Creek Run Hosts Distinguished Geophysicist Dr. Greg Hempen
Creek Run was honored to host distinguished Geophysicist and Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) Midwest Regional Director Dr. Greg Hempen during his tour of Indiana. As part of Dr. Hempen’s weeklong trip to Indiana to promote the importance of professional development and licensure for Indiana Geologists, Hempen made a stop in Montpelier, Indiana and spoke directly to Creek Run staff members on both Thursday and Friday afternoon with his presentations “You Are Going to Drink That Water?” and “Job Shaping”.
Among other visits on his trip, Dr. Hempen presented at the Professional Geologists of Indiana (PGI) meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana and for Taylor University students in Upland, Indiana. Dr. Hempen’s presentations fondly reflect his 40 years of experience throughout his notable career as a Geophysicist and Geological Engineer and his passion for involvement in professional organizations such as AEG, and Geological Society of America – Environmental & Engineering Geology Division (GSA – EGD).
Aside from Dr. Hempen’s duties as AEG’s Midwest Regional Director he is the principle geophysicist as AECOM and serves as the technical expert for blasting mitigation, assesses potential blasting impacts, and assists with writing technical specs for blasting concerns. Previously Hempen also served as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where he taught a variety of Geotechnical and Environmental courses, has worked extensively with the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers, and authored multiple publications on vibration mitigation from seismic waves and earthquake hazard mapping. Hempen also served as president of the AEG board in 2008-2009, and served as the AEG Richard H. Jahn’s Distinguished Lecturer in 2013-2014.