Robert Annear, Ph.D., P.E., (Oregon) will present on a panel on Environmental Issues at the Fires in the Pacific Northwest Seminar in Seattle, Washington at 11:45 AM on April 27, 2021. Robert’s panel will be moderated by Ankur Tonan (K&L Gates LLP). Robert Annear is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Oregon. He has more than 20 years of experience focused on the water quality modeling and watershed modeling for local, state and federal agencies,…
Protecting employees from COVID-19 can be a daunting task, with few easy or affordable solutions. Geosyntec has developed a powerful new tool that helps manufacturers protect their employees in these difficult times with early, rapid and inexpensive detection of COVID-19: Pooled Saliva Surveillance. Geosyntec works closely with manufacturers to collect, analyze, and present sampling, testing, surveillance and monitoring data in an easily understandable fashion to support decisions that limit infection and provide our clients accurate…
Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo. (Ontario) and Frederic Cosme, CPEng, Ir. (Melbourne, Australia) coauthored an article entitled “Gravel Bed Reactors: An elegant solution to treat metal and inorganic impacts in groundwater and surface water.” that was published in the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) CRONICLE on pages 80-81, in Issue 2, March 2021. Silvia Mancini is a Professional Geoscientist and Principal based in Ontario with more than 16 years of experience focused on innovative solutions…
Thomas Ramsey, P.E. (Maryland) will present "Ethics and Engineering" at an American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Webinar Starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT on April 14, 2021. Tom Ramsey is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on engineering design, construction management, and economic analyses associated with containment design and solid waste management. The webinar will review engineering ethics as it applies to the…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California) and David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng, (Australia) will present on regulatory updates, insights, and research developments at PFAS - Management into the Future on April 28, 2021. Jason Conder is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on risk assessment and contaminated sediments in contaminated site assessment and management, environmental toxicology, and ecological and human health risk assessment. David Reynolds is a Senior Principal Engineer…
Robert Ettinger (California) will present "CalEPA Draft Supplemental Vapor Intrusion Guidance" at a Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) webinar from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. PDT on April 23, 2021. Robert’s co-presenters are Tiffany Hedgpeth, Senior Partner, Edgcomb Law Group LLP and Rafat Abbasi, Senior Engineer, California Department of Toxic Substances Control. The panel will be moderated by Gary Meyer, Parker Milliken Clark O’Hara & Samuelian, APC. Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist…
Protecting residents and employees at senior living facilities from COVID-19 can be a daunting task, with few easy or affordable solutions. Geosyntec has developed a powerful new tool to help senior living facilities protect their residents and employees in these difficult times with early, rapid and inexpensive detection of COVID-19: Pooled Saliva Surveillance. As a result of these efforts, Geosyntec and SiREM received two of Environmental Business Journal’s Business Achievement Awards. The first, for Outstanding…
Lynn McGuire, P.E. (California) will be a panelist presenting on the topic "Breakout - Putting Refinery Sustainability into Perspective - A Practical Toolkit For Understanding What Can Be Done" for the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual Edition from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CDT on April 12, 2021. Lynn's co-presenters are John Beath, LLC Manager, Senior Technical Consultant and Environmental Coach, John Beath Environmental, LLC; Julie Mulkerin, General Manager, Energy Transitions…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Conkle, Christine LaPrade, Cindy Bartlett, Craig Browne, Doug Bielskis, Emmie Chen, Garry Stanley, Heather Rectanus, Herwig Goldemund, Jane Barnes, Jarad Champion, Jeff Thompson, Jessica Yeager, John Barrett, Lane Dorman, Maygan Cline, Nick Muenks, Teresa Fischer, Thom Amstadt, Wayne Amber, and Yonas Zemuy to the position of Principal within the Geosyntec family of companies. Chris Conkle, P.E., G.E. (Huntington Beach, California) Chris has 17 years of experience…
On behalf of the Leadership Committee (LeadCom) and the Principal Nomination Review Committee (PNRC), I am pleased to announce the promotion of Alex Mckenzie‐Johnson, Amer Hussain, Carrie Pendleton, Dave Bonnett, David Zell, Eric Sager, James Culp, Jamey Dotson, Jim Deitsch, Matt Wissler, Rachel Klinger, Stephen Foster, and Todd Kafka to the position of Senior Principal within the Geosyntec family of companies. Alex Mckenzie‐Johnson, P.G., L.G., L.E.G. (The Woodlands, Texas) Alex has more than 17 years…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP co-presented “PFAS as Emerging Contaminants – Why They Matter in the Energy Industry” at the 2nd Energy and Environmental Law Conference. Hosted by The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), the online conference was held March 24-25, 2021. Rula’s co-presenters were Linda Hall, Ph.D., and Keith Petka. Rula Deeb is a Senior Principal based in California with more than 25 years of experience in private practice and academia addressing…
Ken Susilo and Lisa Austin will moderate, and Mike D’Alessandro will speak in sessions at the P3 Water Summit on April 21-23, 2021. Geosyntec will also host a virtual booth featuring two videos at the event. Ken will moderate a panel featuring speakers Adam Ortiz, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection; Dominique Lueckenhoff, HUGO NEU Group; and Kevin Shafer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He will also introduce the keynote speaker Timothy Male, Environmental Policy Innovation…
Jay Thompson Ph.D., P.E. will present "Multi-site machine learning-enhanced source classification of PAH impacted sediments: Environmental forensics applications" to the Division of Environmental Chemistry at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring Meeting. This virtual session will be broadcast live to conference attendees on April 8th and is available on-demand from April 19 – 30. His co-authors Lauren Fitzgerald, Ph.D., P.E., and Amanda Hughes, Ph.D., Geosyntec. Jay Thompson is an environmental engineer based in with technical…
Sneha Upadhyaya, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE (California) coauthored an article entitled "Selecting the Optimal Factor of Safety or Probability of Liquefaction Triggering for Engineering Projects Based on Misprediction Costs" for publication in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering on March 17, 2021. Sneha's coauthors were Brett Maurer, University of Washington; Russell Green, and Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Virginia Tech. Sneha Upadhyaya is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with experience focused on geotechnical engineering and geotechnical earthquake…
Jared Ervin, PhD, (California) will speak in a workshop on “New Techniques for Identifying Sources of Human Fecal Pollution in MS4 Systems” at the Center for Watershed Protection’s National Watershed and Stormwater Conference at 12:30 p.m. CT on April 16, 2020. Jared’s co-presenters are Ken Schiff, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; Valerie Harwood, University of South Florida; and Steven Corsi, U.S. Geological Survey. Jared Ervin is a Senior Professional based in California focused on…
Vincent Sheehan (Virginia) has been named in Autodesk University’s (AU) Top AU 2020 Speakers. He is being recognized for receiving high engagement on his hands-on lab “3D Modeling with the Best: AutoCAD”. Vincent Sheehan is a Senior Designer based in Virginia with more than 27 years of experience focused on computer-aided design, information technology hardware and software, and civil engineering design. He leverages this experience to design commercial and federal sites. Vincent has written multiple…
Rob Ferree, CPG, (Michigan), Ryan Fimmen, Ph.D., (Ohio), Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. (Georgia), Jim Linton (Florida), and Robert Glazier, P.G. (Maryland) will present on coal combustion residuals (CCR) compliance and remediation in the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) CCR Workshop Series that runs from April 8 through August 5, 2021. Rob and Ryan's co-presenter is Harold Register, Consumers Energy. Robert Ferree is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Michigan with more than 35 years of…
Elizabeth Toot-Levy and Adrienne Nemura, P.E., (Ohio) coauthored an article entitled "Summary of Rulemaking Petition to Set Numeric Nutrient Criteria and Establish a TMDL for the Ohio River" for publication in the February 2021 issue of the Buckeye Bulletin. Elizabeth Toot-Levy is a Project Scientist with 20 years of experience working in the field of environmental and regulatory compliance. Her expertise includes Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance, water quality standards, water quality and environmental monitoring,…
Juan Pestana, Ph.D., P.E. (California) presented “Multidirectional Response – Modeling Efforts in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering” at the Canadian Geotechnical Society-Southern Ontario Section (CGS-SOS) Workshop: Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering on February 18, 2021. Juan Pestana is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical and geotechnical earthquake engineering. CGS-SOS represents the national organization at the local level, covering Southern Ontario. The CGS-SOS was established in the early 1970s…
Alicia Smith (Texas) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal. She brings 20 years of environmental, health, safety, and sustainability experience focused on planning and permitting, merger and acquisition support, and sustainability services. At Geosyntec, Alicia will lead teams primarily centered on projects that are part of a long-term structural change in energy systems towards a low carbon future. Geosyntec offers a wide variety of energy-related services that Alicia will contribute towards: Planning and…
John Merrill, Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, and Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D., (California) coauthored an article entitled “Managing PFAS in Environmental Due Diligence: The Future’s Uncertain” for publication in the Spring 2021 issue of HydroVisions. John, Rula, and Lydia’s coauthor was Ned Witte, Godfrey & Kahn. John Merrill is a Senior Staff Engineer based in California with experience in environmental site investigation and remediation, litigation support, and applied research in collaboration with university partners. John focuses…
This as an important opportunity to recognize our clients and their proactive and innovative efforts to deploy tools to protect their communities and stakeholders. An EBJ Award serves as a validation of Geosyntec's contribution to help our communities and clients, and as an effort to make a difference in trying times. We repurposed our Lab in an effort to help, to make a difference. We developed our IT tools to assist our community leaders in…
Emma O'Leary (Minnesota) will present "Engineering Justice" to a class of freshman engineering students at the University of Minnesota on March 24, 2021. Emma's co-presenter is Rachel Tenney, University of Minnesota. Emma O'Leary is a Staff Professional based in Minnesota with experience in civil and environmental engineering. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities prepares students to meet the great challenges facing our state, our nation, and our world. They apply their expertise as students, faculty,…
Bora Baturay, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. (California) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer. He has more than 18 years of experience as a subject matter expert in geotechnical and earthquake engineering services for public and private sector clients. Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Geosyntec's nationally recognized geotechnical and…
Jeanmarie Zodrow, Ph.D., (Colorado) coauthored an article entitled "Development of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Ecological Risk-Based Screening Levels" for publication in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry on December 28, 2020. Jean's coauthors were Meredith Frenchmeyer, Kaitlyn Dally, Eric Osborn, Paul Anderson, and Craig Divine, Arcadis. Jean Zodrow is a Senior Scientist at Geosyntec with more than 23 years of experience in risk assessment and environmental toxicology. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) publishes papers describing original experimental…
Yechan Won, Ph.D., (Illinois); and Mary Ensch, Ph.D., (Wisconsin) will present at the Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Midwest Regional Conference and Jarad Champion, P.E., BCEE will chair one session on March 18, 2021. Jarad Champion is a Senior Engineer and an AAEES Board-Certified Environmental Engineer with more than 15 years of experience working on heavy industrial stormwater, wastewater, and hazardous waste compliance and remediation projects. Jarad has worked on treatment systems and…
Geosyntec professionals will make a significant technical contribution at the 2021 Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air to be held virtually on March 22-25, 2021. In addition to being one of the main conference sponsors, Geosyntec contributions to the conference program include U.S. EPA’s Vapor Intrusion Workshop presenters Theresa Gabris, P.G. (Washington D.C.) and Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado), workshop presenter Robert Ettinger; platform presenters…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington D.C.) will present “Analyzing Risk Assessment and Cumulative Risk Assessment from a Scientific, Legal and Client/Stakeholder Perspective” at American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Panel at 12 p.m. EDT on March 18, 2021. Travis’s co-presenters are Bernadette Rappold, Greenberg Traurig LLP; Roy D. Prather III, Beveridge & Diamond PC; and Jessica Sharrow Thompson, PPG Industries. Travis Kline is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington,…
Philip Benson, P.E., PMP, (Washington D.C.) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal Engineer. He has more than 30 years of experience focused on project delivery in the water for power, mining, and manufacturing industries. At Geosyntec, Phil will join the industrial water practice, focusing on optimizing water management at mining facilities helping power companies respond to water management challenges created by the recently revised Effluent Limitations Guidelines and the Coal Combustion Residuals regulations.…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., (Florida) and Bill Gaffigan, CVA, (Georgia) coauthored an article entitled “Conducting a Feasibility Analysis for a Proposed Waste-to-Energy Project in Alaska” for publication in EM on March 2021. Marc and Bill’s coauthors were Mark Spafford, Municipality of Anchorage Solid Waste Utility and Kurt Vause, Streamline AM. Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management as a public agency…
Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, and Leticia Nocko, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, (Maryland), coauthored an article entitled “Powering Your Electric Vehicle” for publication in the March/April 2021 issue of GEOSTRATA. Lucas de Melo is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 20 years of experience in dams and mining related projects, geotechnical design and field studies, risk quantification, hazardous materials remediation; and in the design of coal ash…
Geosyntec is excited to announce that Zoic Environmental Pty Ltd, a consultancy based in Sydney, Australia, providing environmental services to clients in the Asia Pacific region, has joined Geosyntec. The acquisition will enhance the ability for clients in the region to work with local Australian experts with increased access to a global network of technical leaders. “This is an exciting moment for both our companies and our practitioners,” said Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., President &…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E., and Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E., (Maryland) coauthored an article entitled "Time is not Money, Risk is!" for publication in The Solutions Journal on December 1, 2020. David and Jeremy's coauthor was Alice Hill, Council on Foreign Relations. David Espinoza is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of containment facilities (e.g., municipal solid waste, mining tailings, coal-combustion residuals), closure of containment facilities…