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…
On November 12, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded a patent covering a direct push technology jet injection (DPT-JI) method for emplacing hydraulic fractures for the purposes of treating contaminants in low-permeability geologic matrices. The technology was developed in a partnership between Geosyntec, FRx Inc., COWI, and the Capital Region of Denmark. Chapman Ross P.E. (Massachusetts) and Neal Durant Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) are co-inventors of the technology, along with Bill Slack (FRx) and…
Adrienne Nemura, P.E. (MI, NC, OH) presented on the U.S. EPA's new Action Plan for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) for the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Water Council (MWC) in Columbus, Ohio on Friday March 29, 2019 with another update on October 25, 2019 in Napa, California. Adrienne is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Ohio with nearly 35 years of experience focused on helping clients identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions to meet their…
Constandina "Coco" Apergis (Colorado) presented on groundwater geology to a class at her undergrad alma mater, Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado on November 8, 2019, as part of the Denver branch's outreach efforts under the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program (CO ELP). Coco is a Staff Scientist based in Colorado with a focus on environmental consulting. Her other areas of concentration are acid mine drainage processes and passive remediation technologies. She has additional experience with…
Geosyntec will deliver three technical presentations and present 10 posters at the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Symposium 2019 in Washington D.C. on December 3-5, 2019. The SERDP and ESTCP Symposium is the nation's largest conference focusing on the Department of Defense's (DoD's) priority environmental and installation energy issues. The Symposium brings together environmental and energy researchers and technology developers with the defense end-user and…
Geosyntec was presented with the "Associate of the Year" award during the 35th Annual Environmental Conference held at the San Diego Convention Center on October 1, 2019. The conference was hosted by the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA). Accepting the award on behalf of Geosyntec were Danielle Kerper, P.G., QSD, QSP, QISP, Thomas Cueva, Chad Bird (California), and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger (Washington). Geosyntec was nominated for this award in…
Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. (Georgia) presented on the panel "PFAS FUSS: When (Not If) You Find PFAS at Your Property, What Should You Do? An Overview of Current Regulatory Efforts to Address PFAS Chemicals" at the Georgia Environmental Law Section Annual Summer Seminar at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia on July 12-13, 2019. Herwig's co-presenters were Charles M. Denton, II, Barnes & Thornburg; Mark Benotti, Ph.D., NewFields; and…
Gabriel Sabadell, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado), will present "STAR as an Innovative Alternative for Source Zone Remediation" at The Groundwater Week Exhibits Workshops Summit hosted by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada at 11:40 a.m. on December 3, 2019. Gabriel's co-authors are Gavin Grant, David Major, and Grant Scholes, all from Savron. Other Geosyntec professionals attending the conference are Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) and Bella…
Geosyntec's Anchorage office celebrated its new location with an open house for clients on October 24, 2019. This new larger space accommodates the office's growth and provides a more welcoming environment for its clients. The Anchorage office will continue to focus on contaminated site assessments, clean ups, federally focused projects, groundwater services, and mining opportunities. It also offers a Risk Assessor (one of only two risk assessment consultants in the entire state). Practitioners Based in…
Geosyntec will deliver four presentations at the Canadian National Science Summit 2019 hosted by the Bureau Veritas Laboratories in Toronto, Ontario on November 26, 2019. Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G., Darius Mali, P.Eng., C-NRPP, Richard Steer, and Paul Nicholson, P.Eng., (Ontario) will conduct live demonstrations and deliver presentations. Todd is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Ontario with more than 30 years of international consulting experience focused on the evaluation of contaminant fate and transport…
Geosyntec is hosting a PFAS Webinar Series beginning in December 2019 to provide a synthesis of the state of knowledge on the characterization and remediation of PFAS-impacted sites. The first webinar in the series will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET and will feature three of our PFAS subject matter experts, Dr. Rula Deeb, Dr. Jason Conder and Dr. Lydia Dorrance. Part 1 of the webinar series will…
Al Preston, Ph.D., P.E. (California) is leading Geosyntec's participation in an international research project to evaluate models of internal erosion failure of earthen embankment dams. Al is a Senior Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience in developing and applying numerical models in hydraulics, hydrology, hydrodynamics, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He attended the inaugural workshop in Stillwater, Oklahoma on October 15 and 16, 2019. The workshop was held at the…
Randy Brandt, P.G. (California) recently participated in the National Brownfield Coalition Leadership Summit Planning Meeting held in Washington D.C. on September 17 – 18, 2019. Randy is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 30 years of management and technical experience with Brownfield and hazardous waste issues. He has focused on development and implementation of environmental restoration programs for blighted hazardous waste sites and contaminated lands ranging in size from gasoline service…
Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. and Jim Wragg, FGS (United Kingdom) will present at the Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) 20th Anniversary Conference in London on November 14, 2019. Geosyntec is a proud sponsor of CL:AIRE 20. Additionally, Dr. Wealthall was appointed, earlier this year, to the CL:AIRE Technology Review Group. David Major, Ph.D., BCES (Ontario, Canada) of Savron Solutions, a division of Geosyntec, will also be attending and is presenting "Smouldering Combustion for Treating…
Lynn McGuire, P.E. (California) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal Engineer. She has more than 34 years of experience as a subject matter expert in process and environmental engineering consulting applied to the growth of practice and services in air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) management for businesses supporting corporate programs, permitting, reporting, and sustainability practices. At Geosyntec, Lynn will focus on the energy sector, including energy consumers, producers, and fuels manufacturing, distribution,…
Martha Carr, P.G. (Georgia) has been re-elected as a Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). She will serve a term of two years and nine months, ending in June 2022. The Board of Directors is SWANA-Georgia's governing body that plans and oversees the operations, finances, policies, personnel, contracts, and membership requirements of the chapter. Martha is a Senior Geologist based in Georgia with more than 26 years…
Robert Glazier, P.G. (Maryland) and Allison Kreinberg (Ohio) will present "The Federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule: Implementing Groundwater Monitoring/Corrective Action Requirements" as part of the Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA) Webinar Series: Navigating the Changing Landscape of the Federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. E.T. on November 6, 2019. They will co-present with Carl Eldred, Attorney, Hopping Green and Sams and Brad Runkel, Professional Engineer, Consumers Energy will be moderating…