Mr. Chen has designed and managed dozens of projects involving the use of Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Hybrid Fracturing, emplacing reactive materials such as Zero-Valent Iron (ZVI) and chemical oxidants in treating chlorinated volatile organic compounds and PCBs. Steve has managed a wide range of projects from baseline sampling, treatability studies, pilot testing to full-scale implementation and the subsequent performance-monitoring and evaluation programs.
With eighteen years of experience in the industry, Mr. Chen has extensive experience in groundwater and subsurface airflow and contaminant transport modeling using commercially available models, proprietary codes as well as self-constructed analytical models. One of his specialties as a senior engineer was to creatively solve or analyze technical challenges by integrating principals from various different fields such as fluid mechanics, geology, mechanical engineering, chemistry, microbiology and physics.
Steve has also led and performed numerous soil vapor extraction, multi-phase extraction, air sparging and bioventing pilot testing, analyses and design as well as the subsequent management of the operation and monitoring of full-scale system.
Mr. Chen, as the Vice President of Operations and an associate of the company, manages the ARS West Coast office based in Concord, CA. Steve has focused his career on the application of innovative remediation technologies on both industrial and government sites.
M.S. Civil/Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Professional Engineer: New Jersey, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington State and South Carolina
C57 License Holder in the State of California
Certified Underground Storage Tank Professional: State of New Jersey
Over 20 years of related experience.