Geosyntec News and Events

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.…
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…
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…
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…
Andrea Rocha, Ph.D., Jacques Smith, Ph.D., and Duane Graves, Ph.D. (Tennessee) delivered a presentation entitled "Next Generation Sequencing for Management of Surface Water/Groundwater Interaction and Quality" at the National Ground Water Association's (NGWA's) 2018 Groundwater Week at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 3, 2018. Andrea is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Tennessee with more than 10 years of experience focused on leading-edge research using an array…
Melissa Setz, P.E. (Georgia) was selected to serve a three-year term as a member of the Geo-Institute's Embankments, Dams, and Slopes (EDS) Committee. The Committee develops guidance documents to address current topics requested by practitioners. They also execute special funded projects such as assessing landslide risk, serving on EDS event reconnaissance teams, and conducting webinars. Additional duties include award nominations and conference development. The committee will meet next during the upcoming annual Geo-Institute Conference, Geo-Congress…
Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ (Illinois) gave a presentation entitled "Fox River Water Quality Modeling Update" at the Fox River Study Group (FRSG) Annual Meeting at the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District on October 25, 2018. Other presenters at the meeting were Cindy Skrukrud who presented "Fox River Water Quality Trends Analysis," and Tom Muth and Karen Clementi who presented "Fox Metro Environmental Initiatives and Solar Energy." Rishab is a Project Engineer based in Illinois…
Glenn Rix, Ph.D., (Georgia) was recently interviewed by Georgia Public Broadcasting to provide public information on the durability of infrastructure following the magnitude 4.4 earthquake that hit Tennessee. Glenn explained how engineers spend time and effort ensuring their buildings will resist horizontal forces, which often determines how well they will withstand an earthquake. He discusses how building codes guide engineers and builders in making structures earthquake resistant to help protect human life. Glenn gives examples…
Geosyntec professionals will make significant technical contributions at the Florida Remediation Conference at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on December 5 – 6, 2018. Jim Langenbach, P.E., BCEE (Florida), as Conference Chair, will open the conference by delivering "A Word from the Chair;" Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California), Mike Burcham, P.E., (Texas), and Joseph Bartlett, P.E. (Florida), will deliver technical presentations; and Joe Applegate, P.G. (Florida) will moderate a session. Additionally, Phil…
Staci Capozzi, Ph.D. (Maryland) coauthored a paper entitled "Positive Matrix Factorization Analysis Shows Dechlorination of Polychlorinated Biphenyls during Domestic Wastewater Collection and Treatment" that was published in the journal Chemosphere on pages 289-296 in Volume 216, on October 22, 2018. Staci was the lead author, and her coauthors were Ran Jing, Lisa A. Rodenburg, and Birthe Veno Kjellerup. Staci is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Maryland focused on data mining, source apportionment, polychlorinated biphenyls…
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