Dave Becker is a geologist with the Environmental Engineering and Geology Division at 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 primarily involved with providing technical consultation (including optimization of systems), review of environmental restoration-related documents, teaching, 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 for environmental restoration projects, and in-situ remediation technologies.
Before coming to the EM CX in 1991, Dave was Chief, Geology Section at the USACE Omaha District between March 1989 and December 1990. In that position, he supervised 16 geologists and engineers and 2 drill crews engaged in geological studies and designs related to civil, military, and environmental restoration projects. For five years prior to becoming a supervisor, Dave was a project geologist in Omaha District actively involved in many environmental restoration projects and performed numerous seismic hazard analyses for USACE dams in the North-Central US.
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 and is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Nebraska Geological Society.