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Aomar Achouri, P.E., PTOE

Mr. Achouri is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of New York and New Jersey, he also holds a Professional Traffic Operation Engineer (PTOE) license.  He has a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from The City College of New York (2002).
Mr. Achouri has 10 years of experience in teaching transportation/traffic engineering preparation courses for PE exams.  His areas of expertise are: Traffic Operation Analysis, Traffic Safety, Traffic Control Devices and Geometric Design.  Mr. Achouri has over 15 years’ experience as a consultant in the traffic/transportation working with agencies such as NYC/NYSDOT, PANYNJ, and FHWA.
Mr. Achouri is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). He is fluent in French, Arabic and Spanish.

Dr. Joseph J. Amorosi, PhD., P.E.

Dr. Amorosi is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Doctor of Engineering Science from Columbia University in New York. His fields of interest include engineering mechanics with a subspecialty in Structural Dynamics and Stress analyses. Dr. Amorosi also holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology and a A.A.S. from the College of Aeronautics. He has over 20 years industrial experience related to structural, dynamics and thermal analyses for a wide variety of applications ranging from optical satellite, sensor devices, to Navy shipboard equipment for shock and vibration survival, to Army helicopter flight critical rotor parts for fatigue qualification, to FEA of structural analysis of aircraft turbine and internal combustion engines, to vibration, shock and acoustic analysis military aircraft. Dr. Amorosi current position at Northrop Grumman is a lead dynamics analyst for air vehicle integration. Dr. Amorosi has taught numerous seminars at Northrop Grumman related to dynamic analyses.

George Andersen, M.S.M.E., P.E.

Mr. Anderson has both a B.S. and an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now called Polytechnic University) in 1968 and 1970 respectively. He obtained his New York State Professional License No. 049652 in 1973. George was in charge of failure analysis with NYC DEP for 20 years, performed on-site failure analysis on over 300 breaks including cast iron, ductile iron, steel, and concrete water mains, and appeared in at least 10 lawsuits. He also did similar work as a consultant in Long Island, Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y.  Mr. Anderson is an active member of three ASTM Committees including A-01 for steel, G-01 for corrosion, and F-16 for fasteners. In addition, he is also an active member of the steel pipe committee in the AWWA.


Dr. Rachel Arulraj, Ph.D. G.I.S., Certified Project Manager

Dr. Rachel K. Arulraj, Ph.D. manages the Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) group at PB’s Geotechnical & Tunneling Technical Resource Center. She is also a Certified Project Manager and Senior Professional Associate at PB with extensive technical and managerial experience in 3D/4D Modeling, VDC, IT, CADD, GIS, GPS, surveying, and photogrammetry. Her experience includes VDC support for design and construction of infrastructure (tunnels, airports, transit facilities, bridges, highways and power stations). She has extensive computing skill-set including 3D/4D Modeling software (from Autodesk, Bentley, Intergraph, ESRI); Primavera; Pertmaster; Oracle; SQL Server; Trimble GPS; and Leica 3D laser survey systems.

Fred Arzideh, B.S.C.E., P.E.

Fred F. Arzideh is a registered professional engineer in states of NY&NJ. He got his first PE in NJ with direct examination in 1974, and his second PE/NY in1987. He is practicing engineering in this tri-state area since January 1969.and as a result gained over 45 years of engineering experiences in different disciplines of civil engineering. He has a BSCE with graduate training in bridge engineering at the ENPC (School of Bridges in Paris, France). Upon graduation he worked on dam projects with French consulting company. Later on upon returning from the US (1976), he again worked in some dam projects but in a different capacity. He taught dam courses (projects) in Civil Engineering at U of Tehran. Returning back to the US in 1985 he became member of USCOLD. He has then worked as a bridge safety inspector (TL) for the last 20 years (1989-2009). His other experiences include work in foundation engineering. He also has an MBA (Industrial Management) from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teanck, NJ. Presently he is a self-supporting consultant in various engineering disciplines.

Malcolm I. Barkan, BCE, P.E., MBA, Ph.D.

Dr, Barkan is a licensed Professional Engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has over forty three years of experience in high-tech products and systems including certifications for asbestos handling and supervision, investigations of the remediation, and restoration of sub-surface soil and ground water, investigation and remediation of lead-paint contamination, the development of air and water control equipment, and the development of rail road safety systems. Mr. Barkan has written over 1600 reports concerning various aspects of engineering technologies. He possesses an MBA and a Ph.D. and is president of his own environmental consulting firm. He has also been an adjunct professor at various colleges in the metropolitan area.

Ahmed Bashjawish, M.S.C.E., P.E.

Mr. Bashjawish is a graduate Engineer with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering and Masters in Hydraulics. He is licensed in both NY and NJ with 25 years of experience in the infrastructure, structural design, and construction with NYC and the private industry. Mr. Bashjawish has a solid back ground in project management, finance and financial analysis of public and private enterprises. He has worked 8 years at NYC DEP building distribution and trunk mains. Since 1998 Mr. Bashjawish works at DDC where he builds trunk mains, complex sewers system, retaining structures, and urban highway construction. In addition to his academic and common sense mannerisms, Mr. Bashjawish is an excellent public speaker and a communicator. He is fluent in foreign languages such as Arabic, French, and Spanish.

Ravi Bhatia, PE, PMP, B.S.ME, MSc, MBA

With a portfolio of $3 Billion in completed projects, Ravi has over 30 years of proven construction project leadership experience, spanning complex and high-visibility core and shell, high-technology, electrical systems, commercial buildings and design-build infrastructure projects (including P3) for electrical contractors, real estate developers, multinational corporations, technology providers, private investors and large public institutions.  He has expertise in construction engineering, finance, estimating, supply chain, logistics, contracts management and procurement.
Ravi is a successful operations and program manager, with experience in cost control, contracts negotiation and risk management.  He has leveraged his ability to forge partnerships with investors, clients, government agencies, suppliers, regulators, contractors, and employees to drive project success.  Ravi strives to implement best practices and innovation to deliver value for project organizations.  He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), certified Design-Build (DBIA) and Project Management Professional (PMP), with a M.S. in Telecommunications & Information Management from New York University and a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University. Ravi earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University. He completed Stanford University's (Graduate School of Business) Professional Certificate program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Harvard University's Advanced Real Estate Finance program.

Adjunct Lecturer – New York University and Georgetown University – Taught graduate-level courses in construction project management, project risk management, technology project management, real estate development and negotiation.

Presented globally for media, financial, technology and construction organizations.

Ameet Bhatt, MSEE, PE

Mr. Ameet Bhatt holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from The City College of New York and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.  Mr. Bhatt's credentials include: Professional Engineer license (New York State) - Electrical Engineer, and Project Management Professional (PMP).  He has over 30 years of experience in delivering complex communication systems for Government and Commercial applications.  Mr. Bhatt started his career as a technical team member and progressed into senior management roles where he led teams to support a wide range of clients, developing numerous proposals and technical documents.  He is a member of the IEEE, AFCEA, and PMI.

Susan E. Boone, F.SAME, CF.APMP

Susan Boone is a high-energy experienced Technical Project Manager and Senior Business Development professional who has over thirty-six years of continuously progressive business development, management, technical and regulatory experience in the areas of environmental studies, civil and geotechnical engineering, construction management, architecture, materials testing, and mechanical and opto-mechanical prototype design and manufacturing and product R&D.  She has successfully pursued opportunities in Federal, state, regional and local governments in the environmental, Architect/Engineering, construction, construction management, transportation, and program management disciplines and sectors.  Her responsibilities have focused primarily on business development, marketing, sales, proposal preparation, capture, strategic planning and client relations; however she was also responsible for BD in some capacity during previous employment with consulting firms involving extensive writing responsibilities.  She is customer-focused, adaptable, positive, well-organized, solution-oriented, and able to work independently with minimal supervision.  She is able to develop innovative solutions, interact with subject matter experts/thought leaders, and maintain a high level of attention to detail.  She is certified Foundation-level by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals.  In 2004, Ms. Boone was elevated to the status of Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers, an elite academy of experienced professionals who are recognized for their significant contributions to both the engineering sector and the Society.

Raymond M. Burynski, Jr., M.S.M.E., P.E.

Mr. Burynski holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Applied Mechanics from Lehigh University. He is currently licensed in Pennsylvania and New York. As a graduate student, he performed research related to corrosion fatigue of aerospace aluminum alloys. The results of this work were presented in an ASME publication on structural integrity of aging aircraft. Afterwards, he joined F. L. Smidth, a leading supplier to the cement and mining industries, to work in New Product Development. While at FLS, he was responsible for various machine design and related activities, such as finite element analysis and strain gage testing. Currently, he continues to work in new product development and machine design through his consulting company, Tripod Innovation. He holds two patents, with a third expected to issue in early 2014.


Dr. Raul Cardenas, Ph.D. Environmental Health Science

Dr. Raul Cardenas is an environmental consultant and a former professor of environmental engineering at Polytechnic University, and has taught at Manhattan College and City College. He remains an adjunct professor of environmental engineering at the Polytechnic, and is a consultant to Metcalf and Eddy Engineers at their 26th Ward Pilot Plant. He was a past instructor in the NY State sponsored courses in wastewater and water treatment for operators.

Mr. Cavallaro is the Chief Engineer and a Principal of Current Solutions, P.C. an engineering firm that specializes in power system design and analysis.  He has over 20 years of experience in the electrical industry performing engineering design and analysis of power systems for various types of facilities. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Villanova University, is a registered Professional Engineer and Licensed Master Electrician.  He is a member of several industry associations.  Mark has acted as an expert witness and has provided services throughout the United States and Canada.  Mark is a featured author of various articles on industry topics and has performed various association speaking engagements across the county and has been teaching electrical engineering subjects for several years.  Mark is also presently an adjunct professor of graduate studies in power system engineering at Polytechnic University-NYU

Julius Chang, Eng.Sc.D., P.E.

Julius Chang, a native New Yorker, is currently a lecturer in civil engineering at Columbia University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in construction engineering and management, and a risk analyst for STV, Inc., a leading consulting engineering firm.  Dr. Chang has over 20 years of practical work experience in the design and management of bridge and tunnel structures.   Most recently, he was a principal structural engineer and a deputy to the head of the structural engineering unit for MTA Bridges and Tunnels, one of the nation's largest toll authorities. Prior to his term with the MTA, he was employed for 10 years with Parsons Brinckerhoff. During this period he was heavily involved in the planning and procurement for the Airtrain, a rail link to JFK Airport. The project is notable among other things for its use of innovative financing and delivery techniques. Dr. Chang’s research interest concerns infrastructure asset assessment and management. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of New York.  Dr. Chang earned his Eng.Sc.D from Columbia University in 2007, while also working full-time. He previously earned a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Columbia University, and dual master's degrees in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania and the Institut Français du Petrole.

Richard Chapín, M.S.C.E., P.E.

Mr. Chapin has 32+ years environmental engineering experience, specialized in industrial wastes management and contaminated site assessment, investigation and remediation. He possesses a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and is also a licensed P.E. in NYS and NJ. For last 10 years, he has been President of Chapin Engineering. He has previously managed multi-disciplined staff (25 persons) for national environmental engineering/remediation firm as well as several local environmental consulting firms and has directed/conducted hundreds of site assessments to identify the presence of contamination.

Dr.  Md. Chowdhury, Ph.D. Transportation Engr., P.E.

Dr. Md Chowdhury has received his PhD degree in Transportation from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2000 and has over 15 years of combined research, teaching and real world experience in the field of Traffic/Transportation Engineering. Since 2010, as an Adjunct Associate Professor, he has been teaching at CCNY. He is also an adjunct faculty at NJIT. His teaching areas include Transportation Systems, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Control, Transportation Planning, and Transportation Safety. He has published over 15 peer-reviewed technical papers in various journals and international conferences and also has been serving as a technical reviewer for several journals. He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and currently serving on the ASCE/T&DI Intermodal and logistic committee. He has been listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of New York, and an independent researcher/consultant.

Ricky Chu, M.S.C.E., Esq., P.E.

Mr. Chu is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York (1998). He graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1992) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (1995). In addition to his engineering background, Mr. Chu also graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law (2005) and is admitted to the New York (2006) and New Jersey (2005) state bars and to the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey (2005).
He has performed physical condition studies at major facilities including airports, and building and home inspections. He has also developed sites for airport terminals, bridges, residential buildings, including grading and drainage, sediment and erosion control, and utilities

Robert Colabella, ASCET, P.E.

Robert Colabella is a Registered / Licensed Professional Engineer in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. Mr. Colabella obtained his initial license in the State of Connecticut. He is a practicing engineer with 21yrs. experience in all aspects of Civil, Structural and Seismic Engineering. Mr. Colabella graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wentworth Institute of Technology and completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Hartford. Mr. Colabella’s first professional assignment was with Anderson Nichols (Hartford, CT), his next assignment was with Lenard Engineering, Inc. (Storrs, Winsted, CT), and he is currently the Owner / President of Laurel Engineering, LLC. (Winsted, CT). As owner of Laurel Engineering, LLC Mr. Colabella has established himself as one of the most respected Professional Engineer’s responsible for seismic restraint of non-structural components throughout New England. He has provided Seismic Engineering services for many high-profile projects including but not limited to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame, Rentschler Stadium, Gillette Stadium, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino, Yale, Harvard, and MIT.

Joseph Cunningham, B.S. Physics

Mr. Cunningham is recognized as an expert in the technical and historical development of both railways and also electric power systems and has researched the technical, engineering and social aspects of these fields for more than 40 years. He has authored numerous technical publications on the technical history and development of railway and general utility systems for periodicals such as the IEEE Power & Energy Magazine. His latest work is "New York Power" an IEEE History Center book on the development of New York City's power system.
Some notable recent articles are “Architect of Power”, a review of the development of the power system of New York City and “Howard Street Tunnel” a discussion of the world’s first application of electric propulsion to a main line railroad. He has been a consultant for, and appeared in, several television programs. He has given numerous lectures on the development of railways, rail transit, and electrical power systems to audiences in many different venues including academia, the New York Public Library and IEEE conferences. He has taught programs on rail technology, rail transit development, electrification, as well as general physics at the two year (associate's degree) level He holds a B.S. in physics from St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY


Dr. Gene DiResta, Ph.D. Bio. Engr., P.E.

Gene R. DiResta holds a BS in Biochemistry, an MS in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Bioengineering with a minor in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. He worked in industry for 7 years as a biochemical engineer designing reactors using enzyme technology for the production of food and beverages from bench to industrial scale. He is well versed in the theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental methods of analysis, mathematical modeling and control engineering. He received his PE in Chemical Engineering. Leaving Industry he went to work as a Medical Physicist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he directed the Nuclear Medicine Research Lab and was the Technical Director of the Positron EmissionTomography Facility for 12 years. He transitioned from diagnosis to therapy by becoming the Director of the Orthopaedic Research Lab, serving for 12 years before being recruited by NYU to be the Director of their Bioengineering graduate program. Dr. DiResta currently has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 7 US patents for a variety of devices and processes. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Medical Nuclear Physics. His particular outside interest is in the area of the engineering challenges of climate change because it leverages his expertise in chemical engineering, nuclear physics, mathematics and chemico-biologic principles. Climate change is a bioengineering problem because it affects the earth's biosphere, i.e. its animal and plant life. He is ideally equipped to understand the complexity of the biological effects resulting from climatic effects and develop lectures to explain the phenomena to practicing professional engineers.

Tim Dolan, B.S.L.S.

Mr. Dolan is a graduate from Utah State University with a B.S. degree in Lighting Design. He has spent more than 20 years in the research and development area solving complex problems associated with the creation and manufacturing of diffractive optics. His work included an in depth knowledge of electrochemistry and deposition of nano-scale particles. For the last ten years Mr. Dolan has applied his experience to issues related to energy and formed a company, Enabling Technologies, to develop renewable powered hydrogen energy systems

Allen Duer, M.S.C.E., P.E.

Allen Deur is a registered professional engineer working in the New York City Metro Area for over 20 years both in both the public and private sectors with a focus on environmental engineering and wastewater treatment planning, design and construction.  He is currently a Division Chief with NYCDEP managing a host of programs critical to achieving and maintaining ecological standards for New York City’s surrounding water bodies.
Mr. Deur graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1991) and Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering (1992). Additionally he has also taught classes for the NYC Hotel Hospitality & Trades Union.

Saad-Eldin Elbedwihy, M.S.C.E., P.E.

Mr. Elbedwihy is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering from NJIT. He has considerable experience in the areas of short span bridge design, advanced concrete design, pre-stressed concrete design, soil mechanics, and shallow foundation design. In the past he has worked as a project manger and plan examiner for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, NYC Department of Buildings, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and as a staff engineer for various engineering consulting firms.

Michel (Mike) Engelhardt, P.E., E.D.

Mike is an independent consultant and educator with expertise in the fields of thermodynamics, combustion, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, heat transfer, material sciences, controls, defect reduction, and economic decision theory.  He is regarded as an international expert in the design, analysis, integration and testing of: electro-optical and infrared imaging systems; synthetic aperture radar; advanced engine/propulsion systems; aircraft, missile and land combat vehicles; low observable systems; medical imaging systems; pressurized fluidized bed combustion; nuclear safeguards systems, solar power, nuclear power, and coal power; pollution control systems; and environmental control systems.  He is currently a consultant for the Office of the Secretary of Defense for major program reviews.  He has held executive, functional management, program management, and mechanical/systems engineering positions at Stone & Webster, American Electric Power, Northrop Grumman, Loral, International Technology Development, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems.  He holds several U.S. patents and publications as well as the Engelhardt Number to evaluate the performance of infrared systems.  Mike has presented 100s of seminars in propulsion, sensor systems, atmospherics, survivability, infrared radiation, environmental control systems, electronic cooling, thermal control of precision optics, heat transfer, two-phase flow, and thermal-fluid systems and has received excellent reviews for training from Top Gun Instructors and military officers/engineers at WPAFB, Kelly AFB, NAWCWD, NSWC, SRI, and SwRI as well as at NATO, SPIE, TTC, and EW conferences.   He has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering as an adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology, Hofstra University, and the City University of New York as well as an invited guess speaker at several international societies including the prestigious Von Karman Institute through NATO.

George Fechtmann, BSEE, MBA, P.E.

George Fechtmann, P.E. is an Engineering Manager with Underwriters Laboratories in Melville, New York. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bro lyn Polytechnic Institute and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Adelphi University. Mr. Fechtmann has more than 32 years of safety certification experience with U.L. and is presently responsible for providing technical assistance for U.L.'s engineers handling certification projects in the areas of plastics, printed circuit boards, insulation systems, and other insulating materials. He is the chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and is a technical advisor for the United States National Committee on fire hazard testing.

Quentin Ferrara, Grade 4A NYS Licensed Waste Water Plant Operator

Mr. Ferrara has over 31 years of experience in the Municipal Waste Water Treatment field. In his career Mr. Ferrara has held positions in Maintenance, Operations, Safety, Training, and 15 Years as a Plant Manager of 3 New York City Waste Water Treatment Facilities. He is a holder of a New York State Grade 4A license for operating a Waste Water Treatment Plants of 100 mgd or larger. For the last 5 years he has been employed by the engineering consulting firm of Metcalf & Eddy Inc as an O&M specialist, a system startup instructor and safety trainer.


Theodore Gassman, B.S.Marine Engineering, P.E.

Mr. Gassman is a team leader of engineers and designers in the design and construction of power electrical installations. He was responsible for the development of specifications and drawings as well as supervising the construction of the design. Responsibilities also included maintaining a strong working relationship with our clients as well as developing new client relationships through extensive networking. Principal client list includes the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NYC School Construction Authority, and Hazen and Sawyer, Inc. His additional duties included the Review of the accounting operations at Chu & Gassman. This included review and approval of the expense accounting for our 60+ employees as well as ensuring our employees were billing their hours to the appropriate clients.

Douglas Glorie, BS Environ., Engr., P.E., LEED AP

Mr. Glorie is a licensed Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional with over fifteen years experience managing a wide range of sustainability, environmental, engineering, energy audit and hazardous material removal projects for both public and private clients. He is also a Building Analyst and Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) managing engineering design for projects such as Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, subsurface contamination investigation, petroleum spill prevention and control, indoor air quality, regulatory compliance and Property Condition Assessments. He is currently employed by ATC Associates, Inc. in the New York City office. Mr. Glorie holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from Baruch College School of Business. He was recently interviewed for an article in CRN magazine regarding sustainability and green business practices in restaurants.

Laura Grieco, M.E. Environmental Engineer, P.E.

Laura Grieco is a registered professional engineer working in the New York City Metro Area for nearly 20 years both in the public and private sectors with focus on storm water management, water and wastewater treatment planning, design and construction and most recently managing large complex programs critical in improving the quality of life of New Yorkers. Mrs. Grieco earned her ME degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in 2006 and has been teaching PE/FE review courses for over 5 years. Currently, Mrs. Grieco is employed by New York City as an Administrative Engineer.  

Michael Henderson M.S.E.E., P.E.

Mr. Henderson received two ME degrees, Electrical Power Engineering in 1977 and Electrical Engineering in 1976, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. In 1975, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York where he served as an Adjunct Lecturer from 1993 through 1999. Since July 1999, Mike has been a Director in the System Planning Department at the ISO New England. Previously, he had more than 22 years of experience at the New York Power Authority, Long Island Lighting Company, and American Electric Power. Mike is has presented technical seminars as well as over six-dozen panel and technical papers at IEEE and other forums. Mike is a registered Professional Engineer, an active member of IEEE, and a native son of Brooklyn, New York.

Robert Hintersteiner, M.S.C.E., P.E.

Mr. Hintersteiner is licensed as a Professional Engineer in three states. He was President of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) in 2001, and has also served as Chairman of its Continuing Education Committee. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Traffic Signal Task Force, which is an advisory committee to the U. S. Department of Transportation. He has published several papers on Traffic Signals, Transportation, and Railroad Accidents.

Mr. Hintersteiner also develops Professional Engineering continuing education courses that focus on various aspects of Transportation, with an emphasis on Traffic Signal Studies and Design.


Greg Hounsell,  M.E. ChE, P.E.

Greg Hounsell is licensed as a Professional Engineer in three states. He was President of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) in 2001, and has also served as Chairman of its Continuing Education Committee. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Traffic Signal Task Force, which is an advisory committee to the U. S. Department of Transportation. He has published several papers on Traffic Signals, Transportation, and Railroad Accidents.

Eric Huang, Ph.D. Chem. Engr.

Dr. Huang has over ten years of experience teaching engineering courses at various institutions, most recently as a faculty member in the chemical engineering department at Manhattan College.  His research and consulting expertise is in code development and experimental validation of computational models related to the chemical industries (heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical kinetics).  His chemical engineering education includes a Bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley and a doctorate degree from University of Minnesota.

John F. Hyfantis, B.S.E.E., MBA, P.E.

Mr. Hyfantis is president of Energistics, LLC that provides engineering consulting services to commercial, industrial and institutional clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. Engineering services include HVAC equipment replacement and upgrade; process and space conditioning VF drive design and installation; building management system design and commissioning; compressed air system analysis; and power allocation surveys. His company also provides workshops for electric utility customers, covering the topics of motors, motor controls, energy reduction and power quality.

Dr. Khalil Jaffarpour, Ph.D., C.E., P.E.

Dr. Jaffarpour is the president of Big Apple Testing in Whitestone, N.Y., a firm that specializes in Geotechnical Engineering such as Soil Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Rating and Rehabilitation of Bridges, and Structural Steel Design. He received his Ph.D. from C.U.N.Y. where he did extensive research on the effect of the combined shear/torsion behavior of one-way slabs.

Steven Kane, M.S.E.M., P.E.

Mr. Kane is the Manager of the Safety Engineering Group at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Steve is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, holds a Master of Sciences degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Rolla School of Mines, and completed Ph.D. course work in Fracture Mechanics.  Steve is a Certified Safety Professional in System Safety Aspects, a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York, and a licensed Professional Safety Engineer in the State of California.

Eric Kench, B.S.E.E., P.E.

Eric Kench is a registered professional engineer in the state of New York. He became a P.E. in 1990  through direct examination with the New York State Education Department. He graduated from Polytechnic Institute of New York in 1984 with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in power systems. After graduation he worked in the private sector for a few small companies and then in 1985 he went to work for the New York City Transit Authority where he was employed for 23 years. He left the NYCTA in 2008 and has been doing independent consulting since then. He is the owner/operator of Kench Engineering Consultant. Just recently he has obtained three certifications from the International Code Council including Residential Electrical Inspector, Commercial Electrical Inspector and Electrical Plans Examiner. 


Edward Leff, E.E.D., P.E.

Mr. Leff is a professional engineer with a post graduate degree in electrical engineering. He is presently an independent consultant to the electronic security industry. His previous experiences include the presidency and vice-presidency of technical companies that specialized in intrusion detectors and fire alarm panels. Ed has considerable college teaching experience including being the dean and vice-president of Technical Careers Institute.

George S. Link, M.S.E.E., P.E.

George S. Link is a Professional Engineer (13 states) with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He has nearly forty-two (42) years of experience in the power industry that includes power generation, T & D systems, protective relaying and electrical safety programs. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief Electrical Engineer for one of the top 50 (ENR) National A/E firms where he has overall project oversight. Prior experience includes a career with a large electrical & gas utility where he has served as the I/C and Electrical Department Manager. In addition, he has a significant amount of academic experience teaching electrical engineering (Network Theory & Power Systems) at the Baccalaureate level.

George F. Long, P.E., BS

Mr. Long is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York, New Jersey and Florida. He worked for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] for almost 35 years. During his tenure with the DEP, Mr. Long held several positions directly related to sewer project development, design and maintenance. Among these positions were Chief Project Development, Area Engineer, and Chief, Capital Drainage Section, in the Division of Sewer Design. He also held the position of Chief, Citywide Operations in the Division of Sewer Maintenance. In addition he served as Senior Consulting Engineer/Director of Value Engineering in the Executive branch of the DEP. He also participated in the preparation of capital and expense budgets, as needed. Mr. Long has a Bachelor of Science degree from The State University of New York: Empire State College in Civil Technology/Business Administration.

Dr. Gennaro Maffia, Ph.D., Ch.E.

After twenty years of industrial experience with large multinational companies, Dr. Maffia is presently the Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department at Widner University. He is a member of many professional and honor societies. His research interests include the development of environmental remediation technologies bases on water retention properties of unraveled bovine hide collagen.

Arie Makovoz, M.S.E.E., P.E.

Arie Makovoz is a professional engineer with a combined bachelor's and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.  He has 20 years of experience in electrical engineering field including high rise building and substation construction, overhead and underground high voltage power lines.

Robert Malanga, B.S. Fire Proct. Engr., M.S.T.M., P.E.

Robert Malanga, P.E. is President and CEO of FIRE & RISK ENGINEERING and holds degrees in Fire Protection Engineering (B.S.) as well as in Technology Management (M.S.) and the electrical/electronics field. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin.
Prior to establishing FIRE & RISK ENGINEERING, he was the Manager of Corporate Loss Prevention for Union Camp Corporation (now International Paper), a Fortune 200 manufacturer of pulp, paper, chemicals and petro-chemicals. Mr. Malanga was previously a senior Project Manager for a major consulting firm as well as served in the capacity as Manager of Fire Safety for the New York City Transit Authority. He has provided expert testimony on the subjects of fire and explosion phenomena; cause and origin; fire behavior, spread and development; design, adequacy and performance of public/private fire protection systems; fire prevention; fire protection and building codes; fire resistant construction and fire safe building design. Mr. Malanga has also served as an Adjunct Instructor at the National Fire Academy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and has served on multiple NFPA, SFPE and ASTM Technical and Correlating Committees, including: Fire Standards, Forensic Sciences/Engineering, Boiler Combustion System Hazards, and Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres.


John E. Massucci, M.S.E.M, P.E.

Mr. Massucci is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Mechanical Engineering degree from M.I.T. and an Engineering Mechanics Masters degree from Columbia University. He is also a graduate of the GE’s Manufacturing Management Program. His fields of interests include Innovation, Machine Design, User Centered Design, Rapid Prototyping, Airframe Structural Analysis, and all facets of the Internal Combustion Engine. Mr. Massucci has been employed by numerous engineering companies over the last 20 years, including Lincoln Laboratory, GE, Verizon, and Pitney Bowes. He has worked with MIT’s Innovation Lab on projects to assist large companies in the development of new products and services. He has obtained over 14 Patents. Mr. Massucci is the President of Innovatori Inc., a consulting company that provides Design, Analysis, and Project Leadership expertise to various technical organizations. Sikorsky Helicopter, for example, is currently using many Innovatori Inc.’s services on multiple Presidential helicopter programs.

Rocco Mastronardi, M.S.C.E., P.E.

Mr. Mastronardi is a professional engineer with a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering. He is presently working as a project engineer for the Bureau of Water Supply of New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection. His experiences encompass over twenty years in environmental engineering with specific expertise in the area of water supply, treatment and delivery. This includes the supervision of scientists, engineers and technicians to evaluate water treatment to comply with Federal and State drinking water quality regulations.

Linda McKenna, BECE, CSP, OSHA OTI, P.E.

Linda McKenna, President of LCM Consulting, Inc. (WBE) and McKenna Safety Services, LLC (WBE/SBE), is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Safety Professional, NYS Certified Safety and Loss Prevention Consultant and a former NYC licensed Site Safety Manager.  She has an extensive background in the construction industry and has provided safety support for many agencies in the Tri-State Area including Metropolitan Transit + Agency (MTA). NYC School Construction Authority (SCA), NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), NJ School Construction Corporation (NJSCC) and New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Ms. McKenna has 30 year experience in the Construction Industry with 25 specializing in Construction Safety. She is also an OSHA Training Institute certified instructor, NYS Certified Safety and Loss Prevention Consultant and a former Adjunct Professor with the Construction Management Program at Stevens Institute of Technology. Linda has presented at Regional Conferences for the Professional Engineers™ Society and given seminars for clients, approved for awarding PDH’s™, on pertinent construction safety topics.

Martin McMorrow, B.S.M.E., P.E, LEED Green Associate

Mr. McMorrow is a practicing licensed Professional Engineer in NY with over 15 years of experience in the Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Mechanical Engineering fields.  He possesses a Masters Degree in “Environmental Heath and Occupational Safety” from Hunter College, NY and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University, NY.  In 2010, Mr. McMorrow was certified as a LEED Green Associate.

He is currently an Associate Mechanical Engineer working for the Suffolk County Department of Public Works (NY).  He prepares or reviews civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, sanitary designs and specifications for county owned facilities; conducts testing, troubleshooting and balancing on HVAC and plumbing systems as required to meet codes; prepares budgets for capital programs, and manages overall finances for capital programs in the Facilities Engineering Division. 

Before working for Suffolk County, he held the title of Enforcement Officer / Environmental Engineer with the United States EPA, Region 2, Air Compliance Branch where he enforced the Clean Air Act.   He also spent several years working on various real estate related environmental issues for an Environmental Engineering firm in New York City as a Design Engineer

Mr. McMorrow serves the Nation as an Engineering Duty Officer (Lieutenant Commander, O-4) in the United States Navy Reserve.   He supports the repair and maintenance of US Navy Ships and Submarines in both government and private shipyards.   He is also the Commanding Officer of a Reserve Unit stationed in Schenectady, NY.

Dr. Robert Messler, Ph.D. M.E

Dr. Messler is a Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for over twenty-five years where he teaches Material Science and Engineering. He has been recognized by receiving more than six national, Institute, School of Engineering, and departmental awards for instruction. He has also been an instructor for the ASM International throughout the country. Dr. Messler has authored four books on welding and joining. His industrial experience includes twelve years as a materials engineer in the aerospace industry with an additional five years experience in welding services.

Lenny Meyerson, P.E.

Mr. Meyerson is a professional engineer with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He is presently working as a regional water engineer of the New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation. He has supervised a staff of engineers and environmental scientists, whose responsibilities include wastewater, drinking water, flood control, dam safety and other water management issues for the lower Hudson River Valley and the Delaware River Valley.

Robert Monaco:  B.S.C.E, P.E

Mr. Robert J. Monaco, P.E. is a structural engineer working in the field since 1983.  A graduate of Rutgers (B.S.C.E) and Manhattan College (Master of Engineering, Civil), he has worked in both the public and private sectors in bridge design and inspection, and building design and inspection. As a bridge engineer for design and inspection, Mr. Monaco has worked on both moveable and fixed bridges in New York and New Jersey.  Mr. Monaco was an adjunct professor of math and computer science in Hudson and Bergen County Community Colleges and is licensed in five states as a professional engineer.

Dr. Paul Moon, Ph. D. E. E.

The instructor has over 35 years of industrial and academic experience in electrical engineering, including 20 years experience as full-/part- time college faculty. He has taught graduate level courses in electric power systems and power electronics, as well as undergraduate courses in electric power for non-EE majors, at NYU-Poly. He has also taught electromechanics (“machines”), electric power, and controls courses at RPI.

His industrial experience includes design, test, and application of precision control for electromechanical systems in the computer hard-drive industry and design of control for the aerospace industry. He also has substantial experience in the analog and digital communications and signal processing fields. He is an experienced circuit-design engineer in both the analog and digital domains, including extensive application of computer hardware and software.

He received a Ph. D. in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and a B. S. in electrical engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

Craig Moskowitz, M.S. Const. Admin., P.E.

Mr. Craig L. Moskowitz, MBA, P.E. has more than 14 years of experience as a civil engineer.  His experience includes piping design/stress analysis for nuclear power plant containment structures throughout the State of Connecticut.  As an officer in the US Army National Guard and Reserves he supervised and managed the reconstruction of perimeter fencing and roadway improvements in the Otay Mountains between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico.

Further engagements include storm drainage and roadway improvement design and reconstruction at the Stones Ranch Military Reservation in East Lyme, Connecticut.  After graduation from the US Army Officer Engineering School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Mr. Moskowitz worked as a construction manager for Sailor’s Housing in Groton, Connecticut and managed the renovation and addition to the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Newington, Connecticut.

Other work includes the management of telecommunications projects in New York City as an agent to Verizon Communications.  He has served as Director of Project Management for water and sewer distribution systems projects while working for a contractor to the NYC Department of Design and Construction.  Also, Craig has performed building site surveys and architectural restoration reviews for various clients while working for a consulting engineer in Manhattan.  This work included extensive code and zoning review/analysis.

Currently, he is involved with the construction cost consulting for wastewater treatment plants for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.  He also has handled numerous forensic engineering claims for law firms and insurance companies.

Dr. Fatih Oncul, Ph.D. C.E.

Mr. Oncul, who has a doctorate in Civil Engineering, is presently an assistant professor in the computer sciences and engineering technology department of Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has authored fifteen publications in technical journals primarily in the area of geotechnical engineering science

Dr. Joon Om: Ph.D. C.E. (Envir. Eng.)

Dr. Joon Om is an Environmental Consultant and a Research Professor at NYU School of Engineering for more than 15 years. His research interest includes in depth knowledge of storm water management and regulation, advanced water and wastewater treatment using electrolysis and micro-filtration, limnology and eutrophication, experimental design, environmental impact evaluations, solid wastes, composting, anaerobic digestion, water quality, wastewater evaluation, analytical methods, environmental impacts, disinfection to include ultraviolet and electrochemical. He is also actively involved with local governments, federal agencies and environmental firms in various research projects.


David Pearce, B.S.E.E., M.S.C.T.

David Pearce has a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Communications Technology and Regulatory Policy. His professional experience covers generation planning, transmission planning and distributed generation interconnection. He is currently with the Distribution Engineering department of a large Northeast Utility, where his responsibilities include the review and approval of distributed generation interconnection plans. He is also involved in ongoing research projects that are developing techniques to further integrate distributed generation into the utility grid.

Gil V. Perez, BME, JD, PE, Lic. Plumber, Lic. Stationary Engineer

Mr. Gil V. Perez is a practicing attorney and professional engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering From Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and JD from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Perez worked for the City of New York as an Assistant Mechanical Engineer for 15 years at the Department of Environmental Protection, Board of Education and NYCHA where he specialized in Sanitary Engineering and Construction Management. He currently is in private practice specializing in Administrative Law and Construction Litigation, as well as matters of licensure, Corporation formation and Real Property. Mr. Perez is also a licensed Plumber and Licensed High Pressure Boiler Operator, and has consulted in various aspects of building construction. In law school, Mr. Perez was a student member of the Association of the Bar of The City of New York Ethics Committee, and participated in the work of the committee for three years. He continues to follow closely ethical rulings within the various administrative bodies affecting engineers and licensed professionals. In addition, he has volunteered with the Military Law Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association and is a member of both the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Brooklyn Bar Association.

Clement R. Pizzo, E.E.D., P.E..

The instructor has 35 years of industrial experience as an electrical engineer and 30 years of experience as a full/part time college professor.

His industrial experience consisted of being a hardware/software system engineer possessing extensive expertise in testing, equipment integration, and test applications. He is a licensed Professional Engineer who has held positions as a project and staff engineer developing configurations and integration procedures for computer controlled instrumentation that evaluated the performance of analog, digital, and electro-optical devices.

His experience in the education area consists of being a college professor of electrical engineering at various technical institutions in the New York City tri-state area. He presently has three degrees in Electrical Engineering and has instructed courses in electronics and power systems that range from basic entry level to advanced senior level classes.


Dr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Land Surveyor, Professional Planner with more than 30 years of professional experience in civil engineering, land surveying and management field since his graduation. He is a Doctor of Philosophy from New York University. He has a double Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from New Jersey institute of technology and BS Degree in Civil Engineering from India. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR AED administer. He is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and also an active member of several professional organizations such as: NYSAPLS, AREMA, PMI, AISC, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. His research papers have been accepted and published by several technical magazines including Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures. His technical papers were accepted in AREMA & ASCE conference proceedings for presentations and or publications multiple times.

Syed Qadeer, B.S.M.E, M.S.M.E, P.E.

Mr. Syed Qadeer, P.E. is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor’s and a Masters degree in the area of Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York (CCNY) and is specialized in HVAC systems design from New York University (NYU). He has considerable experience in the area of HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection system design working on the numerous building projects of government and private sector. He has been affiliated with MTA NYC Transit authority for past 23 years and is currently serving in the electo-mechanical unit of the Transit as a senior mechanical engineer where he provides technical support to the operating groups of Transit in the issues related to the area of HVAC system design and operation. He has also worked in the Capital Program department of transit where he worked 15 years on numerous major capital projects involving HVAC and plumbing of transit facilities. .Besides, he is also a free lance consultant in HVAC/ Plumbing and fire protection system design of the commercial facilities and an associate member of ASHRAE.


Robert W. Ramage, Jr.

Mr. Ramage is president and co-founder of Port Westward LNG that specializes in the development, permits, construction and operation and of liquefied natural gas facilities. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard’s School of Business. His background includes extensive experience in the area of extractive industries, refining and petrochemicals, utilities and pipelines, and related heavy manufacturing.

James P. Riordan, BSME, PE, CEM 

Jim holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology.  He is a NY State licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. Jim has over 20 years of extensive experience with both supply and demand side management projects, engineering design, energy auditing, electrical and thermal profiling, cost reduction and containment, cogeneration assessment and design, feasibility studies, power plant retrofitting, facility upgrades, computer modeling, energy conservation project development, utility analysis, preventative maintenance, project management and construction management. He has played key roles in numerous energy projects for Key Span, LIPA, NYPA and several ESCO’s. Jim worked for the Caterpillar organization for a number of years gaining extensive engine experience. He was involved with the preparation and execution of Plan NYC for the mayor’s office.

William Rodwick, BSCE, MPA, P.E.

Mr Rodwick has worked over 24 years with NYC Transit and 25 years with the Army Corps of Engineers. He is a licensed PE in NYS, has a BSCE & MPA. His domestic & international experience ranges from soils and foundation design to construction management, Chief of Estimating, Chief of Design Mgt and Asst Chief of Engineering Division while with the Army Corps. At NYCT, he worked as Senior Construction Manager, Chief of Quality & Safety Mgt & Asst VP Engineering & Design. He has developed and presented over 20 different professional and technical courses to thousands of professionals. Presently, he is serving as President of the Practicing Institute of Engineering.

Dr. Stanley Rosen, PhD, P.E., CIH, CSP

Dr. Rosen is a Certified Safety Professional, a Certified Industrial Hygienist, and a Registered Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He is authorized as an OSHA Construction Outreach Instructor Trainer, and is a licensed NYC Site Safety Manager.
Stan has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Cooper Union, a Masters in Management Engineering from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Safety from New York University. 
He is a past National Chairman of the ASME Safety Division, and was elected an ASME Fellow in 2001. Stan currently Volunteers as a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Construction Division and was elected an AIHA Fellow in 2012.
Stan’s experience includes several corporate and consulting positions, including service as national director of Safety Management for AIG Construction Risk Management from 1995 to 2013, providing risk assessments, safety engineering, training and related services to major construction companies, underwriters and producers.

Heinz Rosen, P.E., M.S. (Bio-Engineering), M.S. (Mgt.), B.S.E.E.

Heinz Rosen is Director of Engineering at PDCS, a private company that provides code compliance services to Florida’s public agencies. He holds M.S. degrees in Bio-Engineering and Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York (now Polytechnic University) and a B.S.E.E. from The Cooper Union. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Florida. His experience includes 25 years at various engineering levels at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. responsible for the testing and inspection of a broad variety of products in the medical, scientific and home appliance areas. Before joining UL he spent 14 years in industry in the research, development and design of products in the solid-state instrumentation, applied physics and medical equipment areas. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching various electrical engineering subjects at the New York Institute of Technology and at SUNY (Farmingdale) for several years. Heinz is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and of the NFPA.

Salvador Rozenberg, MBA, RPA

Mr Rozenberg provides advisory services for various real estate owners, investors, clients and developers with administration services, leasing, procurement, financial statements, construction planning and project monitoring. Interactive with commercial/residential clients with waterproofing projects, sidewalk vaults replacements, roofing repairs, exterior renovations, HVAC upgrades and code compliance. He provides clients with construction planning for dispositions, managing agent functions, building codes, DHCR, HPD and ECB compliance and coordinated residential/retail/commercial development projects. Mr.Rozenberg  is also an instructor for graduate, undergraduate and continuing education in business, construction, development, project and real estate management at NYU, Tandon School of Engineering and Schack Real Estate Institute, New York Institute of Technology, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments and New York Real Estate Institute.

Michael Ruppert, M.S.E.E., P.E.

Mr. Ruppert has both a BSEE and a MSEE in Electrical Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has over fifteen years experience in electrical system protection for both utility and industrial systems. He has previously worked for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company. and is currently employed by IBM.

Edward Sawchuk, MSCE, P.E., Esq

Edward Sawchuk is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of New York and an attorney admitted to practice in New York State as well as the Federal Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York.  He received BSCE and MSCE degrees from Polytechnic University and a JD degree from Brooklyn Law School.

His practice combines the disciplines of engineering and law to provide clientele with legal counsel tempered with technical, scientific and engineering matters.  He counsels clients with institutional and governmental relations in technical, political and legislative matters drawing on his employment experience with the Federal Corps of Engineers, the New York State Attorney General and New York City Department of General Services.

Mr. Sawchuk now focuses on developing technologies leading to patenting, scale-up, financing and market entry.  Some of these technologies include (i) compost processing of municipal solid waste and recycling residuals, (ii) electrostatic removal of nitrates in an aqueous environment; and, (iii) biological treatment and reduction of food waste.

Mehmet Secilmis, MS Environmental Technology, GISP

Mehmet Secilmis has an M.S. in Environmental Technology. He has ten years of professional experience as a GIS Specialist and environmental engineer. Specific types of projects that he has been associated with include GIS analysis and mapping for environmental assessments, wetlands ecology, hazardous waste screening, storm water management and storm water runoff. He has also participated in telecommunication site evaluations.


Abbas Shah, P.E.(C.E., M.E.), LMP, LFSC, R.A. AIA

Mr. Shah Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and has professional licenses in Civil and Mechanical Engineering as well as being a Registered Architect. He has worked in various capacities as Assistant Architect, Assistant Surveyor, Assistant Structural Engineer and a Marine Engineer. Recently he is the Principle Engineer of his own Consulting and Construction Companies designing multistory buildings, renovations, and working on commercial and residential assignments. Most of this work has required extensive 3D computer design and drafting. He has also been employed in the Petrochemical Industry, and at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire as an Architect and as a Structural and Mechanical Engineer. Abbas is also a New York City licensed Master Fire Suppression contractor.

William Shapiro, M.S. Ch.E., P.E.

Mr. Shapiro is presently President of WS Strategies. This is a consulting firm that helps corporate clients with issues of safety and environmental programs and compliance with Governmental issues and relations. He was a Director of Safety, Environment and Governmental Affairs for Volvo Cars of N.A., LLC, directing their safety, environmental and governmental programs for more than 30 years. William has also given more than 50 speeches about the above-mentioned subjects to a wide variety of audiences. He advised top Management in the US and Sweden about technical issues. He has worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency and the NYC Department of Air Resources.

Peter Skinner B.S., B.A., M.S. C.E. P.E.

Mr. Skinner graduated from Lehigh University in 1970 with a B.A. and B.S. in Civil Engineering and holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  He earned (and still holds) his NYS professional engineering license in 1975.  Mr. Skinner established a multi-office science staff in the NYS Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau, guiding a team of scientists and consultants who provided the foundation for a unique forensic, environmental litigation, legislation and policy development office for 33 years.  He taught environmental technology at RPI’s graduate school during the 1980s.  He founded and runs E2G Solar LLC which designs, installs, researches and teaches about residential and commercial solar thermal and heat pump systems and with a particular focus on net-zero multifamily projects.  He has authored two books, the latest being a solar textbook, Solar Hot Water Fundamentals.  He maintains a solar thermal instruction laboratory at SUNY Ulster and developed a line of solar teaching tools and curricula which are used for NABCEP and IREC recognized classes.  He travels worldwide to undertake forensic investigations and design consultation and make presentations about advanced solar systems and plumbing engineering and participates in many solar and advanced plumbing professional activities.  He has served as a NYC mechanical system special inspector.

Nadar Soliman, B.S.C.E., M.ASCE, M.AAAEA. P.E.

Mr. Soliman is a licensed professional Engineer.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and more than 28 years of experience in the area of design and construction of buildings, highways, sewage collection system, sewage pump stations and sewage treatment plants. Mr. Soliman was a design team leader for NYC school construction authority.  He has performed the design for structural loading and structural member’s for new school buildings and the design for structural solutions to stabilize any hazardous conditions discovered in school buildings inspections.  He is currently working for Suffolk County – Dept. of Public works.  As a county project manager, Mr. Soliman is involved in capital projects management and review /approval of sewage collection system, sewage pump station and sewage treatment plants for new developments and upgrade projects of existing sanitary structures.

Wendy Sperduto, PE, LEED AP, MSCE

Wendy Sperduto is a registered professional engineer working in the New York City Metro for nearly 20 years in the private and public sectors with focus on water treatment plant design, hydraulics, piping and pump station design, tunneling, and Program Management. Wendy is a Program Manager for large infrastructure projects. Design and Construction managing the Water for the Future Program which includes more than $1.5B in capital infrastructure work focused on repair of the Delaware Aqueduct leak. Mrs. Sperduto earned her BS in Civil Engineering, and MS in Environmental Engineering both from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Abraham Studnick, B.S.M.E., P.E

Mr. Abraham Studnick worked for NYC Dep. of Environmental Protection for 33 years as Division Chief of Engineering until his retirement in November of 1996.  His responsibilities were to provide direction to a staff of Administration Engineers for the preparation of Capital and Expense Contracts for improvements and repairs to all existing Bureau Facilities, with an annual budget of $60 and $8 million respectively.  He was directly responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of complex Pumping Station and Regulator Telemetering System Contract.  Development and implementation of a long range productivity initiative for the replacement of an existing conventual sedimentation tank components with new material and components that will increase the life of the equipment by 50%.
Mr. Abraham Studnick continued working for NYC DEP from January 1997 to present as an independent in-house Consulting Engineer.  As an Independent Consultant, he was responsible for the preparation of specification, contract drawings and engineering cost estimates for several major capital projects.  Mr. Studnick also provided technical training of the NYC DEP engineering staff in writing contract specifications, preparing contract drawings, engineering estimates, change orders, and various related contract documents.

Edward Swaby, B.S. Architecture, R.A.

Edward G. Swaby, Registered Architect, graduated from Syracuse University School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1972.  He has been licensed to practice architecture in New York since 1976 and has architectural licenses in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Florida.  He was NCARB certified in 1987. He was NYS Building Code Certified in 1996, 2003 and 2007.  He was a NYS Codes Specialist and a local Assistant Building Inspector.  He has a private architectural practice designing new buildings, alterations and conversions for multiple dwellings, stores, offices, recreational facilities and residences.

Juan Toro, HBDP, CPMP, LEED AP, P.E.

Mr. Toro is an experienced mechanical engineer and has been responsible for designing complex and innovative mechanical systems for several LEED certified buildings. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering; he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and North Carolina and holds certifications for High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) from ASHRAE; Commercial Energy Plans Examiner and Commercial Energy Inspector from the International Code Council (ICC); and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) from the USGBC. Mr. Toro has several years of design and commissioning experience from a variety of projects, including high-rise buildings, hotels, corporate interiors, museums, natatoriums, and Libraries. His experience in HVAC systems design includes central plants, chilled water, hot water, and steam systems. Mr. Toro is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University and Pratt Institute in their School of Continuing and Professional Studies.


John Weir, M.S.Mat. Sci., P.E.

John Weir is a Registered Professional Engineer licensed in New York and Pennsylvania.  His graduate work includes a Masters in Material Science and a Masters in Business Administration. He possesses over thirty-eight years experience in the Materials and Process Field.  His experience includes materials selection, specification control, heat treating, corrosion control, and coatings and finishes. He currently holds eleven U.S. patents in the materials and process field and is recognized by the Department of Defense (DOD) as a subject matter expert. Special Awards have included the 2008 Long Island Technology Hall of Fame for Industry Innovation, the ASTM Committee F-7 Award for the Advancement of Hydrogen Embrittlement Testing for metals, along with the DOD’s prestigious SERDP and ESTCP Project of the Year Awards for 2003 and 2008 pertaining to Pollution Prevention.  John is currently an Associate Technical Fellow with the Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Neil Weisenfeld, M.S.E.E., P.E.

Neil Weisenfeld is a professional engineer with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.  He has 23 years of experience in the power industry and is currently a department manager in Con Edison's Distribution Engineering department.  He has worked in the areas of Power Generation, System Operation, Engineering and Energy Services.  He has served on the Executive Committee of the Power Engineering Society of IEEE for over 10 years, is a senior member of the IEEE and holds four U.S. patents.

YunJu (Juju) Xia: B.S. Chem Engr., M.E. Environ Engr., P.E., Grade 4A NYS Licensed Wastewater Plant Operator

Ms. Xia is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified NYS Grade 4A wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College.
Ms. Xia has over fifteen years of experiences with New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP).  She worked as a Process Control Engineer in multiple treatment plants in NYC including the 150MGD Bowery Bay plant in Astoria, where she was involved in many fields including process, operation, construction, operators’ training, design, instrumentation and control.  Currently Ms. Xia is working as a Maintenance Facilitator for two of the fourteen plants.

Shane Zhang, MSTS, P.E., PTOE

Mr. Zhang is a registered Professional Engineer in three states, he also holds a Professional Traffic Operation Engineer (PTOE) license.  He has a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from New York University (School of Engineering).
Mr. Zhang has been working in the private and public sectors of transportation engineering field for over 20 years.  His area of expertise are: street design and construction, roadway maintenance and improvement, transportation system operation and management, engineering review and training, neighborhood transportation improvement, traffic capacity and improvement, project management, etc.  He has also actively participated in the review of City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) projects, Vision Zero projects, capital construction projects, transit/ITS projects, construction permits, and engineering plan examinations.
Mr. Zhang is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and a member of the Technical Committee & the Consultant Selection Committee of New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC).  


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