Geosyntec News and Events

Emily Anderson (Minnesota) and Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D. (Maryland) will each present a technical session at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) in Duluth, Minnesota on April 16, 2019. Emily is a Staff Scientist based in Minnesota focused on bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics/data analysis. A remediation and water treatment practitioner, she is a key contributor to projects in industries including mining, agribusiness, manufacturing and…
Andrew Brey, P.G., (Florida) coauthored a paper entitled "Realistic Expectations for the Treatment of Former Manufactured Gas Plant (FMGP) Residuals by Chemical Oxidants" that was published in the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology on Pages 1-17 in Volume 219 in December 2018. His coauthors were Saeid Shafieiyoun, Neil R. Thomson, Chris M. Gasinski, William Pence, and Mike Marley. Andrew is a Senior Geologist based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental…
Emily Anderson (Minnesota) coauthored a paper entitled "Denitrifying Bacteria Active in Woodchip Bioreactors at Low-Temperature Conditions" published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology starting on page 635 in volume 10 on April 2, 2019. Her coauthors were Jeonghwan Jang, Rodney T. Venterea, Michael J. Sadowsky, Carl J. Rosen, Gary W. Feyereisen, and Satoshi Ishii. Emily is a Staff Scientist based in Minnesota focused on bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics/data analysis. A remediation and water treatment…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) coauthored a book entitled "Waste-to-Energy: Technologies and Project Implementation, Third Edition" that was published on March 14, 2019. His coauthor is Francois Screve, the founder of Deltaway Energy in San Francisco CA. Marc and Francois bring their combined professional experience of more than 58 years to this third edition, which covers the growing range of technologies that are available for converting solid waste into energy through waste-to-energy (WTE) projects. Completely updated…
Geosyntec professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at the Battelle International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor in Maryland on April 15-18, 2019. Geosyntec contributions include a Technical Steering Committee member, four session chairs, eight platform presentations, one short-course instructor, one Learning Lab instructor, and a poster presentation. Geosyntec has also collaborated with universities and other parties in the preparation of conference materials. Geosyntec professionals will be…
Neal Durant, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) and Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) will present during the webinar entitled "Increasing Public and Regulatory Scrutiny of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)" hosted by Crowell & Moring LLP from 1:00p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on April 4, 2019. Co-panelists are Jennifer Giblin, Senior Counsel, Crowell & Moring and Peter Condron, Partner, Crowell & Moring. Neal Durant is a Senior Principal based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of…
Geosyntec professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at the 2019 United States Society on Dams Conference and Exhibition at the Chicago Hilton in Illinois on April 8-11, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include five platform presentations and one session moderator. Geosyntec has also collaborated with universities and other parties in the preparation of conference materials delivered by others. Geosyntec professionals will be at booth #417 to meet with attendees and answer questions about dams and levees.…
Julie Chambon, Ph.D. (California) and Neal Durant, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) coauthored a technical guidance document recently published by the U.S. Navy (NAVFAC EXWC) entitled "Tools for Estimating Contaminant Mass-in-Place, Mass Discharge, and Remediation Timeframes." The guidance document was written to support Navy Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) in their efforts to improve the accuracy of conceptual models for understanding contaminant distribution in the subsurface and quantitative estimates of remediation costs and timeframes. Soil and groundwater remediation…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) will discuss the latest technical and regulatory information on PFAS at the Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) Roundtable meeting of the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). This meeting will be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on March 28-28, 2019. Rula is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on private practice and…
Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. and Dave Folkes, P.E. (Colorado) will jointly present "Subsurface (Vapor) Intrusion in the Hazard Ranking System – A Superfund Game-Changer (and What You Can Do About It)" at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resource's (SEER) 48th Spring Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado on March 28, 2019. Additional Geosyntec staff that will attend: Nandra Weeks (Florida), Jen Wilkie (Illinois), Jill Cooper (Colorado), Travis Kline…
Nick Muenks (Missouri), Cody Luebbering (Missouri), and Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) will present at the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA)/ Missouri Water Environment Association at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach, Missouri on April 1, 2019. Nick and Cody will co-present "A Case of the Permit Limit Blues" starting at 10:55 a.m. and Elizabeth Toot-Levy will present "Learning from Others: Multiple Maumee Watershed Models of Potential Phosphorus Reduction Management Plans for Lake Erie" starting…
Geosyntec professionals Ravi Arulanantham, Rula Deeb, Robert Ettinger, Theresa Gabris, Matthew Mraw, and Sam Williams will make technical contributions at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) 29th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air at the DoubleTree Mission Valley in San Diego, California on March 18-21, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include four platform presentations, one session chair, one poster presentation and one workshop moderator. Additionally, Sam Williams served on the West Coast…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. (California) and Jintai Wang, Ph.D., (Virginia) will present at Geo-Congress 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on March 24 – 27, 2019. Lelio will present "The Panama Canal: A Wonder of Engineering" and Jintai will present "The Effect of Shaking History on Liquefaction Resistance of Sand Deposit Using Shake Table Testing." Lelio is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience in…
Geosyntec professionals will make technical contributions at Asset Integrity Management - Pipeline Integrity Management Under Geohazard Conditions (AIM-PIMG) at the Norris Conference Center in Houston, Texas on March 25-28, 2019. Geosyntec staff in attendance will be: Rodolfo Sancio, Tony Rice, Logan Brant, Ali Ebrahimi, and Alex Greene. Asset Integrity Management – Pipeline Integrity Management Under Geohazard Conditions Conference will present the advances in managing ground movement hazards that have been made in the last decade.…
Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. (United Kingdom) will present "Advanced DNAPL Source Zone Characterization for Targeted Remediation: Is the Gain Worth the Pain" at Groundwater 2019 in London, England at 11:10 a.m. on March 27, 2019. Gary is a Senior Principal Consultant based in the United Kingdom with more than 25 years of experience focused on contaminant hydrogeology research and practice. He advises regulatory authorities and clients in the chemical, waste disposal, land development, and insurance industries.…
Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado) coauthored a paper entitled "Key Design Elements of Building Pressure Cycling for Evaluating Vapor Intrusion—A Literature Review" published in the journal Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation (GWMR) on pages 66-72 in Volume 39, Issue 1 on October 30, 2018. His coauthors were Christopher C. Lutes, Robert Truesdale, John H. Zimmerman, and Brian Schumacher. Chase has over eight years of experience in environmental research and consulting, with expertise and experience in several…
Staci Capozzi, Ph.D. (Maryland) coauthored a paper entitled "Colonization and growth of dehalorespiring biofilms on carbonaceous sorptive amendments" that was published in Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research in Volume 34, Number 8 on February 21, 2019. Staci was the lead author, and her coauthors were Coline Bodenreider, Ana Prieto, Rayford B. Payne, Kevin R. Sowers and Birthe Veno Kjellerup. Staci is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Maryland focused on data mining,…
David Bertrand, P.Geo (Ontario) will present on "Environmental Risk Management" at the Innovation in an Era of Challenging Sites (IECS) conference at the Pearson Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 9:30 a.m. on February 28, 2019. David is a Principal Hydrogeologist at Geosyntec with more than 20 years of experience. He has completed Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment activities in the Province of Ontario and internationally. David has also directed many soil…
Geosyntec professionals will make a significant technical contribution at RemTEC at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on February 26-28, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include conference co-chair, Rula Deeb, who will provide opening and closing remarks, one keynote speaker, two Scientific Advisory Board members, Mike Kavanaugh and Heather Rectanus, four platform presenters, two session chairs, one panelist and two workshop instructors. Additionally, Emily Stockwell and Chelsea Bokman coordinated RemTEC's Student Program which includes one-on-one student mentoring…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) shared his perspective in an article entitled "2018 Year in Review: An Industry in Transition" for Waste Advantage Magazine published on January 31, 2019. Marc, along with David Biderman, Will Flower, and Michael D. Paglia discussed significant changes they have seen over the past year in the waste and recycling industry. Topics included: technologies that will help move the waste and recycling industry forward; acquisitions that took place in 2018 and…
Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) will speak at a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) seminar hosted by the New Jersey Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) in Newark, New Jersey from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on February 26, 2019. Seth's presentation will provide a technical overview of PFAS challenges, such as its incidence in the environment and the dynamic regulatory climate surrounding this emerging contaminant, among other related issues. PFAS characterization and…
Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., PEng (Ontario) and Carol Cheyne (Ontario) coauthored a paper entitled "Practical application of 1H benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for the characterization of a nonaqueous phase liquid from a contaminated environment" published in the journal of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (MRC) on pages 1-8 on December 17, 2018. Their coauthors were Darcy Fallaise, Hannah Balkwill Tweedie, E. Erin Mack, and James G. Longstaffe. Julie is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in…
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