Mete is an expert in environmental engineering applications and specializes in soil and groundwater investigations and remediation, vapor intrusion investigation and mitigation; modeling; litigation support; and project management. He has noteworthy experience with respect to engineering design, installation, and operation of soil vapor extraction/air sparging and enhanced fluid recovery systems throughout New Jersey, and is extremely familiar with system maintenance requirements. A recognized pioneer and expert in vapor intrusion, Mete’s research regarding unsaturated zone and vapor contaminant transport modeling was instrumental in the advancement and understanding of vapor intrusion mechanisms and has been cited in articles and review papers collated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other independent investigators. On a part-time assignment, Mete teaches a senior-level core course for Rutgers University’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Program, which exclusively covers the design of various remediation and mitigation systems. Over his career, he has also managed and/or directed numerous projects involving groundwater monitoring for natural attenuation and regulatory compliance purposes. As a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional and a registered Professional Engineer in various states, he brings value-added expertise regarding New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act, Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites, and Technical Requirements for Site Remediation compliance, as well as the design and implementation of alternative treatment systems.
As a nationally recognized Certified Ground Water Professional and a leading expert in the fields of environmental fate and transport theory and modeling, Mete has also developed various qualitative and quantitative subsurface contaminant fate and transport and hydrogeologic models under diverse environmental and man-made conditions using finite difference models such as MODFLOW, MODPATH, MT3D, and RT3D, and finite element model FEFLOW in Groundwater Modeling System (GMS), and GIS platforms. He develops conceptual site models that account for the mass of contamination in various transport and degradation scenarios including the effect of sewer infrastructure on the migration of dissolved contamination plumes and various physical, chemical, and biological degradation scenarios. In addition, he routinely conducts comprehensive forensic engineering analyses for contaminant source and release pathway identification and plume age-dating in support of litigation.