Todd DeJournett, Ph.D., P.E., (Minnesota) will present "Storage Wars: Sequestering PFAS using Polymer Chemistry" at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation's (EREF's) October Science Session to be held virtually at 1:00 p.m. EDT on October 28, 2021. Craig Benson, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will moderate the discussion. Todd DeJournett is a Senior Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 15 years of professional experience focused in the areas of…
Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., NAE, F.ASCE (Georgia) was the featured GeoLegend in GEOSTRATA's October/November 2021 issue. Rudy Bonaparte is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with 40 years of professional experience focused on the areas of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; contaminated site, waterway, and sediment assessment and remediation; and solid, hazardous, and low-level radioactive waste disposal facility permitting and design. Rudy served as the President and CEO of Geosyntec for 20 years and…
Dariusz Chlebica, P.G. (Massachusetts) will present "A Comprehensive Remedial Approach for a Former Manufacturing Facility" and David Jensen (Massachusetts) will present "How Much Data is Enough? Designing an Optimized Active Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System with a Limited Conceptual Site Model" at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation's virtual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy on October 20, 2021. Dariusz Chlebica is a Project Geologist based in Massachusetts with experience in…
Brandon Steets, P.E., Megan Otto, P.E., Stacey Isaac, P.E., Maia Colyar, P.E., QISP (California), and Adam Questad, P.E. (Massachusetts) coauthored an article entitled “Performance Changes during Long-Term Monitoring of Full-Scale Media Filter Stormwater Controls at an Industrial Site” for publication in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment on September 27, 2021. Additional coauthors are Robert Pitt, University of Alabama; Robert Gearheart, Humboldt State University; Jon Jones, Wright Water Engineers; Michael Josselyn, WRA,…
Carrie McCoy, P.E., PMP (California) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Engineer. She has more than 20 years of experience as a subject matter expert in environmental consulting and construction. At Geosyntec, Carrie will support environmental remediation operations in the San Diego North office as well as federal sector services nationwide. In past roles, Carrie has investigated, designed, and constructed remedies for complex sites. Her areas of expertise include in situ remedy design and…
Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) and Dylan Eberle, Ph.D. (Massachusetts) presented the webinar titled "Recent Developments in Vapor Intrusion and Environmental Forensics" for the American Bar Association at 12 pm EDT on October 5, 2021. Travis Kline. MEM (Washington, D.C.) moderated the discussion. Helen Dawson is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Consultant based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of experience focused on private practice, academia, and public service. Her practice spans…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution to WEFTEC 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on October 16-20, 2021. Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) is an invited presenter for the Industry Plenary Session at the conference, and Ed Horai (New York), Adrienne Nemura, P.E. (Ohio), Nick Butson (Ontario), Brian Petty, P.E. (California), Rishab Mahajan, P.E. (Illinois), Stephanie Sanchez (Florida) Andrew Holmes, Ph.D., (Ontario), and Philip Benson, P.E., PMP (Washington D.C.) will deliver…
Jamey Rosen, P.Geo (Ontario, Canada) will virtually present "Analysis of Panel and Pile Verticality and Overlap in a PIMS" at 4:50 p.m. on October 14, 2021; and Terry Holman, Ph.D., P.E. (Illinois) will virtually lead a meeting of the DFI Working Platforms Working Group at DFI's 46th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Geosyntec's Matthew Chartier, P.E. (Massachusetts) will also be attending the Deep Foundations Institute's 46th Annual…
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Jill Cooper and Amy Mifflin to Present at NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum Virtual Conference Jill Cooper, J.D. (Colorado) will be on the panel and Amy Mifflin (New Jersey) will be moderating "Driving a Strategic Approach to ESG Management" at NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Virtual Event at 2:15 p.m. EST on October 21, 2021. The panel for "Session 22: Driving a Strategic Approach to ESG Management" also includes Carolina Ortega, Nacero,…
Geosyntec professionals will be delivering five presentations and moderating a session at Remediation Technologies Symposium 2021 (RemTech 2021) at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada on October 13–15, 2021. Geosyntec is a Silver Sponsor of the event. Savron, division of Geosyntec, will also be represented at RemTech2021. Employees from both organizations — Silvia Mancini, Meggen Janes, Paul Nicholson, Sarah Miles, and Laura Kinsman will be participating, presenting, and staffing a booth. Silvia…
Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. ( Colorado) recently joined the editorial board of Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation. He was invited to the board by the editor-in-chief following his role as guest associate editor for a 2021 focus issue on vapor intrusion risk assessment. Prior to this role, Chase has served as a peer reviewer for the publication from 2016 to 2020 Chase is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Colorado with more than 10 years of…
Dan LaPorte (Ontario) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a principal hydrogeochemist. He has more than 15 years of experience as a subject matter expert in hydrogeological and geochemical characterization, predictive water quality modelling, environmental monitoring programs, and site investigations. In particular, Dan's work has focused on hydrogeological and geochemical investigations within the mining sector, waste management, and urban development industries, in Canada and abroad. At Geosyntec, Dan will leverage his experience and Geosyntec's culture of…
Suzana Kraus (Ontario) was interviewed in an episode of the NICOLE Latin America Podcast entitled "Environmental Bioremediation – Benefits and Limitations" on September 15, 2021. Suzana Kraus is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Ontario with experience in the environmental and remediation fields. Her practice focuses on promoting project alignment between international, interdisciplinary teams across Canada, the U.S., Brazil, and Argentina. She is also regularly involved in the financial management of complex site projects, budget…
Mark Johnson (Maryland) discusses current drivers in the commercial real estate market with an eye toward adaptive reuse, ESG, and other game changing topics on ERIS’ Risk-E Business Environmental & Due Diligence Podcast. Mark Johnson is a Principal Consultant based in Maryland with more than 25 years of experience focused on transactional support, site investigation and remediation, subsurface vapor intrusion to indoor air, environmental management assessment and systems, and brownfield redevelopment planning and design. Mark…
Geosyntec’s Adrienne Nemura, P.E. (Ohio), Marc Leisenring, P.E. (Oregon), Rich Wildman, Ph.D. (Oregon), Beth Toot-Levy (Ohio), and Jo Lewis (Oregon) contributed to the project. Adrienne Nemura is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Ohio with more than 36 years of experience focused on helping clients identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions to meet their water quality goals. She has worked for more than 40 cities and wastewater utilities, state and federal regulatory agencies, industrial facilities,…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California) will present a webinar on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) at 12:00 p.m. EST on October 19, 2021. Jason Conder is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on risk assessment and contaminated sediments in contaminated site assessment and management, environmental toxicology, and ecological and human health risk assessment. A significant portion of Jason's practice has focused on…
Regan Welch, P.E. (Ohio) and Megan Martz, P.G. (Indiana) will present on PFAS and Leachate Management at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Illinois Annual Conference on October 7, 2021. A one-day event, the SWANA Illinois Annual Conference will cover issues facing the industry related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and leachate management, followed by a tour of a local PFAS project. Regan Welch is a Project Engineer based in Columbus, Ohio,…
Ainsley Inglis, Nicholas Head, Dave Hogberg, Marlaina Auger (Ontario), and David Reynolds, Ph.D. (Sydney) coauthored a paper entitled "Electrokinetically-enhanced emplacement of lactate in a chlorinated solvent contaminated clay site to promote bioremediation," published in Volume 201 of Water Research on August 1, 2021. Ainsley Inglis was the lead author, and Geosyntec staff coauthors were Nicholas Head, David Reynolds, Dave Hogberg, and Marlaina Auger. Other coauthors were Ahmed I. A. Chowdhury, Ariel Nunez Garcia, Elizabeth Edwards,…
Jerko Kocijan, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., M.ASCE (California) presented "Axial Pile Capacity Predictions using CPT Direct Method and Comparison with PDA Test Results" at The Western Bridge Engineers' Virtual Seminar in at 11 a.m. PDT on September 13, 2021. Jerko's co-presenters were Farid Motamed, Fugro USA Land, Inc.; Hossein Rashidi, EarthSpectives, Inc.; Samar Saad, OC405 Partners; Medji Sama, Fugro USA Land, Inc.; Curt Scheyhing, Group Delta Consultants, Inc.; and Amiri Sharid, Caltrans. Jerko Kocijan is a…
Corey Wallace, Ph.D. (Ohio), recently coauthored a paper related to groundwater and reactive transport modeling in Applied Energy. Corey is a groundwater and geochemical scientist with ten years of research experience. His practice focuses on groundwater-surface water interactions, physical hydrology, and groundwater flow and reactive transport modeling to assess groundwater quality and evaluate remediation strategies. The paper entitled "Application of upscaling methods for fluid flow and mass transport in multi-scale heterogeneous media: A critical review"…
Geosyntec staff served on the committee, will chair two sessions, and conduct four presentations at the Air & Water Management Association's virtual conference on Advancements in Vapor Intrusion and Emerging Contaminant Air Quality Issues on September 23-24, 2021. Robert Ettinger (California) served on the committee and will chair two sessions. Brian Ares (Michigan); Theresa Gabris, Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington DC); and Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado) will conduct presentations. Robert Ettinger is a Senior…
Peter Seidle, P.E., (Florida) will instruct a short course on Project Management and present on "Keys to Award Winning Shoreline Restoration" at the 2021 National Coastal Conference at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 28 and 30, 2021. Peter's co-instructor for the short course is Dan Adams, City of Virginia Beach. Peter Seidle is a Coastal Engineer based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience providing domestic and international clients…
James Rayner MSc, FGS (Bristol, UK) will present "Strategic Collaboration for Remediation of Complex Sites" at Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK at 2 to 2:30 p.m. (GMT+1) on September 23, 2021. Geosyntec is exhibiting at stand 4-H112 during the Expo, so feel free to come by and meet the UK team. James Rayner has more than 18 years of experience in the assessment, management ,and remediation of…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the expansion of our office in Dublin, Ireland. The move to a larger office in Dublin will accommodate Geosyntec's growing services in soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, environmental due diligence and compliance auditing, and environmental regulatory support. Led by Graham Webb, Geosyntec's Dublin staff members doing remarkable work, including enhanced in-situ bioremediation of trichloroethylene (TCE) in a fractured limestone aquifer, remediation through source removal, and multiphase extraction at…
Chris Dickinson, P.E. brings 35 years of consulting engineering experience focused on civil engineering, water resource services, resiliency, environmental services, and program management for civil and environmental contracts. Chris will focus on bringing Geosyntec's solutions to public and private clients. Industrial clients include food and beverage processors, electric power utilities, distribution and logistics companies, and manufacturers. His federal and state government experience includes assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Dam and Levee Risk Management…
Brittany Girardeau, P.E. (Alabama), Amanda Taylor, P.E. (Louisiana), and William Templeton, P.E. (Oregon) will present on coastal resiliency at the 2021 National Coastal Conference at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 28-October 1, 2021. Brittany Girardeau is a Staff Engineer with experience in coastal engineering and modeling. She frequently works in the development of watershed management plans, the analysis of various types of data, and the design of drainage areas. Throughout her…
Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present "Challenges of Managing Risk for Tailings Dams Under a Water Dam Regulatory Framework," and Conrad Ginther, P.E.. (Tennessee) and Mike Houlihan, P.E. (Maryland) will moderate sessions on dam safety and stability at the Dam Safety 2021 National Conference at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9-15, 2021. Geosyntec is exhibiting at the conference. Attendees should stop by our booth #607 to learn about our…
Geosyntec is expanding services to new and existing clients from our new location at 401 Ryland Street, Suite 201 Reno, Nevada 89502. Geosyntec is expanding our client services in Nevada with a new office in Reno, Nevada. This office will help our clients create exceptional solutions for a broad range of geo-environmental needs. These include environmental cleanup, water resource engineering, and geotechnical engineering. Our services are key to supporting local industries such as water management…
Girish Kumar, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Comprehensive coupled thermo-hydro-bio-mechanical model for holistic performance assessment of municipal solid waste landfills" published in the journal Computers and Geotechnics in Volume 132 in April 2021. Girish Kumar was the lead author, and his coauthor was Krishna R. Reddy. Girish Kumar is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with a focus on-site assessment and remediation consulting. He has academic and research experience in geotechnical and geoenvironmental…
Ogul Doygun, Ph.D., (California) coauthored a paper entitled "CRESI: A susceptibility index methodology to assess roads threatened by coastal erosion," published in Ocean & Coastal Management on in Volume 213 on November 1, 2021. Horst Brandes was the lead author, and Ogul's coauthors were Oceana Francis, Guohui Zhang, Caroline Rossi, L. Yang, and Harrison Togia. In this article, Ogul and his colleagues propose a new method to assess susceptibility of coastal roads to erosion. The…
Dennis Hoyt (New York) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Environmental Consultant. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in environmental remediation, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance, and operations, monitoring, and maintenance (OM&M). Dennis will grow Geosyntec's Western New York business, working across practice areas and industries to improve project progress and outcomes at complex sites, helping clients with EHS due diligence and compliance, and providing them…
Hong Jin, Ph.D. (Texas); Summer Broeckx-Smith, MESM, LEED GA, Alena Raymond, Ph.D. (California); and Andrea Siefers, P.E. (North Carolina) will lead a session entitled "Best Practices and Lessons Learned on Developing Corporate Scope 3 Emissions Inventories and Science-Based Targets (SBTs)" in the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment 2021 Pre-Conference Workshops from 9:00-10:30 a.m., EDT on September 20, 2021. Hong Jin is a Senior Professional based in Texas with more than 13 years of oil…
On August 31, 2021, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) released their Final Guidance for Evaluation the Vapor Intrusion (VI) Exposure Pathway (VI Guidance). The VI Guidance brings Georgia into the mainstream of US jurisdictions and reflects GA EPD's focus on evaluating the VI pathway at contaminated sites. The GA EPD VI Guidance complements the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) VI guidance and the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) VI guidance…