Richard Makdisi, P.G.

Richard Makdisi, P.G.

Principal Geochemist

Oakland Office Manager
Oakland, California office 

MS Geochemisty
BA Geology
36 years experience

rmakdisi@farallonconsulting.com
Direct: 510-879-6801
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Richard is a Principal Geochemist and has more than 36 years experience in hazardous management, geoscience engineering, geochemistry, and geohydrology.  Richard has hands-on experience managing regional and site facility scale projects for a wide range of issues, from immediate response assessments to long term planning studies.  He has worked closely with U.S. EPA, Cal EPA, and Water Boards, county and city agencies on RCRA and CERCLA sites to design and implement remedies to achieve regulatory closure for commercial and government clients.  He has extensive experience in evaluating pathways of exposure to identify and design remediation systems and oversee their implementation. Richard is the operational manager of the Bay Area office.

Clients and Industries

  • Industry/Manufacturing
  • Developers/Construction
  • Public Sector Municipalities and Universities
  • Regulatory Compliance

Proficiencies and Experience

  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Site Characterization
  • Remediation Systems Design and Implementation
  • Regulatory Liaison and Site Closure Strategy
  • Cost Allocation

Fun Facts

Richard is an avid traveler with a special attraction to places that converge around interesting cultures, great food, and geology. He and his family have explored many active volcanoes around the world and they enjoyed it almost as much as he did. When not immersed in work he enjoys photography, backpacking, hiking, scuba diving, tennis,cooking, and reading. He loves the rich cultural milieu of the Bay Area.

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