Blase Leven



Blase A. Leven

Center for Hazardous Substance Research







  • M.S. Geology, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, May, 1989
  • B.S. Geology, University of California at Davis, 1984

Registration and Certification

  • Professional Geologist, License # 427, Kansas State Board of Technical Professions (2000)
  • 40-Hour Court-Certified Mediation Course (January, 2000)
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training (eight-hour updates, 1991 - Present)

Areas of Interest and Experience

Blase Leven is the Director of the Center for Hazardous Substance Research, and helps create/coordinate teams of university scientists and engineers, and other partners, to address important technical issues facing our society. From 1997 to 2007 he served as technology transfer and outreach programs manager for the Center, with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This included oversight of the Technical Outreach Services to Superfund and Native American Communities (TOSC and TOSNAC) program, and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) programs. Brownfields are distressed, blighted properties with environmental concerns that contribute to the decline of developed and natural areas. He currently oversees several TAB programs, which assist local governments in 21 states, and tribes nationally. Also, from 2007 to 2017 he led technology development and/or environmental evaluation efforts for developing nonlethal technologies, with Department of Defense funding. His expertise is in environmental assessments, strategic goal-setting, and project feasibility/planning. Mr. Leven assists with allocation of funding, management, and reporting for over $1 Million in funded activities per year.

Contact Information

2011 Durland Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
voice: (785) 532-0780