Dr. Ming Zhu, P.E. has distinguished himself over the past decade in the geotechnical field through work with a major private consulting firm and through serving major bodies such as ASCE’s Geosynthetics Committee and the Transportation Research Board’s Geo-Environmental Committee. Now, he’s taking on an even bigger role: Director of Engineering for Watershed Geo.
In his new position, Dr. Ming Zhu will oversee the company’s technical operations for existing products and the development of new product offerings.
Watershed Geo is well-known for its geosynthetic capping innovations, such as ClosureTurf®.
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“I have watched Watershed Geo innovate and grow for several years now,” said Ming Zhu. “They have solved long-plaguing issues in landfill management by applying innovative, engineered solutions. I wanted to be a part of this culture of innovation that challenges status quo to dramatically improve a client’s operations and reduce their costs. That’s why I am here.”
“Words can’t express how excited we are to have Dr. Zhu on board with us,” said Mike Ayers, CEO of Watershed Geo. “He’s one of the best in our field and his technical background and experience brings such a huge advantage to our company.”
Watershed Geo reports that its technical staff of hydrologists, geotechnical and civil engineers have a combined 100+ years of landfill experience (design, construction, maintenance, and management), over 100 years of geosynthetics experience, and over 100 individual sites managed through closure and post-closure activities.
The technical team provides not just product support but free technical assistance to clients in specification, design, installation, and maintenance of landfill closures and revetment of levees, dams, channels, slopes, and shorelines.
Key products and system from Watershed Geo include:
- ClosureTurf® for municipal, industrial and coal combustion residual landfill/impoundment final closures
- HydroTurf® advanced revetment technology for high hydraulic shear protection
- VersaCap® for intermediate landfill odor prevention, emission control and leachate reduction
- TerraArmor® for earth wall slope protection and rehabilitation
- Surficial gas landfill management system
- Solar solutions for beneficial land reuse