Dr Hoi-Ying N Holman.
Dr Hoi-Ying N Holman is a senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Director of the Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Bioimaging (BSISB) imaging program at the Advanced Light Source.
Her primary research emphasis is in microbial ecology and geomicrobiology, especially as they relate to bioremediation of pollutants, biofuel and bioavailability of chemicals to ecological receptors.
She was awarded the 2010 David A. Shirley Award for her pioneering work in using synchrotron infrared to characterize chemical reactions and function in living microorganisms in vivo.
Her novel approach (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac100991d) enables alternate ways to study the enormous yet untapped natural microbial world and to design new ways to effectively manipulate them for societal and environmental benefits.
Through the BSISB program (https://bsisb.lbl.gov/), she focuses on developing and providing new photon technologies for understanding the fundamental concepts of systems biology and environmental stress response pathways from the molecular to the ecosystem level to improve our knowledge of biogeochemistry, bioenergy, and bioremediation for a sustainable environment and land use.
Charles is an independent Environmental Consultant, based in Australia, with a focus on the provision of Waste Management Solutions, Environmental Strategies & Technology Evaluation
He has a background in creative materials technology, marine operations, engineering and agriculture, combined with 24 years experience in environmental consulting and the provision of waste management solutions.
Charles has an acute ability to identify interfacing technologies that enable specific outcomes. He has provided consulting, waste management plans and the implementation of environmental solutions to many of Australia’s largest companies.
Additionally, Charles has an extraordinarily wide international network of technology providers, innovators, prototyper’s and solutions-providers.
Charles uses his understanding of natural symmetries, patterns and systems to inform and identify specific outcomes and identifies financially viable and technically achievable technological pathways of the delivery of those outcomes.
He is articulate in his ability to communicate ideas in both general and technical terms. As such he has been granted Adjunct Status at University of Queensland, serves on the School of Biomolecular & Physical Sciences Industry Advisory Board at Griffith University and has associations with QUT and the CSIRO.
Don Smith is an American, based in Florida, USA. He is the Founder of the RAW Companies formed with the mission “Researching Alternative Ways” to align socially responsible green technologies with the needs of humanity .
Don has an extensive invention portfolio ranging from automotive, home and commercial design, to solar energy equipment, wind turbine blades and towers, compress gas tanks produced in light weight composites, to the design and actual construction of many advanced boats and yachts.
After much experience in ergonomic design, prototyping, tooling, and production surviving the test of time, Don has a unique if not irreplaceable engineering perspective.
Today Don serves as R&D Director of ‘Rock Rebar Inc” where his deep understanding of materials and their structure required to withstand stress over time has evolved into his present-day endeavors in the material sciences for global infrastructure.
He has concluded that “scaled-up commercialization” of naturally occurring and renewable volcanic basalt rock converted into a “glass-state” structural fiber will ultimately prevail over all others on a performance/cost basis.
His RockRebar® will now bring to reinforced concrete, a superior and non-rusting alternative to the internal black steel rebar we see bleeding rust from inside our cracked and failing concrete infrastructure on a global scale.
Called “continuous basalt fiber”, Don’s inventions for its use extend to include chemically inert, non-corroding casings for energy storage and potable water storage tanks both above and below ground
Gerald lives with his wife and family in Hong Kong , with a family base in the UK.
He is a British national and former practising Barrister-at-law, with a background as a senior executive and CEO of private and plc companies, industry-centric and strategic consulting – such as having been a regional lead Principal of IBM Global Services – and as a seasoned entrepreneur and start-up ‘Founder’.
He has specialised in strategic planning, business development and corporate legal/business affairs, and has an eclectic experience of some 30 years, predominantly in the TMT (Telecom Media Technology) industries.
He also has now a decade of grounding in environmental sustainability, focusing on impact enterprises with innovative, disruptive technologies and solutions, and in particular the up-cycling of ‘waste’ to resources and renewables.
Ray is British, mainly based in the UK & Sweden. He resigned from the UK Police Service in 1990 to enter the world of business in order to teach and promote the holistic principles of: Globally Responsible Business & Ethical Enterprise creation, operation & development.
His work since 1990 has mainly focused on enabling Key Decision Makers & General Staff in organisations of all types and sizes, in any industry, to understand:
Then he enables those Key Decision Makers & General Staff ~ in any organization ~ to see how they can adapt and employ in their own enterprise, The True & Natural Way in which all Natural Living Ecosystems engage in the business of Living & Working Sustainably. (Thereby facilitating Globally Responsible Business creation & development)