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Michael Bock, PhD
Managing Director
Environmental Forensics Services Lead
Expertise
  • Chemical forensics

  • Statistics and data analysis

  • Data visualization

  • Fate and transport modeling

  • Risk assessment

Dr. Bock is a Managing Director with experience in environmental science and consulting. He specializes in the investigation and assessment of contaminated marine and freshwater sediments, including statistical analysis, forensic analysis and source allocation, fate and transport modeling, species sensitivity toxicity evaluations, and ecological and human health risk assessment. His expertise includes using multivariate statistical data analysis such as multicriteria analysis and receptor modeling/source unmixing (e.g., principal components analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis, ratio analysis, least-squares mixing models, cosine-theta analysis, and polytopic vector analysis), to determine fingerprint patterns and allocate sources in environmental samples. His environmental forensic work has focused extensively on discerning sources and the fate of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and furans (PCCD/Fs), Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and metals in rivers, lakes, ports, harbors, groundwater, and soils. He has developed multimedia fate and transport models that are used to model organic chemicals in the environment, during wastewater treatment, and in land applied biosolids. These models have been used to assess the concentration, persistence, treatability, bioaccumulation, and weathering of chemicals in the environment. His experience also includes exploratory data analysis and visualization; conventional, probabilistic, and Bayesian statistical analysis; simulation studies; mathematical modeling; computer programming and automation; database design and management; the critique of chemical analysis methods; data quality; and usability evaluations.

Years of Experience:
25+
Education & Certifications
  • PhD, Oceanography, University of Delaware

  • Master of Science, Marine Studies, University of Delaware

  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Studies, University of South Carolina

News and Events

5/24/22

Dr. Bock presents at Battelle Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Conference.

3/1/22

TIG Environmental is looking forward to participating in the 2023 Battelle Sediments Conference in Austin, TX.

11/1/21

Dr. Michael Bock Co-Authors Paper on PFAS Contamination related to Insurance Claims .

7/7/21

TIG Environmental welcomes Senior Forensics Expert Dr. Michael Bock and adds staff in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.