Geosyntec News and Events

PRINCETON, NJ — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Daniel Elliott, PhD, co-authored an article in the May 2009 issue of Journal of Environmental Engineering entitled "Degradation of Lindane by Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles." The Journal of Environmental Engineering is the magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers.In the article, Dan and his co-authors, Hsing-Lung Lien of the National University of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Wei-Xian Zhang of Lehigh University, discuss promising results they…
CHARLOTTE, NC — Geosyntec Consultants announced today the opening of its new Charlotte, NC, office to better serve its clients based in the Charlotte metropolitan area, including those that have come to rely upon its expertise in environmental studies and cleanup; infrastructure assessment, engineering, and design; and natural resources assessment and restoration.Leading Geosyntec's Charlotte office are principals, Jay Beech, PhD, PE and Terry Cheek, CFP, and senior consultant, Ron Santini. Jay Beech, PhD, PE, is…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec welcomes Russ Short, CFP, as Associate. Russ is based in the firm's Atlanta Regional Office.Russ has 28 years of experience in contaminated sediment investigations and remediations, environmental impact studies, and natural resources consulting. His project experience includes the petroleum and chemical industries, US Department of Defense, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the United Nations, as well as local and regional governments in the Northeast, Great Lakes, South, Alaska, and international locations…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants congratulates Cuneyt Gokmen, PE, on his appointment as Associate. Cuneyt, who joined Geosyntec in 1996, is based in the firm's Atlanta area office.Cuneyt has served as project engineer/manager on a number of technically challenging projects across the United States involving residuals associated with perchlorate manufacturing, alum processing, chromite ore processing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Since 2004, his primary focus has been on the successful development and execution of assignments at Robins…
PRINCETON, N.J. — Mary DeFlaun, PhD, and Daniel Elliott, PhD, will be presenting during the short course, "Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation," at Rutgers University on December 8, 2008. In addition to university students, regulators and other consultants are expected to attend the day-long seminar.Mary, a Geosyntec principal, will be sharing new techniques in the bioremediation of recalcitrant contaminants. She is highly experienced in the development and implementation of in situ remediation technologies with over…
Several Geosyntec staff members presented papers at the conference GeoFlorida 2010, which was held by the American Society of Civil Engineers' Geo-Institute, in West Palm Beach, Fla., on February 20 — 24, 2010. Below is a reference listing of presenters' papers:Badu-Tweneboah, K., Damasceno, V.M., Cargill, K.W., and Cargill, P.E., " Design of Dredged Material Containment Area Dikes on Soft Foundations," Proceedings of GeoFlorida 2010: Analysis, Modeling & Design, West Palm Beach, FL, Geotechnical Special Publication…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Eric Strecker, PE, Marcus Quigley, PE, D.WRE, CPESC, and Marc Leisenring, PE, authored the article "Stormwater & Sediment Contamination, Minimizing Potential Sediment Recontamination & Associated Liability" in The Water Report: Water Rights, Water Quality & Water Solutions in the West.In the article, Eric, Marcus, and Marc discuss the potential — through more rigorous best management practice (BMP) selection, design, and implementation of an effective operation and…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec staff presented or led panel discussions at more than 10 workshops and technical sessions on various topics at the International Low Impact Development Conference sponsored by the America Society of Civil Engineers in San Francisco, California, on April 11-14, 2010. Below is a reference listing of Geosyntec's presentations and papers:Lisa Austin, PE, co-presented the "LID 101: Basic Concepts and Applications" and "LID 201: Design Guidelines for LID Practices" pre-conference workshops. She…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants congratulates Robert Hartzel, CLM, CPESC, on his appointment as Associate. Robert, who joined Geosyntec in 2002, is based in the firm's Boston office.Since joining the firm, Robert has successfully built the firm's practice in the areas of lake management, watershed assessment and ecological services. He has managed limnological investigations and restoration projects for numerous lakes and ponds throughout New England on behalf of state agencies, municipalities and lake associations. Robert…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec staff will be speaking at the Georgia Chamber's Third Annual Georgia Environmental Conference, August 27 — 29, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah, Ga. Offering over 30 courses, the conference is one of the state's largest and most comprehensive environmental education opportunities. We are pleased to note that Geosyntec Senior Consultant, Nolton Johnson of our Atlanta Regional Office, is a member of the Steering Committee for this conference. Geosyntec…
RALEIGH, NC — Geosyntec played a key role on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base team at this year's Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards held on June 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. Eric Nesbit, PE represented Geosyntec at the ceremony along with the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base ERP Manger, Frank Werner. These distinguished awards are competed among all DoD facilities worldwide.The Secretary of Defense honors installations, teams, and individuals for their outstanding achievement to…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Alok Jha, Ph.D., recently joined Geosyntec subsidiary MMI Engineering as an Associate in the Oakland, Ca., office. Alok specializes in probabilistic risk and reliability analysis applied to engineering problems. He brings in a broad range of skills from technical to product development to managerial to marketing and execution.Alok has 10 years of experience in nonlinear strength and reliability analysis as well as the dynamic and probabilistic fatigue analysis of offshore platforms. As…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of four Senior Professionals to the position of Associate — Peter de Haven, PE; Beth Gross, PhD, PE; Michaye McMaster; and Elaina Modlin, PE.Peter de Haven, PE, joined Geosyntec in 1997 in the Atlanta office. As a project manager and technical team leader he has focused on site characterization, data management and analysis, numerical modeling, and both the conceptual and final design of engineered remediation…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce its participation as a member of the ADVENT team which was recently awarded an Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) 4PAE08 contract. With a contracting period extending into 2013 and a performance period that goes to 2016, AFCEE will be supporting environmental compliance, restoration, and sustainable practices at Air Force and other U.S. Department of Defense installations worldwide for many years to come.…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants welcomes Ersin Yalcin, CSP, as a Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager serving its North American locations east of the Rocky Mountains.Ersin comes to Geosyntec with over 11 years of experience in the field of safety, industrial hygiene, and risk management with an emphasis in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and demolition programs within the private and public sectors. Ersin has also managed the safety program at…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three staff members to Principal — Robert Bruce, P.E., Doug Larson, Ph.D., P.E., and Majdi Othman, Ph.D., P.E.Robert Bruce joined Geosyntec's Huntington Beach office in 2000. Thereafter, he became the project manager responsible for implementation for a major D&D project in Malaysia involving low level radioactive materials. This project is one of the largest that Geosyntec has completed under a design/construction-type contract.…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Paul Jacob of MMI Engineering's Houston office as a participant in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 14th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Paul is an Associate with MMI, a Geosyntec subsidiary specializing in structural, earthquake, and hazard engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in the analysis and design of a wide variety of structures. Paul has participated in…
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Geosyntec staff member Tom Naymik, Ph.D., P.G., and E. Scott Bair, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio State University, recently conducted a short course, "Analysis and Design of Aquifer Tests including Slug Test and Fracture Flow," for the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) at the Dublin Embassy Suites, Dublin, Ohio.The NGWA is a non-profit organization established to advance the expertise of groundwater professionals and increase the awareness of…
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…
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