Dr. Rao has over 40 years of geo-environmental experience. He has managed and directed over 400 major geo-environmental projects involving site remediation, geological and hydrogeological investigations, environmental compliance/permitting, and geotechnical investigations.

Dr. Rao’s expertise includes environmental site assessments, soil and groundwater contamination studies (including remediation), human health risk assessments, groundwater flow and contaminant transport, clean up levels evaluations, design and implementation of remedial actions, environmental permitting and compliance (NEPA, SEQR, NPDES, RCRA, ERCLA, UST, OSHA, Coastal Zone Management), wetlands delineations/permitting, green infrastructure design, and environmental forensics.

Dr. Bhagavathula is a registered Professional Geologist in several states and is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in the State of New Jersey. He received a Ph. D degree in Geochemistry/Geology from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Later, he continued his post-doctoral studies in geology/geochemistry at University of Toronto (Canada). He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Geology (Geological Engineering and Hydrogeology) and a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Mathematics, Physics and Geology.