Rolf Halden

Founder, Environmental Health Expert


Rolf Halden, Ph.D., P.E., is director of the Center for Environmental Health Engineering at the Biodesign Institute, professor in the Ira A. Fulton School for Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and senior sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

Halden is a noted expert in determining where in the environment mass-produced chemicals wind up, their impact on health and how to remove them from contaminated water resources, aquifers and agricultural soils. Toxins of interest include dioxins, anti-bacterial products, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), organohalides, problematic plastics and their additives, as well as pesticides – all having potential health impacts, including adverse birth outcomes, inflammation and increased risk of cancer. 

In multiple invited presentations, Halden has provided scientific updates on environmental and human health concerns associated with antimicrobial compounds to the FDA, EPA, the National Academies and U.S. Congress.

Devin Bowes

Co-Founder, Nutrition Expert


 

Devin is a human health and nutrition expert with a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. Owner of a nutrition and life coaching business, Nutrication, Devin is geared with years of experience in individualized nutritional counseling and motivational behavior change. 

Harnessing this experience, Devin is now taking on a new pursuit of enhancing public health intervention and education strategies utilizing a tool called Wastewater-based Epidemiology (WBE) to detect human dietary biomarkers in order to assess the nutritional status of a population. Other passions include food systems and sustainability, food policy, and food deserts.

Nivedita (Nivi) Biyani

Co-Founder, Renewable Expert


 

Nivi has a background in Environmental Engineering from the (UK) and her masters from Arizona State University in Sustainability. Her PhD is Civil and Environmental Engineering (ASU) where her interests lay in applying circular economy principles for solid waste management (SWM). 

She speaks fluent English, German and two Indian languages. Nivi has worked on rural and renewable energy for the United Nations in Vienna, on slum sanitation and composting initiatives for NGOs in Bangalore (India) and for the Government of Singapore.