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Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., and Sarah Gustitus-Graham (Florida) coauthored an article entitled "Does a Transfer Station Make Sense for Your Community" for publication in the April 2022 issue of Waste Advantage Magazine. Marc and Sarah's coauthor was Gene Ginn, City of Lakeland, Florida Public Works Department. 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. He…
Bill Gaffigan, CVA, MBA (Georgia); Giorgio Castro (Ireland); and Montana Meeker (Georgia) will present "The Impact of Inflation on Municipal Solid Waste Systems" at the 2022 SWANA Florida Summer Conference at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida on July 25-27, 2022. Bill Gaffigan is a Principal Environmental Manager based in Georgia with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental valuation, litigation support, business transactions, and strategic business consulting. He is also…
We are pleased to announce that as of 27 June 2022 Geosyntec has hired its first employee in Spain and will be growing in Madrid, Spain. Our Spanish operations strategically expands Geosyntec's European presence beyond our existing footprint in Sweden, the UK, and Ireland. This expansion furthers our capacity as a diverse, multinational consulting and engineering firm working with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural…
Jay Thompson, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) has been named 2022-2023 Co-Chair of the Science and Technology Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER). Jay is an Environmental Engineer at the Minneapolis office of Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. with technical expertise in environmental forensics, environmental liability apportionment, sediment characterization, sediment passive sampling, and contaminant fate and transport. He specializes at applying this expertise at complex, multi-PRP contaminated sediment megasites. He excels…
Many Geosyntec practitioners will make meaningful contributions to the 36th Environmental Permitting Summer School produced by the Florida Environmental Network, Inc (FENI) and held July 19 to 22, 2022 on Marco Island, Florida. The conference will be held at the JW Marco Island Marriott. Geosyntec staff will deliver seven technical presentations and be at booth #203. Our presenters will be Matt Wissler, P.G., Rachel Klinger, P.E., BCEE, Steve Peene, Ph.D., David Latham, P.G., Mike Hardin,…
Brandon Steets, P.E., and Jared Ervin, Ph.D., (California) coauthored a paper titled "Assessing multiple fecal sources to surf zone waters of two recreational beaches by bacterial community analysis" published in journal Water Research on August 1, 2022. Dong Li was the article's lead author. Brandon and Jared's other coauthors were Laurie C. Van De Werfhorst, and Patricia A. Holden, and Jen Smith of University of California, Santa Barbara and Jill L.S. Murray of the Santa…
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the LA River Master Plan on June 14, 2022. This plan provides a framework for local stakeholders and municipalities to increase river resiliency and support equitable access to public open space and clean water across Los Angeles County, and in particular, along the 51 miles and 17 municipalities between Canoga Park and Long Beach. The LA River Master Plan is the only planning document that encompasses…
Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present in a United States Society on Dams (USSD) online workshop at 10:00 AM MDT on July 21, 2022. The workshop will discuss the investigation of the 2019 Feijão Tailings Dam Failure. Lucas de Melo's co-presenter is Dr. Peter K. Robertson of PK Robertson Inc. Lucas de Melo is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 20 years of experience in dams and mining related…
Geosyntec strengthens its commitment to Missouri and announces the addition of a third Missouri office located in Farmington. To better serve its clients and solidify its presence in southern Missouri, Geosyntec is establishing its third office in the state. In addition to the new Farmington office, Geosyntec has an office in St. Louis and Jefferson City. The Farmington office will support a robust mining sector and electric utility client base by providing expert mining and…
Ilektra Drygiannaki, Ph.D. (Illinois) presented "Assessing Sediment Recontamination and Bioaccumulation by Stormwater Heavy Metals" at the 8th European Bioremediation Conference at the Minoa Palace Hotel in Chania, Crete, Greece at on June 13, 2022. Ilektra Drygiannaki, is a Senior Staff Professional with Geosyntec Consultants in the Oak Brook, Illinois office. Her expertise is in the assessment and management of contaminated sediments, management of stormwater discharges, and contaminant source investigation, as well as the assessment of…
Tim Strowbridge, MSOE IPlantE and James Rayner (United Kingdom) will sponsor, moderate, and attend the inaugural ESG Conference of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) at The View at The Royal College of Surgeons in London, England on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Tim Strowbridge is a Principal Process and Environmental Consultant based in the United Kingdom with more than 30 years of experience as a process and project engineer. He focuses on…
Carrie McCoy, P.E., PMP (California) was named one of the 2022 Top 50 Women of Influence in Technology by the San Diego Business Journal in their March 28, 2022 edition. Carrie is a Principal Engineer based in California with more than 21 years of experience in environmental consulting and construction. She investigates, designs, and constructs remedies for some of the most complex sites in the United States. Her areas of expertise include designing and implementing…
Xin Peng, Ph.D., P.E. (Georgia) will discuss "Evolving Project Delivery with Advanced Geotechnical Data Management, Visualization and Data Analytics" in a webinar titled "Geotechnical Data Applications and Visualization for Transportation" hosted by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EDT on June 23, 2022. His co-presenters are Matt Lato of BGC Engineering, Inc., Houda Jadi of Geosetta, and Derrick Dasenbrock of the…
Geosyntec staff will be attending the Air & Waste Management Association's 115th Annual Conference and Exposition in San Francisco, California on June 27 – 30, 2022. Geosyntec is positioned to make a significant impact at the conference through hosting a booth, delivering a presentation, planning and sponsoring a fun run, leading several Young Professionals events, and conducting interviews for several open positions. The conference will address the environmental impacts on communities in the United States…
Srinivasa Varadhan, Ph.D., P.E., PEng (Ontario) will present "Design and Implementation of a Moving Bed Bioreactor for Sulfolane Treatment" at Innovations in Process Engineering Conference (IPE) 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Srinivasa Varadhan's co-authors are Richard Hodges, Geosyntec; Janet Goodfellow; and Scott Forbess, Geosyntec. Srini Varadhan is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Ontario, Canada with more than 12 years of engineering, research,…
Robert Ettinger and Mital Desai (California) will present at the California Land Recycling Conference (CALRC) at the Carson Community Center in Carson, California at 2:45 p.m. PST on June 21-22, 2022. Robert will present "Mitigating Confusion on Vapor Intrusion: Empirical Attenuation Factor Sensitivity Analysis and Approaches to Improve Vapor Intrusion Screening at Redevelopment Sites." Mital will present "Going Green: Connecting Sustainability with Remediation Success." Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California…
Matt Wissler, P.G. (Florida) and Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E., CFM (Florida) will present "Groundwater, Out of Sight, Out of Mind" and Kevin Tyre (Florida) will present "Total Immersion: What's in Lee County Waterways" at the Florida Stormwater Association Annual Conference at Sanibel Harbor Marriot in Fort Myers, Florida from June 15th through 17th, 2022. Additionally, Tom Amstadt, P.E., CFM (Florida), Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE, ENV SP (Florida), Steve Penne, Ph.D. (Florida), and Nicolas Pisarello,…
In May 2021, Geosyntec expanded client service in Europe by establishing operations in Sweden. This month, as we celebrate our first anniversary of Geosyntec in Sweden, we are pleased to serve our clients from three offices in Sweden, including Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Luleå. Our staff of more than 30 talented professionals in Sweden greatly enhances our ability to support clients in Scandinavia and across Europe, as we provide responsible, innovative solutions to environmental challenges in…
Mark Johnson will moderate a session, and Jeffrey Tyburski, P.G. (North Carolina) will present at the South Carolina/North Carolina/Georgia (SC/NC/GA) Tri-State Environmental Law Conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17 - 19, 2022. Mark will moderate a session entitled "PFAS-Forecasting a Changing Regulatory Landscape," and Jeff will present "Emerging Regulatory Trends – Brownfields Development" in the Hot Topics session. Several Geosyntec staff members will be at Booth #4 to…
Geosyntec is an exhibitor and sponsor of the Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference at the Westin Book Cadillac in downtown Detroit, Michigan on June 14–15, 2022. Geosyntec will exhibit at Booth #17 throughout the conference. Meet with our subject matter experts and learn how Geosyntec partners with organizations across all industry sectors, including corporate sustainability leaders, municipal officials, local university wildlife biologists, and the WHC, to address their environmental needs. Through our use of innovative…
Jeff Tracy will co-moderate the program and Kenneth Yass, P.E., CHMM (Wisconsin) will present “Minimizing Your Facility's Environmental Obligations” at the Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc., (FET) Key Areas of Environmental Compliance Seminar from 9:50 to 10:35 a.m. on June 9, 2022. Jeff Tracy, P.G. is a Senior Geologist with over 25 years of experience in environmental project management for private sector and government clients primarily in the practice of owner's representation contaminated site and…
Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E. (Massachusetts) presented "Geotechnics for the Offshore Wind Industry—Lessons Learned and New Challenges" last month at the Geo Virginia 2022 in Smithfield, Virginia. Juan Pestana is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Before joining Geosyntec, he spent 23 years as a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught…
Kenneth Hamilton, Ph.D. (Florida) coauthored a paper entitled Spatial Distribution of Heavy Metals in Near-shore Marine Sediments of the Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Region: Enrichment and Associated Risk Indices that was published in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering on page 614 in Volume 10 on April 30, 2022. Dr. Riyadh Halawani was the lead author, and his coauthors were Kenneth Hamilton, Myra Wilson, Fahed Aloufi, Md Abu Taleb, Aaid Al-Zuberi, and Andrew Quicksall. Kenneth…
Kaitlin Ouverson, P.E. (Minnesota) will present as part of a panel discussion titled "Solidify your career path to CRE" during the UCREW: Exploring Careers in Commercial Real Estate virtual event on June 7, 2022. Her subject matter for the discussion will be about the engineering side of commercial real estate, including due diligence, brownfields, geotechnical engineering, as well as what a career in engineering might look like after graduation. Kaitlin's co-presenters are Heather Fox Skinner…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E., (Maryland) authored an article entitled "Letter: HSBC contrarian sticks to 'market knows best' mantra" for publication in Financial Times on May 26, 2022. David Espinoza is a is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of containment facilities (e.g., municipal solid waste, mining tailings, coal-combustion residuals), closure of containment facilities (e.g., tailing storage facilities) and more recently, financial evaluation of infrastructure investments…
Karen Bechard, Paul Nicolson, P.Eng. (Ontario), and Dogus Meric, Ph.D., P.E. (Illinois) are presenting Remediation Technologies Symposium East (RemTech East) at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario from June 1 to 3, 2022. Karen is a Project Scientist based in Ontario with more than 12 years of experience focused on risk assessment and toxicology. Her areas of expertise include human health and ecological risk assessment and toxicological review, evaluation of risk management measures,…
Elisabeth Hawley, P.E. (California) and Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) will present "Managing the Transition to Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foams" at the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) 2022 Conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center (Marriot Marquis) in Houston, Texas at 10:20 a.m. CDT on June 13, 2022. Elisabeth Hawley is a Senior Consultant based in northern California with 16 years of experience advancing environmental investigation and remediation projects involving site characterization, fate and transport,…
Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E. (Massachusetts) offered a seminar titled "Performance of Flood Protection Systems in the Wake of Climate Change: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina" as part of the spring 2022 CEE Seminar Series offered by the Tufts University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In addition to publishing academic papers on the topic, Juan served on the National Science Foundation’s 30-person independent levee investigation team. Juan Pestana is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer with…
Geosyntec is expanding services to new and existing clients in the Nashville Metropolitan Area and throughout middle Tennessee from our new location at 320 Seven Springs Way, Suite 250, in Brentwood, Tennessee. This office will focus on helping clients with a wide array of services, including due diligence and property transaction support, water resources and stormwater management, Brownfields redevelopment, environmental permitting, geotechnical engineering, and solid waste advisory services. Since the company's founding in 1983, Geosyntec…
Kaylin McDermett (Pennsylvania) authored a paper on her Ph.D. research titled "The development of diffusive equilibrium, high-resolution passive samplers to measure perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater" in the journal Chemosphere on April 27, 2022. Kaylin was the lead author; her coauthors were Texas Tech University professors Andrew Jackson, Jennifer Guelfo, Todd Anderson, and Danny Reible. A newly hired Senior Staff Engineer in the Pittsburgh office, Kaylin completed her Ph.D. research at Texas Tech University in…
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,…