Environmental Stewardship Strategies and Solutions
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Our Principals and Associates are highly experienced professionals with extensive experience in
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology Assessment
  • Research and Development
  • Design Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Implementation
Vikram M Pattarkine, PhD, BCEEM
Chief Executive Officer

Board- and C-level executive and entrepreneur with a passion for identifying, developing, and implementing innovative environmental stewardship strategies and solutions
  • Technical Background
  • Doctorate in environmental engineering from Virginia Tech, USA, one of the world's topmost universities - doctoral research on biological nutrient removal (BNR) from wastewate
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (BCEEM) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES)
  • Extensive international experience covering industrial, engineering, and management consulting; R&D; technology assessment, development, commercialization, and application; manufacturing; training, mentoring, and capacity building
  • Leadership
  • Led, managed, and participated in international projects related to
    • Energy-Environment Interface: Renewable Energy, Waste-to-Energy
    • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Management Plans
    • Environmental Management and Policy: International Development
    • Global Environmental Issues: Climate Change
    • Industrial, Hazardous, and Medical Waste Management
    • Water-Wastewater: Process Engineering Design and Troubleshooting, Nutrient Recovery and Removal; Energy Management and Recovery, Energy-efficient Aeration Systems
  • As founding CTO of a renewable energy start-up, built and guided a technical team, managed technology development, process design, validation, and company IP
  • As Senior VP, provided technical leadership to a Pennsylvania consulting firm’s wastewater treatment and waste management consulting practice
  • Built and led the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) practice of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an Indian multinational consulting firm
  • National Pre-eminence
  • US citizenship through recognition of “extraordinary ability ... through sustained national or international acclaim” by US Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Professional committees: Chesapeake Bay Program, Water Environment Federation, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, International Water Association, Water Research Foundation, USEPA Energy Star Program
  • International Experience
  • Managed and participated in projects funded by multilateral donor agencies including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, OECF (Japan), and GTZ (Germany)
  • Carried out and reviewed environmental assessments of projects in several sectors including energy, transport, water, industry, infrastructure, tourism, and urban development
  • Interacted with Asia-Pacific region government agencies and other organizations including International Finance Corporation, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, South Pacific Regional Environment Program, South Asia Co-operative Environment Program, US Trade and Development Agency, and US-Asia Environmental Partnership
  • Academia, Publications, Presentations
  • Adjunct faculty appointments: Pennsylvania State University, University of Missouri
  • Organized international training programs, conferences, workshops, and seminars in USA, India, Bangladesh, China, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia
  • International publications and presentations on various aspects of environmental engineering/management and renewable energy – authored chapters in Water Environment Federation’s manuals on energy conservation in wastewater treatment facilities and nutrient removal from wastewater, Asian Development Bank’s handbook of environment statistics
  • Fluent in English and familiar with several languages of south Asia – conducted training on technical writing and effective presentation skills
  • Business Management Skills
  • Strong managerial, business development, inter-personal, and networking skills
  • Sharp business acumen – led and worked with inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural, multi-national teams

Mrunalini (Leena) Pattarkine, PhD
Principal (Partner)
  • Doctorate in Biochemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, one of the world’s leading academic institutions
  • Currently Professor of Biotechnology at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Experienced in teaching, mentoring, training, and capacity building in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology (health, environmental, green biotechnology, applied biotechnology), and nanobiotechnology
  • Over twenty years of research experience in biochemistry and nanobiotechnology, including membranes, proteins, lipids, DNA diagnostics (gene therapy, DNA chips), immobilization of biomolecules for developing them as nanobiotechnological material, establishing structure-function relationships for macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids), and developing liposomal systems for drug delivery
  • Innovative approach with extensive experience in a variety of biochemical techniques
  • Experience in formulating and supervising research projects and meeting deadlines by aggressive project monitoring
  • Grant-writing experience

Korah Abraham, PE
Chief Operating Officer
  • Advised, managed, participated in or approved numerous projects related to
    • Renewable Energy
    • Environmental Assessments and Impact Statements
    • Environmental Regulations and Policy Development
    • Industrial, Municipal and Hazardous Waste Management
    • Water and Wastewater Projects
  • Administered, participated in or approved numerous Water and Wastewater Project Planning, Engineering Design, Construction Management, Financial Management, Troubleshooting Operation and Maintenance Problems, Alternate Dispute Resolution Process for Resolving Construction Claims, Value Engineering/Analysis
  • Advisory Committee Activities:
    • Small Water Systems Technical Advisory Committee to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
    • Sewage Advisory Committee to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    • Susquehanna River Basin Commission
    • PA Governor Ridge's Sound Land Use Committee for Growing Greener Initiative 
    • Infrastructure Committee for the Pennsylvania Economy League
  • Advised, managed, participated in or reviewed and approved numerous Environmental Assessments and Impact Statements for projects in several Programs including
    • Alternate Energy
    • Transportation
    • Water & Waste Water
    • Industrial Development
    • Infrastructure
    • Rural Development
  • Managed and participated in projects financed by Governmental and local agencies and financial institutions, including
    • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
    • Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • US Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
    • US Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Organized training programs, workshops, and seminars for Consulting Engineers, DEP staff, COE staff and USDA employees on Project Planning, Environmental Compliance, Development, Financing, Construction Monitoring, and Dispute Resolution
  • Developed Handbook and Guidance Documents for USDA financing: Uniform Environmental Review Process, Pre-Construction Conference Guide, Natural Resources Management Guide and PA Handbook on Financing Community Programs
  • Obtained Research & Technology development (Ben-Franklin) financing for a research and development project

Chris Kaufman
Senior Associate
  • Geological and Environmental Engineer
  • Over 20 years of experience in solid waste management comprising
    • Landfill design and construction
    • Technical investigations
    • Site work plans
    • Engineering reports and cost estimates
    • Regulatory oversight
    • Recycling and resource recovery
    • Composting
    • Hazardous waste management
  • Experience in USA and UAE

*PEACE is also the acronym for Pattarkine Environmental and Consulting Engineering.