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Our Principals have conducted several courses, workshops, and training programs in different countries.

Select Courses, Workshops, and Training Programs conducted by Dr Vikram Pattarkine:
  • Faculty (2015): Effluent Treatment Biotechnology and Engineering. Training program for wastewater professionals at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India. Topics covered included physical, chemical, and biological wastewater treatment; aeration systems; energy generation through anaerobic digestion; enhanced treatment through lagoons; nutrient removal and recovery; biotechnology for wastewater treatment and water quality management; designer microbial strains wastewater in treatment and water quality management; remediation strategies and biotechnology; and the three ‘R’s  and one B - Recycle, Recovery, and Revenue with Biotechnology.
  • Course Director (2014): Cost-Effective Industrial Wastewater Treatment. Training course for wastewater treatment plant managers, operators, design engineers, and regulators at Mumbai, India. Topics covered included physical, chemical, and biological wastewater treatment; aeration systems; energy generation through anaerobic digestion; enhanced treatment through lagoons; and nutrient removal and recovery.
  • Speaker/Author (2014): Blowers – How Much Air and Energy Are Needed? Or How to Optimize Energy Costs At A Municipal Resource Recovery Facility? Pre-conference workshop at WEFTEC 2014, The 87th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference of the Water Environment Federation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • Speaker/Author (2013): Operator Training Session – “Energy Management” organized by the Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Mississippi Water Environment Association and the Harrison County Utility Authority, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
  • Speaker/Author (2012): When Opportunity Knocks, How Can Municipalities and POTWs Partner With the Biofuels Industry. Pre-conference workshop at WEFTEC 2012, The 85th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference of the Water Environment Federation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • Expert Coach (2012): Principles and Design Procedures for Biological Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Treatment. Workshops for wastewater treatment plant managers and operators from industries, wastewater treatment design engineers from design engineering firms, municipal sewage treatment plant managers and operators, and wastewater treatment consulting engineers at Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Kolkata, India. Topics covered included biological treatment process design procedures and examples; aeration systems design; energy generation through anaerobic digestion; and nutrient removal and recovery.
  • Expert Coach (2011): Wastewater Treatment. Workshops for wastewater treatment plant managers and operators from industries, wastewater treatment design engineers from design engineering firms, municipal sewage treatment plant managers and operators, and wastewater treatment consulting engineers at Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, and Mumbai, India. Topics covered included physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes; aeration systems; energy generation through anaerobic digestion; and application of solar-powered circulation in water quality management.
  • Co-chair/Speaker/Author (2009): Energy Conservation at Wastewater Facilities.  Pre-conference workshop at WEFTEC 2009, The 82nd Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference of the Water Environment Federation, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Lead Faculty (2008): Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Management.  Two training programs for senior government officials, industry, financial institutions, and design engineers at Dhaka, Bangladesh (supported by the International Finance Corporation).
  • Speaker/Author (2007): Sustainable Energy Management Approaches in Wastewater Treatment Facilities.  Pre-conference workshop at WEFTEC 2007, The 80th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference of the Water Environment Federation, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Adjunct Faculty (2006): Biological (Waste) Treatment Principles.  Post-graduate course at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Faculty (2002-2006): Process Engineering Fundamentals of Biological Wastewater Treatment and Energy-efficient Aeration-mixing Technologies.  Conducted short courses, seminars, and workshops on for sales and design engineering staff, market partners, and potential customers of Environmental Dynamics Inc, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
  • Faculty (2003): International Training Program on Aeration and Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes.  Institute for Environmental and Energy Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
  • Faculty (2000): “Effective Business Presentations” for senior and middle-level executives.  Tata Consultancy Services, Pune, India.
  • Guest Faculty (2000): Environmental audit, ISO 14000, and Environmental Management Systems.  At Management Development Program on “Competitive Advantage through Environmental Management” for senior and middle-level executives.  Jointly organized by Confederation of Indian Industry and Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India.
  • External Advisor (1998): Air Quality Studies in Pune.  External Advisor to a master’s student in environmental science at University of Pune, India.  The student stood second in his graduating class.
  • Guest Faculty (1995-1997): Overview of Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Plan, and Environmental Audit.  Training program for trainees and probationers, Management Consultancy Division, Tata Consultancy Services, India.
  • Visiting Lecturer (1991): Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater.  Taught post-graduate students at the Department of Civil (Environmental) Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
  • Graduate Assistant (1984-1986): Environmental Engineering, The Charles E Via, Jr, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.  Provided teaching assistance to professors for several post-graduate and undergraduate courses.  Taught as a substitute in the absence of the instructing professor whenever the need arose.
Select Courses, Workshops, and Training Programs conducted by Dr Mrunalini Pattarkine:
  • Faculty (2015): Effluent Treatment Biotechnology and Engineering. Training program for wastewater professionals at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India. Topics covered included physical, chemical, and biological wastewater treatment; aeration systems; energy generation through anaerobic digestion; enhanced treatment through lagoons; nutrient removal and recovery; biotechnology for wastewater treatment and water quality management; designer microbial strains wastewater in treatment and water quality management; remediation strategies and biotechnology; and the three ‘R’s  and one B - Recycle, Recovery, and Revenue with Biotechnology.
  • Conducted nanobiotechnology camp where participants learned about the opportunities in the application of nanobiotechnology through hands-on experiments and field trips, Harrisburg University.
  • Taught Techniques (BTEC 350), Introduction to Biotechnology (BTEC 310), and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 105), Molecular Biology (BIOL 370) Biotechnology Seminar (BTEC 360) Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 110), Harrisburg University.
  • Developed course material for theory as well as laboratory courses, Harrisburg University.
  • Supervised students for junior and senior projects (Innovative design of a microbial fuel cell using integrative bio-analyzer electrolysis cell for production of bio-hydrogen), Harrisburg University.
  • Conducted Nanocamp at Harrisburg University (Summer 2007, Summer 2008) under Capital Area Biotechnology Program.
  • Conducted workshops on Nanobiotechnology (February 2007) as a part of the Biotechnology Showcase event at Harrisburg University.
  • Offered workshops on nanobiotechnology which offered an opportunity for high-school teachers and students to get hands-on experience in protein and whole cell immobilization techniques, Harrisburg University