Environmental Engineer / Project Manager
U.S. EPA, Region 4
Hilary Thornton has managed the cleanup of Superfund sites as a Remedial Project Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1997. He is a former Co-Chair of the EPA’s Engineering Forum, and a current Co-Lead of the Engineering Forum Greener Cleanup Subcommittee.
Hilary earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master’s Degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University in Villanova, PA. His graduate thesis investigated the photocatalytic disinfection of water using an UV-activated titanium dioxide catalyst. Prior to joining the EPA, he was an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving as the Supply Department Head aboard USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), a Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine.
He currently leads a workgroup of the EPA’s Engineering Forum in developing an Engineering Issue Paper on perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).