KevinRobinson_Bio

Expertise:

  • Sediment/groundwater impact assessment and remediation
  • Groundwater modeling
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Site Characterization
  • Litigation support

  • Full Profile

    Kevin is a geoscientist and startup business specialist with more than 10 years of professional experience. His areas of expertise include sediment/groundwater impact assessment and remediation, groundwater modeling, regulatory compliance, site characterization and litigation support. Kevin has authored and implemented multiple numerical groundwater flow models for DNAPL remediation sites and provided environmental data assessment and reporting under environmental agencies including the NJDEP, NYSDEC, and PADEP. Kevin has actively supported field work included borehole logging, SPT sampling, monitoring week installation, ground water and surface water sampling. He has contributed his expertise to support high-level environmental litigation.

    Kevin was a 2005 Fulbright Research Scholar in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he conducted a large-scale survey of lake ecosystems within the northern and central regions of the country.

    Education

    • M.S., Geology, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
    • B.Phil., Geology, University of Pittsburgh, 2004

    Certification & Training

    • The New MODFLOW Course: Theory and Hands-On Application (#258). National Ground Water Association. Las Vegas, NV. June 18-21, 2013.
    • ASTM Environmental Site Assessment Practices for Commercial Real Estate. American Society for Testing and Materials. Montpelier, VT. April 24-25, 2012.
    • The Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology Course. Princeton Groundwater, Inc. San Francisco, CA. March 12-16, 2012.
    • gINT Geotechnical Software Fundamentals. The Bentley Institute. March 28-29, 2010.

    Key Experience

    Maitri Medicinals, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Kevin was a key member of a collaborative team responsible for launching a business entity and submitting a successful application to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).

    • Management of a $7 million-dollar Series A investment raise
    • Drafted and edited various parts of the competitive application approved by the PA DOH
    • Ongoing review and submittal of compliance deliverables to PA DOH
    • Collaborating with CEO, COO and CFO on financial modeling and strategic business decisions including market analysis, hiring, projected budget review, managing business finances, regulatory compliance and overall operations

    Genetic Metabolic Center for Education, Pittsburgh, PA

    Director of Program Development

    • Business development: outreach to physicians, pharmaceutical companies, patient organizations and other stakeholders
    • Business operations: maintained company budget and payroll, defined business strategy with CEO and Medical Director, maintaining company website, development and maintenance of HIPAA-compliant telehealth technologies, maintained all technical accounts
    • Marketing: created product cut-sheets, managed production of promotional videos, designed layout of and attended conference exhibit booth, and creation of eLearning tutorial slides
    • Conference planning: development of partnerships with internationally recognized conferences and all tasks associated with organizing 100+ attendee conferences

    The Johnson Company, Inc., Montpelier, VT

    Project Scientist V (5)

    • Scientific analysis and report production to support expert witness testimony on high-level environmental litigation cases (e.g., Kalamazoo River PCBs)
    • Authored and implemented multiple numerical groundwater flow models for DNAPL remediation sites.
    • Performed environmental data assessment and reporting under various environmental agencies (NJDEP, NYDEC, PADEP, etc.)
    • Performed geologic and environmental sampling at a variety of complex field sites.
    • Developed databases to store and manage environmental data for large, ongoing monitoring programs.
    • Conducted field work: borehole logging, SPT sampling, monitoring well installation, groundwater sampling, surface water sampling, etc.

    Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

    Assistant Project Geologist

    • Acted as a co-author on the Groundwater section of Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports, field and office work plans, field procedures, contracting documents, and commercial grade dedication reports.
    • Performed field work: monitoring well installations, borehole logging, groundwater level measurements (manual and transducer), aquifer property tests, and sampling.
    • Performed data management, analysis, and interpretation of instrumental and manual field data and quality control work on report drafts, calculations, and geological field forms.
    • Responsible for integrating PDA-based borehole and monitoring well installation logging into the field work investigations including the internal development of pLOG and gINT software, training RIZZO personnel on PDA usage, organization and management of all digital boring log data, and quality control work on all boring log drafts.

    Publications

    Robinson, K.D., Rosenmeier, M.F., Soninkhihishig, N., 2011, “Basic Limnological Survey of Twenty-One Northern and Central Mongolian Lakes,” Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences, 9 (1-2): 23-38.