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SDEP November Monthly Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla
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Dr. Ioana G. Petrisor

Senior Biochemist
Great Ecology - San Diego


Tracking Oil Spills and Defective Products


This presentation will review the state-of-the-art of petroleum fingerprinting techniques, illustrating their use in litigation support, as well as routine site investigations. The typical tiered fingerprinting approach (including chemical and isotopic fingerprinting) will be described, along with emerging techniques such as tree-ring fingerprinting (dendroecology). Provided real examples will illustrate the use of fingerprinting in a variety of application types, including:

·      case studies focused on identifying the source and age of petroleum contamination in order to recover remedial costs from responsible parties;

·      routine site investigations where targeted fingerprinting was successfully used at sites with long history of oil contamination for more efficient and expedient remediation;

·      studies denoting the potential to use simple fingerprinting tools for identification of defective products such as inappropriate motor oils –an emerging issue worldwide


$30 for members, $35 for non-members, add $5 if reservation is not received by 5pm the Friday before. Online registration will end at noon on the Monday before the event. Walk-ins with no reservation will be charged an extra $10 and be asked to wait until those with reservations are seated.

Please note that confirmed reservations will be invoiced regardless of attendance.

Speaker Information:

Dr. Ioana G. Petrisor is a Biochemist with over 20 years of experience (both in academia and industry), specializing in environmental forensics and litigation support. She has applied a large variety of forensic techniques to track the source and age-date environmental contaminants. Dr. Petrisor has served as an expert witness in California courts in several cases to testify on fate and transport, as well as sources and age of environmental contamination. She is a consultant with Great Ecology in San Diego.

Dr. Petrisor is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Forensics Journal. She has extensive publication experience including 1 book, 1 invention patent, 6 book chapters, over 70 research and review articles, 12 editorials and 3 technical guidelines. Dr. Petrisor regularly presents professional seminars and workshops and teaches environmental forensics classes through various organizations (e.g., AEHS, NWETC).

Dr. Petrisor has managed and conducted innovative research for U.S. DOE, U.S. DOD and European Community on environmental characterization, as well as the development of innovative remedial technologies for a variety of contaminants in soil, aquatic sediments and water. Dr. Petrisor has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Romanian Academy of Sciences and a Bachelor in Chemistry from the Bucharest University, Romania. She has completed an UNESCO training program in Plant Molecular Genetics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.



WALDORF SALAD - (vegetarian) arugula, tossed in honey mustard vinaigrette, topped with sun dried cherries, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, celery, apple chips, and grapes 

PULLED BBQ PORK SANDWICHpulled pork piled high and topped with bbq sauce and housemade apple coleslaw served with French Fries 

FISH & CHIPS - beer-battered cod served golden brown with french fries, apple coleslaw and housemade cajun remoulade



Rock Bottom Brewery
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 


Directions from the North: Take I-5 or I-805 S to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Make your first left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Directions from the South: Take I-5 or I-805 N to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Members: please remember to login in with your email and password before registering to ensure you receive the member price!


Job Postings:

Did you know that the SDEP has a job board? Now Members and Non-members can post job opportunities that their companies may have on our website.  Visit for details or contact the following for more information:  

Kathy Vandenheuvel

Travis Stravasnik

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