Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., a senior engineer based in the firm’s Florida office, has over 20 years of consulting and research experience focusing on the design and construction of containment structures for solid and liquid wastes. His clients include commercial waste disposal firms, local governments, and manufacturing/process industries throughout the Midwest and Southeastern U.S.
Dr. Badu-Tweneboah specializes in landfill design and permitting, geotechnical investigations, containment system design, resident engineering, and construction management/quality assurance He also has extensive experience in the planning and implementation of construction quality assurance/quality control for the installation of geosynthetic and soil lining systems for landfills and other waste containment facilities. Working with clients in the petroleum refinery, petrochemical manufacturing, pulp and paper processing, and land redevelopment sectors, Dr. Badu-Tweneboah has been involved in the design, permitting, and construction of over 30 solid waste management and waste containment system facilities in 15 states. He served as the on-site project manager, resident engineer and certifying engineer for the Fernald remediation and closure project in Fernald, Ohio, a facility designed for the safe disposal of 2.5 million cubic yards of low-level radioactive waste and mixed waste. Dr. Badu-Tweneboah was also responsible for the design, construction, and performance monitoring of an innovative final cover system for the closure of very low shear strength, compressible paper-mill sludge impoundment in Ohio. His work on this project was documented in a paper he coauthored “Evaluation of the Performance of a Pulp and Paper Mill Sludge Landfill Final Cover System” -- which received the 1999 TAPPI Russel O. Blosser Memorial Best Paper Award. He is also the principal geotechnical engineer for the Southern LNG/El Paso Corporation project on Elba Island, Savannah, Georgia, and has served as the program manager and engineer-of-record for the permitting, design and construction of more than ten solid waste landfills in Florida.
Advancing the State-of-the-Practice
Dr. Badu-Tweneboah continues to advance the state-of-the-practice through his research into the development of new and improved design procedures for geosynthetics applications in geotechnical engineering and waste management focusing on geosynthetics reinforcement design; waste settlement analysis; stability analysis of embankment on soft foundations; and liner system interface stability and global stability analyses. He has published more than 30 papers on landfill design and solid waste issues