Epsilon Welcomes Ken Hickey and Aidan Wood
Two talented employees will join our team, bolstering our coastal, marine, and offshore wind practices.
February 1st, 2023
Our community of scientists, planners, engineers, and support staff continue to expand. Read about two brilliant new Epsilon employees who recently joined our ranks.
Welcome, Ken and Aidan!
Ken Hickey has over 25 years of experience leading, designing, and conducting marine water quality, hydrodynamic, and sediment quality studies. A problem-solver by nature, Ken has practical experience dealing with high-profile clients in the New England market and nationally. His experience with marine and coastal sciences, regulatory permitting, and project management will support Epsilon’s current and future marine, coastal and offshore wind (OSW) projects.
Ken is highly regarded for his depth of technical expertise and ability to find sensible approaches to managing complex technical and regulatory issues. Ken has recently managed projects supporting offshore wind development permitting; Consent Decree and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance support to a major industrial discharger; and provided marine environmental program management services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
Aidan Wood is a Staff Scientist for the Offshore Wind practice in Epsilon’s Coastal and Marine group. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physics with a minor in Geology from Hamilton College, and Master of Science in Geochemistry from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. For his master’s dissertation he investigated CO2 adsorption capacity of amine functionalized halloysite nanotubes. While at St. Andrews, he also worked using ArcGIS on projects modelling lead pollution in Scotland’s Tyndrum River and performed risk assessments in acid mine drainage dispersion and heavy metal contamination in aquifers with carrying permeabilities, chemistries, and capacities. He has also worked for the Ipswich River Watershed Association testing the Ipswich River for pollutants for reports sent to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
Through his studies and employment, Aidan has gained skills in GIS, water remediation strategies, isotope chemistry, geochemistry, and hydrology, and has his HAZWOPER certification. He is currently supporting offshore wind projects.