GEGES

Graduate Environmental and Geo-Environmental Society

NEU Student NEWEA / WEF Chapter

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The purpose of the NU GEGES is to improve the quality of the graduate environmental and geo-environmental experience at Northeastern University. Seminars, workshops, field trips, and other events will be organized to introduce and further the knowledge of various topics in environmental and geo-environmental fields. It will provide a forum for networking with graduate students, faculty, professionals and societies in the environmental and geo-environmental fields and leadership to younger students interested in joining the environmental program.

WHAT'S NEW?

GEGES celebrated the first meeting of the 2009-2010 academic year. A new Board of Directors was elected and new GEGES seminar dates were determined (see below).

-President: Xiaodan Ruan

-Vice-President: Ce Gao

-Treasurer: Lei Liu

GEGES has been approved of $3000 for
Seminars and Study Tours by the finance committee of GPSA

PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

FOR THE 2009-2010 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

Coming Soon!

Next Meetings:

Wednesday, April 7th, 12:00-1:00pm

206 Egan

Prof. Vladimir Novotny, Northeastern University

Daylighting urban streams - the Story of Stony Brook

Past meetings and events:

04/07/2010 - Prof. Vladimir Novotny, Northeastern University. "Daylighting urban streams - the Story of Stony Brook."

02/24/2010 - Andrea Braga, CPESC, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. "LID Performance Monitoring Challenges and Results for Infiltrating BMPs: Bioretention Cells, Raingardens, and Porous Pavements."

02/17/2010 - Dr. Tilo Stahl, VP of Sales, BioChem Tech., PA. "Using Advanced Modeling Techniques and Online Monitoring For Real Time Control of Wastewater Treatment."

11/12/2009 - Chuck Dam (BS – Northeastern ‘06), Mike Nelson (BS - Umass Amherst ’06), John Riccio (BS – UNH ‘07), Kevin O’Brien (BS – Northeastern ’07), Nate Desrosiers (BS – WPI ‘08). "Working Experience in CDM(Camp Dresser McKee, Inc.)!"

10/21/2009 - Dogus Meric. "Reactive, Permeable Composite Overlays Applied to Top Sediments as a Means of
Rendering Chemical Contaminants Inert."

10/06/2009 - Vanni Bucci. "Population dynamics of enteric bacteria in surface water: role of growth and mutation"

04/15/2009 - Mack Durham , Civil & Environmental Engineering, Ralph M. Parson's Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Gyrotaxis in variable shear: the formation of thin phytoplankton layers"

04/01/2009 - Dogus Meric, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University. "Effectiveness of Reactive Mat for Remediation of Contaminated Sediments"

03/18/2009 - Vanni Bucci.  "Discussion on Statistical Methods - Monte-Carlo Simulation and Analysis of Multifactor Experiments".

02/25/2009 - MICHAEL D. CURTIS, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Vice President, Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. Manchester, CT. "Cushman Farms - Facilitating Energy and Climate Change - Developing and Expanding a Local, Renewable Energy Resource"

01/14/2009 - Tanvir Ahmed, PhD Candidate, Parsons Laboratory, Civil & Env Engg., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Microrganisms in Microfabricated Landscapes"

11/19/2008 - Mr. Matthew R. Litman, PhD, P.E., AECOM / Water "Example Design Process for Upgrading an Existing,Carbon-only Removal WWTP to Also Perform Total Nitrogen and PhosphorusRemoval."

11/05/2008 - Prof. Hellweger. 'Systems Bioecology'. A novel approach for environmental simulation

10/15/2008-Ms. Carla Cherchi. "Investigation of MicroC as an alternative carbon source for denitrification"

10/08/2008-Mr. David Bedoya. "Biological response to environmental stress. Environmental similarity and hierarchical, scale-dependant segregation of biotic signatures for prediction purposes"

04/09/2008-Mr. Ehsan Kianirad. "Rapid Field Soil Characterization System". Presented in the 2008 Geo-Congress Conference in New Orleans.

04/03/2008-Dr. Mingshun Jiang."Mesoscale physical- biogeochemical processes in Massachusetts Bay"

03/26/2008- ENSR/AECOM. "Getting to know ENSR and career opportunities"

02/26/2008- Mr. Kevin McGarvey (CH2MHILL). Topic TBD

02/27/2008- Dr. J. Zoe Wilson (Univeristy of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa). "Multidisciplinary collaboration to improve sustainable access to water and sanitation services in South Africa"

02/13/2008- Ms. Natalie Brown (Tetra Tech Rizzo). "Balancing Water Withdrawal and Water Conservation in a Medium Stressed basin"

12/5/2007 (at 2.30pm)- Mr. Vanni Bucci (Northeastern University). "Survivors & Biphasic Decay Kinetics of Fecal Bacteria in Surface Water"

11/28/2007- CAROLLO engineers presented and interviewed for potential job opportunities.

11/01/2007-Dr. Klauss Nusslein (UMass Amherst). "Perchlorate remediation using a novel, autotrophic, perchlorate-reducing microbial community"

10/25/2007- Dr. Wang (Capital Normal University, Beijing). " Non-point source pollution in China"

10/11/2007- Ms. Kate Bowditch (CRWA). "Green and Limited Impact Developments"

10/03/2007-Dr. Anna Lisa Onnis-Hayden. "Kinetics and nitrifying populations in nitrogen removal processes at a full-scale integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) plant"

09/19/2007-Dr. Vladimir Novotny. "Sustainable Hydrology and the Evolution of Water Treatment Paradigms"

04/18/2007-Dr. Windsor Sung. "The Distribution System as a Black Box: Impact on Water Quality and the effect of Ozone"

03/21/2007-John Hoynacki (Wallingford Software) and Sharon Tsay (Metclaf & Eddy). Urban Hydrology Modeling using InfoWorks software

02/21/2007-Hussan Sarahney. "Insitu Electrokinetic Remediation in Groundwater". Part II

02/14/2007-Hussan Sarahney. "Insitu Electrokinetic Remediation in Groundwater". Part I

12/01/2006-ENVIROPOLIS ."Urban Hydrological Sustainability"

11/29/2006 -Carollo Engineers at Northeastern University. Contact info at www.carollo.com or e-mail gwknopf@carollo.com

11/09/2006 - Laura Merner (Clark University). "Wetland Restoration for a Sustainable New Orleans"

10/11/06 - Prof. Vladimir Novotny.

09/27/06 - David Bedoya. "Analyzing Stream Habitat in Ohio and Maryland using Self-Organizing Maps"

09//13/06 - Indrani Ghosh. "Fractal Generation of Artificial Sewer Networks for Hydrologic Simulation"

Officers:

President: Ruan, Xiaodan, xruan@coe.neu.edu

Vice President: Gao, Ce gaoce@coe.neu.edu

Treasurer: Liu, Lei liu.l@husky.neu.edu

Faculty Advisor: Ferdi Hellweger, ferdi@coe.neu.edu

Faculty and Staff Members:

NAME
E-MAIL
WEB-SITE
Dr. Ferdi Hellweger
ferdi@coe.neu.edu
Dr. April Gu
april@coe.neu.edu
Dr. Irvine Wei
iwei@coe.neu.edu
Dr. Vladimir Novotny
novotny@coe.neu.edu
     

Graduate Students Members

Yifu Fao yyao@coe.neu.edu
Carla Cherchi carla.cherchi@libero.it
Ehsan Kianirad eh_kia@yahoo.com
Ce Gao gao.ce@neu.edu
Indrani Ghosh ghosh.i@neu.edu
Lei Liu liu.l@neu.edu
Mirian Mathew mathew.m@neu.edu
Nehreen Majed nmajed@coe.neu.edu
Vanni Bucci bucci.v@neu.edu

Contacts:

Name Email Company/Agency/Association
James Barsanti james.barsanti@earthtech.com EarthTech, NEWEA Chairman of Collection Systems
Prof. Jerry Hopcroft hopcroftf@wit.edu Wentworth Institute of Technology
NEWEA   New England Water Environment Association
Phil Pedros philippedros@frmahony.com F.R. Mahony & Associates
Charlie Tyler ctyler@mwra.state.ma.us MWRA, NEWEA
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