Dr. Mike Kavanaugh PhD, P.E., BCEE, NAE
Dr. Kavanaugh is a Senior Principal with Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.. Dr. Kavanaugh has been project engineer, project manager, principal-in-charge, or technical director on over 400 projects conducted in the U.S. and internationally covering a broad range of environmental challenges. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer reviewed technical papers, edited and contributed to six books on water quality, water treatment, groundwater remediation, and aquifer restoration.
Dr. Kavanaugh has completed several invited assignments with the USEPA and the National Research Council (NRC), the operating arm of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Dr. Kavanaugh has chaired two NRC committees addressing the challenges of groundwater restoration, with the most recent report, “Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites”, released in 2013 focused on strategies to address the most challenging complex contaminated sites.
Dr. Kavanaugh is a registered chemical engineer in California, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) and a Fellow of the Water Environment Federation. He has a Ph.D. in civil/environmental engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Stanford and UC Berkeley, respectively. Dr. Kavanaugh was elected into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 1998.
Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned and What's Next for Site Remediation from Industry Titans