Who We Are

MacroInvent was created on January 1, 2016 as an educational and promotional site for invention, education, and space settlement. 

Kent Nebergall, Lead Designer

Kent Nebergall

Kent Nebergall became involved with the Mars Society in 2004, when he won the Mars Society’s Kepler Prize to design the Mars Direct Earth Return Vehicle. He has given several convention track talks each year ever since, focusing on new inventions for space settlement, along with gaining a systematic and historical understanding of the human need and ability to do so.
Kent is a business analyst in the Chicago suburbs, where he’s worked in over twenty industries. He is also a volunteer speaker for NASA, the The Mars Society, Planetary Resources, and The Chicago Society for Space Studies. He has given talks at 100 Year Starship, the Mars Society, National Space Society, the Robert Heinlein Centennial, Worldcon, Chicago Mensa, and a number of science fiction conventions, astronomy clubs, and libraries. He has contributed to professional papers at the IAF conferences in Toronto, Prague, and Beijing. Kent served as astronomer for Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Crew 32, commander of Crew 124, and has helped design and build the new MDRS science dome. He is on the Mars Society Steering Committee.

Nadya Klunder, Lead Scientist

Nadya Klunder

Nadya has ten years of experience in biochemical and microbiological research. Her fields are molecular biology, cell biology, protein biochemistry, and basic surgical procedures. Originally from Russia, she has worked extensively in cancer research and plant genetics at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and is currently doing cancer research at a major pharmaceutical company. She has two published papers with six more in development.

Nadya is responsible for some of the deeper scientific articles that will appear here, along with translation of the overall site into Russian.

Nadya is responsible for some of the deeper scientific articles that will appear here, along with translation of the overall site into Russian.

Copyright Information

The MacroInvent web site, slides, videos, images, and other content is copyright © 2017 Kent Nebergall.  Original work by Nadya Klunder is copyright © 2017 Nadya Klunder.  Some out of copyright artwork has been included in this site as it appeared in the public domain.  Cover photos were taken by Kent Nebergall at Mars Desert Research Station during the construction of the Science Dome. For more information on this project, watch my YouTube video.  This site is created in WordPress.

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MacroInvent started as a  spin-off project of Day Five, LLC, of Illinois.  The web site was started January 1, 2016.

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