NASA joins RWM's stellar lineup
With an already stellar seminar programme, it is with the utmost pride that RWM announces Dr Annie Meier of NASA, who will be leading a keynote seminar at the event this year. This is a truly amazing acquisition for RWM as Dr Annie Meier is set to appear alongside the likes of Jeremy Paxman and Tom Szaky of TerraCycle.
NASA have been hard at work developing technology that will allow for chemical recycling whilst in deep space. Being able to recycle products back to their virgin materials will be an essential part of deep space travel, and eventually, manned missions to Mars. With this technology being developed now, it is easy to see the applications back on solid ground. This seminar will serve as an opportunity to come face to face with technology that is quite literally out of this world.
Dr Annie Meier is a chemical engineer and principal investigator at NASA Kennedy Space Center with a focus on applied research for space mission logistical waste conversion and resource reutilization for human spaceflight. At Kennedy Space Center she leads a project called OSCAR (Orbital Syngas / Commodity Augmentation Reactor), which is investigating waste conversion in microgravity conditions. She is passionate about expanding involvement in waste awareness and engaging the future generation through education and outreach. Dr Meier uses her experience as a crew member and researcher of the HI-SEAS Mars analogue simulation to incorporate more realistic expectations of human participation during technology development.
Being able to convert waste into reliable and useful products is an incredible step in the fight against global waste. Hearing about these technologies will offer an insight into the future of waste management, and will also serve as a deeply interesting adventure into the true cutting edge of recycling technology.
Dr Annie Meier had this to say about RWM: “I am excited to attend RWM and see how practices in industry and space can be applied together. Earth can be seen as a robust but closed loop spaceship. Earth and space exploration have similar needs of waste processing, both brought about by humans, and it is important to include collaborative solutions from all corners of the globe.”
Event Director Nick Woore says “NASA are renowned for pushing the boundaries of mankind. As we look to how we will deal with the global waste problem, having Dr Meier discussing the groundbreaking technologies in development will give unrivalled insight into the future of technology for the industry as a whole.”
RWM takes places on the 11th and 12th September at the NEC, with complimentary tickets currently available by following the link here.
If you wish to exhibit at RWM then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Nick Woore on 0117 929 6082 or at firstname.lastname@example.org