Zhifang Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Zhifang Wang specializes in electric power grid vulnerability analysis, synthetic grid modeling, and renewable integration.

Cascading Failures in Power Grids Energy System Modeling and Optimization Integration of Renewable Generation Voltage Stability and Controls Smart Grid Communication Architecture

Dr. Patrick Dixon

Chairman · Global Cahange Ltd.

Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist.

Connected Technologies Retirement Public Policy Work Active Ageing

Shane Wolffe

Founder · Future Proof Solutions

Future Proof: Building Sustainable Societies & Homes

Green Building Urban Design Climate Change Leadership Passive House Sustainable Development

Sophia Lunt

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

The Lunt Lab focuses on understanding the role of metabolism in supporting cancer proliferation, heterogeneity, and metastasis.

Cells Metabolomics Molecular Biology Mass Spectrometry LC-MS

Francois Byrne

CEO · Hybrid Power Solutions

Hybrid Power Solutions was founded in 2015 in response to a pressing need for safer, cleaner and more effective portable electric systems

Battery Systems Engineering portable power battery banks generators off grid batteries

Warren Schirtzinger

Chief Strategy Officer · High Tech Strategies, Inc.

A highly regarded market- and product-strategy consultant to emerging high-technology businesses.

Product Strategy Diffusion of Innovation Technology Adoption Start Ups Strategic Marketing

Max Shtein

Professor · University of Michigan

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering University of Michigan

Dana Kirk

Assistant Professor of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering · Michigan State University

Expert in Anaerobic Digestion and Food Waste Utilization

Dairy Facility Design Livestock Nutrient Management Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion Renewable Energy

Cliff Schecter

Principal & President · Libertas, LLC

Enter Stage Left: Liberate your perspective with Libertas's progressive PR guy, columnist, We Act Radio co-founder, and bestselling author

Progressive Journalism Public Relations & Earned Media Strategy New Media Strategy & Execution Polling & Message Development Media Training

Kartik Ariyur

Assistant Professor · Purdue University

Assistant Professor at Purdue University

Matlab Algorithms Simulations Controller Design Health Monitoring

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

Jon Dogterom

Practice Lead, Cleantech, Advanced Materials and Engineering · MaRS Cleantech

Practice Lead, Cleantech, Physical Science and Advanced Materials, MaRS Discovery District

Cleantech Renewable Energy Energy Innovation Entreprenuership