Geosyntec News and Events

PORTLAND — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a National Cooperative Highway Research Program contract (NCHRP) through the National Academy of Sciences (NCHPR project 25-31). Along with Geosyntec staff, our research team includes researchers at Oregon State University, Marie Venner and Associates (Denver), the Low-Impact Development Center (Maryland), and Wrightwater Engineers (Denver).With a performance period of 24 months through 2011, Geosyntec will be developing a guidance document for governmental transportation agencies…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked Number 1 nationally among large firms and Number 2 overall in the 2008 "Best Firm to Work For" competition, based on a survey of environmental firms by the Environmental Business Journal. This is the first year that environmental firms had a category separate from other civil engineering specialty firms. Unlike other benchmarking surveys that the firm participates in, the Best Firm…
BOCA RATON - Geosyntec is pleased to announce that it is part of the successful Bauer Foundation Corp. team selected for construction of a 3-mile segment of the Seepage Cutoff Wall, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Rehabilitation project to stabilize and secure the aging Herbert Hoover Dike. Geosyntec will develop specialized work plans, coordinate local and state permitting, and perform quality control and environmental monitoring tasks for the…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce it was recently awarded the Chicago Winter Preparedness 2008 contract by the City of Chicago, Department of Environment. Geosyntec will be creating and implementing a Work Plan for Mayor Daley's Winter Preparedness Fairs — a forum to bring together concerned residents with various stakeholders to address their winter concerns including utility payment assistance, home weatherization, and assistance from other City programs and non-profits. During 2008, the…
LOS ANGELES — Geosyntec Consultants' Megan Patterson was selected as Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers.Since joining the firm in 2007 as a senior staff engineer, Megan has contributed significantly on many technically complex, controversial, and time critical projects for the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her work developing innovative, integrated water solutions to stormwater problems with Geosyntec client Malibu Bay Company was recently recognized.…
>BOCA RATON, FLA. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dan Schauer, PG, CFEA, CIE, to National Construction Services Manager. Currently an Associate, Dan joined the firm in January 1988. With a strong foundation in geology, geotechnical engineering, environmental assessment and materials testing, he quickly adapted his technical skills to the firm's rapidly expanding construction services (CS) practice. Over the past 20 years with Geosyntec, Dan has managed hundreds of projects.…
Edmund Medley, Ph.D., P.E., CEG, F.ASCE, has been named the 2009 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology, by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA). The Jahns award was established in 1988 to commemorate Professor Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), who had an influential and diverse career in academia, consulting and government. The intent of the partially-funded lectureship is to encourage…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Ganesh Krishnan, PE, CPESC, Martha Carr, PG, and Jay Beech, PhD, PE, will present at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Georgia Chapter's 2008 Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting in St. Simons Island, Ga., on November 12 — 14.Ganesh, an associate engineer at Geosyntec, will address stormwater issues within the solid waste industry. He has more than 14 years of experience as a design engineer in water resources and…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Jean-Pierre Giroud, Ph.D., Chairman Emeritus of the firm, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the very highest professional distinctions given to an engineer. His election citation reads: "For pioneering research in geosynthetics engineering and its practical application in civil/geotechnical engineering."Dr. Giroud was among 65 newly elected members into the Academy. The NAE was founded in 1964 and operates under…
ATLANTA — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that several staff members presented at the World of Coal Ash (WOCA) May 4 — 7, 2009 in Lexington, Ky. WOCA is an international conference organized by the American Coal Ash Association and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research focusing on the science, applications, and sustainability of coal ash globally.The following is a list of presenters along with their presentations:Application of Asset Management Principles…
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…
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