Marwan Sadat Marwan M. Sadat, Ph.D., P.E. is Founder of Sadat Associates, Inc. Dr. Sadat has been a leading figure on the environmental engineering scene for more than 30 years. Engineering News-Record named him Man of the Year in 1986, and credited Dr. Sadat with organizing and implementing New Jersey’s hazardous waste cleanup program - while other states fell well behind. He was called decisive and a “toxic cleanup pioneer” in New Jersey, a state regarded as the nation’s most demanding environmental jurisdiction. The firm was named Environmental Firm of the Year for 1997 by the New Jersey Technology Council, and was chief engineer and permitting project manager on the team that received the 2001 Phoenix Award - EPA Region II for the Jersey Gardens Mall, the state’s premiere brownfields redevelopment project (this project was second place in the national award ranking).

Previously, Dr. Sadat held various positions within the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, including Director of the Division of Waste Management. Dr. Sadat holds a Professional Engineer license in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Certified Consultants and Experts.

Dr. Sadat has been an expert witness in cases where the aggregate claims have exceeded $1.5 billion. These cases involve the apportionment of responsibility for environmental impacts and remediation costs using factors such as toxicity, the type and volume of contaminants, and the impact of such contamination on third parties. Cost analyses have involved claims up to $300 million.

Dr. Sadat received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from American University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University. He did advanced research at MIT and at the NASA-sponsored Summer Post-Doctoral Program at George Washington University.

In addition to having been a board member of the Mercer County Community College and the Boheme Opera Company, Dr. Sadat is a member of the Board of Directors of Prolong Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is a founding member of the US – Algeria Business Council. He also taught at the graduate level at Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology, and has numerous publications in the field. Dr. Sadat is professionally affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • American Water Works Association
  • Water Environment Federation
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Academy of Certified Consultants and Experts
  • National Ground Water Association
  • Water Well Association
  • New Jersey Technology Council