D.J. Lake, M.Sc.

Founder & VP of Research and Development

As the founder of Terra’s ACM technology, D.J. leads the Company’s research and development initiatives. D.J. has been involved with several generations of analysis, development, and testing for Terra since 2015. He is an emerging expert in the field of alternative cementitious materials through his research in both the public and private sectors.  D.J. is close to completing a Ph.D. in mineralogy at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.

Why Terra?: “It feels meaningful to wake up every day and work on a project that could impact global CO2 emissions. I have this somewhat crazy goal to decarbonize concrete using new approaches aligned with the principles of green chemistry. I believe carbon-neutral concrete will be politically, economically, and (easiest of all) technically feasible a lot sooner than most people think, thanks to our excellent team and others working on this problem worldwide.”