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Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP

Senior Principal

Geosyntec Consultants


Rula Deeb is a Senior Principal based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on private practice and academia addressing the cross-media fate and transport of contaminants and the remediation of complex soil and groundwater sites impacted by non-aqueous phase liquids.

Her work has promoted awareness and improved the understanding of the sources, occurrence, fate and transport, and behavior of several challenging environmental contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), 1,4-dioxane, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), perchlorate, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs).

Focusing on emerging contaminants, Rula has led strategic planning, business development, and project execution for a variety of industrial, municipal, and federal clients. She is an internationally recognized PFAS expert and is well regarded within the environmental community for her leadership in technical innovation through applied research and project delivery, technology transfer and outreach programs, and professional activities. She is the co-chair of two national conferences, the Remediation Technology Summit and the Emerging Contaminants Summit. She recently served as a member of the planning committee for a 2019 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop entitled “Identifying Opportunities to Understand, Control, and Prevent Exposure to PFAS.”

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