Site Investigation and Cleanup
Vapor Intrusion Mitigation
In Situ Remediation Technologies
Engineered Natural Systems
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - University of California at Berkeley
M.S., Mechanical Engineering - University of California at Berkeley
B.S., Power Mechanical Engineering - National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Thanks to a diverse portfolio of challenging projects, Dr. Cutting provides comprehensive insight and unparalleled client service to meet clients’ needs regarding their environmental site concerns. Dr. Cutting’s success in bringing numerous sites to closure and/or compliance with regulations lies in her ability to communicate effectively with the regulators, and her proactive approach in developing the project strategy with budget and schedule in mind. As a mechanical engineer by education (Ph.D. from UC Berkeley) and a civil engineer by training and practice (Professional Engineer [P.E.] in California), Dr. Cutting’s practical and innovative solutions credit her as a clear ally for the client and project teams.
As an environmental consultant for over 20 years, Dr. Cutting is well-versed in various types of soil, soil vapor, groundwater, and wastewater treatment technologies, especially in situ remediation technologies. In addition, she has extensive experience in drinking water and process water treatment technologies and has designed, sized, and optimized water treatment systems for potable water use in compliance with California Title 22 Drinking Water Standards. She has also consulted with industrial and municipal clients regarding the impacts of emerging contaminants to drinking water and potential treatment options, including 1,4-Dioxane, 2,3-Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP), and PFAS.
Co-Author, Engineering Manual (EM) on In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR), US Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, Virginia. Co-authored the Steam Injection section of the ISTR EM, which provides guidance and background for the appropriate screening and selection of ISTR technologies including steam injection, electrical resistivity heating, and thermal conduction heating. The EM is intended for use by engineers, geologists, soil scientists, hydrogeologists, chemists, project managers, and others who possess a technical education but only the broadest familiarity with ISTR technologies.
“Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Vaporization of Liquid Hydrocarbon Mixtures from Water-wetted Porous Media,” Water Resources Research, Vol. 35, No. 3, 635-649, 1999.
“Evaporation of Multicomponent Liquid Hydrocarbons in Water-Wet Porous Media.” Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer and Fluids Engineering, Vol. 321, 1995.