Recycle. Rethink. Repower.


Co-chairs and Discussion Leaders

John McGeehan

John McGeehan is a Professor of Structural Biology and Director of the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth. The group works on the discovery, characterisation, engineering and deployment of enzymes for the breakdown and recycling of natural and synthetic polymers, with a focus on plastics.

Gregg T. Beckham

Gregg T. Beckham is a Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader at NREL and is the CEO of the BOTTLE Consortium. He currently leads and works with an interdisciplinary team at NREL on the development of green processes and products in the areas of biomass conversion and plastics upcycling.

Discussion leaders
Prof Meg Sobkowicz-Kline
Founder & Art CEO ofAssociate Professor Francis College of Engineering University of Massachusetts Lowell Notion
Dr Tanja Narancic

Assistant Professor Biomolecular & Biomedical Sciences University College Dublin

Dr Sally Beken
Knowledge Transfer Manager Polymers Innovate UK KTN
Dr Katrina Knauer
Program Manager V - Research National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr Jay Fitzgerald
Chief Scientist Bioenergy Technologies Office U.S. Department of Energy
Speakers & Delegates
Early career researchers