Dr. Ye Tao
Founder & Director
I was in charge of running a lab at Harvard’s Rowland Institute to develop new microscopes to improve how we could work with nanoparticles. The more I heard about global warming and the scientific issues surrounding that from colleagues, and of how quickly the Earth would begin to experience devastating effects, I started questioning my own efforts in nanoscience, which would take decades to develop and bring to implementation. I realized that I had to re-focus my time on this much more urgent problem.
Dr. Barbara Sneath
Dr. Barbara J. Sneath is an accomplished Deputy Director at MEER. With her extensive expertise and experience, she coordinates all nonprofit functions through our parent organisation, Social Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE). Before assuming this position, she worked as a biological research scientist and educator at the prestigious Cornell University. Dr. Sneath is deeply committed to addressing the pressing concerns of overpopulation, overconsumption, and the destabilization of the biosphere. Her research and work in this field have been instrumental in creating awareness and developing effective solutions to these critical issues.
Director of Strategy
Peter is the Director of Strategy at MEER. With his vast experience and expertise, he is responsible for defining the organization's goals for both the medium and long term, ensuring that MEER continues to lead in SRM research. Additionally, he heads the MEER Urban Adaptation coordination, which aims to develop inventive solutions to the challenges posed by the Urban Heat Island.
Director of Communications
Kaeza Fearn is a highly capable and accomplished Director of Communications who is responsible for managing various aspects of both internal and external communications. With her exceptional skills and expertise, she ensures that all communications are effective, efficient, and aligned with the organization's goals.
Director of Development
As Director of Development, Eric focuses on fundraising and financial planning. His career spans 20+ years, including co-founding Fortress Investment Group's Japan real estate private equity business in 2008. His professional experience includes growing and managing businesses across hospitality, affordable housing, residential and other real estate types, as well as raising capital from public and private equity and debt markets. Eric graduated from Brown University in 1999 with a B.A. in Mathematical Economics. Eric is an active impact investor and supporter of several NPOs, including Room to Read, where he has volunteered and helped fundraise since 2008. He loves hiking, squash, aikido and reading.
Market Harborough, UK
As Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Hill monitors the contact response forms and communicates with potential volunteers, seeking to fit them to roles within the organization. With a Masters in English Literature and a number of teaching qualifications, Kate has also worked with children for 38 years. A keen amateur musician, she loves hiking and being out in nature.
Erik Schreiner has recently joined the MEER team as a Research Assistant. He graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Physics and is particularly interested in nanotechnology and its relevance to various fields. Erik hopes to contribute to our understanding of how reflectors interact with their environment to safely and effectively address the climate crisis while working at MEER. He was born in Utah but grew up near the Adirondack Park in Upstate New York and enjoys spending most of his waking hours outdoors. He enjoys cooking and outdoor activities such as rock climbing, running, and hiking in his free time. Erik is always looking for ways to challenge himself both physically and mentally.
Adam Lee is a full-time machinist at MEER. He oversees the manufacturing process of converting blueprints and raw materials into research tools that yield useful data. In addition, he has been working on developing accessible scientific instruments used to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of MEER's adaptation and mitigation strategies. He has worked closely with MEER's scientific team to produce many of the prototypes now being deployed in field experiments. Adam has a decade of fabrication experience and enjoys making furniture, cabinetry, and tools as a woodworker. He has experience in drafting, CNC machining, cabinetry, carpentry, and auto repair. His hands-on skills have many practical applications. His dedication and skills have been vital in driving MEER's experiments forward since 2021.
Mark Milne is a projects officer who collaborates with multiple directors to advance logistics and communications for numerous ongoing research projects at MEER. With extensive experience in various fields, Mark currently fundraises for renewable energy in Zürich, Switzerland, where he has resided for 25 years. Additionally, Mark is a musician, outdoor sports enthusiast, and proud father of three.
Kathy Posey, an Administrative Assistant, believes that her diverse work experiences, international exposure, and educational background will prove valuable to the MEER team. Kathy is enthusiastic about serving others and mitigating climate change, and she sees that MEER's focus on the local and global benefits of surface mirrors is a perfect fit for her passion. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading books and exploring the outdoors.
David Rennke is a filmmaker, artist, and musician who enjoys exploring the wild places wherever he finds them. He spends his time making music, hiking, kayaking, taking backroad adventure motorcycle trips, and working with climate groups to educate and raise awareness on the dangers of global warming.
A former technical advisor/data architect for the U.S. Government, Helen Paine has extensive experience in developing strategies for modernization of large, complex data systems, socialization of technical concepts for nontechnical audiences, public speaking, technical team leadership, development of funding acquisition strategies, and execution management of large data projects. She possesses a critical understanding of the ways in which data-driven project deployment can contribute to the growth and wide-spread acceptance of initiatives. She is passionate about humanity’s need to immediately address the climate emergency through solutions built for the common good of all life. Helen is also a lifelong student of philosophy, and has taught meditation and facilitated group retreats for many years. She loves to read, walk, and garden.
Washington, D.C., USA
Charlie Saad is passionate about mitigating climate change and works to promote climate exports as a trade specialist. He has a degree in environmental science and policy from Columbia University.
Bill has been in construction since he was 13, working with his father. After college, he became a carpenter specializing in high-rises, custom homes, and tracks. He obtained his General Contracting and C-10 licenses in 1997. Bill is an electrical lighting and design expert and uses his knowledge to manage sub-contractors efficiently.. Bill is a seasoned professional who has been an essential part of the MEER project team in California for the past few years. His contribution to the project has been invaluable, particularly in building ground-based experiments for solar radiation management. His colleagues highly regard his expertise and skills, and he is widely recognized as a top performer in his field. The MEER team is fortunate to have him on board, and his dedication and commitment to the project have been instrumental in its success.
Andrew Malcher has experience in interdisciplinary problem solving with Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical and 3D printing skills. He has been volunteering with MEER since 2021 assisting in the practical deployment of Film Mirrors.
On the MEER Translation team, Cristián Miquel worked as chief legal advisor in the chilean Senate on subjects such as water resources, global warming and human rights. He has also been involved in Chilean educational system studies and advocacy with decision makers for the right to quality education.
Glenn Goodwin is a Freelance Design Director who has worked in Branding and Packaging for over 20 years. He has just launched the APP kitchin.app which helps people in their kitchens prevent wasting food. He also does volunteer video editing for Facing Future, which hosts conversations on with scientists and climate activists who want to see our climate balanced.
Sierra Leone, West Africa
Hoà Thanh Lê
Hoa Thanh Le contributes to the development of solar-powered apparatus for multiple uses in MEER, such as a furnace to decompose CaCO3 for ocean acidification and a metal evaporator for sustainable production of mirrors. He is a researcher specializing in nanotechnology and integrated power electronics and a co-founder of Lotus Microsystems, Denmark.
Professor of Civil Environmental
Engineering, Stanford University
President & Founder
The Global Coral Reef Alliance
Thomas Goreau, a biogeochemist, is president and founder of The Global Coral Reef Alliance; he has dived on coral reefs across the Caribbean, Paciﬁc, Indian Ocean, and South-East Asia for more than 60 years. He has published papers as well as written and edited books on scientiﬁc photography, marine ecosystem restoration, soil fertility restoration and climate stabilization. He is a co-inventor of the HotSpot method for predicting coral bleaching from satellite data and of the Biorock method for regenerating marine ecosystems and eroding coastlines. Tom was educated in Jamaican schools and holds degrees from MIT, Caltech, and Harvard.
Dr. Lisa Doner
Assoc. Prof. Environmental Science
Plymouth State University
Dr. Lisa Doner is lead investigator of MEER’s field experiment, including materials acquisition, mirror design and set-up, feasibility testing and data collection. An Associate Professor of Environmental Science, her research at Plymouth State University is on detection of, and education about, climate change, in the past, present and future.
Tracey E. Lesser
Concord's Community College
MEER collaborates with international scientists, engineers, climate experts, social service workers and officials who volunteer their time, resources and on-the-ground knowledge to assist in setting up experiments, prototypes and research facilities aimed at mitigating the detrimental effects of rising heat.
Professor of Meteorology
Plymouth State University
Dr. Eric Hoffman has been a meteorology professor at Plymouth State University for over 20 years. His main areas of expertise is developing short-term climatological analyses of weather and weather events with some experience with making field measurements.
Mohammed Sallieu Bah
R&D, Mechanical Design and Construction Lead
The MEER group is a great resource for me to be a part of the solution in attempting to solve the primary problem of global warming and climate change that threatens our planet.
Saidu Sorie Kargbo
Chief Electrician, Mirror Fabrication Leader, Leakage Technician and Data Collection
To acquire a great deal of knowledge in electrical field work, learn more about data science and get involved in climate research.
Harold Francis Koroma
Communication Specialist and Data Collection
To be a part of the learning and development opportunity which MEER provides. Contributing to help save the planet through the mitigation of global warming.
Abdul Munim Mansaray
Human Resource Manager, Electrical Technician, Leakage Technician and Co-treasurer
To gain knowledge on electrical field work, learn more about data science and to put my skills to use in human service at MEER.
Data collection, Project Physicist
To learn new skills, gain knowledge of climate change related issues and provide possible solutions to help the world.
Jalahan Hawa Miltona Sesay
Communications officer, Co-treasurer, Social Scientist
I was fascinated by the vision MEER has and the purpose they aspire to achieve by using reflective mirror panels as an adaptation method to help address climate change as such I wish to contribute to their efforts.
Ibrahim Sedie Sowa
Data Collection Officer
My intention of joining MEER was to make tangible contributions to help solve the growing global warming and climate change crisis.
Project Physicist, R&D specialist & Data Collection
MEER enables me to acquire new skills, gain knowledge about climate change, and provide a sound solution to those problems.
I am an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's in Environmental Science at Fergusson College in Pune, India. As an environmental enthusiast, I am particularly passionate about the topics of climate change, waste management, and sustainability. In fact, I had the opportunity to coordinate the waste management efforts during the Green Campus survey at my college. I am constantly exploring the vast diversity of the environment and am always eager to learn more about it.
Bunny Singh Chouhan
I have known since sixth grade that I wanted to work towards protecting the environment. My passion for nature has grown stronger over the years, influencing everything I do daily. Currently, I am an undergraduate majoring in environmental science at Fergusson College Pune. I am involved in coordinating the Green Campus survey and sub-coordinating my college's water committee. Zealous to study climate change, always looking for ways to live and promote clean and green life to the current and future generations. Besides this, I'm a fanatic of literature, music, hiking, journaling and occasional painting.
Yukta Pandey is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Physics at Fergusson College. My deep passion for the subject is closely intertwined with my commitment to environmental preservation. As an active member of the National Service Scheme (NSS), I strive to apply my theoretical knowledge to practical action and contribute to environmental and social causes across India. Through my coursework and hands-on projects, I am constantly honing my skills to address the pressing environmental challenges that our planet faces today. My ultimate goal is to leverage my physics background to make a meaningful impact on our planet. I am eager to apply my passion and skills to your organization and contribute to the crucial field of environmental science. My unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience could make a valuable contribution to your team.
Gargee Vaidya is a postgraduate student pursuing a Master's in Physics at Fergusson College, Pune, India. I am passionate about Physics and enthusiastic about sustainable technologies for a cleaner environment. I am currently working on resource management and learning about finding green resources for the future. I am always open to learning and expanding my knowledge. I have been a part of the World Scouting Association from a very young age, and I am keen on doing work for the betterment of our planet, specifically the environment and society. I plan to apply my knowledge of physics to find practical solutions for the critical issue of climate change, particularly global warming. I am very interested in working with your organization as it shares values and morals similar to mine regarding climate change. My skill set and knowledge can contribute to the organization's efforts in addressing this issue.
Pratik Chimane (Chim-nay) is a mechanical engineer by training. He has been inspired by global movements to take action on climate change. He seeks to identify, develop and promote climate solutions that alleviate thermal intolerance and improve human well-being in low-income, underprivileged areas.
NOx Valorization Technology
Sophia Yue is currently researching how emission byproducts from chemical industries can be utilized to form useful nitrogen-based products at MEER. She recently graduated from Vanderbilt University, where she studied Chemical Engineering. Sophia enjoys baking and playing ultimate frisbee during her free time.
University of San Francisco
Jamie Shiplet is pursuing a master's in public administration at the University of San Francisco, where she combines her expertise in climatology to develop international SRM policy. With an innate passion for helping others, Jamie recognizes the importance of addressing social equity in future climate change mitigation strategies and legislation.
Nova Southeastern University
Alfredo Quezada is studying the effects of changing environmental conditions on species across major trophic levels. He is a Marine Biologist from the University of California at San Diego and is currently working on a Marine Sciences (M.S.) degree at Nova Southeastern University looking to further the research and conservation efforts of our ocean's megafauna.
Urban Built Environment
Gregory Pan is a researcher for MEER developing models to analyze light reflection off of mirrors at the local level. He studies at Cornell University where he pursues an Environment and Sustainability degree with a focus on sustainable energy systems.
University of California, Berkeley
Caio Henrique Rossetto Coelho
Fed. Univ. of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Caio Rossetto Coelho is a materials engineering student at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) with a background in innovation and 4.0 manufacturing. He brings skills in the entrepreneurship and the technological innovation sector. Creativity is his motivational fuel and the beacon of his career.
Urban Built Environment
University of California (SD)
Albert Chang is analyzing NOx emission trends from industrial fossil fuel combustion on the NOx Valorization team, and is also designing an exterior radiant barrier roof. He studies mechanical engineering at the University of California, San Diego and is interested in sustainable energy distribution to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
University of Miami
Jagger Alexander is modeling incoming and outgoing solar radiation in the atmosphere. With a BA in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and a minor in Earth & Environmental Sciences, he is currently pursuing an MS in Climate and Health at the University of Miami and will continue on into a career in climate change mitigation work.