September 30, 2013

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Geosyntec Principal Receives ITRC "2007 Industry Recognition Award"

Geosyntec Principal Mary de Flaun, Ph.D., (Princeton) was recently presented with the "2007 Industry Recognition Award" by the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC). Dr. de Flaun was given the award in honor of her "outstanding contribution to the ITRC in 2007," particularly for her participation in the ITRC's BioDNAPL group. In the BioDNAPL group, she was involved with the development of a technical guidance document on "Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethene DNAPL" for state environmental regulators. Dr. de Flaun is also a member of the internet training team for the BioDNAPL technical guidance.

ITRC is a state-led coalition working together with industry and stakeholders to achieve regulatory acceptance of environmental technologies.

Dr. de Flaun is highly experienced in the development and implementation of in situ remediation technologies. Her work with ITRC leverages more than 20 years of experience taking in situ groundwater remediation technologies, particularly those focused on the treatment of recalcitrant organics and metals, from bench/pilot-scale applications to practical field applications. She continues to advance the state-of-the-practice through research programs supported by the U.S. Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science recognized Dr. de Flaun for her work in the Subsurface Science Program as well as for her leadership of the field research program on bioaugmentation in Oyster, Va. She has also received the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey for contributions on two patents in the degradation of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE).

ITRC brings together a diverse mix of environmental experts and stakeholders from the public and private sectors to broaden and deepen technical knowledge and streamline the regulation of new environmental technologies. For more information about ITRC, visit .