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Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of Arthur Forma, Helen Dawson, Julie Konzuk, Paul Botek, Rebecca Daprato, Stefanie Fountain, Syed Rehan, Tom Ramsey, and Warren Brady to the position of Senior Principal within the Geosyntec family of companies. These individuals have each made substantial contributions in leading the development and delivery of highly valued solutions to our clients, recruiting and mentoring our next generation of exceptional staff, growing our practice capabilities, and collaborating with…
Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G. (Ontario) authored a report entitled "Demonstration/Validation of More Cost-Effective Methods for Mitigating Radon and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air" published by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)/ Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) in March 2019. Todd is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 30 years of international consulting experience focused on the evaluation of contaminant fate and transport in soil and…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of Ali Ebrahimi, Anica Haynes, Chris Wessel, Daniel Lee, David Parkinson, Geoffrey Frieman, Jason Conder, Logan Brant, Marlaina Auger, Misty Steele, Neil Couch, Rachel Klinger, Saverio Siciliano, Silvia Mancini, Steve Poirier, Susan Welt, Suzanne Gabriele, and Victoria Cheplak to the position of Principal within the Geosyntec family of companies. These individuals have each made substantial contributions in leading the development and delivery of highly valued solutions to our…
Glenn Rix, Ph.D. and Melissa (Missy) Setz, P.E. (Georgia) were among the co-leaders to the report, entitled "Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the December 12, 2018 M4.4 Decatur, Tennessee Earthquake" that was published on April 4, 2019. Other co-leaders were Timothy C. Siegel (Dan Brown and Associates PC) and Shahram Pezeshk (University of Memphis). Glenn is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on the areas of geotechnical…
Ken Susilo, P.E., D.WRE., CPSWQ (California) will lead discussions on "Stormwater P3s (public-private partnerships) in California" and will serve as a technical instructor for a (public owners only) workshop on "Building a Stormwater P3" at the P3 Water Summit in San Diego, California on April 23-24, 2019. Geosyntec has been actively presenting and sponsoring this event for the last three years, serving as a member of the planning committee, and leading development of the stormwater…
Andrea Rocha, Ph.D. (Tenneessee) coauthored a paper entitled "Large Circular Plasmids from Groundwater Plasmidomes Span Multiple Incompatibility Groups and Are Enriched in Multimetal Resistance Genes" that was published in the journal mBio in Volume 10, Issue 1 on April 3, 2019. Her coauthors were Ankita Kothari, Yu-Wei Wu, John-Marc Chandonia, Marimikel Charrier, Lara Rajeev, Dominique C. Joyner, Terry C. Hazen, Steven W. Singer, and Aindril Mukhopadhyaya. Andrea is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Tennessee…
Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. and Tom Wurzinger, P.E. (Georgia) contributed to the Georgia Air & Waste Management Association (GA A&WMA) Regulatory Conference at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center on April 11, 2019. Herwig's presentation "Introduction to PFAS Remediation Approaches," covered how per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a broad class of fluorine-containing synthetic chemicals that are part of a growing list of "emerging contaminants," which have recently received increased regulatory and public attention, including in…
Bob Glazier (Maryland) and Chris Saranko (Georgia) presented at the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Workshop in Arlington, Virginia in March 21, 2019. Geosyntec assembled a team of 11 key leaders from multiple branches/regions to attend this workshop. Geosyntec attendees in addition to Bob and Chris included: Cuneyt Gokmen, Ben Amos, Whitney Law, Joe Ivanowski, and Grant Walter (Georgia); Rob Ferree (Michigan); Nandra Weeks (Florida); and Carrie Pendleton and Mike…
Brian Webb (Oregon) was the lead author on a research article entitled "The Littlefield Rhyolite and associated mafic lavas: Bimodal volcanism of the Columbia River magmatic province, with constraints on age and storage sites of Grande Ronde Basalt magmas" that was published in the Geological Society of America (GSA) journal Geosphere in volume 15, Issue number 1, on pages 60-84, on December 20, 2018. His coauthors were Martin J. Streck, William C. McIntosh, and Mark…
Emily Anderson (Minnesota) and Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D. (Maryland) will each present a technical session at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) in Duluth, Minnesota on April 16, 2019. Emily is a Staff Scientist based in Minnesota focused on bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics/data analysis. A remediation and water treatment practitioner, she is a key contributor to projects in industries including mining, agribusiness, manufacturing and…
Andrew Brey, P.G., (Florida) coauthored a paper entitled "Realistic Expectations for the Treatment of Former Manufactured Gas Plant (FMGP) Residuals by Chemical Oxidants" that was published in the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology on Pages 1-17 in Volume 219 in December 2018. His coauthors were Saeid Shafieiyoun, Neil R. Thomson, Chris M. Gasinski, William Pence, and Mike Marley. Andrew is a Senior Geologist based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental…
Emily Anderson (Minnesota) coauthored a paper entitled "Denitrifying Bacteria Active in Woodchip Bioreactors at Low-Temperature Conditions" published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology starting on page 635 in volume 10 on April 2, 2019. Her coauthors were Jeonghwan Jang, Rodney T. Venterea, Michael J. Sadowsky, Carl J. Rosen, Gary W. Feyereisen, and Satoshi Ishii. Emily is a Staff Scientist based in Minnesota focused on bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics/data analysis. A remediation and water treatment…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) coauthored a book entitled "Waste-to-Energy: Technologies and Project Implementation, Third Edition" that was published on March 14, 2019. His coauthor is Francois Screve, the founder of Deltaway Energy in San Francisco CA. Marc and Francois bring their combined professional experience of more than 58 years to this third edition, which covers the growing range of technologies that are available for converting solid waste into energy through waste-to-energy (WTE) projects. Completely updated…
Geosyntec professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at the Battelle International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor in Maryland on April 15-18, 2019. Geosyntec contributions include a Technical Steering Committee member, four session chairs, eight platform presentations, one short-course instructor, one Learning Lab instructor, and a poster presentation. Geosyntec has also collaborated with universities and other parties in the preparation of conference materials. Geosyntec professionals will be…
Neal Durant, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) and Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) will present during the webinar entitled "Increasing Public and Regulatory Scrutiny of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)" hosted by Crowell & Moring LLP from 1:00p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on April 4, 2019. Co-panelists are Jennifer Giblin, Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring and Peter Condron, Partner, Crowell & Moring. Neal Durant is a Senior Principal based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of…
Geosyntec professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at the 2019 United States Society on Dams Conference and Exhibition at the Chicago Hilton in Illinois on April 8-11, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include five platform presentations and one session moderator. Geosyntec has also collaborated with universities and other parties in the preparation of conference materials delivered by others. Geosyntec professionals will be at booth #417 to meet with attendees and answer questions about dams and levees.…
Julie Chambon, Ph.D. (California) and Neal Durant, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) coauthored a technical guidance document recently published by the U.S. Navy (NAVFAC EXWC) entitled "Tools for Estimating Contaminant Mass-in-Place, Mass Discharge, and Remediation Timeframes." The guidance document was written to support Navy Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) in their efforts to improve the accuracy of conceptual models for understanding contaminant distribution in the subsurface and quantitative estimates of remediation costs and timeframes. Soil and groundwater remediation…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) will discuss the latest technical and regulatory information on PFAS at the Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) Roundtable meeting of the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). This meeting will be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on March 28-28, 2019. Rula is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on private practice and…
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…
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