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…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution at the United States Society on Dams (USSD) 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California on April 11 through 14, 2022. Geosyntec staff have coauthored and will present 14 technical papers and will moderate several technical sessions. Our professional staff actively participating at USSD 2022 conference include Jacquelyn Allmond Ph.D., P.E., Rob Annear, Ph.D., P.E., Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM,…
Girish Kumar, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE (California) coauthored an article entitled "Reliability Assessment of Bioreactor Landfill Performance Using Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Bio-Mechanical Model" for publication in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering on February 28, 2022. Girish's coauthor was Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois. 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 engineering, including landfill design and…
Onur Tastan, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE (North Carolina) coauthored an article entitled "Effect of Principal Stress Rotation and Intermediate Principal Stress Changes on the Liquefaction Resistance and Undrained Cyclic Response of Ottawa Sand" for publication in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering on February 22, 2022. Onur's coauthor was J. Antonio Carraro, Imperial College London. Onur Tastan is a Principal Engineer based in North Carolina with more than 13 years of experience focused on liquefaction…
Felipe Uribe, Ph.D., (Georgia) coauthored a paper titled "Construction-Induced Effects in a Cofferdam Excavation using Hypoplasticity and Shotcrete Models" that was published in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Volume 124 to be published in June 2022. Felipe was the lead author, and coauthors were Luis G. Arboleda-Monsalve, D. Alejandro Aguirre-Molina, and David G. Zapata-Medina. Felipe Uribe is a Senior Geostructural Engineer based in Georgia focused on performance-based excavation designs, deep excavations in soft soils, slope…
Heather Rectanus, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland), Dimin Fan, Ph.D. (Maryland), and Neal Durant, Ph.D., (Washington, D.C.) coauthored a paper titled "Natural Biodegradation of Vinyl Chloride and cis-Dichloroethene in Aerobic and Suboxic Conditions" that was published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research on March 24, 2022. Patrick Richards of the University of Iowa was the lead author, and other coauthors included Jessica Ewald, Wellun Zhao, and Timothy Mattes of the University of Iowa, and Michael Pound of…
Tim Strowbridge, MSOE, IPlantE, (United Kingdom) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Process and Environmental Consultant. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in process and project engineering and due diligence. Tim practices holistic technical due diligence, marrying technical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues with conventional due diligence considerations and leveraging his engineering experience in manufacturing and assembly. At Geosyntec, Tim will focus on industrial, commercial, and…
Pete Peterson, P.E. (Florida) will present "Coastal and Waterfront Planning Basics: Designing for Resiliency" at the Lifelong Scholar Society and Florida Tech's Thursday Night Lecture series. The event will be both in-person and virtual, held via Zoom and at the Folliard Alumni Center in Melbourne, Florida, at 6:00 p.m. EDT on March 31, 2022. Pete Peterson is a Principal Waterfront Engineer at ATM, a Geosyntec Company who has over 30 years of experience managing waterfront…
Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Ontario) will present "Lessons Learnt from Implementation of Bioremediation Through the Years: An International Perspective" online in the Bioremediation Symposium at 1:30 p.m. AEDT on March 31, 2022. Julie Konzuk is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on working with clients in Canada, Australia, and the U.S. on developing and implementing cost-effective remedial strategies from the initial site assessment stage, through pre-design…
Jill Cooper, MBA, JD (Colorado) and Amy Mifflin, MBA (New Jersey) will present "Environment, Social, Governance Performance Versus Random Acts of Sustainability Kindness" in the Lunchtime Webinar hosted by the West Coast Section (WCS) of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) from noon to 1:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Jill Cooper is a Senior Principal Consultant with more than 26 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, sustainability, pollution prevention practices,…
The five-year collaboration between The Nature Conservancy's Emily Howe (TNC) and Geosyntec's Christian Nilsen helps jurisdictions achieve more in a shorter timeframe to meet permit requirements, recover ecosystems, and adapt to climate change. Geosyntec Consultants celebrates The Nature Conservancy's launch of the new Stormwater Heatmap, an interactive mapping tool, report generator, and data repository that quantitatively visualizes hotspots of pollution generation and runoff throughout Washington State's Puget Sound watershed. "It can take cities up to…
Nicholas Muenks, HTIII WQ (Missouri), Patrick VanDeWiele, P.E. (Missouri), and Lee Hauser, P.E., CPESC‐IT (Oregon) to Present at the Missouri Section American Water Works Association (MO-AWWA) and the Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) Joint Annual Meeting on March 27 – 29, 2022. Nick Muenks will present "Watershed-based Plans—a Friendly Alternative to a TMDL," and Patrick VanDeWiele and Lee Hauser will present "Leveraging Cost-effective Urban Flooding Assessment Tools for Missouri Communities." Nick Muenks is a Principal…
Sofia Fernandez Santoyo, S.M.ASCE (Illinois) coauthored an article entitled "A Review of the Existing Data on Soil-Freezing Experiments and Assessment of Soil-Freezing Curves Derived from Soil–Water Retention Curves" for publication in the March 2022 edition of the Journal of Cold Regions Engineering. Sofia's coauthor was Tugce Baser, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sofia Fernandez Santoyo is a Staff Professional at Geosyntec Consultants' Oak Brook, Illinois office. She is responsible for providing engineering support for various…
Frederic Cosme, CPEng, Ir., (Australia) will present "Applied Groundwater Tracing: Another Type of Aquifer Test" at the upcoming HydroTerra Webinar in Melbourne, Australia at 12:30 p.m. AEDT on Friday, March 25, 2022. Fred's co-presenter is Richard Campbell, Managing Director of HydroTerra. Fred Cosme is a Principal Engineer based in Melbourne, Australia with more than 20 years of experience in environmental consulting and hydrogeology. He helps clients convert outcomes of scientific investigations into practical remedial engineering…
E. Onur Tastan, Ph.D., P.E., (North Carolina) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer. Onur has more than 13 years of experience as a subject matter expert in geotechnical engineering for nuclear power plants, dams and levees, infrastructure, transportation, landfills, water and wastewater treatment plants, and flood control projects. At Geosyntec, Onur joins the dams and levees team, where he will expand and diversify geotechnical and civil engineering offerings in the Carolinas Branch…
Joanna Lewis (Oregon) will present "How Much is Enough? Emerging Tools for Meeting Regulatory Goals with Stormwater Investments in the Salish Sea" at the virtual 2022 Green Infrastructure Summit of the Salish Sea. Jo's presentation will be Friday, March 25, 2022 at 9:10 a.m. PDT. Jo's co-presenters are Tracy Stanton of Emerald Alliance for People, Nature, and Community and Maria Jawad of the Washington State Department of Commerce. Robert Duff of the Washington State Department…
Olga Stewart, P.E., PMP (Alaska) was named 2021 Alaska Engineer of the Year during National Engineers Week Anchorage. She received the award at the National Engineers Week Anchorage Virtual Banquet on February 26, 2022. Olga Stewart is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Alaska with more than 13 years of experience in site characterization of contaminated sites; conceptual site model development and refinement; and site cleanup under the requirements of CERCLA, RCRA, and Alaska regulations.…
Eric Lovenduski, ARP (New York) and Dave Folkes, P.E. (Colorado) to Present on Vapor Intrusion (VI) Mitigation Training at The Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) at the Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Their co-presenters are Jennifer Borski, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Bobbilyne Koepke, Environmental Works, Inc. David Folkes is a Senior Principal Environmental Consultant based in Colorado with more…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution at Geo-Congress 2022 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 20 through 23, 2022. Geosyntec staff attending include Victor Damasceno, Ph.D., P.E., Onur Tastan, PhD., P.E., Weston Shin, Ph.D., P.E., Glenn Rix, Ph.D., P.E., Beth Gross, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Felipe Uribe, Ph.D., Leon Cortes, Prabesh Bhandari, Ph.D., Pourya Kargar, Ph.D., Mehmet Iscimen, P.E., CPESC, Gizem Bozkurt, Ph.D., P.E., Jaime Mercado, Ph.D., E.I.,…
Thierno Kane, Ph.D., (Illinois) coauthored a paper entitled "Meaning, Measurement, and Field Application of Fully Softened Shear Strength of Stiff Clays and Clay Shales" published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal on September 20, 2021. Gholamreza Mesri of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was the lead author, and Cai Wang of Mott MacDonald was an additional coauthor. Theirno Kane is an Engineer based in Illinois who focuses on landslide movement and slope stability, geotechnical laboratory…
Geosyntec practitioners will attend and participate in two panels at the 2022 Managing Stormwater in Washington Conference hosted by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC). The event will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington on March 16, 2022. Sarah Welsh (Washington) will moderate a session entitled "Monitoring and Maintenance to Achieve Consistent Compliance." Ariel Mosbrucker (Oregon) will participate in the session. Other participants are Michael Johnson of Enpurion and Doug…
Jared Ervin, Ph.D., (California) will present "Understanding the Factors that Affect the Detection and Variability of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater" in the Water Research Foundation webcast at 1:00 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2022. Jared's co-presenters are Sunny Jiang, Ph.D., Professor, Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine; Diego Rosso, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Water and Energy Nexus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine; Ashley Green, Environmental…
Ken Susilo, P.E., D.WRE, (California) will moderate a discussion titled "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the City of Los Angeles" hosted by the Asian American Architects/Engineers Association (AAa/e) and the City of Los Angeles at the Doubletree Hotel in Los Angeles, California at 11:30 a.m. PDT on March 17, 2022. Ken Susilo, P.E., D.WRE, is a Senior Principal based in California and specializes in the planning, development and delivery of multi-benefit, environmentally enhancing solutions to…
Geosyntec was awarded a 2022 Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) Achievement Award in the category of mergers and acquisitions. The 2021 EBJ awards will be presented at the EBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet at Environmental Industry Summit XX on March 16 through 18, 2022 at the Coronado Island Marriott in Coronado, California. The award is in recognition of Geosyntec's acquisition of Applied Technology and Management (ATM). In its recognition of Geosyntec, EBJ describes the combined strengths…