Lauren Fletcher is best known as the Founder and Visionary behind BioCarbon Engineering and the inventor of Tree Planting Drone technology, trying to combat global deforestation with a scalable solution that can make a real difference. His newest initiatives are focusing on re-aligning global supply chains in order to lower deforestation rates by reducing the amount of wood based materials in consumer products.
He holds a PhD in Physics (Oxford) and M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Stanford). He has 20+ years of experience as an Engineer and Scientist for NASA and Lockheed Martin across Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Mars exploration programs. He is a serial entrepreneur, founding faculty of Singularity University, and on the Board of Trustees for the Desert Research Institute (Nevada).
He is driven by a genuine concern about the state of our world: degrading climate, loss of natural environments, significant biodiversity losses, and ever increasing human suffering. He believes that emerging and exponential technologies, when appropriately applied, can solve global scale problems in ways that we have never been able to do before.