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Virtual Distinguished Lecture: Accelerating Our Path to a Carbon Negative Society

3-2-2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University for a Distinguished Lecture featuring Shashank Samala.

The lecture and discussion will focus on the engineering and robotics challenges behind scaling a direct carbon capture technology.

Shashank Samala is CEO at Heirloom, a company whose goal is to remove carbon dioxide out of the air at a gigaton scale by 2035 to help reverse climate change. He grew up in southeast India where he saw first-hand impacts of climate change on some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Shashank was previously Entrepreneur in Residence at Carbon180, a leading climate policy NGO working solely on atmospheric carbon removal, and a founder at Tempo Automation, a soon to be public company that raised >$400M from leading investors and builds mission critical electronics for robotics, satellites, reusable rockets, and more. Shashank previously worked in Marketing at Square and attended Cornell University.

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration closes one hour prior to the virtual event.

Note: This is a virtual event. A Zoom Webinar link will be sent closer to the event to your registered email address.


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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