Please join us for a thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Ye Tao about the work being done by his team at MEER:ReflEction (https://www.meerreflection.com/home ). He will discuss how mirrors can save the world!
Their Fourfold Mission:
1. Reflect solar radiation away from Earth to cool the biosphere;
2. Redirect solar radiation to harness its potential for enhanced food production and carbon-neutral energy generation;
3. Facilitate the biological and accelerate the chemical processes endemic to Earth’s oceans and atmosphere for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane;
4. Establish an open education network for promoting panhuman solidarity and justice and supporting them through relentless innovation
There will be time for a robust post-presentation conversation during which attendees may submit questions.
About the speaker:
Dr. Ye Tao seeks to explain the mechanistic links between structure and function, across length scales and systems. Educated as a nanotechnologist and instrumentation expert, he brings the benefits of a multidisciplinary background in engineering and science to problem solving. That background includes formal training and research in combinatorial chemical syntheses, custom instrumentation design and fabrication, low-temperature experimental physics, mechanistic organic catalysis, semiconductor fabrication technologies, structural biology, and surface science.
Tao recently completed an appointment as a Fellow and Principal Investigator at the Rowland Institute at Harvard.
In 2020, Tao founded the MEER:ReflEction Framework after grasping the accelerating and ultimate consequences of the climate crisis on Earth’s delicate web of life.