Geosyntec News and Events

OAKLAND, Ca. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Lisa Austin, PE, was elected to the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Board of Directors. CASQA assists the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and municipalities throughout the state of California in implementing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater mandates of the Federal Clean Water Act. CASQA's membership is comprised of a wide array of stormwater quality management organizations and professionals from across the…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that four staff members have co-authored papers appearing in the January 2009 edition of Environmental Science and Technology, which is a leading technical journal published by the American Chemical Society.Evan Cox, and Jeff Roberts co-authored the paper "Carbon and Chlorine Isotope Fractionation during Aerobic Oxidation and Reductive Dechlorination of Vinyl Chloride and cis-1,2-Dichloroethene" with researchers from the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) and Univerisity of Waterloo (Canada). David…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, PhD, PE, has been invited to present at GeoAfrica 2009, the first African regional conference on geosynthetic issues. GeoAfrica 2009, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, is being organized by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)."Geosynthetics play major roles in waste containment, liquid impoundments, reservoirs, road and embankment construction, dams and…
PRINCETON, N.J. — Mary DeFlaun, PhD, and Daniel Elliott, PhD, will be presenting during the short course, "Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation," at Rutgers University on December 8, 2008. In addition to university students, regulators and other consultants are expected to attend the day-long seminar.Mary, a Geosyntec principal, will be sharing new techniques in the bioremediation of recalcitrant contaminants. She is highly experienced in the development and implementation of in situ remediation technologies with over…
SANTA BARBARA, Ca. — Lilian Abreu, PhD, a senior staff engineer based in Geosyntec's Santa Barbara office, will be speaking at the National Forum on Vapor Intrusion, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The forum, to be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, is scheduled for January 12 — 13, 2009.Lilian's presentation, entitled "Vapor Intrusion Conceptual Site Model," will address the ways that vapor travels in the subsurface, seeping into buildings. Using the Abreu…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec announces the appointment of Robert Bachus, PhD, PE, as Adjunct Professor with the Georgia Institute of Technology's (Georgia Tech) School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Dr. Bachus, a principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience, focuses on geotechnical engineering, geosynthetic engineering, waste by-product characterization, and waste containment. In fact, he is nationally recognized for his expertise in geotechnical site characterization, in situ and laboratory testing, settlement and…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nandra Weeks, PE, stepped in as the new President of the Florida Brownfields Association (FBA) this week at their annual conference held at St. Pete Beach, Florida. Nandra has been active in the FBA, serving in many roles such as Secretary, Treasurer, as well as President-Elect for the past year.The FBA is a non-profit, volunteer, service organization dedicated to assisting in the advancement and implementation of the Florida and National Brownfields Redevelopment…
OAKLAND — MMI Engineering, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geosyntec Consultants, is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a contract by the NASA Ames Research Center to develop numerical simulation approaches for possible adverse events in a rocket launch vehicle leading to deflagration of the propellant liquid hydrogen and oxygen. MMI will simulate phenomenology that involves both structural mechanics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), i.e., rupture of the propellant tanks, the phase change, mixing…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Ganesh Krishnan, PE, CPESC, Martha Carr, PG, and Jay Beech, PhD, PE, will present at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Georgia Chapter's 2008 Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting in St. Simons Island, Ga., on November 12 — 14.Ganesh, an associate engineer at Geosyntec, will address stormwater issues within the solid waste industry. He has more than 14 years of experience as a design engineer in water resources and…
Kennesaw, Georgia — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that ADVENT and Geosyntec were recently awarded a task order under the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) 4PAE08 contract. Geosyntec and ADVENT will conduct an evaluation of the remedial action effectiveness at the Horse Pasture Site at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia and implement a pilot study of a remedial process optimization (RPO) alternative. ADVENT is a full-service, woman-owned small business specializing…
PORTLAND — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a National Cooperative Highway Research Program contract (NCHRP) through the National Academy of Sciences (NCHPR project 25-31). Along with Geosyntec staff, our research team includes researchers at Oregon State University, Marie Venner and Associates (Denver), the Low-Impact Development Center (Maryland), and Wrightwater Engineers (Denver).With a performance period of 24 months through 2011, Geosyntec will be developing a guidance document for governmental transportation agencies…
Edmund Medley, Ph.D., P.E., CEG, F.ASCE, has been named the 2009 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology, by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA). The Jahns award was established in 1988 to commemorate Professor Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), who had an influential and diverse career in academia, consulting and government. The intent of the partially-funded lectureship is to encourage…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked Number 1 nationally among large firms and Number 2 overall in the 2008 "Best Firm to Work For" competition, based on a survey of environmental firms by the Environmental Business Journal. This is the first year that environmental firms had a category separate from other civil engineering specialty firms. Unlike other benchmarking surveys that the firm participates in, the Best Firm…
BOCA RATON - Geosyntec is pleased to announce that it is part of the successful Bauer Foundation Corp. team selected for construction of a 3-mile segment of the Seepage Cutoff Wall, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Rehabilitation project to stabilize and secure the aging Herbert Hoover Dike. Geosyntec will develop specialized work plans, coordinate local and state permitting, and perform quality control and environmental monitoring tasks for the…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce it was recently awarded the Chicago Winter Preparedness 2008 contract by the City of Chicago, Department of Environment. Geosyntec will be creating and implementing a Work Plan for Mayor Daley's Winter Preparedness Fairs — a forum to bring together concerned residents with various stakeholders to address their winter concerns including utility payment assistance, home weatherization, and assistance from other City programs and non-profits. During 2008, the…
LOS ANGELES — Geosyntec Consultants' Megan Patterson was selected as Outstanding Younger Civil Engineer in the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers.Since joining the firm in 2007 as a senior staff engineer, Megan has contributed significantly on many technically complex, controversial, and time critical projects for the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Her work developing innovative, integrated water solutions to stormwater problems with Geosyntec client Malibu Bay Company was recently recognized.…
>BOCA RATON, FLA. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dan Schauer, PG, CFEA, CIE, to National Construction Services Manager. Currently an Associate, Dan joined the firm in January 1988. With a strong foundation in geology, geotechnical engineering, environmental assessment and materials testing, he quickly adapted his technical skills to the firm's rapidly expanding construction services (CS) practice. Over the past 20 years with Geosyntec, Dan has managed hundreds of projects.…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec staff will be speaking at the Georgia Chamber's Third Annual Georgia Environmental Conference, August 27 — 29, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah, Ga. Offering over 30 courses, the conference is one of the state's largest and most comprehensive environmental education opportunities. We are pleased to note that Geosyntec Senior Consultant, Nolton Johnson of our Atlanta Regional Office, is a member of the Steering Committee for this conference. Geosyntec…
RALEIGH, NC — Geosyntec played a key role on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base team at this year's Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards held on June 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. Eric Nesbit, PE represented Geosyntec at the ceremony along with the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base ERP Manger, Frank Werner. These distinguished awards are competed among all DoD facilities worldwide.The Secretary of Defense honors installations, teams, and individuals for their outstanding achievement to…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Alok Jha, Ph.D., recently joined Geosyntec subsidiary MMI Engineering as an Associate in the Oakland, Ca., office. Alok specializes in probabilistic risk and reliability analysis applied to engineering problems. He brings in a broad range of skills from technical to product development to managerial to marketing and execution.Alok has 10 years of experience in nonlinear strength and reliability analysis as well as the dynamic and probabilistic fatigue analysis of offshore platforms. As…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of four Senior Professionals to the position of Associate — Peter de Haven, PE; Beth Gross, PhD, PE; Michaye McMaster; and Elaina Modlin, PE.Peter de Haven, PE, joined Geosyntec in 1997 in the Atlanta office. As a project manager and technical team leader he has focused on site characterization, data management and analysis, numerical modeling, and both the conceptual and final design of engineered remediation…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce its participation as a member of the ADVENT team which was recently awarded an Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) 4PAE08 contract. With a contracting period extending into 2013 and a performance period that goes to 2016, AFCEE will be supporting environmental compliance, restoration, and sustainable practices at Air Force and other U.S. Department of Defense installations worldwide for many years to come.…
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