Geosyntec practitioners Duane Graves, Ph.D. (Tennessee), Amanda Hughes, Ph.D. (Illinois), and Polina Jones (Maryland) will attend the 2022 DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar to be held March 14 through 16, 2022 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, in Atlanta, Georgia. On Tuesday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m., Duane Graves will present "COVID-19: How Strategic Technologies Minimize Liabilities and Save Lives." A corporate member and active participant in DRI, Geosyntec is a sponsor of the…
Ranjita Tiwari and Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE (Illinois) will present at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of State Floodplain and Stormwater Management at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott in Normal, Illinois, held March 8 and 9, 2022. Geosyntec is a Bronze Sponsor of the event. Ranjita Tiwari is a Senior Staff Water Resources Professional who focuses on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater management, best management practice design, and sediment and erosion control design.…
Geosyntec is excited to announce the opening of its newest office location at 3011 West Grand Boulevard, Suite 301, in Detroit's iconic Fisher building located in the New Center business district. This marks the second location for the company in Michigan, with its first office located in Ann Arbor. The addition of the Detroit office shows our dedication to the Michigan market and serving our clients. The office will serve federal, state, municipal, and private…
ATM practitioners Esteban Biondi and Diego DelgadoTamariz will attend The Puerto Rico Symposium: Building Long-Term Growth and Development Opportunities. The conference will be held on March 15, 2022 at the Hotel AKA Brickell in Miami, Florida. Esteban Biondi is a Principal Engineer at ATM, a Geosyntec company. He is based in Florida and has more than 28 years of experience focused on ocean, coastal, and waterfront projects ranging from sustainable marina developments and cruise destinations…
Geosyntec will attend and host an exhibition booth at the Third Annual Beam Institute Industry Conference March 14 through 16 on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Geosyntec's Mike Hayes, Teresa Fischer, and Chris Dickinson will attend the conference and host the booth. Mike Hayes, P.E., is a Principal Civil Engineer who brings more than 25 years of experience focused on water and wastewater treatment, pumping systems, remediation and redevelopment, solid waste facilities,…
Ding-Hsiang (Shawn) Lin (Georgia) coauthored a paper entitled "Long-Term Evaluation of the Effect of Peracetic Acid Solution on Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment: Process Performance and Microbial Community Structure," published in the Chemical Engineering Journal in Volume 436 on May 15, 2022. Xiaoguang Liu was the lead author, and additional coauthors were Jinchen Chen and Spyros Pavlostathis. Ding-Hsiang (Shawn) Lin is a Senior Environmental and Process Engineer who focuses on remedial technology design and implementation, water and…
On February 17, 2022, Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, NAE, (Georgia) delivered the spring 2022 Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Lecture to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology In his talk, "Civil and Environmental Engineers as Leaders in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation," Rudy made the case that Civil and Environmental Engineers (CEEs) have a crucial role to play in addressing climate change, both in mitigating (reducing) greenhouse gas…
Jill Gaffigan, Sarah Gustitus-Graham, and Marc Rogoff will present at the Solid Waste Association of North America, Florida Branch (SWANA FL) 2022 Winter Conference at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor, Florida on February 20 through 22, 2022. Jill Gaffigan and Sarah Gustitus-Graham will give a presentation entitled "Meeting Florida's Waste Diversion Goal: Lessons from States in Dire Straits" on February 21 at 10:30 EST. Marc Rogoff will also participate in the…
Tim Strowbridge, MSOE, MIPlantE (United Kingdom) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Consultant. He has more than 30 years of experience in process engineering as well as mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. At Geosyntec, Tim will focus on technical and environmental due diligence; environmental health and safety compliance; process/manufacturing engineering; project management; and hazard analysis critical control points inspection and implementation. He has operational experience with profit and loss responsibility for technical, operational, procurement, and…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) participated in a review of industry trends entitled "2021 Year in Review: Pushing Forward" in the February 2022 edition of Waste Advantage Magazine. Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management as a public agency manager and consultant. Along with David Biderman of the Solid Waste Association of North America, Will Flower of Winters Bros. Waste Systems,…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP; Elisabeth Hawley, P.E; Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE; and John Merrill (California) coauthored a report entitled "Lines of Evidence to Assess the Effectiveness of PFAS Remedial Technologies" published by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)/ Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) in December 2021. Rula Deeb was the lead author, and her Geosyntec coauthors were Elisabeth Hawley, Michael Kavanaugh, and John Merrill. Rula Deeb is a Senior Principal…
Olga Stewart, P.E., PMP, (Alaska) was nominated for Alaska Engineer of the Year by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Olga's nomination for the statewide title comes after being named Greatland SWE's Engineer of the Year. She is one of five engineers nominated by professional engineering organizations across Alaska, all of whom will vie for the title of Alaska Engineer of the Year at the National Engineers Week Anchorage Banquet in Anchorage on February 26,…
Geosyntec is sponsoring the 2022 Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) West Regional Conference. Geosyntec is a Sustaining Member of ASDSO. Geosyntec practitioners Tiffany Adams, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado), Conrad Ginther, P.E. (Tennessee), Michael Nelson, P.E. (Colorado), and Zachary Mickel, P.E. (Tennessee) will be attending the ASDSO West Regional Conference at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT from February 15 – 18, 2022. Tiffany Adams is a Principal Engineer based in Colorado with more…
Geosyntec is providing services to new and existing clients from our new Washington, D.C. location at 1900 L Street NW, Suite 975 Washington, D.C. 20036. Our office is conveniently located between the K Street corridor and DuPont Circle, in the heart of DC and within walking distance of the Red/Blue/Orange/Silver lines of the Metro. This office will continue to provide our clients with support on a broad array of projects including those focused on Vapor…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., and Claire Sayler, P.G. (California) coauthored a report entitled "Assessing the Potential for Bias in PFAS Concentrations during Groundwater and Surface Water Sampling" that was published by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)/ Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) on January 22, 2022. Jennifer Field, Ph.D., Oregon State University, was the report's lead author. Rula Deeb is a Senior Principal based in California with more…
Dogus Meric, Ph.D., P.E. (Illinois) presented "First-to-Field Mass Mixing In Situ Stabilization/Solidification Remediation in Uncharted Waters of Kendall Bay" during GeoEnviroPro's weekly Wednesday Tech Talk webinar, GeoPro Talks. Dogus Meric is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Illinois with more than 12 years of experience in the management and remediation of contaminated sediment sites. Dogus is a pioneer in sediment remediation technologies, including in situ stabilization/solidification (ISS) of subaqueous sediments and thin-layer sediment capping. In…
Bruce Marvin, P.E., John Merrill (California); and Balaji Seshasayee, P.E. (Illinois) coauthored an article entitled "Treatment of PFAS in Groundwater - An Overview" for publication in the 2021 Winter Issue of HydroVisions. Additional coauthors were Manmeet Pannu, Orange County Water District and Jim Strandberg, Woodard and Curran. Bruce Marvin is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of consulting experience focused on civil engineering, soil and groundwater remediation, and…
In 2015, Heather Tahon, a Senior Scientist in Geosyntec's Pittsburgh office, was looking for organizations to join to expand her professional network in western Pennsylvania. However, she found herself coming up short. When she decided to cast her net a bit wider, she found chapters of the Society of Women Environmental Engineers (SWEP) in central and eastern Pennsylvania and decided to explore opening a Three Rivers chapter in the Pittsburgh area. Heather reached out to…
Michael Martin, P.E. (South Carolina) will present "Toxic Release Inventory Reporting for PFAS" at the 2022 South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) Environmental Annual Meeting at the Marriott, Spartanburg, South Carolina at 8:35 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 9. Michael is a Project Engineer who manages and conducts environmental investigations in a variety of media, including investigations and data collection at electrical generating stations, Phase I environmental site assessments, and technical permitting and compliance support. His…
Dimin Fan, Ph.D. (California) will present "Field Deployable Oxidation-Reduction Potential Kits for Quantitative Assessment of Abiotic Monitored Natural Attenuation Rates" at Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) & Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Webinar: Quantifying Abiotic Transformation Rates and Mechanisms for Chlorinated Ethenes in Subsurface Environments, at 12 PM EST on February 10, 2022. Dimin's co-presenter for the webinar is David Freedman, Ph.D., Clemson University. Dimin Fan is an environmental scientist with more…
Annika Wallendahl, P.E., L.G., M.B.A (Washington); Jill Cooper, MBA, JD (Colorado); and Russell Hyatt (New Jersey) are presenting at the 50th Annual Food Northwest Process & Packaging Expo 2022 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on February 3, 2022. Annika Wallendahl is a Principal Engineer based in Washington with more than 20 years of experience focused on energy transition, environmental compliance, sustainability, and environmental engineering. Annika specializes in helping industrial clients, providing environmental compliance…
Kathleen Harrison, P.G. QSP, QSD, QISP, ToR, REA, (California) will present on Regulatory and Post-Fire Assessment at the Master Class in Erosion and Sediment Control with Post-Fire Remediation and Field Demonstrations at the Quail Hill Community Center in Irvine, California, February 2–3, 2022. Environmental consultant Mike Harding will be principal instructor at the event. He and Andrew Earles of Wright Water Engineers will join Kathleen, presenting on a number of topics. Kathleen Harrison is a…
Esteban Biondi, a Principal Consultant at ATM, a Geosyntec company, recently published a retrospective of his work on marinas entitled "Evolving Design Over the Decades" in Marina World Magazine. In this article, Esteban, who is based in Florida but works on projects around the globe, captures three decades of trends, observations, and milestones. Estaban has more than 29 years of experience working in the field of sustainable marinas and coastal resilient design. He uses engineering…
Leah MacKinnon, P.Eng., and Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Ontario), will present a webinar on Leveraging your CSM to Develop Successful Bedrock Remediation Approaches: Concepts & Case Studies at 1:30 p.m., EST on February 8, 2022. Leah and Julie's co-presenter is Chapman Ross, FRx, Inc. Leah MacKinnon is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Ontario with more than 20 years of professional experience in remediation of groundwater containing recalcitrant and emerging compounds using innovative in situ…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) will participate as an invited panelist on "PFAS Liability and Risk Management" at a PFAS Seminar hosted by the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) on February 1, 2022. Rula 's co-presenters are Reza Zarghamee of Pillsbury and Susan Paulsen of Exponent. Janet Whittick, Vice President of CCEEB,will moderate the panel discussion. Rula Deeb is a Senior Principal based in California with more than 25 years of…
Rama Pandkar, LEED G.A. (Pennsylvania) helped plan the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Younger Member Forum (YMF) Annual Winter Banquet Event at Penn Brewery on January 20th, 2022. Rama Pandkar, Senior Staff Engineer with the Process Engineering & Design team based in Geosyntec’s Pittsburgh office, serves as the Secretary of the Pittsburgh ASCE YMF and played a crucial role in planning the Annual Winter Banquet event, which was hosted by the ASCE YMF –…
Geosyntec practitioners will present at the 2022 Global Waste Management Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, California, February 14 to 18, 2022. In addition to our practitioners' presentations, Geosyntec is a sponsor and will also host a booth at the event. Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE (Florida) will present "Evaluation of Leachate Management/Treatment Strategies for Solid Waste Landfills in Florida" from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. PST on February…
Rich Wildman, Ph.D., P.E., Austin Orr, P.E., and Joanna Lewis, E.I.T. (Oregon) presented at the 12th Annual Urban Drainage Modeling (UDM) Conference at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project research institute in Costa Mesa, California on January 10–12, 2022. Rich Wildman is a Project Engineer based in Oregon who focuses on stormwater quality, watershed management, and surface water quality problems. Rich develops numerical models, analyzes data, develops stormwater treatment alternatives to help clients meet…
Geosyntec was recently awarded ConstructSecure's Gold Level Safety Award for our implementation of health and safety programs. According to ConstructSecure, the award marks Geosyntec's strong historical safety performance and current safety management systems with evaluations on our status as a general contractor, hazardous waste collection, environmental assessment, and contaminated site material removal. Our health and safety program received one of the highest possible scores. According to Garrett Burke, CEO of ConstructSecure, "Geosyntec Consultants has done…
Bailey Theriault. P.G., (New Hampshire) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Geologist. She has more than 14 years of experience as a subject matter expert in geohazard management for major oil and gas pipeline operators in the United States and Canada. At Geosyntec, Bailey will use her technical expertise and experience with geohazards to help expand Geosyntec's existing geohazards team. In past roles, Bailey has managed large, long-term geohazard programs for pipeline operators across…
As a teacher turned astronaut, Geosyntec Project Geologist Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger knows how vital it is to reach out to students. "Any time you can take what you learned and pay it back to the next generation, that's important." In a virtual talk on January 25, 2022, Dottie, who also happens to have spent 11 days on the International Space Station, will talk about sustainability lessons from space that can be applied on Earth. After her…
Sneha Upadhyaya, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE, (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Limitations of Surface Liquefaction Manifestation Severity Index Models Used in Conjunction with Simplified Stress-Based Triggering Models" published in The Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Volume 148, Issue 3, in March 2022. Sneha was the lead author, and her coauthors were Russell A. Green of Virginia Tech, Brett W. Maurer of the University of Washington, and Adrian Rodriguez-Marek of Virginia Tech. Sneha Upadhyaya is a Senior…
Jill Cooper, MBA, JD (Colorado) and Amy Mifflin, MBA (New Jersey) will present "Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) - Filtering out the Noise and Unlocking Opportunity Rather than 'Random Acts of Sustainability Kindness'" at a virtual workshop presented by the Environmental Business Council from 10:45 to 12:00 Noon EST on January 21, 2022. Stefanie G. Lamb, P.G. (New Hampshire), Senior Geologist at Geosyntec, serves as the workshop chair. This workshop is presented by the Environmental…