Dylan Eberle is a Scientist based in Massachusetts with more than 5 years of experience focused on site characterization, emerging contaminants, litigation support, and innovative remediation technologies.
He assists clients with the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with both priority pollutants and emerging contaminants. His work with emerging contaminants includes working on sites impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,4-dioxane, along with lead authorship on publications in Chemosphere and Environmental Science and Technology.
Dylan’s PFAS experience has included leading site investigations for clients, development and evaluation of conceptual site models, environmental forensics, litigation support, risk assessment, and research into destructive remediation technologies. He has helped develop standard operating procedures for PFAS sampling and has led field investigations at military bases, airports, and manufacturing facilities.
As part of a team, Dylan conducted an Expanded Site Investigation at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base targeting potential migration pathways of PFAS to drinking water. He reviewed the current conceptual site model and helped develop a work plan to address data gaps and delineate PFAS impacts. Dylan oversaw field operations to confirm that best practices were being followed to prevent cross-contamination and ensure data quality for these highly sensitive samples. He has also been heavily involved in the interpretation of this newly collected data and updating of the conceptual site model.
Examining PFAS signatures and release mechanisms has given Dylan an understanding of PFAS in a wide range of settings including airports, military installations, fire training areas, industrial facilities, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. He is also experienced with PFAS forensic techniques and has performed “fingerprint” analyses to evaluate if PFAS detections are representative of a single source or multiple sources.
Dylan has worked on several confidential PFAS litigation support cases involving industrial facilities, landfills, airports, and drinking water supplies. His litigation support experience includes conducting research regarding contaminated site history, regulatory compliance, drinking water distribution networks, remedial efficiency, contaminant exposure and duration, and forensic evaluations. His findings have been used to assist expert witnesses in developing their professional opinions.
Dylan is actively involved in research to develop destructive remediation technologies for PFAS. His efforts have specifically focused on the development and evaluation of advanced oxidation processes for ex situ and in situ remediation of PFAS impacted soil, groundwater, and investigation derived waste.
Career Summary of Dylan Eberle, Ph.D.
- Specialties: PFAS and Emerging Contaminants; Innovative Remediation Technologies; Environmental Hydrogeology; Litigation Support
- Practice Areas: Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup
- Disciplines: Earth Sciences
- Education: Ph.D., Environmental & Earth Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, 2015; M.S., Environmental & Earth Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, 2012; B.A., Geology, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 2008