Geosyntec News and Events

Geosyntec is expanding service to new and existing clients from our office at The Docking Station, 111 N. Broadway, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303. Our new office will focus on helping clients with remediation of contaminated sites, redevelopment of brownfield sites, environmental management for industrial and utility clients, restoration and management of water and natural resources, waste management, water management, and geotechnical specialty services. Supported by a nationwide team of experts, the office will serve industrial,…
Nandra Weeks, P.E. (Florida), Wade Burcham, P.E., LEED AP (Alabama), and Paul Tschirky, Ph.D., P.Eng, (Louisiana) will participate in the 2019 All Hands Meeting hosted by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) at the Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama on June 10-13, 2019. Nandra is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on the engineering and remediation issues associated with environmentally-impaired…
Mike Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E. (California), BCEE has been appointed to the advisory committee of the Division on Earth and Life Sciences (DELS), a component of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), formerly the National Research Council (NRC) that oversees the activities of eleven boards. His appointment is for two years through 2020. Mike has been active with NASEM since 1994 and has chaired two boards and three committees on topics related to…
Todd Creamer, P.G. (New Hampshire) will present "Highly Efficient Subsurface Investigations in Large Buildings on Active Installations" in the Decision Making in Vapor Intrusion session at the 2019 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Exposition (JETC) at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida on May 7-9, 2019. Todd Creamer is a Principal Geologist based in New England with more than 22 years of experience in environmental consulting services, surface water hydrology, and oil and natural gas…
Ashley Ramsey (Florida) coauthored a paper entitled "Eight years after the coal ash spill – Fate of trace metals in the contaminated river sediments near Kingston, eastern Tennessee" in the journal Applied Geochemistry on pages 158-167 in volume 104 on March 14, 2019. Ashley was the lead author, and her coauthors were Anthony M. Faiia and Anna Szynkiewicz. Ashley is a Staff Professional who focuses on the assessment, monitoring, and remediation of various environmental pollutants…
Amir Ahmadipur, Ph.D. (Texas) coauthored a paper entitled "Investigation of basal friction effects on impact force from a granular sliding mass to a rigid obstruction" that was published in Landslides: Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides on pages 1-17 on March 22, 2019. Amir was the lead author, and his coauthors were Tong Qiu and Bahman Sheikh. Amir is a Senior Staff Professional based in Texas focused on geotechnical instrumentation and data management, slope…
Geosyntec was awarded a 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award for "Environmental Stewardship: Student Education on Watershed Management and Water" from Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP) at the PEP 2019 Annual Membership Meeting in Mobile, Alabama on April 4, 2019. Geosyntec partnered with the City of Daphne, Daphne Utilities, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Daphne High School, U.S. EPA, Baldwin County Master Gardeners, and others to acquire and implement a U.S. EPA grant to establish a watershed…
Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) will present "Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and PFOS/PFOA Compounds – How to Select the Best Technology Solution" at the 104th John J. (Jack) Lagrosa Annual Conference and Exposition of the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) at Bally’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey at 9:45 a.m. on May 6, 2019. Joe is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 44 years of experience focused on…
Kate Darby, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Progressive Changes in Liquefaction and Cone Penetration Resistance across Multiple Shaking Events in Centrifuge Tests" that was published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in Volume 145, Issue 3 in March 2019. Kate's co-authors are Ross W. Boulanger; Jason T. DeJong; and Jaclyn D. Bronner. Kate is a Senior Staff Engineer based in California focused on geotechnical engineering, liquefaction triggering correlations, and physical modeling. She…
Geosyntec continues to rank highly in several categories according to Engineering News-Record's (ENR) "The Top 500 Design Firms" for 2019. Notably, Geosyntec ranks 47th in the Top 500 Design Firms. These rankings reflect Geosyntec's continuous commitment to delivering exceptional service and best-value solutions to our clients. Here are our 2019 rankings: #47 Top 500 Design Firms #12 Top 20 Hazardous Waste #20 Top 20 Sewer and Waste #40 Top 50 Designers in International Markets #31…
Jintai Wang, Ph.D. (Virginia) coauthored a paper entitled "Time-Dependent Cone Penetration Resistance of a Postliquefaction Sand Deposit at Shallow Depth" that will be published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in Volume 145, Issue 6 in June 2019. Jintai was the lead author, and his coauthors were Ming Xiao, Jeffrey C. Evans, Tong Qiu, and Sajjad Salam. Jintai specializes in geotechnical engineering and soil liquefaction, with experience focused on projects such as retaining…
Karoline Qasem, Ph.D. (Illinois) coauthored a paper entitled "The effect of floods on ecosystem metabolism in suburban streams" published in the journal Freshwater Science in Volume 38, Issue 2 on April 11, 2019. Karoline was the lead author, and her coauthors were Sean Vitousek, Ben O'Connor, and Timothy Hoellein. Karoline is a Senior Staff Professional based in Illinois who is focused on water quality modeling and data analysis. Freshwater Science publishes articles that advance understanding…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present "Transitioning to Resilient/Sustainable Design in the Face of Natural Hazards" at the Purdue Geotechnical Society Workshop at the Burton Morgan Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana at 3:55 p.m. on April 26, 2019. David is a Senior Principal Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of regulated containment facilities, and financial risk analysis for geoenvironmental projects. His project…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of Arthur Forma, Helen Dawson, Julie Konzuk, Paul Botek, Rebecca Daprato, Stefanie Fountain, Syed Rehan, Tom Ramsey, and Warren Brady to the position of Senior Principal within the Geosyntec family of companies. These individuals have each made substantial contributions in leading the development and delivery of highly valued solutions to our clients, recruiting and mentoring our next generation of exceptional staff, growing our practice capabilities, and collaborating with…
Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G. (Ontario) authored a report entitled "Demonstration/Validation of More Cost-Effective Methods for Mitigating Radon and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air" published by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)/ Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) in March 2019. Todd is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 30 years of international consulting experience focused on the evaluation of contaminant fate and transport in soil and…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of Ali Ebrahimi, Anica Haynes, Chris Wessel, Daniel Lee, David Parkinson, Geoffrey Frieman, Jason Conder, Logan Brant, Marlaina Auger, Misty Steele, Neil Couch, Rachel Klinger, Saverio Siciliano, Silvia Mancini, Steve Poirier, Susan Welt, Suzanne Gabriele, and Victoria Cheplak to the position of Principal within the Geosyntec family of companies. These individuals have each made substantial contributions in leading the development and delivery of highly valued solutions to our…
Glenn Rix, Ph.D. and Melissa (Missy) Setz, P.E. (Georgia) were among the co-leaders to the report, entitled "Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the December 12, 2018 M4.4 Decatur, Tennessee Earthquake" that was published on April 4, 2019. Other co-leaders were Timothy C. Siegel (Dan Brown and Associates PC) and Shahram Pezeshk (University of Memphis). Glenn is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on the areas of geotechnical…
Ken Susilo, P.E., D.WRE., CPSWQ (California) will lead discussions on "Stormwater P3s (public-private partnerships) in California" and will serve as a technical instructor for a (public owners only) workshop on "Building a Stormwater P3" at the P3 Water Summit in San Diego, California on April 23-24, 2019. Geosyntec has been actively presenting and sponsoring this event for the last three years, serving as a member of the planning committee, and leading development of the stormwater…
Andrea Rocha, Ph.D. (Tenneessee) coauthored a paper entitled "Large Circular Plasmids from Groundwater Plasmidomes Span Multiple Incompatibility Groups and Are Enriched in Multimetal Resistance Genes" that was published in the journal mBio in Volume 10, Issue 1 on April 3, 2019. Her coauthors were Ankita Kothari, Yu-Wei Wu, John-Marc Chandonia, Marimikel Charrier, Lara Rajeev, Dominique C. Joyner, Terry C. Hazen, Steven W. Singer, and Aindril Mukhopadhyaya. Andrea is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Tennessee…
Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. and Tom Wurzinger, P.E. (Georgia) contributed to the Georgia Air & Waste Management Association (GA A&WMA) Regulatory Conference at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center on April 11, 2019. Herwig's presentation "Introduction to PFAS Remediation Approaches," covered how per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a broad class of fluorine-containing synthetic chemicals that are part of a growing list of "emerging contaminants," which have recently received increased regulatory and public attention, including in…
Bob Glazier (Maryland) and Chris Saranko (Georgia) presented at the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Workshop in Arlington, Virginia in March 21, 2019. Geosyntec assembled a team of 11 key leaders from multiple branches/regions to attend this workshop. Geosyntec attendees in addition to Bob and Chris included: Cuneyt Gokmen, Ben Amos, Whitney Law, Joe Ivanowski, and Grant Walter (Georgia); Rob Ferree (Michigan); Nandra Weeks (Florida); and Carrie Pendleton and Mike…
Brian Webb (Oregon) was the lead author on a research article entitled "The Littlefield Rhyolite and associated mafic lavas: Bimodal volcanism of the Columbia River magmatic province, with constraints on age and storage sites of Grande Ronde Basalt magmas" that was published in the Geological Society of America (GSA) journal Geosphere in volume 15, Issue number 1, on pages 60-84, on December 20, 2018. His coauthors were Martin J. Streck, William C. McIntosh, and Mark…
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