Brett is recognized worldwide as an expert in advanced environmental sciences. Brett has developed collaborative relationships with some of the world’s top environmental scientists over the past five years and has negotiated agreements with governmental agencies to purify wastewater.
Brett is educated in multiple science disciplines, water and wastewater treatment techniques, and sustainable financial business modeling.
"We are developing waste to energy systems that employ sustainable, financial business models. The projects make sense both financially and environmentally."
John Sabo, Ph.D. is the director of Future H2O at Arizona State University and is a professor of water resources in the School of Life Sciences. John heads up the implementation of partnerships with corporations, non-profit organizations, and venture funds at GELF Sciences.
"GELF Sciences is changing the way the world views wastewater treatment and transportation fuel"
Tom Prusinski is chief financial officer for GELF Sciences, Inc. In this role, Prusinski has responsibility for leading finance efforts, with a focus on business development, profit, cash flow management and long-term strategy. As a member of the executive leadership team, he plays a key strategic role in the overall management of the company.
Prusinski is a results-driven executive with 35 years progressive experience in finance and operations management within start-up, mid-size, private and global multi-billion-dollar organizations. Strong qualifications in building, leading, and advising corporations through complex restructuring, international expansion, and capital markets transactions. Consistent record of achieving increases in profitability while reducing costs and formulating effective strategic financial plans. Successfully guided corporations through M&A activity and completed 25 deals with combined transaction value in excess of $1.4 billion.
Rick Erkeneff is South Coast Water District's Director and Vice President. He is also Chairman of the Surfrider Foundation South Orange County California Chapter, Rick's firsthand knowledge in water and wastewater treatments, project financing and wastewater facility pain points help investors understand the need for more efficient equipment. As GELF's V.P. of investments and sales, Rick will seek to establish, in advance, what can realistically be achieved or delivered by a project.
"Turning waste into green hydrogen energy can lower operational costs of treatment and help reduce greenhouse gasses."
Ron has a long history of success in product positioning. Ron has developed strategic planning at Toyota Financial Services, brand strategy at Kellogg's and product development at Conagra Foods. At GELF, Ron will create next level marketing using videos, social media, and messaging to convey the real world benefits that solve some of the world's most pressing environmental struggles developed by some of the world's top environmental scientists.
" We need to tell the story of how GELF's advanced sciences reduces greenhouse gases, water pollution and environmental disasters."
Leslie Williams is a California corporate and intellectual property attorney, experienced in EU-U.S. cross border transactions, private company structuring, IP licensing, and data privacy. She has served since the spring of 2020 as GELF Sciences’ general counsel.
Leslie’s expertise includes climate action policy and nonfinancial disclosures in the ESG framework. She advises emerging firms in the renewable energy and sustainability space, including technology commercialization to decarbonize and the use of carbon offsets.
She is based in Newport Beach, California, a partner of Intelink Law Group (www.intelinklaw.com). Prior to Intelink Law Group, she co-founded and practiced with Shaub & Williams LLP in West Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California. Her early legal practice was in EU law at Squire Patton Boggs, Brussels.
Leslie is a director of Seed CG Inc. (seedcg.org), a California sustainability nonprofit, and an Advisory Board member of United Way Germany to Phineo, Berlin (https://www.united-way-germany.org/en/about-us/advisory-board).
Her educational background includes a J.D. from UC at Davis, California, a fellowship at the Max Planck institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich), a Master’s in European law, College of Europe (Belgium), and a B.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles).
Bruce Rittmann, Ph.D. is the director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and is also a Regents' Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment.
An international leader in managing microbial communities, Dr. Rittmann's work is leading to new ways to clean up pollution, treat water and wastewater, capture renewable energy, and improve human health.
"We manage microorganisms to provide services for society, services to aid us directly or to aid us with interactions with the natural environment
Dr. Cesar I. Torres is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University and part of the Chemical Engineering and the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Graduate Program faculty. Cesar is a leader in microbial electrochemical cell research, focusing on microbial kinetics of anode-respiring bacteria (ARB) and extracellular electron transport to and from solid electrodes. He has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals on this topic. Torres combines biofilm modeling, electrochemical, microscopic, and analytical techniques, to characterize ARB kinetics and thermodynamics.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. Environmental Biotechnology Water-Energy Nexus; Environmental Biotechnology; Water Resource Recovery; Microbial Electrochemistry; Water and Wastewater Treatment; Environmental Remediation; Carbon Capture and Utilization; Water Desalination; Membranes
Our work focuses on developing innovative technologies to augment water supplies from alternative water resources (e.g., municipal wastewater, brackish water, produced water, desalination concentrate, and other impaired waters) while balancing energy consumption, economic benefits, ecological impacts, and social acceptance. Our research areas include water and wastewater engineering; membrane processes; desalination; potable and non-potable water reuse; produced water treatment; oxidation and photocatalysis; biological and bioelectrochemical processes; removal of emerging contaminants; and membrane fouling.
Nirmala Kandan PhD, PE is Ed & Harold Foreman Endowed Chair at New Mexico State University.
One of our goals is to create transportation fuels, from wastewater. This process produces high volumes of green hydrogen that can be used for transportation.
“The biggest impact of this research is the ability to get hydrogen energy out of wastewater treatment."
Dr. Sunny Jiang is professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Irvine. She also serves as the Associate Director for UC Irvine Water and Energy Nexus Center. During her career at UCI, she has focused her research on microbiological water quality, engineered and natural water treatment including seawater desalination, and quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). Her group has pioneered the molecular detection system for rapid human pathogens identification in water and contributed to the US EPA’s policy decision on water quality and human health protection in water reuse and water recreation.
Our agreements with BGNDRF allow us access to U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) laboratory testing facility, engineers and scientists. Reclamation provides scientific and engineering expertise as projects scale by providing feasibility studies, testing , testing facilities and third party validation.