People


     

Rif Miles Olsen

FOUNDER


Dr. Olsen founded Two Planet Life & Two Planet Steel. He won a seminal NASA contract for iron- and steel-making on Mars. He is the chief inventor and the author of "The Steel Seeds Plan to Start Human Settlement of Mars" in 2016, which has since evolved. He was previously the Principal Investigator for renewable energy storage projects, and before that a scientist of protein sequence evolution and phylogeny at UC San Diego. His basic scientific education was in physics at UC Berkeley and Bedford Modern School (England).


   
 


Dmitri Terekhov

METALLURGY


Dr. Terekhov has over 25 years experience in metallurgical technologies. This includes 15 years as Senior Vice-President of R&D at a Canadian metallurgy company. He has worked on projects for the U.S. Depts. of Defense, Energy and Treasury, including processing toxic nuclear material at Oak Ridge. He has designed and commissioned several carbonyl chemistry plants. He invented a carbonylation method for extracting cobalt from laterite ores.