• “It not only makes “bio-logical” sense but also makes ecological sense to make coal green with solutions we found in nature.”

    Dr. Daman S. Walia


Daman S. Walia, PhD, President & CEO
Under his leadership, since 1988 Arctech has developed and commercialized innovative hazardous and waste treatment and recycling technologies and clean energy products for domestic and international markets focused on coal-derived humic substance products. Dr. Walia was Manager and Director of the Environmental Science & Technology Department at Atlantic Research Corp. where he was responsible for coordinating and overseeing research projects varying in size, scope and technical orientation. His field of concentration included fossil fuel energy with a focus on clean coal and coal conversion processes, and research in the environmental aspects of fossil fuel energy systems. Prior to joining Atlantic Research, he was Technical Director at United Coal Company.

Between 1978 and 1981, he was a Fossil Energy Specialist with Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Dr. Walia earned a PhD, Mineral Sciences, Miami University (Ohio), an MS in Mineral Sciences from Miami University, an MS in Geology from Punjab University, and a BS in Geology and Chemistry from Punjab University. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Defense Preparedness Association, Professional Environmental Marketing Association and the Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute.

Shaban I. Kotob, PhD, Director of Research & Development
Prior to joining ARCTECH in 2000, Dr. Kotob was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary. He was formerly a Research Associate with the US Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Kotob earned a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, an MS in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and a BS in Agriculture from University of Cairo, Egypt.

He is the author or co-author of numerous research papers concerning anaerobic group of bacteria involved in organic matter degradation for production of natural products and natural gas for agricultural and environmental applications and other matters related to humic substances. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology.

Michael A. Cohen, PhD, Director of Sales & Marketing (Actosol®)
Prior to joining Arctech in 2007, Dr. Cohen was VP of Marketing & Sales for HortiCreations, where he managed brands for a portfolio of horticultural products and developed new business opportunities. He also organized and managed national trade shows and regional customer support services. As Director of Business Development for Whites Nurseries & Greenhouses, was responsible for business development programs to enhance both market share and bottom line growth throughout the US of existing corporate business and the creation of new business opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional horticultural markets. Dr. Cohen was previously Director of Product/Business Development and Marketing for Five C’s, where he was responsible for coordinating marketing and sales and support programs for products to mass merchandisers distributors, supermarkets, national garden centers, commercial growers and other horticultural clients nationwide. He controlled all product branding advertising campaigns to insure product identity and perceived added value of all product lines.

As Manager of Product Development & Sales for O.M. Scott & Sons (NYSE: SMG), Dr. Cohen coordinated and managed new product development (fertilizer/pesticide, growth regulators, soil media, plant/seed) for Scott’s professional specialty business. He developed Scott’s first micronutrient product for commercial grower’s nationwide and established a program for tissue and soil analysis. Dr. Cohen earned a PhD in Horticulture from the University of Maryland, an MS in Horticulture and Business from IOWA State University, and BS in Horticulture and Chemistry from the University of Rhode Island. He has authored more than 50 publications and articles and holds a patent for advanced micronutrient technology.

Nand Kaushik, Director of Sales & Marketing (Actodemil®)
Since joining ARCTECH in 1996, he has been involved in applied research, technology demonstration and commercialization, project management, and marketing and business development activities. He has led project dealing with the recycling of obsolete propellants for the US military and the treatment of hydrogen sulfide in sour natural gas. From 1987-96, he was a Senior Project Manager with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) dealing with a range of projects including management of the design of storm water pollution prevention measures for the US military, managed the remedial design of a groundwater treatment system, the performance of treatability studies for bioremediation of explosives wastes using composting, and demonstration and evaluation of an innovative soil treatment technology under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program.
Mr. Kaushik earned a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
His professional affiliations include the Society of Military Engineers, and the Society of Civil Engineers.


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