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 Spring Way 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 has helped…
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,…
Esteban Biondi and Diego DelgadoTamariz (Florida) will attend the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 16 and 17, 2022. Esteban is a Principal Engineer at ATM, a Geosyntec company. He based in Florida and has more than 28 years of experience focused on ocean, coastal, and waterfront projects ranging from marina developments and cruise destinations to port structures and environmental impact…
Steve Peene, Ph.D. (Florida) presented at The Water Research Foundation's (WRF) Research Planning Summit, on April 11-29, 2022. Steve is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 32 years of experience focused on the water resources practice. The WRF Research Planning Summit catalyzed discussions, sparked imagination, and served as a starting point for participants to brainstorm research needs and ideas and project concepts. These conversations took place during breakout groups that were dedicated…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. (California), Christie Hale, Ph.D., (California), and Glenn Rix, Ph.D., P.E., (Georgia) will serve as instructors for a webinar titled "Earthquake Engineering for Embankment Dams" on May 23–25, 2022. The course is offered through the Association of State Dam Safety (ASDSO). Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. For many years, he has focused on the…
Tamara Hebeler, P.E. (Georgia), Cory Reiter, P.E. (Indiana), Maria Vishnevskiy, P.E. (California), and James Wang, Ph.D, P.E. (Maryland), will attend the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo (JETC) conference at Gaylord's Rocky Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado, at from May 10 through 12. James will present on May 11 using natural source zone depletion to transition to sustainable remediation of light nonaqueous phase liquid (LNAPL). Maria, who…
Many Geosyntec practitioners will make significant contributions to the World of Coal Ash (WOCA) Conference 2022 on May 16 through 19, 2022 in Covington, Kentucky. WOCA is the leading international conference on the science, application, and sustainability of coal combustion products (CCPs). WOCA 2022 will be the ninth biennial meeting on CCPs and gasification products worldwide. The conference is hosted by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied…
BOCA RATON & NEW YORK – [May 10, 2022] – Geosyntec is pleased to announce approval of a majority investment by Blackstone Energy Partners (NYSE: BX) to fuel our continued leadership in our core markets while accelerating Geosyntec’s continued growth and success in new and emerging markets and geographies. Peter Zeeb, President & CEO of Geosyntec said: “Our partnership with Blackstone Energy Partners will strengthen our ability to grow through strategic acquisitions and recruiting of…
Derya Genc, Ph.D., E.I.T., (Georgia) coauthored an article titled "Comprehensive in-situ freeze-thaw monitoring under a granular-surfaced road system" for publication in Transportation Geotechnics on March 30, 2022. Derya's coauthors were Jeremy Ashlock, Halil Ceylan, and Robert Horton of Iowa State University and Bora Cetin and Kristen Cetin of Michigan State University. Derya Genc is a Senior Staff Engineer-in-Training based in Georgia who focuses on geotechnical and civil engineering. Her research addresses freeze-thaw monitoring and modeling…
Rob Harris (Ontario), and Hannah Chessell, P.Geo, (Ontario) will participate in an online presentation on "Readying Projects for Excess Soil Management" at the Public Sector Project Management Spring Forum (PSPMSF) at 10:55 a.m. EDT on May 12, 2022. Rob and Hannah's co-presenters are Jeffery Lee, Town of Oakville, and Prasoon Adhikari, City of Guelph. Rob is a Senior Project Manager based in Ontario with over 31 years of experience focused on a wide range of…
George Hollerbach, P.E., BCEE, CSP, David Marabello, PMP, BCEE, P.E., (New Jersey), and Edward Horai, E.I.T., (New York) will make significant technical contributions to the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) 107th John J. Lagrosa Annual Conference and Exposition at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 9–13, 2022. George Hollerbach will receive the 2022 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Life Membership Award in recognition of more than 40 years of active…
Gloria Teague, P.E., CFM, (Florida) was honored with the Young Alumna of the Year Award from the University of Florida Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering in Gainesville, Florida at their annual Recognition and Awards Dinner on April 20, 2022. Also receiving this recognition was Allison Mica of Bacardi. Gloria and Allison were nominated and selected by the department faculty. Gloria has been involved with the department since she was an undergraduate in 2003. Gloria…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington, D.C.) and Mark Heaney will attend and participate in IMPACT2022, the midyear meeting of the Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA), which will be held both online and in person at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. May 11 through 13, 2022. Travis will present "PFAS Chemistry Health Concerns and Content in Consumer Products" on May 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. A Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington, D.C.,…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, (Florida) will present "Use of Rock Revetments to Protect Industrial Facilities –Three Case Studies" at WODCON XXIII: World Dredging Congress and Exhibition at the Tivoli Congress Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. He will present at 2:55 through 4:15 p.m. CET on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Kwasi's co-author is Geosyntec's Ramil G. Mijares, Ph.D., P.E., (Florida). Their paper discusses the use of rock revetments to protect facilities from severe erosion and…
Andrew Copley, E.I.T. (Virginia) will present "Proof is in the Data: Assessing the Need for Ground Improvement" for the Improvements in Solid Waste Industry Session at the VRA & SWANA Sharing Solutions 2022 Conference at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront on May 5, 2022. Andrew's co-presenter is Robert Swan, from HD Concrete Floors, who will present "Tipping Floors: Solutions for Improving Durability, Environmental Compliance and Considerations for Repairs." The moderator for the Improvements in Solid…
Eric Amundsen, J.D. (Massachusetts) presented "ENERGY TRANSITION: Prevent Pitfalls with Proactive Public Planning and Prescient Private Partnerships" at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) 51st Spring Conference on Environmental Law at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California on April 7, 2022. Eric Amundsen is a Senior Consultant based in Massachusetts focused on energy transition, life cycle assessment, sustainability, and environmental policy. The 51st Spring Conference on Environmental Law…
Geosyntec and its practitioners were recognized for their research regarding vapor intrusion in a recent literature review conducted by Jeroen Provoost and Karen Victor and published in the journal Environment and Pollution. The article, "Global Research Collaboration for Vapour Intrusion," uses social network analysis to better understand how global research into VI is taking place and evolving. This analysis considered 54 years (from 1966 through 2020), and over 560 publications. Provoost and Victor find that…
Geosyntec is a supporting sponsor and will host a booth at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GoMCon) at the Raising Canes River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on April 25–28, 2022. Geosyntec will host Booth 12 at the event. Geosyntec personnel in attendance will include Nandra Weeks, P.E., Mollie Taylor, (Florida), Amanda Taylor, P.E., (Louisiana), and Heath Hansell, P.E. (South Carolina). Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than…
John Merrill and Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., (California) will present on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) treatment and mitigation online at the 2022 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference (ECEC22) on April 27–28, 2022. John Merrill is an Engineer based in California with experience in environmental site investigation and remediation, litigation support, and applied research in collaboration with university partners. John focuses on emerging contaminants, including PFAS, 1,4-dioxane, and 1,2,3-trichloropropane. Elisabeth Hawley is a Senior Consultant…
The Bryte Landfill Project, for which Geosyntec provided project management, engineering and design, and construction oversight support, has been named Region 9 Outstanding Environmental Engineering Project by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sacramento Section. The project was completed by a team that included the Sacramento Area Flood Agency (SAFCA), MBK Engineers, Odin Construction, and representatives from Sacramento, Yolo County, and the Department of Toxic Substance Control. Geosyntec's Andy Andrews, P.E., who served as…
Will Burke, P.G., (Alabama); Cristina Graver, P.E.; Matthew Wissler, P.G.; Katie Fox, P.E.; and Esteban Biondi (Florida) will present on brownfields redevelopment at the Florida & Alabama Brownfields Conference 2021 Part 2 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach in Pensacola Beach, Florida on April 24–27, 2022. As President of the Alabama Brownfields Association, Will Burke will welcome attendees along with E. Christian Wells, President of the Florida Brownfields Association, and Grover Robinson, Mayor of the City…
Michael Zylich, P.G., L.S.P. (North Carolina), George Hollerbach, P.E. (New Jersey), BCEE, CSP, Hue Quan, P.E. (New Jersey), Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E., LEEDAP, D.GE., F. ASCE, (Massachusetts), Chuck Whisman, P.E., (Pennsylvania) will attend the Business Network for Offshore Wind 2022 International Partnering Forum (IPF) at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on April 26, 2022. Attendees can meet Geosyntec Staff at the Geosyntec booth (number 1101) in the front, left of…