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212 Aiken Center
Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources
University of Vermont
81 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405
Matt Beam is an ecological designer with a water resources focus. He designed and built the wastewater treatment and water recycling system in the newly renovated Aiken center, the Eco-Machine. Matt now operates the Eco-Machine and is the lab safety officer for the associated ecological design laboratory. Matt works with Anthony McInnis to develop and test ecologically integrated solutions to natural resource issues with a focus on assembling, directing and utilizing complex, self-organizing hybrid ecosystems to perform useful work (ecological-machines).
B.S. 2007 Natural Resources - Ecology, University of Vermont
M.S. 2010 Natural Resources – Ecological Design & Engineering, University of Vermont
The design and testing of ecosystem- based technologies for: water and wastewater treatment, green buildings and biophilic design, stormwater reduction, ecosystem remediation and aquaculture. Matt is also an avid SCUBA diver and sailor and is interested in the design of a new generation of wind-powered work boats for the deployment of micro or decentralized restoration technologies, or any work really, for a carbon-neutral, post-petroleum future. Matt is interested in the development of closed life support systems for harsh environments and space exploration as well.