HFES Environmental and Sustainability TG Webinar: Circularity
Includes a Live Web Event on 12/06/2023 at 11:00 AM (EST)
Circularity trends have seen an exponential increase since the early 2000s. Our speakers will speak about circularity in their organizations. Focusing on how accelerating the circular economy through reuse, sustainable design adoption, and recycling can positively impact your company's environmental footprint.
Sr. Director and Sr. Distinguished Engineer
Nick is currently a Senior Distinguished Engineer in DELL Technologies’ Experience Design Group. He joined DELL sixteen years ago from the former General Electric Plastics business where he worked for twelve years. He first became interested in materials while studying Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology which continued while perusing his MS degree in Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Rhode Island.
For the past thirteen + years he has been focused on driving innovation in key areas such as new materials, manufacturing processes and coating technology. He and his team are now focused on developing strategy and implementing solutions for DELL’s 2030 Progress Made Real sustainability goals focused on the Circular Economy. He enjoys challenging the status quo while pushing the limits in developing materials and processes which reduce the impact on the environment.
Sustainability Product Manager
Alyson Freeman leads the environmental sustainability strategy for data center and infrastructure solution products. She identifies new growth areas, initiatives, and emerging opportunities to enhance the sustainability of Dell Technologies products and services, optimizes existing solutions, and defines next generation initiatives.
She has 20 years’ experience in engineering and management roles at NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Samsung, Intel, and Dell Technologies. Her Ph.D. is in electronic materials with a focus on semiconductors.
Freeman is also global lead for the Women in Action employee resource group at Dell Technologies, a co-founder and former chair of Women in Technology at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, a board member of Westwood STEM Academy, and co-founded a global Coding for Kids program at Dell Technologies.
Amrita Maguire (Moderator)
User Interface Engineer
Amrita is a User Interface Engineer at Dell, where she is a Distinguished Member Technical Staff in the Technical Leadership Community (TLC). The TLC represents about 1% of Dell's engineering community. Amrita has been pivotal in transforming user experiences in Data Center Infrastructure Hardware design since 2013 and has co-authored 11 US Patents. Prior to 2013, she drove best-in-class usability in 7 laptops and Dell’s first three rugged laptop offerings.
Before joining Dell in 2011, Amrita spent 11 years at General Motors; seven years as a Platform Lead Ergonomics Engineer, where she focused on the design and integration of ergonomic tools and processes across seven assembly plants in the North America. From 2000 she was the Plant Ergonomist responsible for reducing work-related OSHA injuries/illnesses through ergonomic and safety engineering interventions.
Amrita is the incoming Chair of the HFES Usability Technical Group, Program Chair-Elect of the recently formed HFES Sustainability Technical Group, she also chairs the ISO 159 SC5 Standards Committee (Ergonomics of the Physical Environment), is a HFES 100 standards committee member and volunteers with the HFES BIPOC AG.
Amrita holds a Master of Science in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Mumbai (Bombay), India.
Renaut Mosdale is the CEO of HYNOLOGY, a company started in 2022 to develop and industrially produce electrochemical components for hydrogen/air fuel cells and electrolyzers with a focus on heavy duty mobility markets and hydrogen production.
Renaut has more than 30 years’ experience in hydrogen research and development both at academic and industrial level. After completing a Ph.D. on water management in PEM (Polymer Exchange Membrane) Fuel Cells, he spent 2 years in Dr. Srinivasan’s Electrochemistry laboratory at Texas A&M University, USA. After returning to France, Renaut worked for PSA Peugeot/Citroën (car industry) and for the CEA (French National laboratory). Renaut created his first start-up, PaxiTech, in 2003, which he ran for 15 years and contributed in some other organizations in the hydrogen technology field. His latest company, HYNOLOGY, was launched in May 2022.