Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. (California) has been elected to the Civil Engineering Section of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for the evaluation, design, and construction of embankment dams and foundation systems, and contributions to geotechnical earthquake engineering. Election to National Academy of Engineering membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in…
Ryan Joslyn and Melissa Setz will present at the Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California on February 23-26, 2020. Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) and Nicholas Yafrate, Ph.D., P.E. (Massachusetts) will both be moderating sessions. Other Geosyntec professionals that will be in attendance are James Stout, BCES (Texas), Amy Padovani, P.E., and Justin Lottig (Oregon) . Ryan is a Staff Engineer based in…
Evan Cox, M.Sc. (Ontario) and Fabrizio Mascioni, R.G. (Arizona) will present at the MineXChange 2020 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona on February 23-26, 2020. Other Geosyntec professionals that will be attending are: Helen Thomas, Emmy Gustafson, and Richard Walther (Colorado); Paul Dockweiler and Jason Fritch (Nevada); Kirk Craig and Matthew Williams (Arizona); Trevor Carlson (Saskatchewan); Dustin Jensen (Washington) and Michael Houlihan (Maryland). Be sure to stop…
Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado) will present "Factors Affecting CERCLA Sites: From Site Listing to the Five-Year Review" at DRI's Toxic Torts and Environmental Law at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on February 20, 2020. In addition to Geosyntec sponsoring the event, Amanda Hughes, Ph.D. (Illinois) served on the DRI steering committee. Other Geosyntec Professionals that will be in attendance are Nandra Weeks, P.E. (Florida), Sam Williams, P.G., CHG, Rich Kraft,…
Panos Andonyadis, P.E. (Illinois) will present "The Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project (PLFP)" at the Canadian Geotechnical Society-Southern Ontario Section (CGS-SOS) Deep Foundation Workshop at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton, Ontario from 10:45- 11:30 a.m. on February 13, 2020. Panos is a Senior Engineer based in Illinois focused on earth retaining systems, marine bulkhead design, site redevelopment, ground improvement, micropile foundation design, slope stability design, CCR landfill design, CQA/CQC, and site…
Multiple Geosyntec practitioners will contribute to the Southern Gas Association (SGA) Environmental Technical Conference on Environmental Permitting & Construction in Savannah, Georgia on February 11-13, 2020. This conference focuses on how the natural gas industry is meeting the challenges of complying with environmental regulations, reaching enterprise-wide sustainability goals, and reaching energy management targets. Geosyntec has supported SGA for several years as a member company and as a Gold sponsor for the past two years. The…
Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ and Dennis Dreher (Illinois), will be presenting "Use of Continuous Simulation Watershed Models for Estimating Stormwater Detention Volumes in an Uncertain Future" at The Conservation Foundation's 2020 Beyond the Basics Stormwater Management Seminar: Designing for an Uncertain Future on February 27, 2020. Their co-presenter is Tom Price, Environmental Consulting & Technology. Brian Valleskey, CFM, CLP (Illinois) will also be moderating a panel on dredging. Rishab is a Project Engineer based…
Chao Zhou, P.E. (California) will present "Bench Testing of Metabolic Biofiltration of 1,4-Dioxane in Drinking Water" at the American Water Works Association's (AWWA's) 2020 International Symposium on Biological Treatment at the W Atlanta Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia at 4:00 p.m. on February 12, 2020. Chao's coauthor is Brian Petty, P.E., Geosyntec. Chao is an Engineer based in California focused on performing and managing evaluations of water and wastewater treatment technologies (physical/chemical and biological), feasibility studies,…
Shira Colsky, P.E. (Georgia) will present a poster entitled "Impacted Groundwater as a Source of Drinking Water: Design, Permitting and Regulatory Requirements" at the American Water Works Association's (AWWA's) Potable Reuse Symposium at the W Atlanta Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia at 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2020. Shira's coauthors are Geosyntec's Maria Vishnevskiy, P.E. (Kansas); Kirk Craig, P.E., (Colorado and Arizona); and Jennifer Nyman, Ph.D., P.E. (California). Additionally, Geosyntec is sponsoring the symposium. Shira is…
Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE (Florida) will present "Future 100 Year Flood Map for Coastal Resiliency in Broward County" at the 33rd Annual National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology at the Hyatt Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida at 11:20 a.m. on February 7. Mark's co-presenter is Carolina Maran, Ph.D., P.E., Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mark is a Senior Principal Water Resources and Environmental…
Ian Richardson, P.Eng., P.E. (Ontario) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in assessing and developing remedial strategies for complex contaminated operating and closed facilities as well as multi-party Superfund sites across North America. In addition to Ontario and Alberta, Ian is a registered Professional Engineer in Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, North…
Jeff Tyburski, P.G. (North Carolina) will present on an expert panel entitled "Managing Contaminated Soil" at NC Chamber's Environmental Compliance Conference at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina at 1:45 p.m. on February 5, 2020. Jeff's 's co-presenters are Joselyn Harriger, Supervisor, Brownfields Property Management Unit, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality; and Jason Watkins, Field Operations Branch Head, Solid Waste Section, Division of Waste Management, NCDEQ. The moderator is Sean…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. and Alexander McKenzie-Johnson, P.G., L.G., L.E.G., (Texas) will present on "Guidelines for Managing Geohazards Affecting the Engineering and Construction of New Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines" at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas Section, Houston Branch, Geo-Institute January Technical Session in Houston, Texas at 11:30 a.m. on January 30, 2020. Rodolfo is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Houston, Texas with more than 20 years of experience…
Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP (Massachusetts); Brandon Klenzendorf, Ph.D., P.E., CPESC (Texas); Rachel Klinger, MPH, P.E. (Florida); Kaitlyn Rhonehouse, P.E. (North Carolina); Chris Wessel, P.E., QSD/QSP (California); and Kelly Havens, P.E. (California) were named in Engineering News-Record (ENR) Regionals' 2020 class of Top Young Professionals. Jessica is included in ENR New England's 2020 class of Top Young Professionals. Brandon is named on the list for ENR Texas & Louisiana. Rachel and Kaitlyn are named on the…
Yiding Zhang, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Disease Surveillance Using Online News: Dengue and Zika in Tropical Countries" published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics on January 3, 2020. Yiding is a Senior Staff Professional based in California focused on groundwater modeling, geo-data processing and visualization, data mining, and machine learning. Yiding was the lead author, and his coauthors were Motomu Ibaraki and Franklin W. Schwartz. Biomedical Informatics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that…
Mike Hickey (Chicago) to instruct Water and Wastewater Engineering course at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Mike is an environmental engineer and a registered professional engineer in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee, with nine years of experience in industrial wastewater treatment. He is knowledgeable in the design and execution of bench and pilot scale treatability testing, process design development, and engineering drawing and document creation for clients across different industrial sectors.…
Eric Sager, P.G. (Florida) and Eric Lovenduski, (New York) will present at the Recycle Florida Today (RFT) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Sunshine Chapter 2020 Joint Summit, taking place at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on January 27, 2020. Eric Sager is a Principal Geologist based in Florida with over 20 years of experience working collaboratively to build project teams that…
Ken Mika, P.E. (Wisconsin) was named a Future 15 recipient and Young Professional of the Year by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce on January 14, 2020. Ken is a Project Engineer based in Wisconsin with 10 years of experience in civil and environmental consulting, design and field engineering, construction administration and management, and construction oversight and quality assurance for environmental, energy, and municipal projects. Future 15 annually profiles 15 young area professionals who are…
Marlies van der Schee, Ph.D. (UK) coauthored a paper entitled "Presessional Cyclicity of Seawater Pb Isotopes in the Late Miocene Mediterranean" for publication in the journal Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology on December 12, 2019. Marlies' coauthors are Sevasti Modestou, Ph.D., University of Bergen (Norway); Marcus Gutjahr, Ph.D., GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre (Germany); Rob Ellam, Ph.D., Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (UK); and Rachel Flecker, Ph.D., PGCertHE University of Bristol (UK). Marlies is a Senior Staff Professional and…
Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) presented on Ohio EPA's Nutrient Mass Balance at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium hosted by the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCW) and the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) in Columbus, Ohio on December 17, 2019. Annually, OCW and OSC host the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium to offer farmers throughout the state an opportunity to hear about the latest agricultural issues and trends facing their industry. Elizabeth presented to a group of…
Kirk Craig, P.E. (Arizona) is co-instructing the Fundamentals of Geoenvironmental Engineering course at Arizona State University (ASU) along with the Enviromental Engineering Program Chair Professor Treavor Boyer. Since its conception in 2017, Kirk has served on the External Advisory Board for ASU's new and rapidly growing Environmental Engineering undergraduate program within the Engineering School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. In this role, he has contributed to the curriculum of the Environmental Engineering Program…
Dimin Fan, Ph.D. (Maryland) is a member of the research team that received the 2019 Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Project of the Year Award for Environmental Restoration for the project titled "Emerging Core Concepts for Assessment and Enhancement of Abiotic Natural Attenuation Technologies." Dimin is an Environmental Scientist based in Maryland with more than 10 years of experience focused on research and development, evaluation, and application of innovative technologies and solutions for…
David Oliver, CCM (California) volunteered as an Evaluation Team Member at U.S. EPA's Superfund Job Training Initiative for San Gabriel Valley Superfund Site at the Region 9 Tribal EPA Conference in San Francisco, California on December 10, 2019. David is a Senior Construction Manager based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on managing general construction and environmental remediation projects for clients in the municipal solid waste, semiconductor manufacturing, defense contracting, and…
Leah MacKinnon, P.Eng. (Ontario) and Neal Durant, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) coauthored a paper entitled "Solubility and reactivity of surfactant-enhanced alkaline hydrolysis of organophosphorus pesticide DNAPL" that was published in the journal Environmental Science Pollution Research (ESPR) on December 16, 2019. Leah and Neal's coauthors were Jens Muff, Lars Frausing Bennedsen, Kirsten Rügge, Morten Bondgaard, and Kurt D. Pennell. Leah is a Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the United States,…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) coauthored a paper entitled "What's the Use of Doing Solid Waste Rate Analysis?" that was published in the American Public Works Association (APWA) publication, Florida Public Works, on pages18-19 in the Fall 2019 edition. He was the lead author, and his coauthor was Laurel C. Ureña, Environmental Consultant, founder and CEO of Montani Semper Liberi, LLC. Marc has managed more than 350 consulting assignments across the United States on all facets…
Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE (Georgia) will present "Dam Failures: Recent Experience with Mine Tailings and Coal Ash Impoundments" at the Georgia Geo-Institute Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) January 2020 meeting as part of the Cross-USA Lecture Tour at the Georgia Power Building in Atlanta, Georgia at 6:30 p.m. on January 21, 2020. Robert is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 40 years of professional experience focused…
Yiding Zhang, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Disease Surveillance using Online News: An Extended Study of Dengue Fever in India" that was published in the journal Tropical Medicine and Health on December 11, 2019. Yiding is a Senior Staff Professional based in California focused on Groundwater Modeling, Geo-Data Processing and Visualization, Data Mining, and Machine Learning. Yiding was the lead author, and his coauthors were Motomu Ibaraki and Franklin W. Schwartz. Tropical Medicine and…
Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) was elected Vice Chair of the Scientists and Engineers Section of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). Seth is a Senior Geologist based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of experience focused on site investigation and remediation, groundwater chemistry, and management of complex and multiparty sites. As Vice Chair of the Scientists and Engineers Section, she will be responsible for working with the organization to identify priorities, recruiting…
John Merrill; Eric Suchomel, Ph.D., P.E., Srinivasa Varadhan, Ph.D., P.E.; Lea Kane, P.G., Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM (California); and Melissa Asher, P.E. (Washington) coauthored a paper entitled "Development and Validation of Technologies for Remediation of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane in Groundwater" published in Current Pollution Reports on pages 1-10 in the Topical Collection on Emerging Contaminants on November 11, 2019. Current Pollution Reports provides in-depth review articles contributed by international experts on the most significant…
Dan Elliott, Ph.D.; Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE; and Matt Basso, CHMM (New Jersey) presented "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – The Chemical Basis for the Problem and Potential Solutions" at a meeting of the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Westchester Chapter at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York on December 5, 2019. The presentation was well attended by students from Westchester Community College and Pace University, as well as ACS members. The presenters encouraged participation from…
Geosyntec Consultants has moved to a new location in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area to support regional growth. The Green Bay office focuses on helping clients with contaminated site remediation, brownfield site re-development, environmental management for industrial and utility clients, water and natural resources restoration and management, waste management, water management, and geotechnical specialty services. Supported by a nationwide team of experts, the office serves industrial, municipal, and utility clients throughout the region. The office…
Joe Goldstein, P.E. (California) was recently selected to serve on the Levees Committee of the U.S. Society on Dams (USSD). Joe is a Professional Engineer based in California with more than 10 years of experience focused on dam and levee safety, working to ensure these important water infrastructure projects deliver the maximum benefits to the nation while reducing risk to people, property, and the environment. His other experience includes, project management, risk analysis, risk communication,…
After serving on the Governing Board of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for two years, Scott Struck, Ph.D., ENV SP, F.EWRI was recently named President for this more than 26,000-member organization. Scott is a Principal based in Colorado with more than 18 years of experience focused on distributed and centralized stormwater source control measures, infrastructure planning and prioritization, modeling, design, optimization, monitoring, performance assessment, economic…