M. RICHARD NALBANDIAN, M.Sc., M.R.P., P.G., A.I.C.P., F.G.S.
PRINCIPAL AND VICE PRESIDENT, MRNenvironmental, Inc.
Mr. Nalbandian has more than 40 years of experience as practitioner, manager, consultant and teacher in earth and environmental sciences and environmental planning. He has directed geologic and hydrologic investigations for the planning and design of major land development projects in the U.S. and abroad; environmental investigations and remediation of hundreds of industrial and commercial facilities, and environmental impact studies of regional transportation systems.
As a senior official in the Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining, he directed planning and implementation for abandoned coal mined land reclamation programs and projects. He has conducted geological and geochemical exploration for metallic ores and petroleum in the U.S., Canada and Africa. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas and University of Pennsylvania, Associate Professor of Planning at Howard University, and from 2002 to 2012 was a Research Fellow and Associate Professor (Research) in Temple University’s School of Environmental Design.
For the past fifteen years, Mr. Nalbandian has provided independent consulting services to public, private and commercial clients on issues of land use, development and hazard mitigation, including serving as expert plaintiff’s witness in court proceedings and achieving a strong track record of contributing to resolutions favoring his client.
Mr. Nalbandian has degrees in Geology and Geophysics from MIT and in Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators. He is a licensed Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania and Alaska, a Charter Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.