Two Planet Steel People


Rif Miles Olsen


Dr. Olsen founded Two Planet Steel in 2015. He won a seminal NASA contract for iron- and steel-making on Mars. He is Two Planet Steel's chief inventor and the author of "The Steel Seeds Plan to Start Human Settlement of Mars." 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


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.