Resume for John H. Zimmerman
John H. ZimmermanPhone: (702) 798-3285
Fax: (702) 798-2107
M.S. In process. Water Resource Management, University
of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.A. 1995. Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Research Physical Scientist, Characterization and Monitoring Branch,
ESD, NERL, U.S. EPA, Las Vegas, NV, 6/30/02 to present.
Senior Chemist, Lockheed Martin Environmental Services, Las Vegas, NV, 7/98 to 6/30/02.
Senior Chemist, Lockheed Martin Environmental Services, U.S. EPA Region 9 Laboratory, Richmond, CA, 6/96 to 7/98.
Production Lab Chemist, Lockheed Martin Analytical Services, Las Vegas, NV, 10/95 to 6/96.
Research Lab Chemist, Lockheed Martin Environmental Systems & Technologies Company, Las Vegas, NV, 11/87 to 10/95.
Primary research focus: improving sample collection of soils and sediments. Current research projects include:
- Analyzing the effectiveness of sample preservation techniques, including methanol, CuSO4, sodium bisulfate, and freezing in preserving VOC-contaminated soils
- Quantifying the release of VOCs due to sample disturbance
- Evaluating the efficience of micro volume, low velocity purge techniques for the collection of soil gas samples in determining soil VOC concentrations
- Comparison of common analytical methods for VOCs in soils
- Investigate the effectiveness and practicality of compositing VOC-contaminated soils in methanol
Schumacher, B. A., J. H. Zimmerman, G. Swanson, J. Elliot, and B. Hartman. Temporal Variation of VOCs in Soils from Groundwater to the Surface/Subslab. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-10/118, 2010. Published 10/07/10.
Schumacher, B. A., J. H. Zimmerman, J. Elliot, D. Springer, B. Hartman, and G. Swanson; Development of An Active Soil Gas Sampling Method (PDF) [178 pp, 11MB], EPA/600/R-07/076; Published July 30, 2007.
B.A. Schumacher, K.E. Snyder, M.M. Minnich, J.H. Zimmerman, and K. Al-Khafaji; Macromorphological Analysis of the Movement of Trichloroethylene into Caliche (in process).
B.A. Schumacher, M.M. Minnich, J.H. Zimmerman, J. Blasdell; Integrity of VOA-Vial Seals; EPA/600/R-00/066, September 2000.
M.M. Minnich, J.H. Zimmerman, B.A. Schumacher; Long Term Study of Volatile Organic Compound Recovery from Ampulated, Dry, Fortified Soils; The Journal of Environmental Quality 26:108-114 (1997).
M.M. Minnich, B.A. Schumacher, J.H. Zimmerman; Comparison of Soil VOCs Measured by Soil Gas, Heated Headspace, and Methanol Extraction Techniques; The Journal of Soil Contamination 6(2):187-203 (1997).
M.M. Minnich, J.H. Zimmerman, B.A. Schumacher; Preparation and Analysis of Dry, VOC-Fortified Soils, Volatile Organic Compounds in the Environment, ASTM STP 1261, W. Wang, J. Schnoor, and J. Doi, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, 1996, pp. 156-169.
M.M. Minnich, J.H. Zimmerman; Extraction Methods of Recovery of Volatile Organic Compounds from Fortified Dry Soils; Journal of AOAC International 79(5):1198-1204 (1996).