PEACE USA

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
  • US citizenship through recognition of “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim” by US Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Doctorate in environmental engineering from Virginia Tech, USA
  • Extensive international experience in consulting; R&D; technology assessment, development, commercialization, and application; manufacturing; training and capacity building
  • Instrumental in founding several companies by providing strategic advice to investor groups and assuming Board level, C-level, or advisory positions in the businesses
  • Led, managed, and participated in international projects related to
    • Energy-Environment Interface: Renewable 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, guided the initial development of a water cleanup technology for the oil & gas, algae, and other water intensive industries
  • Developed and led the Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM) practice of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia’s largest consulting firm
  • Carried out and reviewed environmental assessments of projects in several sectors including energy, transport, water, industry, infrastructure, tourism, and urban development
  • Managed and participated in projects funded by multilateral donor agencies including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, OECF (Japan), and GTZ (Germany)
  • Interacted with governments in the Asia-Pacific region and other organizations including International Finance Corporation, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme, US Trade and Development Agency, and US-Asia Environmental Partnership for projects related to environmental policy and management
  • Strong managerial, business development, inter-personal, and networking skills
  • Sharp business acumen – led and worked with inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural, multi-national teams
  • Professional nominations: Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, US Environmental Protection Agency, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Water Environment Federation, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, Water Environment Research Foundation
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member of the The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Adjunct faculty appointments: University of Missouri, Pennsylvania State University
  • 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, ADB’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

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
    • PENNVEST
    • 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.