Blase Leven

Blase Leven (photo)




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, which included oversight of the Technical Outreach Services to Superfund and Native American Communities (TOSC and TOSNAC), and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) programs. He currently leads the TAB program, which assists local governments and tribes in 21 states, who are redeveloping vacant and blighted properties with environmental concerns. His expertise is in environmental assessments and sustainability decision making. From 2000 to present he has led technology development and/or environmental evaluation efforts for Department of Defense programs. Mr. Leven assists with allocation of funding, management, and reporting for $300,000 to $1.75 Million in funded activities at the Center per year.

Contact Information

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