Mileva Radonjic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, with the background in geology and materials science. She is currently in the process of moving to Oklahoma State University, Chemical Engineering Department, after 10yrs at LSU. She is the project director of the NAS GRP $2,6M grant, that is developing novel materials for plugging and abandonment of wells in the Offshore conditions, such as the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to strong research focus on sustainable wellbore construction, interdisciplinary approach to global societal issues, such as climate change and limitation of environmental impact of fossil fuel production, she is an advocate for the academic freedom, integrity and diversity. She is equally passionate about research based teaching, at both graduate and undergraduate level, and an avid supporter of equity of women and minorities in STEM disciplines.