Michael KukukMichael Kukuk, P.G., is a Principal and one of three original founders of Aquaterra Environmental Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. He co-founded Aquaterra Environmental Solutions in 2002. With a background in geology and civil engineering, he has worked in the environmental engineering and solid waste field since 1983. Since 1988, Mike has managed several diverse groups of environmental professionals providing solid waste and environmental remediation services to public and private clients. Since 2000, Mike's technical focus has been on the development of alternative landfill covers in both wet and dry climates, phyto-remediation and phyto-technology applications, as well as leachate recirculation technologies at municipal solid waste landfills. He is currently Principal-In-Charge for the modeling, design, and construction of five evapotranspiration alternative landfill covers in Kansas. Michael serves as a director for the Kansas SWANA Sunflower Chapter. Since 2002, he has been an active member of the ITRC Alternative Landfill Technologies team. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology in 1983 and a master's degree in environmental health science in 1987 both from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Michael is a registered professional geologist in Kansas and Missouri.