Chris Dickinson, P.E. brings 35 years of consulting engineering experience focused on civil engineering, water resource services, resiliency, environmental services, and program management for civil and environmental contracts. Chris will focus on bringing Geosyntec's solutions to public and private clients. Industrial clients include food and beverage processors, electric power utilities, distribution and logistics companies, and manufacturers. His federal and state government experience includes assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Dam and Levee Risk Management…
Brittany Girardeau, P.E. (Alabama), Amanda Taylor, P.E. (Louisiana), and William Templeton, P.E. (Oregon) will present on coastal resiliency at the 2021 National Coastal Conference at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 28-October 1, 2021. Brittany Girardeau is a Staff Engineer with experience in coastal engineering and modeling. She frequently works in the development of watershed management plans, the analysis of various types of data, and the design of drainage areas. Throughout her…
Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present "Challenges of Managing Risk for Tailings Dams Under a Water Dam Regulatory Framework," and Conrad Ginther, P.E.. (Tennessee) and Mike Houlihan, P.E. (Maryland) will moderate sessions on dam safety and stability at the Dam Safety 2021 National Conference at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9-15, 2021. Geosyntec is exhibiting at the conference. Attendees should stop by our booth #607 to learn about our…
Geosyntec is expanding services to new and existing clients from our new location at 401 Ryland Street, Suite 201 Reno, Nevada 89502. Geosyntec is expanding our client services in Nevada with a new office in Reno, Nevada. This office will help our clients create exceptional solutions for a broad range of geo-environmental needs. These include environmental cleanup, water resource engineering, and geotechnical engineering. Our services are key to supporting local industries such as water management…
Girish Kumar, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Comprehensive coupled thermo-hydro-bio-mechanical model for holistic performance assessment of municipal solid waste landfills" published in the journal Computers and Geotechnics in Volume 132 in April 2021. Girish Kumar was the lead author, and his coauthor was Krishna R. Reddy. Girish Kumar is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with a focus on-site assessment and remediation consulting. He has academic and research experience in geotechnical and geoenvironmental…
Ogul Doygun, Ph.D., (California) coauthored a paper entitled "CRESI: A susceptibility index methodology to assess roads threatened by coastal erosion," published in Ocean & Coastal Management on in Volume 213 on November 1, 2021. Horst Brandes was the lead author, and Ogul's coauthors were Oceana Francis, Guohui Zhang, Caroline Rossi, L. Yang, and Harrison Togia. In this article, Ogul and his colleagues propose a new method to assess susceptibility of coastal roads to erosion. The…
Dennis Hoyt (New York) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Environmental Consultant. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in environmental remediation, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance, and operations, monitoring, and maintenance (OM&M). Dennis will grow Geosyntec's Western New York business, working across practice areas and industries to improve project progress and outcomes at complex sites, helping clients with EHS due diligence and compliance, and providing them…
Hong Jin, Ph.D. (Texas); Summer Broeckx-Smith, MESM, LEED GA, Alena Raymond, Ph.D. (California); and Andrea Siefers, P.E. (North Carolina) will lead a session entitled "Best Practices and Lessons Learned on Developing Corporate Scope 3 Emissions Inventories and Science-Based Targets (SBTs)" in the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment 2021 Pre-Conference Workshops from 9:00-10:30 a.m., EDT on September 20, 2021. Hong Jin is a Senior Professional based in Texas with more than 13 years of oil…
On August 31, 2021, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) released their Final Guidance for Evaluation the Vapor Intrusion (VI) Exposure Pathway (VI Guidance). The VI Guidance brings Georgia into the mainstream of US jurisdictions and reflects GA EPD's focus on evaluating the VI pathway at contaminated sites. The GA EPD VI Guidance complements the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) VI guidance and the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) VI guidance…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce we have moved to a larger office space in Wilmington, North Carolina to accommodate additional practitioners and expanded service offerings. The Wilmington office, Geosyntec's fourth location in North Carolina, has served the coastal Carolinas since the office opened in 2018. Since its opening, the office has supported projects involving transactional due diligence, brownfields redevelopment, vapor intrusion, environmental compliance and permitting, and contamination assessment and remediation. With the expansion, we…
Frank Stillo, Ph.D. (North Carolina) coauthored an article entitled "Private Well Testing in Peri-Urban African American Communities Lacking Access to Regulated Municipal Drinking Water: A Mental Models Approach to Risk Communication" for publication in Risk Analysis on August 2, 2021. Frank's coauthors were Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Indiana University; Erica Wood, RTI International; Sydney Lockhart, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Wändi Bruine de Bruin, University of Southern California. Frank Stillo is a scientist with…
Geosyntec is launching a quarterly newsletter as a tool to provide timely and relevant updates on the growing topic of microplastics in the environment with the objective of presenting readers with a quick overview of key policies, research, and latest news. Our practitioners in the field of microplastics will be drawing on their ongoing project-specific and real-world experience, the latest international, U.S. Federal, and State regulatory developments, and the cutting-edge findings from the global scientific…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Jeanmarie Zodrow, Ph.D., (Colorado) coauthored Chapter Eight of Forever Chemicals: Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment entitled "State of the Science for Risk Assessment of PFAS at Contaminated Sites" on July 29, 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,…
Geosyntec's Megan Otto, P.E., Adam Questad, P.E., Stacey Isaac, P.E., Maia Colyar, P.E., and Brandon Steets, P.E., coauthored a paper entitled "Laboratory Media Test Comparisons to Long-Term Performance of Biofilter and Media Filter Treatment-Train Stormwater Controls" published in the November 2021 issue of the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. Robert Pitt was the lead author, and other coauthors were Robert Gearheart, Jon Jones, Michael Josselyn, Michael K. Stenstrom, Shirley Clark, and Jeff…
Jerko Kocijan, Ph.D, P.E., GE, M.ASCE (California) authored an article entitled "Beyond the Water's Edge: Geotechnics in the Wet" in GEOSTRATA Magazine's August/September 2021 issue. Jerko Kocijan is a Principal Civil and Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on nearshore infrastructures and energy projects, including site characterization, seismic hazard assessment, geotechnical foundation feasibility assessments, and development of final designs. He has expertise in assessing soil structure using numerical…
Brandon Steets, P.E., Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, Elisabeth Hawley, P.E. (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Adam Questad, P.E. (Massachusetts) coauthored an article entitled "PFAS: Regulatory Implications for Stormwater Discharges in California and Beyond" for publication in the August 2021 issue of Stormwater. The team's additional coauthor was Tom Boer, Hogan Lovells U.S. Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination…
Michael Zylich, P.G., LSP (North Carolina) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Consultant. He has more than 27 years of experience in construction environmental site compliance and soil/groundwater management, natural resource permitting, site assessment and remediation, and regulatory compliance. At Geosyntec, Mike will focus on environmental permitting of electric transmission and renewable energy projects and site remediation of brownfield properties. He has performed natural resource planning; local, state, and federal regulatory permitting; emergency response…
Geosyntec's work with Ahtna and Artic Data Services was chronicled in in the August 2021 issue of Alaska Business Magazine. The story, "Long Forgotten—Far from Gone," written by Isaac Stone Simonelli, chronicles the work the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its team did to clean up defense sites in the Aleutian Islands. In particular, it addresses the work of Geosyntec and our partners in the remediation of the remaining challenging and isolated…
Jaime Mercado, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE, (Tennessee) coauthored an article entitled "Nonlinear Inelastic-Degrading Structural Modeling Approach to Assess the Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction Response of Tall Buildings" for publication in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering on August 5, 2021. Jaime's coauthors were Luis Arboleda-Monsalve and Kevin Mackie, University of Central Florida. Jaime Mercado is a Senior Staff Professional who specializes in geotechnical engineering, soil-structure interaction, and geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering. He has performed extensive research…
Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E. (Georgia) will present on "Why Waste Slides Occur: Factors Attributed to Structure Instability and Lessons Learned" at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Emerging Topics in Landfill Management Summit on September 1st, 2021. Dr. Bachus co-authored the paper with Geosyntec colleague Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE, plus Livingstone Dumenu and Wassim Tabet. Dr. Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of…
Jeremy Yeglin, P.E. (Texas), recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Engineer. He has more than 14 years of consulting experience in contaminated site assessment and remediation, environmental compliance, water and natural resources, and civil engineering. At Geosyntec, Jeremy will continue providing multidisciplinary engineering and environmental solutions to oil and gas, solid waste, mining, and manufacturing clients. In past roles, Jeremy has led and supported large-scale permitting projects through various state and federal agencies for…
Mary Ensch, Ph.D., (Wisconsin) coauthored a paper entitled "A flow-through cell for the electrochemical oxidation of perfluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachates" that was published in the Journal of Water Process Engineering in Volume 43 in October 2021. Vanessa Y. Maldonado was the lead author, and other coauthors were Greg M. Landis, Michael F. Becker, Suzanne E. Witt, and Cory A. Rusinek. Mary Ensch is a Senior Staff Professional based in Wisconsin with experience in chemical…
Jason Raimondi (Connecticut) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Sediment Remediation Project Engineer. Jason has more than 10 years of experience as a sediment remediation subject matter expert. At Geosyntec, Jason will support and grow our sediment management practice, working with private sector, state, and federal clients. In past roles, Jason has served as lead designer for many hydraulic and mechanical dredging projects, informed by a decade of engineering experience for sediment construction projects. In…
Geosyntec is excited to announce that Applied Technology and Management (ATM), an engineering and consulting firm focused on coastal, waterfront, and water resources projects, has joined Geosyntec. The acquisition provides our clients increased access to experts in the United States and Dubai to create innovative, high-value solutions for coastal and inland resiliency and adaptation. Additionally, this partnership provides ATM’s clients with the expanded capabilities of Geosyntec’s worldwide team of multi-disciplinary experts. “The addition of ATM’s…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, and Richard Tedder, P.E. (Florida) led a Leachate Issues Panel Discussion at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Virtual Spring Conference at 11:00 a.m. on May 11, 2021. Kwasi and Richard's co-presenters were Jason Gorrie, JMG Engineering; Himanshu Mehta, IRC SWDD; and John Weigold, Heartland Water Technology. Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah is a Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of consulting and research experience…
Girish Kumar (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Modeling elasto-visco-bio-plastic mechanical behavior of municipal solid waste in landfills" published in the Acta Geotechnica on pages 1061–1081 in Volume 16, Issue 4 in April 2021. Girish was the lead author, and his coauthors were Krishna R. Reddy and Craig Foster. Girish Kumar is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with a focus on site assessment and remediation consulting. He has academic and research experience in geotechnical…
Mark Heaney (New York) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in supporting clients in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance and other complex environmental site investigation, remediation, and liability management projects. At Geosyntec, Mark will focus on product safety and compliance as well as facilities operations to clients across sectors, including consumer products, industrial chemicals, automotive supply, pesticides, industrial…
Bob Glazier, P.G. (Maryland) will present on "Problems with the Federal CCR Rule Groundwater Monitoring and Corrective Action Regulations and Work-Arounds" while Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. (Georgia) and Jim Linton (Florida) will present on "Phytoremediation Using TreeWell® Technology: An Innovative Approach to Groundwater Remediation at CCR Sites" at the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Workshop's Session 5 on August 5, 2021. Bob is a Principal Environmental Consultant with more than 35…
Cody Luebbering, (Missouri) will present the case study "Water Treatment Residuals Discharge and Efforts to Comply with Narrative Water Quality Criteria" at the Missouri Section American Water Works and Missouri Water Environment Joint Annual Meeting at Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri at 2:10 p.m. on August 10, 2021. Cody's co-presenters are Yacine Anane, Missouri American Water and Matt Sainz, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly. Nicholas Muenks, HTIII WQ (Missouri) Principal Water…
Geosyntec will sponsor and host an exhibition booth at the 33rd Annual Texas Environmental Superconference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Geosyntec's Brandon Klenzendorf, Ph.D., P.E. and Jeremy Yeglin, P.E., LEED AP, (Texas) will attend the conference. Brandon Klenzendorf is a Senior Engineer based in Texas with more than 11 years of experience focused on water and natural resources. Brandon focuses on technical stormwater management and water resources…
Brandon Klenzendorf, Ph.D., P.E., CPESC (Texas) recently coauthored two papers related to flooding, flood risk management, and associated hydraulics in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board and the Journal of Critical Infrastructure Policy. Brandon is a Water Resources and Environmental Engineer with eleven years of professional experience and an additional five years of research experience. Brandon's practice focuses on modeling and design of green infrastructure (GI) and stormwater management facilities to treat and infiltrate…
R. Troy Hunt, P.E., (Nevada) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal Engineer. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in civil infrastructure planning, engineering, and design as well as in water and natural resources assessment, management, and restoration, strategic and tactical planning, and large program development and delivery. At Geosyntec, Troy will focus on developing public private partnerships (P3) and will use his entrepreneurial perspective to develop…
Brandon Steets, P.E., (California) Jared Ervin, Ph.D., (California), and Avery Blackwell, P.E. (California), coauthored a paper entitled, "Sources of Low Level Human Fecal Markers in Recreational Waters of Two Santa Barbara, CA Beaches: Roles of WWTP Outfalls and Swimmers," which was published in the journal Water Research on June 20, 2021. Dong Li was the lead author, and other coauthors were Laurie Van De Werfhorst, Jill L. S. Murray, Naresh Devarajan, and Patricia A Holden.…