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Yiding Zhang (California) coauthored “An Iterative Method of Modeling Pump-Treat-Inject System with ‘Partial Treatment’” in the journal, Groundwater. The article presents an innovative approach to simulating the injection concentration of chemicals in a pump-treat-inject system, during 'partial treatment' scenarios. Yiding’s coauthors were Jim Zhang (AECOM), Franklin W. Schwartz (the Ohio State University), and Massoud Karimi (Geoenviroshearch). Yiding Zhang is a Senior Staff Professional who focuses on hydrogeology, water resources, numerical and analytical modeling, data visualization,…
Sarah Miles, PhD, Sandra Dworatzek (Ontario), and Ron Gestler (California) coauthored a chapter titled “Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Subsurface” in the book, Advances in the Characterisation and Remediation of Sites Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons, published by Springer. Sarah is a Senior Staff Scientist who specializes in the bioremediation and micoremediation of contaminated sites, particularly those affected by chlorinated hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons, oils sands, and mine tailings. While completing her PhD at the University…
Rishab Mahajan, PE, CFM, Matthew Bardol, PE, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE, Dennis Dreher, (Illinois) and Adrienne Nemura, PE (Ohio), not pictured, honorably accepted the Fox River Study Group Appreciation Award. The Fox River Study Group (FRSG) Board commended Geosyntec’s work during the FRSG Annual Meeting on November 9, 2023, for its contributions in guiding the region toward a cleaner, safer, and more beautiful Fox River. Released in 2015, the Fox River Implementation Plan (FRIP) provides a…
Andrew Holmes, PhD, and Aaron Bleasdale-Pollowy (Ontario) coauthored the book, Passive Treatment for Mine Drainage, A Guide for Early Researchers, published by Springer. Andrew and Aaron's coauthors were Casandra Chidiac and Frank Gu, both of the University of Toronto. Andrew works in the process engineering group, developing technologies in the field of environmental remediation; his work focuses on the design of novel materials and systems, including treatment systems to remove selenium from water impacted by…
Emmanuel Olisa, PhD, (Saskatchewan) coauthored “A systematic investigation of single solute, binary and ternary PFAS transport in water-saturated soil using batch and 1-dimensional column studies: Focus on mixture effects.” The article will be published in the January 2024 edition of The Journal of Hazardous Materials. Emmanuel’s coauthors are Anthony C. Umeh, Ravi Naidu, Yanju Liu, Fangjie Qi, and Dawit Bekele from the Global Center for Environmental Remediation. Emmanuel is a Senior Staff Professional who often…
Travis Kline, MES, BCES, (Washington, DC) will present the webinar, “PFAS Inhalation Exposure Assessment: Occupational Exposures, Vapor Intrusion and Toxicological Data Gaps” at the 2023 Great Lakes PFAS Summit on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 10:10 a.m. EST. Travis is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington, DC, with more than 25 years of experience focused on human health risk assessment and applied toxicology. A board-certified environmental toxicologist, Travis has experience in litigation support, developing…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES, (Washington, DC) is serving as one of the panel experts in the “PFAS Litigation and Dispute Resolution Webinar Series” presented by the American Bar Association from October 23 through November 30, 2023. Travis Kline is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience focused on human health risk assessment and applied toxicology. A board-certified environmental toxicologist, Travis has experience in litigation support, developing novel…
Spencer Washburn, PhD, (Minnesota) coauthored “Environmental forensics approach to source investigation in a mercury contaminated river: Insights from mercury stable isotopes,” in the January 2024 edition of The Journal of Hazardous Materials. Spencer’s coauthors were Young Gwang Kim and Sae Yun Kwon from Pohang University of Science and Technology, Yongseok Hong from Korea University Sejong Campus, Seung Hee Han from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, and Mikyung Lee and Ji Hyoung Park from the…
Spencer Washburn, PhD, (Minnesota) coauthored “Reconsidering mercury sources and exposure pathways to bivalves: Insights from mercury stable isotopes,” which was published in Water Research on November 6, 2023. Spencer’s coauthors were Young Gwang Kim, Sae Yun Kwon, Ji Won Yoon, and Lucien Besnard from Pohang University of Science and Technology and Scott C. Brooks from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Spencer is a Scientist who focuses on the surface water biochemistry and environmental isotope geochemistry.…
Priya Iyengar, PE, Maria Vishnevskiy, PE, (Kansas), and Matt Bardol, PE, CFM, CPESC, DWRE, (Illinois) will speak at the Governor’s Water Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas, on November 15 and 16, 2023. Priya and Matt will present “An Assessment of Lake Springfield Dam and Lake Water Quality” on Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m. EST. Maria will present “Approaches to Groundwater and Fate and Transport Modeling to Incorporate Climate Change and…
Geosyntec’s Rachel Zajac-Fay (Florida), Elizabeth Nichols (Florida), Wendy Hovel, PhD, (California), and Kaylin McDermett, PhD, (Pennsylvania) will speak at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North American Annual Meeting November 12 through 16, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky. Zach Pandelides, PhD; Jason Conder, PhD; Marianne Batchelder; Jean Zodrow, PhD; Hasti Ziaei, PhD; and Rachel Zajac-Fay will present posters. Geosyntec practitioners will be speaking on a variety of topics including PFAS aquatic food web models…
Lelio Mejia, PhD, PE, GE, (California) authored a chapter titled “Dams on Active Faults,” in the book, Earthquake Engineering for Dams and Reservoirs, edited by Jonathan Hinks. Lelio addresses engineering design for dams built across potentially active faults, where future movement is possible, and discusses associated risks. The book, published by the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Emerald Publishing, is a comprehensive resource for professionals and students involved in the inspection and design…
Brandon Steets, PE, QISP, ToR, and Megan Otto, PE, QSP/QSD, (California) coauthored “Sediment Recontamination Potential and Biological Impacts of Hydrophobic Organics from Stormwater in a Mixed-Use Watershed” in the January 2024 issue of Science of the Total Environment. Brandon and Megan’s coauthors were Tariq Hussain, Dimitrios Athanasiou, Balaji Rao, Michelle Bejar, Magdalena Rakowska, Ilektra Drygiannaki, D. Bart Chadwick, Marienne A. Colvin, Nickolas T. Hayman, Gunther H. Rosen, Robert Pitt, and Danny D. Reible. Brandon is…
Geosyntec condenses 16 Purdue University studies into easy-to-reference PFAS screening levels for environmental managers How much PFAS does it take to be toxic to people and animals? Over the past six years, the United States Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research Development Program funded a study by a research team at Purdue University to get closer to that answer. To do this, the Purdue team evaluated the ecotoxicological effects of PFAS on amphibians at sites…
Learn about our wide range of water and wastewater services. See the team list of speakers and discussion leaders on important water and wastewater topics. Speakers and Discussion Leaders Shira Colsky, PE Discussion Leader: T4: Good to the Last Drop: Water Reuse in Action Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Email Shira: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kevin Dufresne, PEng Kevin Dufresne (geosyntec.com) Discussion Leader: IWC 23-37: From Bench to Field: Foam Fractionation and Electrochemical Oxidation Performance on Source Zone and…
Jared Ervin, PhD, (California) and Brandon Steets, PE, (California) coauthored "Modeled and measured SARS-CoV-2 virus in septic tank systems for wastewater surveillance" in the September 2023 edition of Journal of Water and Health. The study was funded by the Water Research Foundation Project 5093, which is led by Dr. Chenyang “Sunny” Jiang, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine. Coauthors included Dong Li, Hunter Quon, Sunny Jiang,…
Megan Bender, PE, CFM, (Wisconsin) will present “Unconventional Case Studies in Floodplain Mapping” at the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Coastal Management (WAFSCM) Conference at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. CST. Megan is a Senior Water Resources Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in consulting and the public sector. This includes working as a water resources engineer for the Environmental Planning…
Ken Yass, PE, CHMM, and Anna Bradley (Wisconsin) will present on the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) at the Federation of Environmental Technologists (FET) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. CDT. Ken and Anna will be covering notification and reporting requirements under 302, 303, 304, 311, 312 and 313 of EPCRA (aka SARA Title III) and will address emerging hazardous materials. They…
Rodolfo Sancio, PhD, PE, D.GE (Texas), is presenting on geohazards off the US coasts for the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) Committee of the Society for Underwater Technology in the US (SUT-US) workshop on November 2, 2023, at 9:40 a.m. CDT. Rodolfo is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer with more than 20 years of experience focused on geohazard management (including identification, characterization, and mitigation of geohazards), geotechnical site investigations, site development and ground improvement…
Geosyntec practitioners will present three papers and three posters at the Tailings and Mine Waste 2023 Conference at the JW Marriott Parq Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, from Sunday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 8, 2023. Karen Béchard, Kristin Salzsauler, Matthew Gore, and Ali Nasseri-Moghaddam will present sessions, and Larissa Smith, Sarah Miles, and Aaron Bleasdale-Pollowy will present posters. Practitioners in attendance will be Karen Béchard, Aaron Bleasdale-Pollowy, Matthew Gore, Anna Goto, Andrew Holmes, Henning…
Lisa Andrews, PE (Maine), and Beth Toot-Levy (Ohio) will present “The American Manufacturing Renaissance” at the 2023 New England Regional Pretreatment Coordinators Association Workshop at the Sheraton Nashua in Nashua, New Hampshire, at 10:30 a.m. EDT on October 26, 2023. Lisa is a Senior Engineer with more than 20 years of experience focused on water and wastewater treatment. She is a versatile, client service-focused Project Management Professional (PMP) and licensed Professional Engineer with experience reliably…
Dariusz Chlebica, PG, LSP; Dylan Eberle, PhD, CPG, PG; George Wanjiru, Carl Elder, PhD, PE; Marisa Zellmer; Eric Amundsen; Chris Martin, LG (Massachussetts), and Eric Lovenduski, ARP (New York) are presenting at the Association of Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation (AEHS) East Coast Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts, October 16 through 19, 2023. Jason Chrzanowski, LSP (Massachussets) serves on the scientific advisory board of the conference. Geosyntec is a sponsor of the event. The AEHS International…
Lynn McGuire will present at the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturing (AFPM) 2023 Environmental Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on October 15 through 17, 2023. She will present during the session "ESG Part 2: Understanding Carbon Intensity" on October 16, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. CDT. The session will focus on Environmental Social Governance (ESG), carbon accounting data challenges, and approaches to life cycle assessment (LCA) and low carbon fuels. Attendees can connect with Lynn and…
Geosyntec is excited to announce the opening of its newest office location at 10101 Alliance Road, Suite 105, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Geosyntec's latest office opening in Cincinnati is a milestone, showcasing the company's continued success and commitment to excellence in geotechnical and environmental consulting, environmental, social and governance services, and global product stewardship in the US Midwest. With an expanded presence in Cincinnati, Geosyntec can now extend its expertise and services to a broader clientele…
Geosyntec and Chemours, under the leadership of Chris Shores, PE; Jim Deitsch, PhD, PE; Matt Vanderkooy, PG, PGeo; and Kevin Garon of Chemours, were awarded the Outstanding Groundwater Remediation Project Award for 2023 from the National Groundwater Association (NGWA). The award​ recognizes a single project each year that best represents outstanding science, engineering, or innovation in the area of remediating groundwater. Geosyntec is supporting Chemours in their efforts to reduce the loading of per- and…
Maura Boswell, PhD, PE, (New Hampshire), Marc Gold, PE, CFM, (South Carolina), Mike Jenkins, PhD, PE, (Florida), and Renee Bourdeau, PE, (Massachusetts) will present and moderate sessions at the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) National Coastal Conference at the Omni Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, on October 10, 2023, through October 13, 2023. ATM, a Geosyntec Company, is sponsoring an exhibit booth throughout the conference and a networking break on October 11, 2023,…
Geosyntec is exhibiting at and moderating a session during the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) Annual Conference in Monterey, California, on October 3 through 5, 2023. Lynn McGuire, PE, (California) will be on the panel of the October 3 preconference women’s networking welcome reception. She will also moderate “Shaping an Inclusive Energy Landscape: Opportunities, Challenges, and Scalability Across Diverse Energy Forms” at 11:10 a.m. PDT on October 5. In addition, attendees can visit Geosyntec’s booth…
Sam Baushke, PE, (Michigan) will co-present “Advancing Vapor Intrusion Assessments in Michigan with Passive Sampling Techniques” at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals (MAEP) and the Michigan Branch of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (MI AIPG). The event features a social hour, dinner, and technical presentation on October 4, 2023, at the Waldenwoods Banquet and Conference Center in Howell, Michigan. Sam’s co-presenter will be Sheryl Doxtader of the Michigan…
Jared Ervin, PhD, Brandon Steets, PE, and Aaron Poresky, PE, coauthored “Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Dry Weather Flows and Potential Flow Sources as Assessed by Conventional and Advanced Bacterial Analyses” in the Journal Environmental Pollution, Volume 337, on November 15, 2023. Jared was the study lead for Geosyntec, and Brandon and Aaron were coauthors. Their collaborators and coauthors were Dong Li, Laurie C. Van De Werfhorst, Jen Smith, and Patricia A. Holden from…
Rula Deeb, PhD, BCEEM, PMP, Jason Conder, PhD (California), Hannah McIntyre (Kansas), Kavish Ganesh (Pennsylvania), Andrezj Przepiora PGeo (Ontario), and Kirk Craig, PE (Arizona), will present at RemTEC & Emerging Contaminants Summit at the Westin Westminster in Westminster, Colorado, on October 3 through 5, 2023. Geosyntec is a platinum sponsor of the conference. The RemTEC & Emerging Contaminants Summit is focused on advancing the environmental science and remediation industry. The conference discusses technologies, applications, and…
Alena Raymond, PhD, (California) will discuss the implications of avoided methane emissions accounting and life cycle assessments (LCA) for biofuels. She will also address what a potential phase-out of avoided methane crediting could mean to LCA practitioners and consultants, as well as to biofuels producers and investors. Alena will present at the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment’s (ACLCA’s) 2023 Conference on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Alena is an engineer based…
Geosyntec is a Silver Sponsor of the conference. Visit our booth to discover how we help clients integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards and sustainability objectives into their business operations. We specialize in managing risk, enhancing environmental performance, and minimizing environmental liabilities. Other Geosyntec experts attending include Jessica Yaeger, PE, LSP, Michael Jury, PG, James Graham, PG (Kansas), Ken Yass, PE, CHMM (Wisconsin), Phil Harvey, PG (Missouri), and Rick Booth, PG (Colorado). Susan is…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Conference at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California, on September 17 through September 21, 2023. Our experts will present two technical presentations and one poster in addition to moderating the poster sessions. Our speakers and moderators at ASDSO 2023 are Kathleen Darby, PhD, P.E., Michael Dupuis, P.E., PEng, Derek Morley, P.E., and Melissa Setz, P.E.…