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Hydrogeologist , physicist , Environmental engineer

Edward Roy Close, American hydrogeologist, environmental engineer, physicist. Achievements include development of calculus of distinctions with applications to theoretical physics, of theory of infinite continuity unified field concept, of method for indirect determination of aquifer characteristics in shallow alluvial aquifers. Recipient 10-year service award United States Geological Survey, 1975, outstanding performance award, 1976.

Background

Close, Edward Roy was born on October 7, 1936 in Pilot Knob, Missouri, United States. Son of Edward Theodore and Bernice Marie (Tyndall) Close.

Education

Bachelor in Mathematics and Physics, Center Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri, 1962;postgraduate, University of California, Davis, 1968;postgraduate, Johns Hopkins University, 1972;Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering, Pacific Western U., Los Angeles, 1988.

Career

Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey, Iowa City and Rolla, Missouri, 1974-1967;research hydrologist, United States Geological Survey, Arlington, Virginia, 1967-1972;project hydrologist, United States Geological Survey, San Juan, P.R., 1972-1974;supervisor hydrologist, United States Geological Survey, Tampa, Florida, 1974-1978;environmental engineer, Ralph M. Parsons/S.A.P. Ltd., Pasadena and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, 1979-1985;senior environmental scientist, Amartech, Ltd., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1985-1987;hydrology project manager, W.W. Irwin, Inc., Long Beach, California, 1987-1990;senior hydrologist, manager, R.L. Stollar & Associations, Palo Alto, California, 1990-1992;associate engineer hydrogeologist, Dames & Moore Environmental Superior vena cava syndrome, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1992-1995;owner, manager, Close Environmental Cons., Jackson, Missouri, since 1995. Sons. senior scientist Tetratech, Pasadena, California, 1987-1988.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of calculus of distinctions with applications to theoretical physics, of theory of infinite continuity unified field concept, of method for indirect determination of aquifer characteristics in shallow alluvial aquifers.

Membership

Assistant scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, North Liberty, Iowa, 1966. Member American Mathematics Society, American Institute Hydrology (certified professional hydrologist), National Water Well Association, National Society Professional Engineers, Groundwater Scientists and Engineers, Mensa North America, Cape Girardeau Area Engineers Club (board directors), Kappa Mu Epsilon.

Connections

Married Roberta Jane Lamb, June 20, 1959 (divorced 1978). Children: Edward M., Christiana J. Married Jacquelyn Ann Hill, July 7, 1979.

1 child, Joshua J.

father:
Edward Theodore Close

mother:
Bernice Marie (Tyndall) Close

spouse:
Roberta Jane Lamb

spouse:
Jacquelyn Ann Hill

child:
Edward M. Close

child:
Christiana J. Close

child:
Joshua J. Close