ABOUT DEMAND

Demand was launched by ASME to challenge current and future engineers--and the experts who support them--to invent and reinvent effective and sustainable solutions that serve communities globally. Demand features original, in depth reporting from the intersection of technology and global development. Content for Demand is directed and reviewed by Demand's Managing Editor and an independent Editorial Advisory Board comprised of recognized social innovators and technology leaders.
JESSICA POTHERING
is Demand's Managing Editor. Jessica is a business journalist focusing on social innovation, finance and economic development. The topics of her reporting and research range from social impact bonds in the United States to social entrepreneurs in Southern Africa. Jessica started her journalism career covering the financial markets as a reporter in London and New York.
KEITH WARNER
is the Director of Education and Action Research at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He also directs the Global Social Benefit Fellowship and teaches in the honors program, School of Engineering, and Religious Studies department. He is a practical social ethicist in the Franciscan tradition.
ALAN SPYBEY
manages the Product Intelligence and Development department at KickStart International, which engages in exploratory market research and analysis, business modeling and development of new technologies. He holds an MBA from Edith Cowan University and a degree in mechanical engineering from the Open University in the U.K.
ARUN VENKATESAN
is CTO of Villgro Innovations Foundation. His area of expertise is materials research and development, device integration and forward-integration of technology into tangible, marketable entities, particularly in the healthcare and biomedical sector. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.
DANIELE LANTAGNE
is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and completed her post-doctoral work at Harvard. Dr. Lantagne has provided technical assistance and evaluation of water treatment implementations in more than 50 countries.
JASON PRAPAS
is CTO and co-founder of Factor(E) Ventures, a firm that finds, validates, funds and grows companies offering innovative solutions to energy access. He has been working in energy R&D for over a decade. Dr. Prapas holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University.
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