Geosyntec News and Events

The U.S. Patent and Trade Office issued a patent, Microbial Reduction of Vinyl Chloride, to Stanford University on Nov. 22 that includes the use of specific gene sequences to detect and monitor microorganisms critical to the bioremediation of chlorinated solvents.Following the issue of the U.S. patent, No. 8,063,192, SiREM will continue to be the world's only licensed provider of vcrA gene testing, which is identified by the trade name Gene-Trac VC.
Work conducted by Marcus Quigley, a principal civil and environmental engineer based in Massachusetts, is the subject of features in the online content published by Scientific American, the Wall street Journal, and Fast Company.How the 'Internet Of Things' Is Turning Cities Into Living Organisms , appears as one of Fast Company's Nature of Innovation features under the heading of biomimicry. It discusses Marcus' integration of hardware from "Internet-of-Things" company ioBridge to manage stormwater storage and…
Bruce Marvin, PE, (senior environmental engineer and associate of the firm) and Eric Suchomel, PhD, PE, (project environmental engineer), both in Geosyntec's Oakland office, co-presented a summary of their research into zero valent zinc applications for treatment of 1,2,3-trichloropropane, a recalcitrant and emerging contaminant, Nov. 10 at the American Chemical Society's 43rd Western Regional Conference .Co-authoring the presentation, Zero Valent Zinc: Technology Basis and Verification, were Paul Tratnyek , PhD, and Alexandra Salter-Blanc with Oregon…
Geosyntec Consultants in Guelph, Ontario, has earned distinction as a top regional employer and an exceptional place to work in an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, published by Toronto-based Mediacorp Canada Inc.Now entering its sixth year, the Waterloo Area's Top Employers competition recognizes the employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo -Guelph area that "lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work." Winners of the award were announced Nov. 26 in…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in the Sacramento region, effective Nov. 10, 2011. For more information on the new facility contact Joe Niland, 916-637-8325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .New Address :Geosyntec Consultants 3043 Gold Canal Drive, Suite 201 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Main Office: 916-637-8048 Fax: 916-637-8321
Eleven members of the Geosyntec team gave podium, poster, or workshop presentations at the 84th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 2011) , held Oct. 15-19 in Los Angeles. WEFTEC is North America's largest water quality exhibition and conference, with an annual attendance of more than 18,000 water and wastewater professionals.For 2011, technical sessions and workshops focused on a variety of topics including collection systems; membrane technologies, plant operations, treatment, and management;…
Michael Kavanaugh, PhD, PE, NAE, Geosyntec principal engineer based in California, served on the National Research Council Committee on Incorporating Sustainability in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the request of U.S. EPA, the committee developed an operational framework for integrating sustainability as one of the key drivers with the regulatory responsibilities of the agency. The results of the committee's efforts have been published in Sustainability and the U.S. EPA available through the National…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Dr. Lokesh Padhye has co-authored three articles that have been published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science and Technology. All three articles are based on Dr. Padhye's research while at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering prior to joining Geosyntec as a senior staff engineer based in Kennesaw, Georgia. To access abstracts on the articles, click on the titles below:PolyDADMAC and…
Dave Himmelheber, Ph.D. (Columbia, MD) has co-authored the publication "Evaluation of a Laboratory-Scale Bioreactive In Situ Sediment Cap for the Treatment of Organic Contaminants", to appear in the November 2011 issue of Water Research. The paper documents the construction of a laboratory-scale bioreactive sediment cap designed to biotransform dissolved organic contaminants, specifically chlorinated ethenes, to environmentally-acceptable end products. The experiments assessed the feasibility of the treatment approach, which is particularly applicable at locations where contaminated…
Geosyntec's client, the City of Malibu, received additional recognition for its Legacy Park Project from the California Stormwater Quality Association. For more information on the award and Geosyntec's participation in the recent CASQA conference, read "Geosyntec Water Resources Professionals Present at Annual California Stormwater Quality Association Conference."
David Adilman, PG, and Erik Petrovskis, PhD, PE, made presentations at a National Groundwater Association (NGWA) conference Sept. 26-27. The " NGWA Focus Conference on Fractured Rock and Eastern Groundwater Regional Issues , " held in Burlington, Vt., addressed the evolving science and developing technologies for fractured rock aquifers.The conference allowed groundwater professionals, resource managers, and state and regional regulators to interact, compare characterization techniques and remedial solutions, and explore policy initiatives regarding the fractured…
A monthly newsletter for landscaping professionals this month features an update on best practices in stormwater management by Steven Roy, a principal environmental scientist based in Geosyntec's suburban Boston office.The article appears in the Ecological Landscaping Association's October 2011 member newsletter. Steve, aLEED accredited professional, contributed "Porous Surfaces — How Are We Doing?," which discusses why porous surfaces are an important tool in stormwater management and control.Throughout the United States, federal, state and local regulators…
Ranjiv Gupta, PhD, and Jeremy Morris, PhD and PE — both of Geosyntec's Maryland office — presented an overview of issues related to geothermal heat and municipal waste landfills during a workshop held Oct. 7 in Kyoto, Japan.The Second U.S.-Japan Geoenvironmental Engineering Workshop featured leading researchers in geoenvironmental engineering discussing challenges both countries face in the sustainable management of waste. The recurring workshop fosters an exchange of knowledge and ideas with the goal of developing…
Geosyntec was recognized by PSMJ Resources, Inc., as a Circle of Excellence honoree at the management consulting firm's Breakthrough 2012 Conference, held in Chicago Oct. 6.Geosyntec is one of the 48 firms earning Circle of Excellence status from among the 234 firms participating in PSMJ's annual benchmarking survey. In addition to financial performance, consideration for Circle of Excellence status included factors related to overall firm development and management. Highlights among these were investment in staff…
Michael F. Bloom, PE, CFM, BCEE, an associate engineer based in Geosyntec's Texas office, will present an Oct. 27 update on federal stormwater regulations impacting the design and construction of roadways in Texas.Bloom will address the annual conference of the Texas Association of County Engineers and Road Administrators in San Antonio. Among the attendees will be county engineers and county staff responsible for the design, maintenance, and construction of the 144,000 miles of county roadways…
Mary de Flaun, PhD, a principal engineer in Geosyntec's Princeton office, has co-authored the publication of "Lessons Learned from Bacterial Transport Research at the South Oyster Site", to appear in the September-October 2011 issue of Groundwater, Journal of the Scientists and Engineers Division of the National Ground Water Association.The paper documents the experiments performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy to characterize bacterial presence in aquifers. The body of research associated with…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) selected the Malibu Legacy Park Project to receive the 2011 Outstanding Stormwater BMP Implementation Project — Comprehensive Regional Project. The selection was announced at the CASQA 7th Annual Conference on September 27 in Monterey, California. This year's conference was co-chaired by Geosyntec's Lisa Austin, P.E. (Oakland). The City of Malibu, the project's owner, relied on Geosyntec Consultants to provide stormwater consulting and…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Pat Lucia, Ph.D., P.E., senior practitioner in geotechnical engineering based in Oakland, California, has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the 42nd Annual Ohio River Valley Soils Seminar, a conference sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Cincinnati Section Geotechnical Group. Dr. Lucia will be speaking on "The Practice of Forensic Engineering" and discussing the how the best science of failure analysis and the…
Geosyntec professionals will be making presentations at a conference sponsored by the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) on September 26 and 27, 2011.David Adilman (Boston) and Carl Elder (Boston) will be co-presenting "Application of Bioremediation for TCE in a Crystalline Bedrock Aquifer." The presentation summarizes the results of studies demonstrating how emulsified vegetable oil (EVO) and bioaugmentation were used to reduce trichloroethene (TCE) concentrations in deep bedrock (250 feet below ground surface) from concentrations exceeding 100…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., based in Geosyntec's Houston, Texas, office, was the lead author of "Large Scale Indenter Test Program to Measure Sub Gouge Displacements" at the 21st International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions held in Montreal in July. Ice gouging of the seabed presents a serious hazard to offshore pipelines in environments where there are icebergs or where the sea freezes each winter. The test program described in the paper…
Eight Geosyntec personnel will be making six presentations at the upcoming Philadelphia Low Impact Development Symposium, September 25 — 28:Joe Jeray (Brookline) will present Optimizing LID Performance with Real-Time Controls on Monday, September 26 at 3:40 p.m. during Session 21 — Models II/Track VI Models & CSOsJudd Goodman, P.E. (Oakland), and co-author Aaron Poresky, P.E. (Portland), will present Implementing LID-Based Hydromodification Controls on Tuesday, September 27 at 1:45 p.m. during Session 42 — Attenuation/Track III…
BOCA RATON, Florida — Geosyntec Engineer Rohit Goswami, Ph.D., EIT, LEED AP, co-authored the paper, "Comparison of Numerical Techniques Used for Simulating Variable-Density Flow and Transport Experiments," published online in the preview manuscript section of ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. Rohit's co-authors were T. Prabhakar Clement, Ph.D., P.E., Professor and Arthur H. Feagin Chair of Civil Engineering, and Joel H. Hayworth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Research, both of Auburn University.In the paper, the authors examine…
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