Geosyntec News and Events

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…
Mackenzie Cremeans, Ph.D., GIT (Florida) has been elected President of the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG). As President, Mackenzie leads the organization to promote and elevate women and girls in science by designing and implementing policies on the international scale as well as overseeing the organizational budget and allocations. The election process for the three-year role to serve as President-Elect, President, and Past President involves a vote from the membership. Mackenzie is a Senior Staff…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce our new location serving the Mobile, Alabama area. Our new office will focus on helping clients develop watershed management plans; assisting clients with their environmental restoration projects, including stream and coastal restoration; collaborating on projects funded through the Restore Act, and contributing to the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. Supported by a nationwide team of experts, the office will also serve industrial and municipal clients throughout the region.…
Janet Goodfellow (Ontario) will present "Industrial Pre-treatment: Going Beyond End-of-Pipe Options" at the Northeast Section of the Ohio Water Environment Association (NESOWEA) Annual Industrial Wastes Seminar at the Days Inn Richfield Banquet and Conference Center in Richfield, Ohio from 11:30-12:15 a.m. EST on February 21, 2019. Janet is a Principal Engineer based in Ontario with 19 years of professional experience focused on water and wastewater challenges for the food and beverage sector. The seminar is…
Leslie Griffin, P.E. (Georgia) has been named one of the Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia in the January/February 2019 issue of Engineering Georgia magazine. "As the number of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry continues to grow, their contributions are becoming clear and undeniably beneficial for the community," says Engineering Georgia. "Engineering Georgia's second annual list of influential women celebrates the diversity of female leaders, policy makers and visionaries who have spent…
Geosyntec professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at Battelle's Tenth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in Louisiana on February 11-14, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include four platform chairs, eight platform presentations, one panelist, two short-course instructors, and two poster presentations. Geosyntec has also collaborated with universities and other parties in the preparation of conference materials delivered by others. Geosyntec professionals will be at booth #132…
Jill E. Cooper (Colorado) will present "The Drilling HSE Workshop" at the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference & Exhibition at the Omni Hotel Houston Westside in Houston, Texas at 3:15 p.m. on February 6, 2019. Her co-presenter is Jennifer Guidry, Vice President, Global HSE, Precision Drilling Corporation. Jill is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Colorado with more than 26 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, sustainability,…
Jill Cooper (Colorado), serves on an Advisory Council for Science for Clean Energy (S4CE) and will be hearing and providing feedback for presentations from the 23 institutions involved in the research for the Horizon 2020 project S4CE at the S4CE Consortium Meeting in London, England on January 24-26, 2019. Jill is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Colorado with more than 26 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, sustainability, pollution prevention practices, and management…
Allison Haddon (California) coauthored a paper entitled "S‐Wave Receiver Function Analysis of the Pampean Flat‐Slab Region: Evidence for a Torn Slab" published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems on pages 4021-4034 in Volume 19, Issue 10 on October 17, 2018. Her coauthor was Ryan Porter of Northern Arizona University. Allison is a staff scientist based in California, with an M.S. in Geology and an emphasis in Geophysics from Northern Arizona University. She has experience as…
Elizabeth Rhine (South Carolina) will present "Smoldering Combustion (STAR and STARx) for the Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Liquid Organic Wastes" at the South Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals (SCAEP) in Columbia, South Carolina from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. on January 17, 2019. Elizabeth is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 25 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of impacted sites in the chemical, oil and…
Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) has been named Vice Chair for the Ascending Professional Committee of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC). Jessica is a Senior Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than nine years of professional experience focused on environmental engineering and specializing in remedial design and implementation. She has designed remedial systems for high vacuum extraction (HVE), enhanced in-situ bioremediation (EISB), Liquid Boot® sub-slab vapor intrusion mitigation, air sparging, sub-slab depressurization,…
Wade Burcham, P.E. (Alabama) has joined Geosyntec as a Principal Water Resources Engineer to lead the firm's water and natural resources practice in Mobile, Alabama. Wade brings his clients more than 20 years of experience in civil engineering as an engineering designer, municipal permit engineer, and developer. He is fluent in design techniques and standards for grading, drainage, and utility projects for residential, industrial, and commercial development. In addition, Wade has served as engineer of…
Mark Johnson (Maryland) will join a panel discussion on "Evolving Ethics Issue – Interplay of Due Diligence Ethical Issues Between Environmental Engineers and Lawyers" at the New York State Bar Association Meeting in the New York Hilton Midtown from 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on January 18, 2019. Mark is a Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 20 years of experience focused on earth site investigation and remediation, groundwater assessment and remediation, subsurface…
Beth Gross, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE (Texas) has served on the Board of Governors for the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for four years and has recently been named President for this more than 13,000-member organization. Beth is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 25 years of experience focused on environmental site characterization and management, as well as siting, design, permitting, operations, construction, and closure of…
Ravi Arulanantham, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a chapter entitled "Human Health Risk Assessment in Site Remediation" in the book "Fundamentals of Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation." His coauthors were California regulators Chawn Y. Jeng and Yue Rong. Edited by Yue Rong and released by CRC Press, the book includes a comprehensive review of environmental policies and regulations, with a focus on site assessments, risk management, and communication. Ravi's chapter provides an overview of human health risk…
Nandra Weeks, P.E., (Florida) served as moderator for a "Waste Recycling Roundtable" at the Air & Waste Management Association's 54th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Jupiter, Florida. The roundtable focused on current issues, potential solutions, and explored outside-the-box thinking related to recycling. Nandra also served on the Technical and Student Environmental Challenge Committees for this event. Geosyntec was a Gold Sponsor for the event and provided the award for the four winning teams of the…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida), Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland), and Bill Gaffigan, CVA (Maryland) coauthored an article entitled "Industry Trends: Uncertain Times for Solid Waste Agencies" in the Old Dominion Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America in Virginia (SWANA VA) 2018 December Newsletter. The article focuses on what has been happening in the solid waste industries, China's new policies on U.S. recycling, and possible solutions to current and future challenges. Marc is…
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