Geosyntec News and Events

Phil Dennis and Jeff Roberts (Ontario) will represent SiREM, a division of Geosyntec, at the upcoming Battelle Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, being held in Miami, Florida, 22–25 May 2017. Phil will present "Verification of Analytical and Amendment Approaches for an In Situ Microcosm Device for Testing Enhanced Bioremediation Processes;" and Jeff will present "Laboratory Bench-Scale Testing in Support of MNA." Phil and Jeff will be joined at the symposium by Fei Lou…
Curt Laush (Texas) will present and join an Industry Expert Panel at the Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance Stack Testing Seminar at the Intel office in Chandler, Arizona from 9:30-3:30 p.m. on May 25, 2017. Geosyntec is also sponsoring a lunch for the event. Curt's presentation, entitled "Determination and Interpretation of FTIR Detection Limits," emphasizes the analytical treatment and interpretations of extractive Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy detection limits when monitoring process tool and stack emissions…
As in previous years, Geosyntec will make a significant technical contribution to Battelle's Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel in Florida on May 22-25, 2017. Geosyntec will provide eight session chairs, two poster presentations, and 15 presentations to the technical program, which consists of more than 500 platform and poster presentations. Presentations will include information on advances in bioremediation and the incorporation of green and sustainable…
Andy Nelson (Australia) a Senior Principal at MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec, helped organize a half-day technical meeting entitled "Managing Fire and Explosion Risk on Ageing Assets" with Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) in Melbourne, Australia on May 25, 2017. Andrew Nelson is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Australia with more than 20 years of experience in technical safety engineering and risk management. His practice is focused on hazardous industries including upstream…
Chris Pracheil, Teresa A. Fischer (Tennessee), Justin Knight, and Robert Bachus (Georgia) will make significant technical contributions to the Environmental Show of the South at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Tennessee on May 17-19, 2017. Mary Tyler, Jamey Dotson, and Duane Graves (Tennessee) will be on hand at the Geosyntec booth in the exhibit hall to discuss issues and answer questions concerning solid and hazardous waste, contaminated site remediation, and environmental preservation. The Environmental Show…
Scott Struck (Colorado), Turgay Dabak (Washington, D.C.), Aaron Poresky, and Lucas Nguyen (Oregon), will present papers at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Sacramento, California on May 21-25, 2017. The theme of the conference is "Creative Solutions for a Changing Environment." The ASCE represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE…
Gizem Bozkurt (Georgia) co-authored an article entitled "Capillary Forces between Equally Sized Moving Glass-Beads: An Experimental Study" that was published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal on April 14, 2017. The paper is based on Gizem's doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her co-authors were Dante Fratta, Ph.D., PE and William J. Likos, Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Abstract The mechanical response of near-surface unsaturated soils in large-strain environments such as earthquakes, landslides,…
Lauren Wellborn and Amber Greune (North Carolina) Presented at the 2017 ASCE North Carolina Section 2017 Spring Technical Conference held at Duke University's Fitzpatrick Center in Durham, North Carolina on April 28, 2017. ASCE North Carolina members come from all disciplines of civil engineering, from all types of backgrounds, and from all corners of the state. Benefits are geared to meet the high standards of the profession and keep engineers on the cutting edge of…
Nick Yafrate (Massachusetts) was recognized by Waste360 as an awardee in their "40 Under 40" awards program on March 6, 2017. Waste360's 40 Under 40 program showcases the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry and recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work has made a significant contribution to the industry. The winners are involved in many different aspects of the waste…
Chriso Petropoulou (Illinois), Chris Robb, and David Zolp (Wisconsin) will attend, and Geosyntec will sponsor and exhibit at the Water Leaders Summit 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 23-24, 2017. The Water Leaders Summit 2017 is The Water Council"s headline event for the local, national and global water industry. The theme of this year's summit is "A Secure Future Needs Water." This year"s summit is focused on water security and brings together thought-leaders at the…
Geosyntec is developing business-specific active floodproofing systems and conducting resiliency audits in support of New York City Economic Development Corporation's RISE : NYC program. Geosyntec's Andrea Braga (Massachusetts) and Kelly Havens (California) are leading the effort. Featured in New York City's OneNYC 2017 Progress Report (p. 190), Geosyntec's active floodproofing project is one of 11 projects selected to receive Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) funds as part of the RISE:NYC Technology Competition.…
Jenna Newcombe (Massachusetts) and John Hollar (Georgia) will attend the 2017 NAEM EHS Management Excellence Conference at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland on May 17-18, 2017. Geosyntec will be hosting a dinner on Wednesday night starting at 6:30 p.m. It is planned to be an evening filled with camaraderie, fine food, and libations. You can follow this link to a form and let us know you are interested in attending. We'll…
Lee Mullon, Mike Hardin, and Max Wallace (Florida) presented separate water resources topics at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 33rd Annual Water Resources Seminar in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on April 28, 2017. This seminar is organized by the ASCE East Central Branch Florida Section where Lee Mullon, Thomas Amstadt, and Mark Ellard all serve as officers of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Committee. The event helps raise funds for engineering scholarships,…
As in previous years, Geosyntec will make a significant technical contribution to 2017 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) at the Lexington Convention Center & Hyatt Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky on May 8-11, 2017. WOCA is an international conference organized by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER). The 2017 conference is the 7th joint biennial meeting with a focus on the science, applications and…
Grant Wallace (North Carolina) co-authored an article entitled "Quantifying the electron donating capacities of sulfide and dissolved organic matter in sediment pore waters of wetlands" that was published in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts on April 25, 2017. The paper concerns the estimation of electron donating capacity (EDC) values for a set of pore water samples collected from the sediments of four separate wetlands in the Cottonwood Lakes Study Area in Jamestown, North…
Jule Carr (Illinois) was elected President of the Chicagoland Chapter of Engineers Without Borders for the 2017-2018 term at the April general body meeting. Jule is a Senior Staff Engineer based in Illinois. Her practice is focused on contaminated site assessment and cleanup, geotechnical, and geospatial engineering services for private and public sector clients. Her project experience includes in situ technologies such as hydraulic cutoff walls, soil mixing, and chemical oxidation. Engineers Without Borders (EWB)…
Brian Penserini (Massachusetts) co-authored and article entitled "A morphologic proxy for debris flow erosion with application to the earthquake deformation cycle, Cascadia Subduction Zone, USA" that was published in the journal Geomorphology volume 282, pages 150-161 on April 1, 2017. The paper concerns work that Brian and his team performed using airborne LiDAR data of the western Oregon Coast Range. They developed an empirical model to relate the morphology of valleys scoured by periodic debris…
Joe Cleary (New Jersey) will Present at the New Jersey Water Environment Association's (NJWEA) John J. Lagrosa 102nd Annual Conference & Exposition at Bally's Atlantic City in New Jersey on May 8 and 10, 2017. Joe will be presenting "Trends and Technologies for Energy Management for Industrial and Municipal Projects" during an American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Workshop on Energy Management for Water and Resource Recovery Facilities on May 8. 2017. He…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of our Eighth Annual Student Paper Contest for 2017. We are proud to continue our support of top students across the United States through our paper competition, and we send our sincere thanks to all participants. The quality of papers received was extremely high and only the narrowest of margins separated the top papers. It really was a difficult decision picking the winners. As always, we…
Dylan Eberle (Massachusetts) co-authored an article entitled "Impact of ISCO Treatment on PFAA Co-Contaminants at a Former Fire Training Area" that was published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal on April 9, 2017. The paper concerns the effects of an in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) treatment, designed to treat chlorinated VOCs, on perfluoroalkyl acid (PFAA) co-contaminants at a former fire training area at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Despite concerns of ISCO potentially leading to increases…
Mary deFlaun (New Jersey) co-authored an article entitled "Hexavalent chromium bioreduction and chemical precipitation of sulphate as a treatment of site-specific fly ash leachates" in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, online edition on April 7, 2017. Mary and co-authors from the Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology at the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein, South Africa collaborated on the paper. It details a study undertaken in Mpumalanga, South Africa,…
Geosyntec ranks highly in a number of categories according to Engineering News-Record's (ENR) "The Top 500 Design Firms" for 2017. Notably, Geosyntec ranks 12th Top 20 Hazardous Waste, and 56th in the Top 500 Design Firms. These rankings reflect our growing practice diversity and client service excellence. Here are the rankings we earned in 2017: #56 Top 500 Design Firms #12 Top 20 Hazardous Waste #18 Top 20 Sewer and Waste #49 Top 50 International…
Sandra Dworatzek (Ontario), a Senior Manager at SiREM, a division of Geosyntec, will deliver an update on the Genome Canada-funded anaerobic benzene project during the meeting at the Sustainable In-Situ Remediation Co-operative Alliance (SIRCA) in Edmonton, Alberta on May 1, 2017. She will be providing the year one update on the progress of the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) anaerobic benzene project. SIRCA is a group dedicated to advancing research activities, remediation technologies and risk…
Rodolfo Sancio (Texas) will make a significant technical contribution to three sessions at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2017 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas on May 1, 2017. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,300 exhibitors,…
Each year, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) selects top papers in four categories that tell compelling stories about environmental problems that matter to communities. Geosyntec's Aaron Poresky collaborated on "Smarter Stormwater Systems" which was selected as the top "feature" paper for ES&T's Best Papers of 2016. ES&T selected the winners from a competitive field of approximately 1600 papers that cover the full spectrum of environmental quality research. Best Paper winners are exceptionally innovative, substantive, well-written,…
The 2017 Superior Achievement Award was presented to the project team for "The Evolution of STAR from Laboratory Concept to Full-Scale In Situ Implementation" by The American Academy of Environmental Engineering and Scientists. The honor was given at the Awards Luncheon and Conference on April 13, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Savron is a division of Geosyntec. This award recognizes how a collaborative team of individuals from Savron, Geosyntec, the University…
Stephanie Jones (Maryland) co-authored an article entitled, "Evaluation of Waste Materials for Acid Mine Drainage Remediation" that was published in the journal Fuel: The Science and Technology of Fuel and Energy in Volume 188, Pages 294-309 on January 15, 2017. The article summarizes laboratory scale tests that were conducted to assess the efficiency of two different types of waste materials to remediate acid mine drainage. The waste materials used in the study were recycled concrete…
Duane Graves (Tennessee) co-authored an article entitled "Natural Attenuation in Streambed Sediment Receiving Chlorinated Solvents from Underlying Fracture Networks" that was published in Environmental Science & Technology Journal on March 22, 2017. Duane's co-authors were Burcu Simsir, Jun Yan, Jeongdae Im, and Frank E. Loffler. Abstract Contaminant discharge from fractured bedrock formations remains a remediation challenge. We applied an integrated approach to assess the natural attenuation potential of sediment that forms the transition zone between…
Yazen Khasawneh (Michigan) and David Espinoza (Maryland) will be presenting at the upcoming Purdue Geotechnical Society's annual workshop on "Climate Change and Geotechnical Engineering" at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana on Friday, April 21, 2017. Yazen's presentation is entitled "Displacement Analysis of World Islands' Breakwater." David's presentation is entitled "Bringing the Engineers Back into the Boardrooms: Connecting Climate Risk to Financial Performance." The workshop attracts geotechnical engineers from Indiana and the Midwest. The Purdue…
Ken Susilo (California) will join a panel discussing public-private partnerships (P3) and performance based infrastructure (PBI) for stormwater management at the P3 Water Summit at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California in Grand Ballroom C from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on May 5, 2017. The Panel, entitled "Applying P3s to Stormwater," will discuss how cities and counties are in need of technically sound solutions and funds for implementation, funds…
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