Geosyntec News and Events

Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. and Dave Folkes, P.E. (Colorado) will jointly present "Subsurface (Vapor) Intrusion in the Hazard Ranking System – A Superfund Game-Changer (and What You Can Do About It)" at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resource's (SEER) 48th Spring Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado on March 28, 2019. Additional Geosyntec staff that will attend: Nandra Weeks (Florida), Jen Wilkie (Illinois), Jill Cooper (Colorado), Travis Kline…
Nick Muenks (Missouri), Cody Luebbering (Missouri), and Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) will present at the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)/ Missouri Water Environment Association at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach, Missouri on April 1, 2019. Nick and Cody will co-present "A Case of the Permit Limit Blues" starting at 10:55 a.m. and Elizabeth Toot-Levy will present "Learning from Others: Multiple Maumee Watershed Models of Potential Phosphorus Reduction Management Plans for Lake Erie" starting…
Geosyntec professionals Ravi Arulanantham, Rula Deeb, Robert Ettinger, Theresa Gabris, Matthew Mraw, and Sam Williams will make technical contributions at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) 29th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air at the DoubleTree Mission Valley in San Diego, California on March 18-21, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include four platform presentations, one session chair, one poster presentation and one workshop moderator. Additionally, Sam Williams served on the West Coast…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. (California) and Jintai Wang, Ph.D., (Virginia) will present at Geo-Congress 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on March 24 – 27, 2019. Lelio will present "The Panama Canal: A Wonder of Engineering" and Jintai will present "The Effect of Shaking History on Liquefaction Resistance of Sand Deposit Using Shake Table Testing." Lelio is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience in…
Geosyntec professionals will make technical contributions at Asset Integrity Management - Pipeline Integrity Management Under Geohazard Conditions (AIM-PIMG) at the Norris Conference Center in Houston, Texas on March 25-28, 2019. Geosyntec staff in attendance will be: Rodolfo Sancio, Tony Rice, Logan Brant, Ali Ebrahimi, and Alex Greene. Asset Integrity Management – Pipeline Integrity Management Under Geohazard Conditions Conference will present the advances in managing ground movement hazards that have been made in the last decade.…
Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. (United Kingdom) will present "Advanced DNAPL Source Zone Characterization for Targeted Remediation: Is the Gain Worth the Pain" at Groundwater 2019 in London, England at 11:10 a.m. on March 27, 2019. Gary is a Senior Principal Consultant based in the United Kingdom with more than 25 years of experience focused on contaminant hydrogeology research and practice. He advises regulatory authorities and clients in the chemical, waste disposal, land development, and insurance industries.…
Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado) coauthored a paper entitled "Key Design Elements of Building Pressure Cycling for Evaluating Vapor Intrusion—A Literature Review" published in the journal Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation (GWMR) on pages 66-72 in Volume 39, Issue 1 on October 30, 2018. His coauthors were Christopher C. Lutes, Robert Truesdale, John H. Zimmerman, and Brian Schumacher. Chase has over eight years of experience in environmental research and consulting, with expertise and experience in several…
Staci Capozzi, Ph.D. (Maryland) coauthored a paper entitled "Colonization and growth of dehalorespiring biofilms on carbonaceous sorptive amendments" that was published in Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research in Volume 34, Number 8 on February 21, 2019. Staci was the lead author, and her coauthors were Coline Bodenreider, Ana Prieto, Rayford B. Payne, Kevin R. Sowers and Birthe Veno Kjellerup. Staci is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Maryland focused on data mining,…
David Bertrand, P.Geo (Ontario) will present on "Environmental Risk Management" at the Innovation in an Era of Challenging Sites (IECS) conference at the Pearson Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 9:30 a.m. on February 28, 2019. David is a Principal Hydrogeologist at Geosyntec with more than 20 years of experience. He has completed Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment activities in the Province of Ontario and internationally. David has also directed many soil…
Geosyntec professionals will make a significant technical contribution at RemTEC at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on February 26-28, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include conference co-chair, Rula Deeb, who will provide opening and closing remarks, one keynote speaker, two Scientific Advisory Board members, Mike Kavanaugh and Heather Rectanus, four platform presenters, two session chairs, one panelist and two workshop instructors. Additionally, Emily Stockwell and Chelsea Bokman coordinated RemTEC's Student Program which includes one-on-one student mentoring…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) shared his perspective in an article entitled "2018 Year in Review: An Industry in Transition" for Waste Advantage Magazine published on January 31, 2019. Marc, along with David Biderman, Will Flower, and Michael D. Paglia discussed significant changes they have seen over the past year in the waste and recycling industry. Topics included: technologies that will help move the waste and recycling industry forward; acquisitions that took place in 2018 and…
Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) will speak at a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) seminar hosted by the New Jersey Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) in Newark, New Jersey from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on February 26, 2019. Seth's presentation will provide a technical overview of PFAS challenges, such as its incidence in the environment and the dynamic regulatory climate surrounding this emerging contaminant, among other related issues. PFAS characterization and…
Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., PEng (Ontario) and Carol Cheyne (Ontario) coauthored a paper entitled "Practical application of 1H benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for the characterization of a nonaqueous phase liquid from a contaminated environment" published in the journal of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (MRC) on pages 1-8 on December 17, 2018. Their coauthors were Darcy Fallaise, Hannah Balkwill Tweedie, E. Erin Mack, and James G. Longstaffe. Julie is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in…
Mackenzie Cremeans, Ph.D., GIT (Florida) has been elected President of the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG). As President, Mackenzie leads the organization to promote and elevate women and girls in science by designing and implementing policies on the international scale as well as overseeing the organizational budget and allocations. The election process for the three-year role to serve as President-Elect, President, and Past President involves a vote from the membership. Mackenzie is a Senior Staff…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce our new location serving the Mobile, Alabama area. Our new office will focus on helping clients develop watershed management plans; assisting clients with their environmental restoration projects, including stream and coastal restoration; collaborating on projects funded through the Restore Act, and contributing to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. Supported by a nationwide team of experts, the office will also serve industrial and municipal clients throughout the region.…
Janet Goodfellow (Ontario) will present "Industrial Pre-treatment: Going Beyond End-of-Pipe Options" at the Northeast Section of the Ohio Water Environment Association (NESOWEA) Annual Industrial Wastes Seminar at the Days Inn Richfield Banquet and Conference Center in Richfield, Ohio from 11:30-12:15 a.m. EST on February 21, 2019. Janet is a Principal Engineer based in Ontario with 19 years of professional experience focused on water and wastewater challenges for the food and beverage sector. The seminar is…
Leslie Griffin, P.E. (Georgia) has been named one of the Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia in the January/February 2019 issue of Engineering Georgia magazine. "As the number of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry continues to grow, their contributions are becoming clear and undeniably beneficial for the community," says Engineering Georgia. "Engineering Georgia's second annual list of influential women celebrates the diversity of female leaders, policy makers and visionaries who have spent…
Geosyntec professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at Battelle's Tenth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in Louisiana on February 11-14, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include four platform chairs, eight platform presentations, one panelist, two short-course instructors, and two poster presentations. Geosyntec has also collaborated with universities and other parties in the preparation of conference materials delivered by others. Geosyntec professionals will be at booth #132…
Jill E. Cooper (Colorado) will present "The Drilling HSE Workshop" at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference & Exhibition at the Omni Hotel Houston Westside in Houston, Texas at 3:15 p.m. on February 6, 2019. Her co-presenter is Jennifer Guidry, Vice President, Global HSE, Precision Drilling Corporation. Jill is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Colorado with more than 26 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, sustainability,…
Jill Cooper (Colorado), serves on an Advisory Council for Science for Clean Energy (S4CE) and will be hearing and providing feedback for presentations from the 23 institutions involved in the research for the Horizon 2020 project S4CE at the S4CE Consortium Meeting in London, England on January 24-26, 2019. Jill is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Colorado with more than 26 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, sustainability, pollution prevention practices, and management…
Allison Haddon (California) coauthored a paper entitled "S‐Wave Receiver Function Analysis of the Pampean Flat‐Slab Region: Evidence for a Torn Slab" published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems on pages 4021-4034 in Volume 19, Issue 10 on October 17, 2018. Her coauthor was Ryan Porter of Northern Arizona University. Allison is a staff scientist based in California, with an M.S. in Geology and an emphasis in Geophysics from Northern Arizona University. She has experience as…
Elizabeth Rhine (South Carolina) will present "Smoldering Combustion (STAR and STARx) for the Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Liquid Organic Wastes" at the South Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals (SCAEP) in Columbia, South Carolina from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. on January 17, 2019. Elizabeth is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 25 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of impacted sites in the chemical, oil and…
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