EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & BOARD OF
Varenya Mehta, P.E.
Varenya Mehta is a Water Engineer at Civitas Engineering Group, Inc. He has 6 years of experience in Water and Wastewater Engineering and Research. Currently, his focus is on Water Transmission Modeling. He received his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. In his free time, Varenya loves doing road trips across USA and has traveled a large number of national parks. His ultimate goal is to support the education of multiple low-income students in the rural region of Laddakh, India and start a scholarship for them. He has served in the Scholarship Committee and as the IT Committee Chair in 2020 , 2021 and as Treasurer in 2022. In 2023, he is serving on the ASIE Executive Committee and fulfilling the duties of ASIE Vice President. Varenya was also the 2023 ASIE Young Engineer of the Year.
Aravind Nimma, P.E.
Aravind Nimma is Project Manager at Gunda Corporation, LLC. He is licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas, Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) and Envision Sustainability Professional (Env Sp.). Mr. Nimma has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University College of Engineering, Osmania University. He has over 18 years of experience in various facets of Civil Engineering on projects across the Greater Houston area. He has worked on Public Works, Land Development and Site Development projects involving hydraulics & hydrology, drainage design, sanitary design, waterline design, wastewater pump stations, grading and soil sciences. He is an active member and volunteer of ASIE.
Alok Shah, P.E.
Alok is a Water/Wastewater Engineer with AUC Group working on wastewater treatment plants for clients across Texas and surrounding region. He has previously worked at Arcadis and Jacobs Engineering. Alok graduated with a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Georgia. Alok has served on the ASIE board since 2021 as a Young Members chair and the PR/Publicity chair. He has also been involved as part of the Scholarship committee for 2021.
Karthik Balasubramanian, P.E., CFM
Karthik Balasubramanian has extensive engineering and management experience in the Oil, Gas and Energy sector. Currently, Karthik is President of ABAM Engineers Inc., a company which specializes in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering. Karthik has executed conceptual design, Pre-FEED, FEED, and Detail engineering phases for refineries, LNG facilities, and Ethane Cracking Units. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas, and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Other Certifications include LPST Project Manager and Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater in Texas. Karthik obtained his M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Lamar University and B.S. in Civil Engineering from Mumbai University in India. He has been an ASIE member since 2008 and served as a Board of Director, Membership Committee Chair, and Treasurer. He was awarded “Young Engineer of the Year-2014” by American Society of Indian Engineers.
Board of Directors
Kunal Tanwani, P.E.
Kunal Tanwani is an Infrastructure Associate at RS&H with a primary focus on transportation and aviation projects across the US. Kunal graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was named a Virginia and Ernest Cockrell Jr Engineering Scholar, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He enjoys running and biking in his free time and has completed several marathons in Texas. Kunal is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and is one of the youngest in the state to have received their license. He is also an alumni of the Texas 4000 Leadership Development Program. He has been an ASIE member since 2020 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors as the IT Chair.
Saritha Padhirae, P.E., RAS
Saritha currently serves as a Senior Project Manager at Consor Engineers, bringing with her 17 years of expertise in traffic and transportation engineering. Holding credentials as a Professional Engineer and Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS), she has successfully overseen the design and construction phase services for various roadway and trail projects in Houston area and throughout Texas. Saritha holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Lamar University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from KITS in India. Actively engaged in professional development, she is a dedicated member and volunteer of ASIE, contributing to the public outreach committee and is currently holding the position of Publicity Chair on the board.
Atri Sen, P.E, PMP, MBA
Over the past 20 years, Atri has been at the forefront of responsive project and program management involving multi-disciplinary projects nationwide. As a core infrastructure professional, his experience includes planning, design, and construction projects across the water, transportation, sustainability/resiliency, and emergency/disaster preparedness sectors. He has worked extensively with local, state, and federal agencies, including City of Houston, Harris County, SAWS, TWDB, TCEQ, USACE, DHS, and FEMA. Atri spent a significant amount of time working on grants management and other infrastructure funding analysis, including FEMA HMGP, CDBG, WIFIA, RESTORE Act, GOMESA, and others. Resilient, sustainable, and equitable infrastructure solutions delivery is at the core of his professional philosophy. In his current role, Atri manages all professional staff in WSP’s water business in Texas. Atri is a graduate of Purdue University and recently completed his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. As a member of the ASIE Board, Atri will Chair the Programs Committee leading ASIE’s events focused giving back to the community through volunteer work and mentorship.
Suresh is a young professional who has been involved for nearly two years with ASIE. During this time, he has been actively engaged in volunteer work and contributing to event coordination. Suresh is the current Young Member’s Chair of ASIE and aims to broaden ASIE’s outreach by further developing connections with ASIE and other organizations.
Suresh is employed at Civitas Engineering Group in the capacity of a Graduate Engineer. His current responsibilities involve the design of roadways and tolling systems.
He has approximately three years of experience in Construction Management, comprising of Residential and Industrial Buildings. Furthermore, he has expertise in Planning and Coordination for transportation projects, specifically in Railways and Roadways.
Vidula Bhadkamkar, PE
Vidula has over ten years of experience in Water/Wastewater Industry. She has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Mumbai, India and Masters degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Vidula currently works as a Senior Engineer for Carollo Engineers, Inc.,. She has worked on pipeline and pump station, wastewater treatment plants expansion, construction management, hydraulic modeling, asset management, program management, piloting and master planning projects for several public agencies.
Vidula has been an active member of ASIE since 2015. She has been involved in planning events such as the ASIE Gala and helping out with Scholarship applications and will be serving as the Membership Chair for the 2023 year.