Advisory Board

Richard Bean

A Water Technology and Nano Technology consultant.  Dick has a Bachelors Degree with Chemistry and Biology Majors from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX and has completed a Medical Technologist Advanced Course at the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Academy of Health Sciences San Antonio, TX.  He is also a registered Medical Technologist American Society of Clinical Pathologists.  Dick has 33 years in water technology and technical consulting and eight years of medical laboratory analysis and instruction in a variety of industries, including chemical processing, refining, petrochemical, paper, power production, wood preserving, metals, textile, food processing, rendering, influent and effluent water treatment, and anthrax eradication.  Dick has also served in sales capacities in water treatment technology as a representative and as a sales manager for 18 years in the US and the Caribbean.

Pinar Keskinocak

The William W. George Chair and Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Institute of Technology. She also serves as the Associate Director for Research at the Health Systems Institute at Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on applications of operations research and management science with societal impact (particularly health and humanitarian applications), supply chain management, pricing and revenue management, and logistics/transportation. She has worked on projects in several industries including automotive, semiconductor, paper manufacturing, printing, healthcare, hotels, and airlines. Her research has been published in journals such as Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, and Interfaces. Pinar has a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey as well as a M.S. in Industrial Administration and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University.

Daniele Lantagne

A Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in Sustainability Science in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard’s Center for International Development. Daniele is an environmental engineer (MIT BS 1996, MIT M.Eng. 2001, PE 2003) pursuing her PhD (expected 2010) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  and most recently worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She began working in household water treatment in developing countries while earning her Master’s degree, and continued teaching in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT until she joined the CDC in 2003. Over the past ten years, she provided technical assistance and evaluation of chlorination, filtration, and combined treatment household water treatment implementations in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, and Central/South America in both the development and emergency contexts.

David Webb

President of Ceramic Filters Company, Inc. (CFCi), a company he started in 1989 as an Agent and Importer for Fairey Industrial Ceramics, Ltd., the manufacturer of the world renowned Doulton® and British Berkefeld® products and specialty ceramics for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the industry. His experience within the field of water filtration spans over 30 years. In 2004, CFCi introduced the AquaCera® line of water filtration products offering a wide variety of filtration products from Point-Of-Use drinking water systems to Whole House filtration products that are distributed worldwide. CFCi is also the Distributor for the Mountain Plumbing range of products for the water filtration industry.