OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally recognized water quality, water treatment, and groundwater remediation expert Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., recently joined Geosyntec Consultants (www.geosyntec.com) as Principal based in the firm's Oakland, Ca., office.
With more than 35 years of experience, contributions to over 80 technical publications, and more than 150 presentations to audiences that included congressional and state committees, Dr. Kavanaugh is a proven leader in the water, water quality, and groundwater engineering industry. His professional practice started in the areas of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, water quality management, and water reuse and drinking water treatment. More than 20 years ago, he expanded his practice to include contaminated groundwater studies, particularly CERCLA-driven remedial investigations/feasibility studies(RI/FS), groundwater remediation, waste minimization and pollution prevention studies, pioneering technology development, as well as third-party peer review and strategic consulting on environmental management and compliance issues. Dr. Kavanaugh has been tapped more than 60 times by attorneys, arbitrators, judges, and government agencies to serve as a technical expert in litigation, neutral expert in alternative dispute resolution, or "blue ribbon" expert panelist working on project-specific and policy-level issues.
"Dr. Kavanaugh brings strategic-level consulting experience that few practitioners in the environmental and engineering industry have," said Dr. Rudy Bonaparte, P.E., Geosyntec Chairman and CEO. "Also, Dr. Kavanaugh's knowledge of research, professional development, and compliance programs within regulatory, client, and academic communities will provide a great addition to our leadership team and strengthen our ability across all our practices to deliver solutions of exceptional value to our clients."
Dr. Kavanaugh received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering and M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, he earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
Geosyntec, founded in 1983, provides consulting engineering and science services throughout the United States and internationally. With more than 50 offices in the U.S. and select international locations, Geosyntec engineers and scientists are known for their technology leadership and practice innovation in the areas of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, contaminated site assessment and remediation, groundwater assessment and remediation, risk assessment and toxicology, urban stormwater management, water and natural resources management, solid waste disposal facility permitting and design, and environmental biotechnology.
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