Geosyntec News and Events

Dr. Chris Campbell has joined Geosyntec's Oakland, Ca., office as a Senior Scientist. Chris has extensive experience in water quality assessments associated with industrial stormwater programs, endocrine disrupting compounds in surface water and groundwater, heavy metal and suspended sediment transport, and water security monitoring approaches for detecting intentional attacks on drinking water.His professional work history included projects for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research included focus…
DELAWARE — A recent issue of Geo-Strata, the geotechnical magazine published by the American Society of Civil Engineers' Geotechnical Institute, featured an article on the geotechnical engineering challenges associated with the expansion of the Cherry Island Landfill, Delaware, a project led by Geosyntec practitioners based in the company's Columbia, Md., office. The article, titled "Design Consideration for Expansion of an Existing Landfill over Extremely Compressible Soils," was authored by Geosyntec's David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E., Carlos…
CHICAGO, Il. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that the Berry's Creek Study Area (BCSA) Cooperating Parties Group, in conjunction with ELM, selected Geosyntec in association with Integral Consultants to conduct a remedial investigation (RI) and feasibility study (FS). The purpose of the RI is to identify the nature and extent of contamination in the BCSA as well as the potential human and ecological risks posed by the contamination. The study results are then…
ATLANTA, Ga. — DeKalb County, Ga., selected Geosyntec Consultants for a three-year contract to support the County in meeting its compliance objectives for the Seminole Road Landfill. Specific tasks include conducting: environmental monitoring at the landfill, gas collection and control system (GCCS) expansion design, NPDES inspections and reporting, wetland mitigation area inspections and monitoring, Title V air emissions permit reporting, construction management, as well as specialized environmental system operation and maintenance functions.Previously, the County selected…
Dave Himmelheber, Ph.D., a senior staff engineer in Geosyntec's Columbia, Md., office, recently won two awards in recognition of his doctoral research — Outstanding Doctoral Student from the environmental engineering program at Georgia Tech and the Sixth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Student Paper Competition.In April 2008, Dave was awarded the 2007 Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year from the environmental engineering program at Georgia Tech. Dave was selected for the…
Staff engineer Nivi Ramaswamy of Geosyntec's Boston office was recently selected as a delegate to the 16th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-16). CSD-16 will focus on rural development, land, drought, agriculture, desertification, and Africa with a review on progress with water and sanitation since the 13th session. Nivi is representing SustainUS, a nonprofit organization of young adults advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. At Geosyntec, Nivi…
OAKLAND — The History Channel featured an interview with Dr. Ed Medley , PE, CEG, F.ASCE, currently of Geosyntec's Oakland office, about the failure investigation of the San Francisco Sea Cliff Incident in December 1995. The interview aired on the network's " Shockwave " program (Episode 12) on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 9 p.m. (EST and PST) with a repeat broadcast on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 1 p.m. (EST and PST).The Sea Cliff…
Geosyntec Consultants announces that Eric Nesbit, P.E., has joined the 600-person consulting firm as an Associate in their new Raleigh, N.C., office. Eric's practice will focus on the implementation of advanced remedies for soil and groundwater remediation; construction services for environmental infrastructure projects; and expansion of Geosyntec's other service offerings in the mid-Atlantic states.Prior to joining Geosyntec, Eric was a regional vice president at a consulting engineering and construction firm serving federal agencies' locations throughout…
Julie Stephenson joins Geosyntec's West Los Angeles office as Scientist. She has over four years of project experience in water and natural resources management. After earning her Bachelor's degree in geography at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, Julie assisted municipal clients with NPDES permit compliance and helped administer numerous urban runoff management programs in the bay area. She also contributed to various technical studies relating to water quality issues and gained experience evaluating the…
Kathleen McGowan, P.E., joins Geosyntec's West Los Angeles office as Senior Engineer.Kathleen McGowen, P.E., joins Geosyntec with more than 20 years of experience in environmental compliance, NPDES permits, storm water pollution prevention, and industrial and hazardous waste management. Her current practice is focused on assisting municipal clients facing rapidly evolving storm water and urban runoff water quality challenges. Kathleen has been consulting independently for cities in the Santa Monica Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula areas…
ATLANTA, Ga. — On October 3, 2007, the Environmental Business Council (EBC) of New England recognized Geosyntec's Boston office as the "Best Place to Work" in the New England area in the medium-sized firm category. The EBC is an organization, composed of 170 member companies, that supports and fosters the development of the environmental industry with the goal of enhancing business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses."Best Place to…
Geosyntec Principal Mary de Flaun, Ph.D., (Princeton) was recently presented with the "2007 Industry Recognition Award" by the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC). Dr. de Flaun was given the award in honor of her "outstanding contribution to the ITRC in 2007," particularly for her participation in the ITRC's BioDNAPL group. In the BioDNAPL group, she was involved with the development of a technical guidance document on "Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethene DNAPL" for state environmental regulators.…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to recognize Poster and Presentation Award recipients for its 6th Annual Groundwater Conference held October 11-13 in San Diego, California. With more than 80 participants representing the company's groundwater and site remediation practice from offices in the United States and Canada, this intracompany conference focused on Geosyntec's ongoing development of technologies to remediate groundwater impacted by conventional and emerging contaminants and advances in the tools used to characterize groundwater quantity and…
Bob Glazier, P.G., comes to Geosyntec from a leading international geoenvironmental consulting firm, where he spent 19 years — the last four as principal geologist in the St. Louis area. Bob's principal area of expertise is applying groundwater treatment technologies using in situ bioremediation, chemical oxidation, and nanoscale zero valent iron. He also has expertise in vapor intrusion assessment and remediation, human health risk assessment, as well as litigation support.While in the St. Louis area,…
Dr. Angela Liang, P.E., joins Geosyntec with over 10 years of experience in the environmental remediation field. She is well versed in various types of soil and groundwater remediation and wastewater/groundwater treatment technologies, including in-situ thermal remediation, in-situ enhanced bioremediation, monitored natural attenuation, and in-situ chemical oxidation.Angela earned her B.S. in power mechanical engineering from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan. She obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at…
Dale Prokopchak, C.I.H., C.S.P., joins Geosyntec with more than 25 years of experience as an environmental health and safety (EH&S) specialist. He comes to us with experience working as an EH&S Director at a consulting firm like ours, working with an industrial manufacturer in managing their environmental and occupational safety program, and working as a state occupational safety regulator — a combination that will benefit us as our clients' needs change and our internal programs…
Greg Gibbons, P.E., joins Geosyntec with more than 26 years of experience in the environmental industry. He comes to us from Parsons where he was not only a co-worker of Susan Hill (a Principal in the Chicago office), but also worked alongside Rudy Bonaparte and other Geosyntec professionals at the Onondaga Lake remediation project in upstate New York. His expertise is primarily focused on sediment site assessment and remediation, including work with contaminated sediments. In…
BOSTON, Ma. — The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) awarded Geosyntec Consultants a project to create the Coastal Zone Management Digital Water Quality Tool Pack: User Guide Development, Training Workshops, and Database Population, which will be a major enhancement to the existing statewide water quality database. Under this project, Geosyntec will assist CZM, a unit of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, in the development of training resources related to the…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the selection of Marcus Quigley, PE, CPESC, of Geosyntec's Boston office as a participant in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 13th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Marcus is the first Geosyntec staff member to be selected for this program. He focuses his practice on water resources engineering and related water supply and stormwater management issues nationwide. He earned a BS in environmental engineering from…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants was selected for induction into the 2007 Space Technology Hall of Fame for the innovative application of Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron (EZVI), a remediation technology now being used across the United States. The Space Technology Hall of Fame is coordinated by the Space Foundation in cooperation with NASA. The Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting space activities, space professionals as well as education and embraces all facets of space —…
CHICAGO — Geosyntec Consultants announces that Susan Hill, P.E., has joined the 600-person consulting firm as a Principal in their downtown Chicago office. Susan is managing the Great Lakes Region, overseeing offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio.Susan brings over 25 years of experience in the environmental industry. Her professional practice has focused on the investigation and remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons, particularly at National Priorities List (NPL) sites, investigation and remediation for former manufactured gas…
Emily joins Geosyntec after working as a hydrologist for the USGS for about six years in their Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center. While with the USGS, she was the project manager and co-principal investigator for several multi-year projects investigating dissolved organic contamination in wetland environments. In fact, it was at the Canal Creek wetlands project at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland that Emily developed a close working relationship with Duane Graves that ultimately led to her…
ATLANTA — Geosyntec Consultants announces that it is now approved as a Registered Environmental Consultant (REC) and two staff are accredited as Registered Site Managers (RSM) with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). Mr. Todd Hagemeyer, P.G. based in Atlanta, Ga., and Mr. Todd Kafka, P.G., based in Knoxville, Tenn., are both approved as RSMs by NCDENR.As a REC, Geosyntec can implement and certify regulatory compliance of voluntary remedial actions at…
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…
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