Dr. Adam Aleksander is a Mechanical and Industrial Engineer, with degrees from California State Univ. San Jose, Univ. of Colorado, and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M Univ. and is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple States. During a career spanning 50 years, he has wide experience in material handling, process energy systems, biomass boilers and STG's, and investigative forensic engineering. Over the past 15 years, he has worked extensively in Asia, including the Philippines, Bangladesh, and most recently Indonesia in support of power energy projects. This experience led to the recent concept of a barge-mounted processor, adapted to developing country challenges. Dr. Aleksander strongly believes this concept is the optimal strategy for mitigating coastal marine debris while benefitting local communities and the host country.