Tom Rand

Managing Director at MaRS Cleantech Fund I, L.P. · MaRS Cleantech

Experienced, bare-knucked approach to cleantech, finance, policy, climate science and associated global economic opportunities and risks.

Carbon and Climate Science: Industrial Endgame? Cleantech Climate Change Clean Energy Economics

Salah Sarhat, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Salah Sarhat teaches in MSOE's Civil & Architectural Engineering & Construction Management Department.

Structural Engineering Natural Building Materials Green Concrete Reinforced Masonry Ultra-High-Performance Concrete

Paul Fischbeck

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Paul Fischbeck's research focuses on the quantification and communication of uncertainty.

Decision Analysis Industrial Engineering Energy Uncertainty Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

G Philip (Phil) Robertson

University Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Agriculture and climate change (particularly mitigation strategies), bioenergy sustainability, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Soil Carbon Dynamics Climate Change Mitigation Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Agriculture Climate change and agriculture Bioenergy Sustainability

Carlos Castano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Castano specializes in tailoring surface properties of materials for applications in energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

Surface Engineering Functional Coatings Nanomaterials Engineering Corrosion Engineering Thin film deposition and characterization

Samantha Chapman, PhD

Professor of Biology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Samantha Chapman, PhD is an Associate Professor with expertise in global change in coastal ecosystems and invasive plant species.

Coastal Ecosystems Wetlands Biodiversity Loss Climate change effects on coastal wetlands Invasive Species

Paulina Jaramillo

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Paulina Jaramillo is currently involved in research to understand the social, economic and environmental implications of energy consumption.

Sustainable Engineering Engineering and Public Policy Electric Power Systems Green Design Energy

Lawrence Drzal

University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science · Michigan State University

Expertise in adhesion, surface modification, composites/nanocomposites, graphene nanoplatelets, and multifunctional materials.

Carbon Fibers Ultraviolet Light Surface Modification Multifunctional Materials Composite Materials Adhesion

Nicole Bouvier-Brown

Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Director of Environmental Science Program; Co-Executive Director of Coastal Research Institute · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Climate Literacy Environmental Justice Biogenic VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Atmospheric Chemistry

Dr. Ron Dembo

Founder and CEO · Zerofootprint Software Inc.

Easily filling even the biggest shoes and still leaving no mark, the CEO of Zerofootprint developed software to reduce environmental impacts

Energy Management Carbon Measurement and Management Renewable Energy Green Buildings Enterprise Risk Management

Ryan Sullivan

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Ryan Sullivan's research includes developing aircraft-deployable analytical instrumentation to characterize particles in the atmosphere.

Water Treatment Phase Transitions Environmental Systems Aerosol-Cloud Interactions Air Quality

Thomas Kostigen

Bestselling author · Thomas Kostigen

Celebrity Collaboration / Climate / Sustainable Food

Collaboration and New Ways of Working Journalism Environment Climate Business

Diane Beckett

sustainability consultant · independent

Diane Beckett has more than three decades of experience addressing the human and environmental dimensions of sustainability

Low Carbon Energy Urban Environments Climate Natural Resource Management Gender Equality

Ian Philp

Director, Clean Energy Institute · MaRS Cleantech

Energy innovation leader; international lawyer & MBA

Clean Energy Technology Innovation Energy Security International Development International Trade Litigation

Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Juan Manuel Restrepo-Flórez develops optimization-based models and methods to support the design of sustainable chemical processes.

Biorefineries Energy Efficient Separations Techno-Economic Assessment Sustainability Process and Systems Engineering

Alexei Khalizov

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Environmental Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Alexei Khalizov's research focuses on the chemical and physical processes that govern the transformations of atmospheric pollutants.

Air Quality Atmospheric Chemistry Atmospheric Pollutants Aerosol Nanoparticles Mercury

Robert Bryce

Senior Fellow · The Manhattan Institute

One of America’s most prominent energy journalists, a dynamic public speaker, and a regular commentator on national television.

Energy Green Energy Technology Oil and Gas

Kevin Rose

Frederic R. Kolleck ’52 Career Development Chair in Freshwater Ecology · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Computational modeling of links between freshwater ecology and carbon cycling

Climate Change Aquatic Ecology Carbon Cycling Freshwater Ecosystems Biogeochemistry

Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture

Bruce MacFadden

Director and Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Bruce MacFadden is a distinguished professor and paleontologist at the Florida Museum.

Fossil Vertebrates Paleobiology Paleontology Stable Isotopes Vertebrate Paleontology