The U.S. Patent and Trade Office issued Microbial Reduction of Vinyl Chloride (US Patent 8,647, 824 B2) on February 11, 2014, to Stanford University for the use of the vinyl chloride reductase (vcrA) gene to quantify microorganisms critical in chlorinated solvent bioremediation. SiREM, through an exclusive agreement with Stanford University, is the only licensed provider of vcrA gene testing. Commercial testing for this gene is offered under the trade name Gene-Trac VC. Using this test,…
Philip Reidy, P.E., a senior water resources engineer and an Associate of Geosyntec Consultants based in Asia, made a timely presentation on rainwater harvesting this week to members of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). In a February 24 address to the IEM?۪s Environmental Section in Kuala Lumpur, Mr. Reidy presented ???Rainwater Harvesting: Opportunities in Water Conservation, Stormwater Management and Sustainable Design. ?۝ The presentation comes at a critical moment for Malaysian water resource managers,…
Members of the Geosyntec team will be well represented as part of the speaker line up at Geo-Congress 2014, set for February 23-26 in Atlanta.The annual event, sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is among the leading geotechnical engineering professional conferences in the world. Industry leaders have been selected to address the state of the practice for geotechnical engineering, and dozens of senior professionals have been tapped to present…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. The University of Tennessee 3rd Annual Watershed Symposium February 18, 2014 Knoxville, TN Geosyntec Participants: Project Engineer Keil Neff (Knoxville) Staff Engineer Kenneth Swinson (Knoxville) Engineer Patrick…
Dan Dolan, P.E., a principal structural engineer for MMI Engineering (MMI) based in California, recently delivered a presentation in Malaysia on extending the structural life of older offshore platforms. Mr. Dolan was invited to present by members of the Special Interest Oil and Natural Gas (SONG) group within the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in Malaysia, a global professional organization for chemical and process engineers. The IChemE awards the chartered chemical engineer designation to practitioners…
Christopher Saranko, Ph.D., DABT, has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a senior toxicologist and an Associate of the firm based in Georgia. He has more than 15 years of research and consulting experience evaluating potential risks associated with exposures to chemicals in the environment, the workplace, and consumer products.Dr. Saranko conducts chemical fate and transport analyses of pollutants emitted by a variety of industrial sources and consumer products to develop exposure and dose estimates. He also…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of a new group of practitioners to senior roles in the United States and Canada. Please join us in congratulating these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators in their new roles at Geosyntec. Scott Compston Senior Scientist Oak Brook Scott Compston is an environmental scientist whose practice focuses on the remediation of contaminated sediments. He has conducted site investigations at complex upland and sediment sites throughout the country…
Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this past week presented Geosyntec Consultants with the 2013 Project of the Year Award for the Seminole Road Landfill Renewable Fuels Facility in DeKalb County, Georgia. Geosyntec shares the award with the DeKalb County Sanitation Division and ARC Technologies in recognition of "superior innovation, realization of environmental and economic benefits, and achievement in advancing landfill gas energy projects."Assistant Director Billy Malone with the DeKalb County Sanitation Division…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the arrival of a new group of senior practitioners to the firm at offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. Please join us in welcoming these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators to the Geosyntec family of companies. Pavitra Bansal Senior Engineer, MMI Engineering London Pavitra Bansal, Ph.D., is an engineer with 11 years of experience in asset integrity management, design appraisals, and fitness-for-service and fracture assessments. His…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, a principal civil and environmental engineer for Geosyntec Consultants based in California, is the co-chair of an upcoming symposium on emerging contaminants. The event, hosted by the Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA), will be held February 4-5, 2014, at the Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Boulevard in Concord, California. A full agenda is now available online.Dr. Deeb will provide an overview of the symposium the afternoon of February 4. Eric…
Scott Drew, LSRP, a senior environmental scientist and an Associate of Geosyntec Consultants based in New Jersey, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA). This professional organization of more than 500 members incorporated in 2009 in response to the creation of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional certification under the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA). The act moved the direct supervision of site…
Two principal environmental engineers at Geosyntec Consultants are among the instructors leading the 2014 Princeton Groundwater Courses, recognized in the industry as the top-rated groundwater pollution, hydrology, and remediation courses available in the world.Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, WEF Fellow, a senior principal engineer at Geosyntec based in California, and Doug Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP, a principal engineer for the firm based in Massachusetts, are among the six instructors for Princeton Groundwater's Groundwater Pollution and…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a principal civil and environmental engineer based in California. She has more than 25 years of experience in private practice and academia addressing the cross-media fate and transport of contaminants and the remediation of complex soil and groundwater sites impacted by non-aqueous phase liquids.Dr. Deeb provides strategic consulting for environmental remediation challenges, litigation support, and research and development into new techniques and solutions that aid…
Cloud computing coupled with emerging innovations in green infrastructure (GI) are poised to change the way modern cities address long-standing issues of stormwater runoff.Marcus Quigley, P.E., D.WRE, CPESC, a principal civil and water resources engineer for Geosyntec based in Massachusetts, recently shared these insights on the future of GI and the urban built environment at a special event sponsored by TEDxBeaconStreet, the Greater Boston component of the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Ideas Worth Spreading series…
Michael D'Alessandro, P.E., PMP, BCEE, Director of Corporate Development at Geosyntec Consultants, will provide an engineering industry outlook for 2014 during the January meeting of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia).Mr. D'Alessandro's keynote presentation begins at noon January 8 at The 1818 Club, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, Georgia. Pre-registration is required to attend.Among the key points of his presentation will be the latest data from industry sources indicating that some…
Richard DeWan has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a senior consultant and environmental scientist based in New Jersey. He has more than 30 years of experience specializing in sediment and dredged material management, sediment remediation, site investigation and remediation, and large-scale brownfields redevelopment initiatives.Mr. DeWan's practice focuses on the development of innovative solutions to the costly issue of contaminated sediment management by identifying beneficial uses of dredged material with or without treatment technologies. He also consults…
Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, a senior water resources engineer and an Associate for Geosyntec Consultants based in California, is among an invited group of panelists who will discuss water supply challenges facing communities across the United States and Australia.The upcoming panel will be one of several at a one-day symposium, "The Coming Water Crisis: Solutions and Strategies," sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs…
Geosyntec Consultants is a finalist in the 2014 Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia and the Georgia Engineering Alliance. The Grand Award winner will be announced at the Engineers Week Awards Gala in February 2014.Geosyntec earned its position as a state-level finalist for the Engineering Excellence Award following the successful re-opening of a coal combustion residual disposal facility at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil…
Mark Jordana, P.G., has joined Geosyntec as a senior consultant and professional geologist based in Florida. He has more than 30 years of experience evaluating business environmental risks, the characterization of soil and groundwater impacts, the implementation of risk-based corrective actions, and environmental due diligence assessments to support portfolio and large-scale business and real estate transactions.Mr. Jordana frequently consults for clients in the power, manufacturing, and petrochemical sectors as well as real estate developers, leading…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., a senior engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Florida, is a keynote speaker at the 2nd African Regional Geosynthetics Conference, or GeoAfrica 2013, set for November 18-20 in Accra, Ghana.This year's event, hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society, will address the use of geosynthetics for sustainable development in Africa. As a keynote speaker, Dr. Badu-Tweneboah will explore the development challenges facing Africa and how geosynthetics use in its…
Michael V. Harding, CPESC, CESSWI, a senior consultant for Geosyntec based in California, is an invited speaker at two upcoming workshops to be held in New England this month on the topic of erosion and sediment control.In the first, Mr. Harding will conduct a Nov. 19 workshop, "Guide on How to Conduct Erosion and Sediment Control Inspections at Construction Sites for New Hampshire MS4 Communities," at the Coastal Training Center in Greenland, New Hampshire. His…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us.Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting November 17-21, 2013 Nashville, TennesseeGeosyntec Participants:Project Scientist Meghan Schuck (Chicago) Project Scientist Keith Kroeger (Portland)…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Texas, is the recipient of the 2013 Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering.Dr. Sancio earned the award after being nominated by geotechnical engineers throughout the United States, who cited him in particular for his excellence in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering."I am very appreciative of the Shamsher Prakash Foundation selection committee for this…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. Tennessee Section American Water Resources Association 22nd Tennessee Water Resources Symposium November 4-6, 2013 Nashville, TennesseeGeosyntec Participants:Engineer Patrick Massey (Knoxville) Engineer Keil Neff (Knoxville) Project Scientist David…
Michael D'Alessandro, P.E., a principal environmental and civil engineer for Geosyntec based in Georgia, will moderate a panel discussion on best practices in geotechnical contracting November 9 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).The event is part of a one-day seminar, "Designing Infrastructure for the FutureGeotechnical Challenges," sponsored by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES) Geo-Institute. The seminar will convene in the Wong Auditorium of MIT's…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of a new group of practitioners to senior roles in the United States. Please join us in congratulating these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators in their new roles at Geosyntec.Andrea Braga Senior Engineer, Geosyntec BrooklineAndrea Braga, P.E., CPESC, is a water resources engineer whose practice focuses on stormwater management with an emphasis on the design and implementation of low impact development (LID) and green infrastructure (GI) solutions.…
Peter King, P.E., LSP, LEP, a senior environmental engineer and an Associate of Geosyntec based in New Hampshire, is the moderator of an Environmental Business Council meeting set for October 22, 2013.Mr. King is a member of the EBC New Hampshire Chapter Leadership Team for 2013. The topic for the upcoming meeting, organized by the chapter's Water Program professionals, is "Adaptation Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change." Joining Mr. King from Geosyntec's New…
Helen Dawson, Ph.D., has joined Geosyntec as an environmental engineer, geochemist, and senior consultant based in Virginia. She brings to the firm more than 35 years of experience in public service, private industry, and academia.Dr. Dawson's practice focuses on a wide range of technical disciplines, including groundwater characterization and contaminant fate and transport modeling related to the spread of dense non-aqueous phase liquids, chlorinated solvents, and metals in the environment.Notably, Dr. Dawson is among the…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. Florida Brownfields Association Brownfields in Motion October 27-30, 2013 West Palm Beach, FloridaGeosyntec Participants: Senior Geologist David Latham (Boca Raton) Principal Nandra Weeks (Jacksonville) Principal Keith Tolson…
Daniel Elliott, Ph.D., a senior consultant and an environmental engineer for Geosyntec based in New Jersey, will present a series of invited talks on nanoremediation this month in the People's Republic of China.The first is a platform presentation, "Application of Nano-iron in Soil and Groundwater Remediation," part of the 2013 International Forum on Contaminated Sites Remediation in Beijing. The forum will be held October 22-23 in Beijing, sponsored by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection and…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce the relocation of its St. Louis office, effective October 1, 2013. The new address appears below.New Address:Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. 1 McBride And Son Center Drive, Suite 202 Chesterfield, MO 63005 Main Office: 573-499-5460 Fax: N/A
Water resource engineers and geomorphologists for Geosyntec Consultants and MMI Engineering are members of the project team for the Piggyback Yard Feasibility Study, a project tapped for distinction this fall by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the top public places, residential designs, campuses, parks, and urban planning projects around the world. For 2013, the Piggyback Yard Study earned an Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning Category,…
Practitioners from Geosyntec Consultants will present at the 86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) set for October 5-9, 2013, in Chicago.WEFTEC 2013 is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers thousands of water and wastewater professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today. This year's event will be held at McCormick Place South. Review the WEFTEC 2013 Conference Program and Exhibitor…