Geophysicist, Environmental Scientist
Michael B. Palkendo
Mr. Michael Palkendo is a Geophysicist and Environmental Scientist. He received his B.S. degree in Geology from Bloomsburg University in 2007, and has more than 10 years of professional experience.
Mr. Palkendo supports and leads field and office tasks associated with a variety of geophysical surveying and environmental sampling tasks. His geophysics experience includes: underground storage tank (UST) location surveys; sink-hole delineation; top of bedrock determinations; contaminant plume mapping; fracture trace survey and analysis; and unexploded ordnance (UXO) mapping. These techniques were/are performed using a variety of georeferenced geophysical techniques including: ground penetrating radar (GPR); electrical resistivity imaging (ERI); multichannel analysis of surface waves (MASW); electromagnetics (EM); and microgravity. Mr. Palkendo also supports multiple AMO projects through leading soil, groundwater, surface water, and hazardous waste sampling teams.
In addition to the above, Mr. Palkendo assists with construction of geographic information system (GIS) databases, and utilizes GIS to create maps/figures and evaluate analytical results associated with his project assignments. He also provides technical writing support during preparation of project work plans and reports. The majority of Mr. Palkendo’s remedial investigation and remediation experience has been obtained at sites in Pennsylvania and surrounding states, while his geophysics experience has been obtained at sites across the country and the Caribbean.
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