Geosyntec News and Events

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…
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Geosyntec Consultants' Rebecca Daprato, Ph.D., was recently selected to receive the McKee Medal by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). WEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the global water environment.Dr. Daprato, along with co-authors Marcio Da Silva, Diego Gomez, Joseph Hughes, Pedro Alvarez, and Herb Ward, were awarded the honor for their article, "Comparison of Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation for the Enhancement of Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Source Zone…
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…
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,…
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…
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,…
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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