Dr. Knauss served as Managing Principal-in-Charge of a multidisciplined environmental office for a large international consulting firm for over 9 years.

Dr. Knauss served as the President and Managing Principal of Shield Environmental Associates, Inc. for over 12 years. He has over 40 years of experience as a Project Director; Project Manager; and Principal Investigator on large, multidisciplinary environmental projects including air, surface and ground water, geology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, risk assessments, socio-economics, noise, and health and safety.

Home Office Address: 948 Floyd Drive, Lexington, KY 40505


B.S. Mathematics/Biology, Valley City State University, 1962
M.S.T. Chemistry/Biology, University of North Dakota, 1967
Ph.D. Limnology, University of North Dakota, 1970


American Consulting Engineering Council
American Water Works Association
Water Environment Federation
American Chemical Society

Project-Related Experience
Project Director/ Project Manager / Principal Investigator:

Numerous Phase I, II, and III Due Diligence Projects
Several RCRA Closures and Corrective Actions
J. M. Mills Landfill Superfund Site, RI/FS, Cumberland, Rhode Island
Carroll & Dubies Superfund Site, RD/RA, Port Jervis, New York
Kentucky Industrial Haulers Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Howe Valley Landfill Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Hardin County, Kentucky
HH Burn Pit Superfund Site, RD/RA, Hanover County, Virginia
Smith’s Farm Superfund Site, OU1, Risk Assessment/Remedial Alternatives, Bullitt County, Kentucky
Lees Lane Landfill Superfund Site, Remedial Alternatives and Costs, Louisville, Kentucky
Hegeler Zinc Superfund Site, OU2, Hegeler, Illinois
Red Penn Landfill Superfund Site, Data Review and Sampling, Oldham County, Kentucky
National Electric Coil Superfund Site, PCB Remediation and O & M, Dayhoit, Kentucky
BPB Creosote State Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Wolfe County, Kentucky
Coldstream Landfill State Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville Chemical State Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Louisville, Kentucky
Tube Turns Technologies, Inc. State Superfund Site, RI/FS and RD/RA, Louisville, Kentucky
Tartar Farm State Superfund Site, Dye Trace and O&M, Pulaski County, Kentucky
Performed Risk Assessment on numerous Superfund, RCRA and UST projects as well as for individual chemical contamination scenarios.

948 Floyd Drive, Lexington, KY 40505

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