Daniel Elliott Ph.D., BCEEM, and George Hollerbach, P.E., CSP, BCEE, will present "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: A Brief History, Causes, and Potential Remedies" at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on February 6, 2023. Dan is a Senior Consultant based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of experience managing environmental due diligence assessments, characterizing and quantifying environmental liabilities, managing remediation portfolios, conducting…
Sarah Gustitus-Graham, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida) was awarded the 2023 40 Under 40 Award from Waste360 on February 1, 2023. Sarah is an Engineer based in Florida who focuses on solid waste management. She offers broad experience in landfill design, hydrologic and geotechnical investigations, bench-scale and modeling studies of liner and cover systems, landfill gas management, waste composition studies, and cost-benefit analysis. As a doctoral student, Sarah received a fellowship from the Environmental Research and Education…
Jeremiah Armitage, P.G., (Indiana) recently joined Geosyntec as a Principal Geologist. He has more than 20 years of experience as a subject-matter expert in remediation and site assessment. At Geosyntec, Jeremiah will focus on helping clients assess and remediate contaminated groundwater and address vapor intrusion. In past roles, Jeremiah has led many high-profile projects involving contaminated sites and their remediation, especially involving chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, and metals. Additionally, he has served as…
Fabiana Arriaga, Ph.D., (California) will moderate the Women in Geosynthetics Round Table Event at the Geosynthetics 2023 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, February 6 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. CST Fabiana's co-moderator is Jordan Wiechmann of Intertape Polymer Group; panelists include Tina Oliver of Seaman Corp, Maya Innis of International Cover Systems, Roxalana Dobransky of Layfield Group, and Kirstin Sample-Lord of Villanova University. Fabiana has more than fifteen years of academic and professional…
Jenny Ramirez, Ph.D. (Ontario) coauthored the paper "Intersectional Impacts of the 2021 Mw 7.2 Nippes, Haiti, Earthquake from Geotechnical and Social Perspectives" in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society on January 4, 2023. Jenny's coauthors were Ashly Cabas, Cristina Lorenzo-Velazquez, Nancy Ingabire Abayo, and Chunyang Ji (North Carolina State University), Fernando E. Garcia (University of Michigan), Joanne Pérodin (Florida International University), Yu-Wei Hwang (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University), Shideh Dashti (University of Colorado Boulder),…
Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E. (Massachusetts), will present "Challenges for Flood Protection in River and Coastal Communities considering Climate Change" at the Trends in Coastal and Offshore Geotechnical Infrastructure seminar hosted by Tufts University at the Tufts University Robinson Auditorium at 9:50 a.m. on January 28. Before joining Geosyntec, Juan spent 23 years as a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California at Berkeley where he taught and conducted research…
Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., P.Eng, (Ontario) will present "Leveraging Your CSM to Develop Successful Bedrock Remediation Approaches: Concepts & Case Studies" at the Smart Methods in Advanced Remediation Technologies (SMART) Remediation Conference at the Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario, at 9:25 a.m. on January 26, 2023. Leah MacKinnon, P.Eng, (Ontario) will present the same topic at the SMART Remediation Conference at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, at 11:00…
Kyle LaClair, P.E. (Virginia) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Engineer, bringing more than 20 years of experience focused on developing and permitting civil infrastructure projects. Kyle brings to Geosyntec his engineering and construction industries, including his work in the areas of site/civil, transportation, traffic, water resource, and process engineering and design skills. With experience in both design-bid-build and design-build projects, Kyle manages projects throughout their life cycles, from conceptual planning through construction. He…
Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California) will present "Environmental Risk Considerations for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Biosolids" at the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) PFAS Webinar at 1:00 p.m. PST on January 19, 2023. 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. PNCWA is the…
Conrad Ginther, P.E. (Tennessee) will present "Drilling and Grouting as a Versatile Tool at Boone Dam" and "Instrumented Packers: Boone Dam." John Barrett, P.E. (Tennessee) will present "Dam Safety Instrumentation Performance of Boone Dam during Remediation Grouting," and Andrew Higgins (Ontario) will present "A Simple Project Information Management System for A Grout Curtain" at the International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 16 and…
Ilektra Drygiannaki, Ph.D., (Illinois) and Giovanna Pagnozzi, Ph.D., (Washington) coauthored "Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the Neches-Brakes Bayou River System in Beaumont, Texas" in the November 2022 edition of Environmental Management. Ilektra and Giovanna's coauthors were Balaji Rao, Danny Reible, Dimitrios Athanasiou, Helen H. Lou, Renzun Zhao, Jian Fang, Kayleigh Millerick, and Nahirobe Barragan. Ilektra is a Senior Staff Professional in Geosyntec's Chicago office. She assesses sediment recontamination due to stormwater and bioaccumulation of…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) coauthored "Decoupled net present value: protecting assets against climate change risk by consistently capturing the value of resilient and adaptable investments," which was published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure on December 9, 2022. He was the lead author; his coauthors were Javier Rojo (Sustainability Strategic Advisors, London), William Phillips (Mott McDonald, Toronto), and Andrew Eil (Tata Consultancy Services, New York). David Espinoza is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., Sarah Gustitus-Graham, P.E., Ph.D. (Florida), Montana Meeker (Georgia), and Sean O'Donnell, P.E., Ph.D. (Maryland), coauthored "Desktop Waste Characterization Studies: An Alternative to Traditional Trash Dives" in Waste Advantage Magazine's December 2022 issue. Mark Jackson, Pensacola's sustainability coordinator, was also a coauthor. The article, which appeared in the planning and analysis section of the issue, addresses whether a desktop study can be effective and can be conducted in lieu of a traditional trash…
Geosyntec is excited to announce that Red Earth Engineering Pty Ltd (REE), a consultancy with offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast; and Perth, Australia, has entered into an agreement to join our family of companies. With a staff of 61, REE is an engineering and consulting firm focused on mine tailings and water dams in the Asia Pacific. Established in 2009, REE has since become the tailings dam consultant of choice for many of the major…
Geosyntec Staff Contribute to the 2023 Battelle Sediments Conference Geosyntec professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at Battelle's International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, on January 9 through 12, 2023. Geosyntec's Anne Fitzpatrick, LHG (Washington) served on the steering committee. In addition, Geosyntec staff will chair four sessions, give fourteen platform presentations, instruct one lunch-and-learn event, serve as a panelist, instruct a short-course,…
Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E. (Georgia) will present "Lessons and Innovations from The Performance of Modern Municipal Solid Waste Landfills with Emphasis on Long-Term Post-Closure Care" at a brown bag seminar hosted by the Georgia Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA). The event will take place at Barnes and Thornburg LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST on December 16, 2022. Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal Engineer based in…
For the second year in a row, Geosyntec was recognized as one of Highwire's safest contractors and vendors, receiving one of the highest possible ratings during their assessment of our safety practices. The honorary annual award is presented to companies that register a high safety score with Highwire, based on current safety management and historic performance. As Garrett Burke, CEO of Highwire, explained, "Geosyntec Consultants has done a remarkable job of implementing a strong safety…
Susan Brodie (Colorado) and Mark R. Willobee, CPESC (Illinois) will present on "Demystifying Sustainability and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG): Risks, Opportunities, and a Roadmap for the Aggregate Industry" at Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP)'s Annual Conference and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference in Springfield, Illinois on December 7, 2022. Geosyntec is excited to sponsor, present, and exhibit at this year's IAAP Annual Convention & Safety Conference located in Springfield, Illinois. Attendees will be able…
Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New York) will present "Industrial Water Reuse Trends" on the University of the District of Columbia's NASA-MIRO: Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology & Research at UDC (CAM-STAR) webinar at 5:30 p.m. EST on December 1, 2022. Joe Cleary is a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 46 years of experience focused on industrial wastewater, water reuse, energy recovery energy, and the treatment of emerging contaminates…
Kristin Salzsauler, P.Geo., (British Columbia) will present "Optimizing Mine Water and Mine Waste Management Using Machine Learning Approaches (and Data You Already Collect)" at the 2022 Annual British Columbia MEND ML/ARD Workshop at Simon Fraser University Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, at 1:00 on November 30, 2022. Kristin's co-presenter is Tom Meuzelaar of Life Cycle Geo. Kristin will be joined at the workshop by Geosyntec colleagues Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo.; Dan LaPorte, P.GEO; Andrew Holmes,…
Mark Heaney (New York) and Travis Kline, MEM, BCES, (Washington, D.C.) will present "Emerging Chemicals and Pathogens of Concern - Product Testing, Development, Pathway to Uncomplicate Market Challenges" during a panel session at XPAND2022, the annual meeting of the Household & Commercial Products Association in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 4 through 7, 2022. Mark will moderate the session and Travis Kline will present as part of the panel. They will be available at the Geosyntec…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) is one of five speakers on the webinar "Making Resilience Count: New Accounting Approaches for Quantifying Benefits of Climate Resilience Investment" hosted by the Global Adaptation & Resilience Working Group (GARI) at 10:30 a.m EST on Thursday, November 10, 2022. David's co-presenters are Javier Rojo of SustainAbilitySA; Jan Whittington of the University of Washington; Andrew Eil, Climate Risk and Resilience Consultant; and Lori Collins of GARI. David Espinoza is a…
Geosyntec will deliver six presentations, co-chair a technical session, and sponsor a nontechnical session at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 43rd Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 13 through 17, 2022. Presenters from Geosyntec include Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California), Jean Zodrow, Ph.D., (Colorado), Rachel Zajac-Fay (Florida), Kaylin McDermett, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania), Caitlin Johnson, Ph.D. (Massachusetts), Zach Pandelides, Ph.D. (Mississippi), and Florent Risacher, (Ottawa). Other Geosyntec staff attending are Amanda McNally,…
Stephanie Owen (Tennessee) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Professional who specializes in providing economic expertise on geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and water and natural resource projects, including flood risk management, inland navigation, and water storage for water supply. At Geosyntec, Stephanie plans to build a blue-chip consulting practice focused on consequence analysis for hydraulic structures within Geosyntec's geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and water and natural resources practices. She will also provide senior-level support to the dams and…
Spencer Washburn, Ph.D., (Minnesota) coauthored a paper titled "Mercury Isotopic Evidence for the Importance of Particles as a Source of Mercury to Marine Organisms" in Volume 119 of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published on September 20, 2022. Spencer's coauthors were Laura Motta and Joel Blum of the University of Michigan; Brian Popp and Jeffery Drazen of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Blaire Umhau and Claudia R. Benitez-Nelson of the University…
Geosyntec will make a strong showing and present seven technical papers at the Tailings and Mine Waste 2022 Conference at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado, November 6 through November 9, 2022. Practitioners in attendance will be Emmy Apostol, Robert Bachus, David Espinoza, Cunyet Gokman, Matthew Gore, Deanna Hersey, Nathan Higgerson, Dan LaPorte, Christopher Livingston, Silvia Mancini, Mason McAlary, Sarah Miles, Ali Nasseri-Moghaddam, and Sean O'Donnell. Geosyntec is a bronze sponsor of…
Geosyntec is exhibiting and moderating a session at the Air & Waste Management Association's Lake Michigan States Section (A&WMA–LMSS) Annual Air Conference in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, on November 1, 2022. Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, will serve as moderator of the "Luncheon and Speaker" session at 11:45 a.m. CDT on November 1. In addition, attendees can visit Geosyntec's booth and connect with our technical experts and discover how we help meet their air quality and…
Daniel Hodges, CEnvP (Melbourne/Victoria) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Engineer. Dan has more than 16 years of experience as a subject matter expert in contaminant hydrogeology, groundwater, and vapor intrusion. At Geosyntec, Dan will focus on the manufacturing, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors, with a focus on complex contaminated sites. In past roles, Dan has managed high-profile groundwater projects involving fractured rock systems, at coastal sites, and at sites adjacent to surface…
Geosyntec Staff to Attend and Contribute to the 2022 International Water Conference Geosyntec staff will attend, present and host a booth at the 2022 International Water Conference (IWC2022) at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, November 6 through 10, 2022. Kevin Dufresne, P.Eng. (Ontario) will present "Barium Chemistry to Treat Sulfate – But What About Selenium?" during the technical session titled "Trace Metals – Lithium, Rare Earths and Selenium" which…
While it's not rare for Geosyntec employees to spend a month in the field, the month of fieldwork completed by Senior Environmental Engineer Olga Stewart (P.E.), Senior Engineering Geologist Jared Warner (P.G., CEG, CPG), and Senior Geotechnical Engineer Jay Griffin (P.E.) last summer was truly exceptional. Last May, the three practitioners were part of a team of 25 who travelled to one of the most remote areas in Alaska's Aleutian Chain, Amchitka Island. There, the…
Geosyntec is sponsoring, presenting at, and helping plan the Federal Contaminated Sites Workshop hosted by the 2022 Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC). Workshop will be held online on November 2 and 3, 2022. The workshop, with a theme of "Climate Change Considerations in Contaminated Sites Management," is expected to have roughly 350 participants. Our contributing practitioners are Tracy Dannell, EP (Ontario), Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE (Illinois), Rob Annear, Ph.D., P.E. (Oregon), Eric…
Nigel Pickering, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) coauthored "Systematic Evaluation of Materials to Enhance Soluble Phosphorus Removal Using Biofiltration or Bioswale Stormwater Management Controls," published in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, Volume 9, Issue 1. Nigel's coauthor was Md. Arafat Ali of the University of Buffalo. Nigel Pickering is a Senior Water Resources Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 30 years of experience focused on watershed monitoring and modeling, water resources assessment…
Kirk Craig, P.E., PEE (Arizona) will present "PFAS—Pushing the envelope on technological and regulatory advancement" at The Remediation Workshop hosted by Environmental Workshops. The event will be held at Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing in Phoenix, Arizona, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST on October 27, 2022. This year's conference theme is "Emerging Contaminants." Kirk Craig is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Arizona with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterizing…