Professionals from Geosyntec, will make a substantial technical contribution at the Battelle's Twelfth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, which will be held May 22 through 26 in Palm Springs, California at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Geosyntec contributions include two as session chairs, a practitioner serving as short course instructor, 11 platform presentations and 14 poster presentations. Geosyntec professionals will be at booth 108 to meet with attendees and answer questions…
Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) is co-presenting on "Not Your Traditional Local Limits: Using Creativity and Flexibility to Benefit the Community" at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) National Pretreatment Workshop & Training at the Parthenon Ballroom, in Nashville, Tennessee on May 19, 2022. Elizabeth Toot-Levy, Project Scientist at Geosyntec will be co-presenting with Joshua Ballentine, Manager, National Pretreatment Technical Lead at Brown and Caldwell. Elizabeth (Beth) Toot-Levy is a project scientist based in Cleveland,…
Ajay Shastri, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), named a member of the Offshore Technology Conference's Emerging Leader Class of 2022 at the Offshore Technology Conference on May 3, 2022. Ajay Shastri is a Project Engineer based in Texas with experience focused on offshore foundation design, onshore geotechnics, and geohazards and mitigation. His practice emphasizes planning and overseeing onshore and offshore geotechnical and geological site investigation; performing geotechnical engineering analyses such as slope stability, settlement, bearing capacity, seepage,…
Esteban Biondi and Diego DelgadoTamariz (Florida) will attend the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 16 and 17, 2022. Esteban is a Principal Engineer at ATM, a Geosyntec company. He based in Florida and has more than 28 years of experience focused on ocean, coastal, and waterfront projects ranging from marina developments and cruise destinations to port structures and environmental impact…
Steve Peene, Ph.D. (Florida) presented at The Water Research Foundation's (WRF) Research Planning Summit, on April 11-29, 2022. Steve is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 32 years of experience focused on the water resources practice. The WRF Research Planning Summit catalyzed discussions, sparked imagination, and served as a starting point for participants to brainstorm research needs and ideas and project concepts. These conversations took place during breakout groups that were dedicated…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. (California), Christie Hale, Ph.D., (California), and Glenn Rix, Ph.D., P.E., (Georgia) will serve as instructors for a webinar titled "Earthquake Engineering for Embankment Dams" on May 23–25, 2022. The course is offered through the Association of State Dam Safety (ASDSO). Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. For many years, he has focused on the…
Tamara Hebeler, P.E. (Georgia), Cory Reiter, P.E. (Indiana), Maria Vishnevskiy, P.E. (California), and James Wang, Ph.D, P.E. (Maryland), will attend the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo (JETC) conference at Gaylord's Rocky Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado, at from May 10 through 12. James will present on May 11 using natural source zone depletion to transition to sustainable remediation of light nonaqueous phase liquid (LNAPL). Maria, who…
Many Geosyntec practitioners will make significant contributions to the World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference 2022 on May 16 through 19, 2022 in Covington, Kentucky. WOCA is the leading international conference on the science, application, and sustainability of coal combustion products (CCPs). WOCA 2022 will be the ninth biennial meeting on CCPs and gasification products worldwide. The conference is hosted by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied…
BOCA RATON & NEW YORK – [May 10, 2022] – Geosyntec is pleased to announce approval of a majority investment by Blackstone Energy Partners (NYSE: BX) to fuel our continued leadership in our core markets while accelerating Geosyntec’s continued growth and success in new and emerging markets and geographies. Peter Zeeb, President & CEO of Geosyntec said: “Our partnership with Blackstone Energy Partners will strengthen our ability to grow through strategic acquisitions and recruiting of…
Derya Genc, Ph.D., E.I.T., (Georgia) coauthored an article titled "Comprehensive in-situ freeze-thaw monitoring under a granular-surfaced road system" for publication in Transportation Geotechnics on March 30, 2022. Derya's coauthors were Jeremy Ashlock, Halil Ceylan, and Robert Horton of Iowa State University and Bora Cetin and Kristen Cetin of Michigan State University. Derya Genc is a Senior Staff Engineer-in-Training based in Georgia who focuses on geotechnical and civil engineering. Her research addresses freeze-thaw monitoring and modeling…
Rob Harris (Ontario), and Hannah Chessell, P.Geo, (Ontario) will participate in an online presentation on "Readying Projects for Excess Soil Management" at the Public Sector Project Management Spring Forum (PSPMSF) at 10:55 a.m. EDT on May 12, 2022. Rob and Hannah's co-presenters are Jeffery Lee, Town of Oakville, and Prasoon Adhikari, City of Guelph. Rob is a Senior Project Manager based in Ontario with over 31 years of experience focused on a wide range of…
George Hollerbach, P.E., BCEE, CSP, David Marabello, PMP, BCEE, P.E., (New Jersey), and Edward Horai, E.I.T., (New York) will make significant technical contributions to the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) 107th John J. Lagrosa Annual Conference and Exposition at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 9–13, 2022. George Hollerbach will receive the 2022 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Life Membership Award in recognition of more than 40 years of active…
Gloria Teague, P.E., CFM, (Florida) was honored with the Young Alumna of the Year Award from the University of Florida Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering in Gainesville, Florida at their annual Recognition and Awards Dinner on April 20, 2022. Also receiving this recognition was Allison Mica of Bacardi. Gloria and Allison were nominated and selected by the department faculty. Gloria has been involved with the department since she was an undergraduate in 2003. Gloria…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington, D.C.) and Mark Heaney will attend and participate in IMPACT2022, the midyear meeting of the Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA), which will be held both online and in person at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. May 11 through 13, 2022. Travis will present "PFAS Chemistry Health Concerns and Content in Consumer Products" on May 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. A Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington, D.C.,…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, (Florida) will present "Use of Rock Revetments to Protect Industrial Facilities –Three Case Studies" at WODCON XXIII: World Dredging Congress and Exhibition at the Tivoli Congress Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. He will present at 2:55 through 4:15 p.m. CET on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Kwasi's co-author is Geosyntec's Ramil G. Mijares, Ph.D., P.E., (Florida). Their paper discusses the use of rock revetments to protect facilities from severe erosion and…
Andrew Copley, E.I.T. (Virginia) will present "Proof is in the Data: Assessing the Need for Ground Improvement" for the Improvements in Solid Waste Industry Session at the VRA & SWANA Sharing Solutions 2022 Conference at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront on May 5, 2022. Andrew's co-presenter is Robert Swan, from HD Concrete Floors, who will present "Tipping Floors: Solutions for Improving Durability, Environmental Compliance and Considerations for Repairs." The moderator for the Improvements in Solid…
Mike Petouhoff, P.E., (California) and Eric Amundsen, J.D. (Massachusetts) presented "ENERGY TRANSITION: Prevent Pitfalls with Proactive Public Planning and Prescient Private Partnerships" at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) 51st Spring Conference on Environmental Law at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California on April 7, 2022. Jill Cooper, J.D. (Colorado) was the moderator and a panelist for another presentation at the 51st Spring Conference on Environmental Law titled…
Geosyntec and its practitioners were recognized for their research regarding vapor intrusion in a recent literature review conducted by Jeroen Provoost and Karen Victor and published in the journal Environment and Pollution. The article, "Global Research Collaboration for Vapour Intrusion," uses social network analysis to better understand how global research into VI is taking place and evolving. This analysis considered 54 years (from 1966 through 2020), and over 560 publications. Provoost and Victor find that…
Geosyntec is a supporting sponsor and will host a booth at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) at the Raising Canes River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on April 25–28, 2022. Geosyntec will host Booth 12 at the event. Geosyntec personnel in attendance will include Nandra Weeks, P.E., Mollie Taylor, (Florida), Amanda Taylor, P.E., (Louisiana), and Heath Hansell, P.E. (South Carolina). Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than…
John Merrill and Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., (California) will present on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) treatment and mitigation online at the 2022 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference (ECEC22) on April 27–28, 2022. John Merrill is an Engineer based in California with experience in environmental site investigation and remediation, litigation support, and applied research in collaboration with university partners. John focuses on emerging contaminants, including PFAS, 1,4-dioxane, and 1,2,3-trichloropropane. Elisabeth Hawley is a Senior Consultant…
The Bryte Landfill Project, for which Geosyntec provided project management, engineering and design, and construction oversight support, has been named Region 9 Outstanding Environmental Engineering Project by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sacramento Section. The project was completed by a team that included the Sacramento Area Flood Agency (SAFCA), MBK Engineers, Odin Construction, and representatives from Sacramento, Yolo County, and the Department of Toxic Substance Control. Geosyntec's Andy Andrews, P.E., who served as…
Will Burke, P.G., (Alabama); Cristina Graver, P.E.; Matthew Wissler, P.G.; Katie Fox, P.E.; and Esteban Biondi (Florida) will present on brownfields redevelopment at the Florida & Alabama Brownfields Conference 2021 Part 2 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach in Pensacola Beach, Florida on April 24–27, 2022. As President of the Alabama Brownfields Association, Will Burke will welcome attendees along with E. Christian Wells, President of the Florida Brownfields Association, and Grover Robinson, Mayor of the City…
Michael Zylich, P.G., L.S.P. (North Carolina), George Hollerbach, P.E. (New Jersey), BCEE, CSP, Hue Quan, P.E. (New Jersey), Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E., LEEDAP, D.GE., F. ASCE, (Massachusetts), Chuck Whisman, P.E., (Pennsylvania) will attend the Business Network for Offshore Wind 2022 International Partnering Forum (IPF) at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on April 26, 2022. Attendees can meet Geosyntec Staff at the Geosyntec booth (number 1101) in the front, left of…
Eric Tollefsrud, P.G.(Minnesota) presented and Paul Brookner, P.G. (Minnesota) moderated "Water Science for Lawyers: Wetlands, Groundwater, Surface Water, and Watersheds" at the 2022 Minnesota Environmental Institute Event virtually on April 14, 2022. Eric Tollefsrud and Paul Brookner's co-presenters were Leah Hall, The Nature Conservancy; Michael Rask, WSB; and Roxy Robertson, WSB. Eric Tollefsrud is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with more than 25 years of environmental consulting experience focused on the characterization and…
James (Yu-Sheng) Wang, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will teach a course titled "Transitioning to Sustainable LNAPL Remediation Using Natural Source Zone Depletion" at the Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo (JETC) hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado at 1:15 p.m. on May 11, 2022. In addition, Geosyntec will sponsor a booth at the event. James Wang is a Principal Environmental Engineer based…
Sam Baushke, P.E., Emily Campbell, P.E., CFM, CPESC, Mike Coram, C.P.G., and Bryan VanDuinen, P.E. (Michigan) will be presenting at the Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) hosted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) in Novi, Michigan on April 20 through 21, 2022. Sam Baushke is a Senior Engineer based in Michigan with 14 years of experience with a focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), vapor intrusion, and light non-aqueous…
Emma O'Leary, (Minnesota) coauthored an article entitled "Evaluating Quantitative PCR Assays to Enumerate Several Bacterial Populations of Importance in Different Municipal Wastewater Treatment Designs" published in the October 2021 issue of the Journal of Environmental Engineering. Emma's coauthors were Taegyu Kim, Sebastian Behrens, and Timothy LaPara, all of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Emma O'Leary is a Staff Professional based in Minnesota with experience in civil and environmental engineering. She focuses on water and…
Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) will present on both Industrial Water Reuse and Pharmaceutical Industry Trends to graduate students in Dr. Mabbudoor Choudary's seminar class, Emerging Issues in Environmental Engineering and Public Health, at Manhattan College on at 6:30 p.m. EDT on April 21, 2022. Joe Cleary is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 48 years of experience focused on industrial wastewater, water reuse, energy recovery from wastewater, and…
Joshua Franck (California); Tory Luttermoser, Deran Pursoo, P.E., and Tengfei Cehn (Arizona) presented at the 2022 Environmental Professionals of Arizona (EPAZ) Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tempe, Arizona on March 24 and 25, 2022. Joshua Franck, a Senior Staff Scientist, is an experienced modeling geologist who works in multiple software packages to perform time series trend analyses, source characterization, plume stability monitoring, and conceptual site modeling. Tory Luttermoser is a Senior Staff Professional…
The Geosyntec Family of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of 22 individuals to the position of Senior Principal. Each of these new Senior Principals has made significant contributions to delivering outstanding projects to first-class clients, developing strong relationships with those clients, building our practices, leveraging their own expertise and experience of their colleagues, recruiting outstanding staff, and working collaboratively with their co-workers. Please join us in congratulating them on achieving this career milestone.…
Cheryl Halim, Ph.D. (New South Wales, Australia), Rachael Martin, Ph.D. (New South Wales, Australia), and Kylie Lloyd, MPH, MA (Med Sci) (New South Wales, Australia) were instrumental the development of "Good Practice Guidance for the Management and Control of Asbestos: Protecting Workplaces and Communities from Asbestos Exposure Risks" published by the Asian Development Bank. Geosyntec provided core support for the project, during which time Cheryl, Rachael, and Kylie conducted research on asbestos legislation, health effects,…
The Geosyntec Family of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of 23 individuals to the position of Principal. Each of these new Principals has made significant contributions to delivering outstanding projects to first-class clients, developing strong relationships with those clients, building our practices, leveraging their own expertise and experience of their colleagues, recruiting outstanding staff, and working collaboratively with their co-workers. Please join us in congratulating them on achieving this career milestone. Amy Padovani,…
Ken Susilo, P.E., CPSWQ (California) will present on a panel "Stormwater P3s: An Opportunity to bring Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Concepts Together with Alternative Project Delivery through Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)" at The P3 Water Summit in San Diego from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT on April 08, 2022. The moderator for the session is Marni von Wilpert, Councilmember, City of San Diego, and Ken's co-panelists are Timothy Male, Executive Director, Environmental Policy…