Sriram MadabhushiSriram Madabhushi became a consultant and the Program Advisor to the ITRC Remediation Risk Management team in June 2008. Previously, he was a hydrogeologist with the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program in the Bureau of Land and Waste Management (BLWM), South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a Project Manager directing technical and financial aspects of site remediation activities at contaminated UST sites. Sriram worked for three years in the Federal Facilities Agreement - Superfund Section reviewing the site rehabilitation activities at the Savannah River site and three years in the RCRA section providing technical review of project documents related to Shaw and Charleston Air Force Bases. Sriram worked the first eight years of his career with the SCDHEC in the UST Program. Between April 2004 – May 2008, Sriram has been the co-leader of the ITRC Remediation Process Optimization (RPO) team and he is an instructor on the team's advanced RPO training course and Performance-based Environmental Management course. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Andhra University, Waltair, India in 1981 and a master's degree in exploration geophysics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1984. Currently he is working on his Ph.D. in geology at the University of South Carolina.