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Konrad Banaszak, PhD Resume

  1. 1. KONRAD J. BANASZAK, PhD Chief Scientist at
  2. 2. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Konrad J. Banaszak is a leading expert in hydrology and geochemistry with over 37 years of experience in the fate and transport of chemicals in soil and groundwater and the attendant migration and impacts of those vapors in soil and indoor air. </li></ul><ul><li>Invaluable expertise in providing both plaintiff and defense clients with expert witness services in complex litigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive background and skill in delivering management for high-profile projects. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>From his PhD thesis on the origins of lead and zinc ores found in limestones and dolomites to recent efforts to understand the generation and movement of trichlorethene vapors, Dr. Banaszak has worked with fluids </li></ul><ul><li>As a geochemist and hydrologist, Dr. Banaszak began his work in academia where he developed a heightened concern for the environment. Arising from that concern, Dr. Banaszak entered the public sector as a regulator and researcher before entering the private sector as a consultant and expert. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Dr. Banaszak has significant experience in managing scientists, engineers, and other professionals necessary for successful project outcomes in both the public and private sectors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United States Geological Survey (USGS) Groundwater Specialist and Chief of Hydrologic Investigations for the Indiana District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$2.5m approximate annual budget for 50-person Hydrologic Investigations Section during mid-1980’s. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening and high-profit operation of Geraghty and Miller’s Indianapolis office (now Arcadis-US). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Investigations Business Practice leader for Arcadis-US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific accuracy, profit and loss oversight responsibility of 42 Arcadis-US offices. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science, Geology, Beloit College </li></ul><ul><li>Master of Science, Geology, Northwestern University (IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Doctorate, Geochemistry, Northwestern University (IL) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Licensed Professional Geologist (#196-00436) </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Certified Professional Geologist (#16) </li></ul><ul><li>Kentucky Certified Professional Geologist (#835) </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin Certified Professional Geologist (#849) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Professional Hydrologist (AIH-#163) </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Professional Geologist (AIPG-#3981) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Vice President, Keramida Inc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2003-2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independent Consultant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Senior Vice President, Practice Leader, Geraghty and Miller (now Arcadis-US) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1988-2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Groundwater Specialist and Chief of Hydrologic Investigations, Indiana District, Water Resources Division, USGS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1981-1988 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogeologist/Water Quality Specialist, US Office of Surface Mining - Office for Mineral Research Institutes for Region III </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1979-1981 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor of Geology, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1977-1979 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assistant Professor of Geological Engineering, University of Mississippi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1971-1977 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>American Association for the Advancement of Science </li></ul><ul><li>American Geophysical Union </li></ul><ul><li>American Institute of Hydrology </li></ul><ul><li>American Institute of Professional Geologists </li></ul><ul><li>American Water Resources Association </li></ul><ul><li>Geological Society of America </li></ul><ul><li>Geochemical Society </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Academy of Sciences, Fellow </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Geologists </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Water Resources Association </li></ul>
  10. 10. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Representative Active Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Nitrate contamination of Public Supply Well in Central Valley of California </li></ul><ul><li>Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) contamination in a karst terrain with Public Supply Wells in Central Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>Chlorinated VOCs in groundwater down-gradient of industrial park in suburban Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Sedimentation of recreational lake in Central Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Water level issues for drainage control ponds in Central Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Housing development over former shooting range in Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Floating product and petroleum contamination with vapor intrusion and suface water impacts in area of New York City </li></ul>
  11. 11. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Representative Former Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Vapor intrusion of chlorinated VOCs for housing development in Central Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Geochemical expert in Superfund cost allocation, arsenic in Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Lead consultant on pesticide/herbicide Superfund site in Southeast </li></ul><ul><li>Lead consultant on RCRA RFI/CMS for large nonferrous metals refining and recycling plant in Northwest Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Lead/advising consultant on RCRA RFI/CMS for two integrated steel mills in Northwest Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Lead and advising consultant for a self-implemented PCB cleanup under the “Mega Rule” </li></ul><ul><li>Geochemical and isotope expert witness for landfill toxic tort in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Geochemical and loading allocation expert Superfund action for large watershed in New York. </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness on probable character of dust in an asbestos case brought to trial in San Francisco concerning a site in Hoboken, New Jersey </li></ul>
  12. 12. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Representative Former Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Source identification and allocation of PCBs in a stream in Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness for cost allocation for a chemical depot overlying former coal tar refinery in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Advising geochemist on mobility and treatment of nuclear wastes in Washington State </li></ul><ul><li>Lead hydrogeologist in the development of an Institutional Control Area alternative for several Superfund sites in Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>Lead hydrogeologist and geochemist (including radionuclide and stable isotopes) for site-wide study of Argonne National Laboratories (IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness for degree-of-harm and cost-recovery federal bankruptcy action </li></ul><ul><li>Geochemical and groundwater expert in cost-recovery for chlorinated solvent contamination in Silicon Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Senior advisor for geochemistry of inorganic and organic contamination of centrally located large-scale landfill during intense industrial development in Los Angeles Metropolitan area. </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness for multiple-site, major landfill operator in insurance cost-recovery action. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Representative Former Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Senior advisor on environmental chemistry for pesticide manufacturing RCRA site in Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Groundwater expert for Brownfield Redevelopment of Chrysler-Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit </li></ul><ul><li>River Bank Infiltration projects for both Louisville Water and Indianapolis Water </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness for large paper making machinery manufacturer regarding domestic well contamination in Northern Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness for manufacturer in Los Angeles area utilizing then-state-of-the-art “chemical fingerprinting” technique </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness for timber harvesting industry regarding two fish kills, alleged sedimentation, and water quality degradation of a river and two reservoirs in California </li></ul><ul><li>Outside expert on geochemistry and hydrogeology for low-level radioactive waste facility in North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness in several coal mining industry cases, notably concerning disposing coal combustion waste disposal in surface mines in Indiana </li></ul>
  14. 14. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Representative Former Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Geochemical expert in heavy-metals cost-allocation case in South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Soil-Chemical Spill/Application Predictive Behavioral System development for a major agricultural chemical company </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Four County Landfill for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) in Lake Michigan holding dredged sediments from the Indiana Harbor Canal for EPA Region V </li></ul><ul><li>Review of the Remedial Field Investigation Team (REM/FIT) for the North Main Street Well Field in Elkhart, Indiana for EPA Region V </li></ul><ul><li>USGS Representative in Development of Field effort in spring-flow capture at highest groundwater level from karst systems near Bloomington, Indiana for EPA Region V </li></ul><ul><li>Stream water sample collection expert for the US Office of Surface Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Conduction of acid rain studies in Indianapolis and Mississippi </li></ul>
  15. 15. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>1980. “Coal as Aquifers in the Eastern United States.” 1980 Symposium on Surface Mining Hydrology, Sedimentology, and Reclamation . Pp. 235-241. University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. </li></ul><ul><li>1981. “Predicted Changes in Mineralogy of Spoil as a Function of Net Neutralization Potential and Rate of Flushing.” 1981 Symposium on Surface Mining Hydrology, Sedimentology, and Reclamation . Pp. 459-462. University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. </li></ul><ul><li>1983. “Drainage Problems in Little Eagle Creek, Indianapolis and Speedway.” Contribution to “Urban Engineering Geology of the Indianapolis Area.” Field Trips in Midwestern Geology v. 2. Geological Society of America, 1983 Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. </li></ul><ul><li>1984. “Indiana – Groundwater Resources.” in “National Water Summary 1984. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2275 . Pp. 205-210 </li></ul><ul><li>1985. “Potential Effects of Groundwater of a Hypothetical Surface Mine in Indiana.” Groundwater Monitoring Review , v. 5, no. 1, Pp. 51-57. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>1988. and J.M. Fenelon. “Water Quality in a Thin Water-Table Aquifer Adjacent to Lake Michigan Within a Highly Industrialized Region of Indiana.” in The Great Lakes: Living with North America’s Inland Waters . D.M. Hickox, ed. Pp. 247-258. American Water Resources Association, Bethesda, MD. </li></ul><ul><li>Watson, L.R. 1989. L.D. Arihood. K.J. Banaszak. R.K. Doss. and R.J. Shedlock. “Preliminary Analysis of the Hallow Groundwater System in the Vicinity of the Grand Calumet River/Indiana Harbor Canal, Northwestern Indiana.” 1989 U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-492 . 45p. </li></ul><ul><li>1989. “Coal-Hydrology of the Interior Province – Eastern Region.” in “Summary of U.S., Geological Survey and U.S. Bureau of Land Management National Coal-Hydrology Progress.” Britton, L.J. and others, eds. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1464 . Pp. 47-52. </li></ul><ul><li>1994. “Glacial Geology and Groundwater Flow in Northern and Central Indiana.” in Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science G.E. Dolph, ed. Vol. 98, Pp. 273-279. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Konrad J. Banaszak, PhD <ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>1995. “A Brownfield’s Success Story – Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, MI.” in Remediation and Reuse . Indiana Department of Environmental Management. V. 1, Issue 7, Pp. 4-5. </li></ul><ul><li>Banaszak, K.J. 2004. A.A. Gremos. and S.A. Hunnicut. “Negative Indicators in Fenton Application Give Insight into Process.” in Fourth Battelle Conference of Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds . Monterey, CA. </li></ul><ul><li>Banaszak, K.J. 2005. A.A. Gremos. and S.A. Hunnicut. “In-Situ Reductive Dechlorination of Solvents.” in Heleco 2005 Conference . Athens, Greece. </li></ul><ul><li>2005. “Communicating Science in Public Decision Making.” in Heleco 2005 Conference . Athens, Greece. </li></ul><ul><li>2005. “Scientific, Cost-effective Investigations of Karsts.” in Heleco 2005 Conference . Athens, Greece. </li></ul>