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Academic Appointments, Scholarships, and Professional Research Contributions

Academic Appointments Held by Geosyntec Staff

Our professionals contribute to engineering and science programs at leading colleges and universities in areas related to their professional specialties. Several of our technical specialists came to Geosyntec after beginning their careers on the faculty of academic institutions. Among our current staff, Robert Bachus, James Deitsch, Juan Quiroz, and James Wang started their careers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Kentucky, West Virginia University, and Northeastern University, respectively.

A number of our professionals currently hold, or have recently held, adjunct, research, or emeritus faculty appointments at universities in the U.S. and Canada, including top-tier programs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University, Oregon State University, Rutgers, Stanford University, Tufts University, and Universities of Florida, Guelph, Michigan, Toronto, and Waterloo. Currently, our practice professionals support academic programs involving environmental microbiology, geotechnical, environmental, and water resources engineering, geology and hydrogeology, human health risk assessment, and applied toxicology.

In addition to these academic appointments, Geosyntec practitioners have served as instructors for the prestigious Princeton Groundwater series.  Currently, Dr. Michael C. Kavanaugh, PE, NAE, is an instructor for both the Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology course and the Remediation course.  Dr. Douglas G. Larson, PE, is also an instructor for the Remediation course. Excerpts of their Princeton Groundwater presentations are available online.

See a list of representative academic appointments held by current Geosyntec staff.

Contributions by Geosyntec Staff to Advancing the State of the Profession and S.T.E.M. Educational Initiatives

Geosyntec engineers and scientists have a long tradition of giving back to their professions by contributing their time and energy to professional societies and organizations, university programs, and governmental agencies.  They are active in supporting the development of technical standards and guidelines and by providing input to, and peer analysis of, emerging policy, regulatory, and scientific issues. As examples, Geosyntec personnel contribute to committees and working groups organized by ASTM International, American Society of Civil Engineers, Federal Highway Administration, Water Environment Research Foundation, Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (a consortium of state agency environmental regulators), and Electric Power Research Institute, among others. Our participation in these efforts keeps practitioners engaged with other thought leaders on the trends and technologies shaping current and future environmental and engineering issues.

See a list of representative contributions to professional societies and organizations, academic departments, and public agencies by Geosyntec staff.

Geosyntec Contributions to Academic and Research Programs

Geosyntec provides undergraduate and graduate scholarship support for a number of top-tier engineering and science programs in the U.S. and Canada.  Examples of this scholarship support include the graduate civil and environmental engineering programs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Geosyntec is a collaborator and contributor to university research initiatives in the areas of contaminated groundwater assessment and remediation, stormwater management and water resources engineering, and bioremediation and soil improvement using biological processes. Our research contribution includes collaboration with public agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Science Foundation, as well as partnerships with academic institutions including Cornell University, Arizona State University, Oregon Health and Science University, University of Toronto, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

See a list of representative sponsorship support, program sponsorship, and research collaboration by Geosyntec at leading colleges and universities.

See a list of representative Geosyntec participation in third-party funded research and development .