Edward Kosior received a Bachelor of Applied Chemistry and Diploma of Education from Melbourne University and Masters of Engineering Science in Polymer Engineering from Monash University Australia.
Edward is an Honorary Professor at Brunel University London, at the Wolfson Materials Processing Centre; also Fellow of The Society of Plastics Engineers; Fellow of Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce ;.
Edward Kosior has been active as an innovator in polymer technology for the past 40 years both within universities, recycling enterprises and as Founder and Managing Director of Nextek Ltd, which has offices in UK, Australia and India.
He holds several patents for the recycling plastics and been instrumental in the introduction of recycled plastics into food packaging in Europe and Australia (PET, HDPE and PP).
His goals are to help preserve and improve the natural environment through novel technologies that reduce waste generation and increase the closed loop economy that promotes high efficiencies in the use of limited resources and truly sustainable materials.
He is also working on mitigating plastics in oceans and encouraging adoption of science and best practices in avoiding the environmental problems facing developing countries.
His employment history is as follows:
Nextek Ltd London, England, 2005 to present
Overall management of business and responsibility for Nextek’s research and development activities. Recent activities have included strategic advice and consulting to Fortune 500 organisations on end of life options for packaging wastes as well as complex materials. Projects delivered have included:
Visy Industries, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia 1997 to 2004,
Senior Research & Development Manager; Visy Recycling (Australia’s biggest recycling Co) Responsible for the plant design and business development of markets for recycled plastics.
RMIT University Melbourne, Australia 1975 to 1997
Associate Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering; Teaching Bachelor of Polymer Engineering and supervising PhD and MEng students
Director, RMIT Polymer Technology Centre; Conducting Industry focused research.