Dave Becker is a geologist with the Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise (EM CX) of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Omaha, Nebraska.
Since coming to the EM CX in 1991, Dave has been involved with providing technical consultation, teaching, review of environmental restoration-related documents, and preparation of guidance relevant to field studies and in-situ remediation. He has strong interests in optimization of remediation systems and long-term monitoring programs, site characterization techniques, and in-situ remediation technologies. Before coming to the EMCX in 1991, Dave was Chief, Geology Section at the USACE Omaha District between March 1989 and December 1990. For five years prior to becoming a supervisor, Dave was a project geologist in Omaha District actively involved in many environmental restoration projects.
Dave is an active member of the ITRC Geostatistics for Remediation Optimization team and previously worked on the Remediation Risk Management and Remediation Process Optimization teams and has taught numerous Internet and live seminars for ITRC, USACE, and EPA. He is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Nebraska Geological Society. Dave is also an adjunct professor of geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he teaches hydrogeology, geophysics, and environmental geology. Dave earned a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1981 and a master's degree in geophysics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1985. He is a registered professional geologist in Nebraska.