Eric Weber has been with Plant Chicago since 2012, when he started as an aquaponic systems intern. He now leads Plant Chicago’s Technology Demonstration projects as farm technology coordinator, working closely with staff, other building tenants and outside professionals to investigate the latest in food and energy reuse. Before coming to Plant Chicago, Eric worked for seven years in the ornamental aquarium industry. After earning his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Illinois at Chicago, he spent five of those years designing, installing and maintaining marine aquariums. Eric applies his knowledge and experience with living creatures and controlled environment life support technology to explore ways of reusing energy and waste created at Plant Chicago.