of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Conducted field site characterization, monitoring and modeling investigations of coupled water and gas flow and chemical transport (organics, radionuclides, and metals) in unsaturated (vadose zone) and saturated (groundwater) soils and fractured rock. These investigations have been related to environmental protection, bioremediation, natural attenuation, long-term monitoring of contaminated areas, and optimization of coupled water-energy systems under present-day and future climatic conditions. Conducted investigations at several organically and radioactively contaminated sites in the USA (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho; Savannah River Site, Georgia; Rifle site, CO; McClellan Air Force Site, Sacramento, CA; Yucca Mountain, NV; Hanford Site, WA) and in other countries—Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Argentina. Led preparation of the Fifth Worldwide Review of Nuclear Waste Disposal in Geological Formations. Development and application of statistical methods for Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) of meteorological and hydrological data related to the assessment of climate changes and ecohydrologic problems.
Provided expert advice and national and international partnership associated with a wide range of contamination issues including Chernobyl and DOE legacy waste sites that have led to major impacts through environmental remediation protecting health, safety, and the environment.
Authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 12 books and book chapters, over 100 abstracts of scientific presentations, more than 50 reports, and 7 patents.