Julian Melchiorri is an inventor, biotechnologist and entrepreneur based in London. Internationally known for his visionary ‘artificial leaf’ projects, Melchiorri proposes radical environmental solutions for urban settings through an innovative exploitation of photosynthesis, biological microorganisms and materials to convert waste and pollution into energy and life giving resources. Julian is the first Engineer in Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, a TEDx speaker and finalist at INDEX Design Award. He has taken part in major events and conferences, including the World Economic Forum 2016, Venice Biennale 2015, CNN Green Champions, Downtown Design Dubai, Salone del Mobile, London Design week and ARS Electronica. Julian graduated from the Innovation Design Engineering programme, a double Masters in Science and Art jointly run by Imperial College and the Royal College of Art in London.