Team Espresso
Arun Raj – Waterloo University, Canada. Masters in Environmental Studies, Sustainability Management and Collaborative Water Management. Currently working on evaluating the financial value of sustainable water management in business.
Christina Mallin – Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Masters in Environmental Sciences with a focus on Environmental Technologies relating to sustainable soil remediation and development.
Pallavi Roy – Ryerson University, Canada. Masters in Environmental applied science and management, with a focus on renewable energy production and management.
Team Planktos Instruments
Dr. Scott Ensign is an Earth systems scientist whose research focuses on aquatic, estuarine, and coastal ecosystems. He earned a MS and PhD from UNC Chapel Hill as an EPA STAR Graduate Fellow, followed by a Mendenhall Post-doctoral Fellowship at the US Geological Survey in Reston, VA. He started Aquatic Analysis and Consulting, LLC in Wilmington, NC in 2004 and co-founded Planktos Instruments in Morehead City, NC in 2013 with Ryan Neve.
Mr. Neve earned a BS in electrical engineering from Tulane University and founded Macroview Systems in Atlanta, GA in 1997.
Team Air2O
Guy Katz is a co-founder of Air2O and is involved in the design and prototyping aspects of the venture. He is in his sixth year of medical school at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel, and is passionate about technology design for global health applications. He served as a sergeant in the paratroopers for three years prior to medical school.