RJ Lee Group Headquarters

  • Asbestos
  • Amphibole Identification & Quantification
  • Mines & Quarries
  • Worker Exposure
  • Statistical Analyses
  • Quality Control

Drew R. Van Orden, P.E.

Registered Professional Engineer

Mr. Drew Van Orden is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience developing asbestos analytical methods, analyzing asbestos-containing materials, and conducting studies to measure the potential asbestos release from asbestos-containing materials. While at RJ Lee Group, Mr. Van Orden has participated in a number of large national evaluations of ambient asbestos concentration studies, evaluated a number of mines and quarries, and has participated in the USP talc methods committee since 2011. Mr. Van Orden has testified in state and federal courts in numerous asbestos cases and has published in peer-reviewed literature.


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Education History

  1. 1998

    M.A., Applied Statistics

    University of Pittsburgh
  2. 1979

    M.S., Mineral Process Engineering

    Pennsylvania State University
  3. 1975

    B.A., Meteorology and Oceanography

    Millersville State College

Professional Experience

  1. 1986 - Present
    Senior Consulting Scientist
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  2. 1996 - 1997
    Directeur Technique
    BJL Laboratories
  3. 1985 - 1986
    Consulting Engineer
    BJL Laboratories
  4. 1979 - 1985
    Research Project Engineer
    US Steel Technical Center

Memberships & Awards

  • Registered Professional Engineer; Mineral Engineering
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • SME/AIME
    Society of Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration
  • Member
    ASTM International
  • Member
    American Society of Quality (ASQ)
  • Member
    American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • Member
    American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • Member
    National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Member
    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Member
    The Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • Member
    The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)