Chair of Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability
Professor of Environmental Science and Biology
Media Expertise: Science & Environment
Ex. CEO / President of Call2Recycle
Mr. Smith heads Call2Recycle, North America’s most successful consumer battery recycling program. As CEO / President, he oversees the organization’s strategy, its education efforts, and its stakeholder relationships. He is known for his deep understanding of product stewardship and its impact on markets. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in strategic marketing, general management, and environmental leadership. He has held senior positions in marketing with Fortune 500 companies, headed environmental organizations, and with major health care companies. Along with advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in public policy, he also has considerable experience in Washington D.C. including on Capitol Hill.
COO, Lasso Loop
Kieran has previous experience at Tesla, having worked on the operational projects, including the launch of Model 3. He is the COO at Lasso Loop, a startup recycling company striving to kickstart the D2C recycling revolution, giving him years of experience in the sustainability space to provide support to RecycleMyBattery. He’s a DraperU alumni, MovingWorlds cohort member, advises multiple startups and is specifically supporting the Regenerative Finance industry on the blockchain.
Vice President, Mitsubishi Power
Marco is responsible for leading the Intelligent Solutions Business Unit at Mitsubishi Power Americas, a major power generation and energy storage solutions provider; committed to environmental protection and carbon reduction. The Intelligent Solutions team’s mission is to leverage AI and Advanced Analytics to drive sustainable growth for its internal and external customers by driving operational efficiencies. The new Intelligent Solutions division will be responsible for integrating and optimizing the Controls Solutions Business, TOMONI Apps and the deployment of the Autonomous Power Plant. Prior to his current role, Marco was the Vice President of Service Sales for Power Generation Services where he and his team continuously achieved business objectives. During his tenure in the Service Sales organization, he held numerous leadership roles in various regions and helped expand the company’s footprint in the Americas. Marco joined MHPS in Feb 2008. Marco earned his BS in Industrial Engineering and an Executive MBA from the University of Central Florida.
Distinguished Professor of MSE, Rutgers University, New jersey
Founder, Solidia Technologies
As a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Professor Riman has been teaching for 25 years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Materials Science. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Materials and Engineering and his B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University. Professor Riman has extensive experience working with Federal agencies, companies, government laboratories, and universities. He holds leadership roles in several professional societies and advises federal research organizations such as ONR, DARPA, ARPA-e, and others on emerging materials technologies. His entrepreneurial interests include most recently founding Solidia Technologies Inc., Piscataway, NJ, a company providing green manufacturing methods and construction materials for building and infrastructure applications.
Research Scientist at the Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research.
Founder, Solidia Technologies
Dr. Win Cowger (AKA Dr. Trash) is a Research Scientist at the Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research. He studies the sources, transport, and fate of plastic pollution in the environment. His science focuses on identifying solutions to plastic pollution and assessing their effectiveness. As an applied scientist, Win works with nonprofit groups like Let’s Do It World and Algalita, Government agencies like the Ocean Protection Council, and academics to implement science in practice.