Geosyntec News and Events

ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce its commitment to fund fellowships at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley in order to support graduate engineering students for the 2007 — 2008 academic year.The Geosyntec Fellowship at UT Austin will be awarded to one or more students in the Geotechnical Engineering Center in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. This non-restricted donation will support…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that three staff members have co-authored papers appearing in the April 2007 editions of leading technical journals.Mazen Haydar co-authored "Leachate Recirculation Using Permeable Blankets in Engineered Landfills." This paper appears in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineering. Mazen is based in the company's Ann Arbor, Michigan office.Melanie Duhamel co-authored "Growth and Yields of Dechlorinators, Acetogens, and Methanogens during…
CHICAGO, Il. — Jeffrey Edstrom was recently elected to the Regional Water Supply Planning Group (RWSPG) in Illinois. The 18-member panel, coordinated by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), will study water supply issues in an 11-county area of northeastern Illinois and make recommendations on water resource policies and plans.The RWSPG is comprised of representatives from nine stakeholder groups for the Water Supply Planning Group for northeastern Illinois. Each representative was elected by their…
Tamara Hebeler, P.E., is recipient of the "2007 Young Engineer of the Year Award."ATLANTA — Geosyntec staff member Tammy Hebeler, P.E., is the winner of the Georgia Engineer's Week "2007 Young Engineer of the Year Award." Georgia's Engineer of the Year competition recognizes deserving and dedicated engineers who have made valuable contributions to their profession and who have impacted the engineering community.The "Young Engineer of the Year Award" competition is open to all professional engineers…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants received an Engineering Excellence award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for designing a 65-acre On-site Waste Disposal Facility (OSDF) for the Fernald Closure Project near Hamilton, Ohio. This eight-cell waste containment facility was developed to dispose of low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generated during the 17-year demolition and clean-up of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fernald site.The Fernald Feed…
LOS ANGELES — Geosyntec Consultants' client, Playa Capital, recently received the 2006 Outstanding Stormwater Best Management Practice Implementation Project Award from the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA).The award was given in recognition of the Playa Vista Stormwater Management Program and Freshwater Marsh system. Under the program, a freshwater wetlands system was designed and constructed to manage stormwater and urban runoff from a 1,000-acre commercial and residential development near Marina del Rey in Los Angeles and…
LOS ANGELES — Geosyntec Consultants' Ken Susilo, P.E., CPSWQ, was selected as the 2006 "Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector" by the Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in September. ASCE, founded in 1852, is an international, professional body of individuals representing the civil engineering community.Susilo, an Associate at Geosyntec and manager of the firm's West Los Angeles office, was honored with the award in recognition of his accomplishments…
BOSTON — October 17, 2006 — Steven Roy, Geosyntec Associate, recently earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) credentials. LEED, a nationally accepted program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides standards which promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development,…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants recently received the Pinnacle Award as a result of achieving both The Zweig Letter Hot Firm 2006 List and the CE News Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For, one of only two large firms to do so throughout the United States.The Pinnacle Award reflects both Geosyntec's exceptional business performance and leadership in creating a quality workplace. Geosyntec ranked 33 amongst all participating firms in the CE News Best Civil…
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently elected Geosyntec principal Michael Houlihan, P.E., B.C.E.E., to the grade of Fellow, an honor recognizing professional distinction and achievement. Within ASCE, Fellow is the second-highest membership grade. The organization is the oldest engineering society in the U.S. representing more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide.Mike established Geosyntec's Columbia, Md., office in 1991. Specializing in civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering projects for more than 20 years, Mike has taken…
Illegal drug trafficking, smuggling, limited government enforcement resources, organized crime, human suffering and exploitation, undercover espionage, suicide, rumors of murder, and black market chemistry comprise the plot lines of fictional thrillers, action movies, and one of Geosyntec Consultants' latest and most challenging projects.The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime contracted Geosyntec in spring 2007 to clean up over 2,000 liters of the most dangerous precursor, thionyl chloride, uncovered as part of the bust with…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., President and CEO of Geosyntec Consultants, was elected to the 2007 class of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions given to an engineer. The NAE, founded in 1964, provides engineering leadership in service to the nation.Dr. Bonaparte was among 64 newly elected members and nine foreign associates into the academy. The NAE membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering…
James Wang, PhD, PE, joins Geosyntec's Columbia, Maryland location with over 10 years of experience in applied research and engineering practices in the areas of solid waste management and environmental remediation. With expertise in environmental biological processes, he has completed many engineering and research projects related to bioreactor landfills, solid waste and wastewater treatment, and groundwater remediation. He has designed and implemented biosparging, enhanced in situ bioremediation, monitored natural attenuation, and co-solvent soil flushing technologies.…
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