Stephen M. Testa is an engineering and environmental geologist, and President of Testa Environmental Corporation. From 1976 until 1994, he served as an engineering and environmental consultant for a variety of firms including Bechtel, Inc.; Dames and Moore; Converse Consultants; Engineering Enterprises, Inc.; and Applied Environmental Services which was taken public in 1993. In 1994, Testa founded Testa Environmental Corporation. From 2005 to 2015, Testa also served as Executive Officer of the California State Mining and Geology Board. Testa is the author of numerous books and publications, including Geological Aspects of Hazardous Waste Management; The Reuse and Recycling of Contaminated Soils; Restoration of Contaminated Aquifers: Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Compounds; Oil Spills and Gas Leaks: Environmental Response, Prevention, and Cost Recovery
; and One Man’s Planet – Earth in Today’s Political Culture
. He has served as an instructor at USC and CSU Fullerton, and has provided numerous workshops and technical presentations.
Testa is the Past-President of the American Geological Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), American Association of Petroleum Geologists-Energy Mineral Division, and the Los Angeles Basin Geological Society. Testa is past Editor-in-Chief of American Association of Petroleum Geologists – Division of Environmental Geosciences’ (AAPG-DEG’s) peer review journal “Environmental Geosciences”, and the recipient of the AIPG’s Martin Van Couvering Award and Honorary Membership Award, AAPG-DEG’s Research Award, and the Roy Shlemon Geology Mentor Honorarium for excellence in application of applied earth science. Testa received his BS and MS in Geology from CSU Northridge, California.
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